I used to love infomercials when I was in my teens and 20s. I never, ever bought anything from any of them, but I was utterly mesmerized by them. My favorites were Ronco infomercials – specifically, the spray-on hair (did anyone really fall for that?? I continue to be amazed) an
This post originally appeared on Medium and was reprinted on Dogster. For a woman, walking down city streets is different than for a man — All sorts of men, all ages, races, whatever, think it’s OK to catcall, tell me I have a nice ass, ask what I’m doing tonight (if you know what the
Lots of people think “going viral” on the Interwebs is as simple as the Venn Diagram above. It’s not, of course, and if you’re here, you probably recognize that. That’s not to say there aren’t things you can do with and to your content to maximize i
Think back to, say, 10 years ago. When you were out with your friends and disagreed about what year it was that Frank Sinatra had died in, you probably had to call someone to look it up and settle the bet. Or even wait until you got home to Google it. Now, you whip out your smartphone
Note: A version of this post first ran on Burbia.com back in 2009. The site no longer exists, so I decided to update it. We were saddled with a bad rep from about the time we graduated from college, in the late 80s and early 90s. “Slackers,” they called us. We graduated co
UPDATE, 11/4/2013: The artist who created Hacker Boy has also created the “Hacker Girl” sticker. Turnabout’s fair play and because I took them to task, somewhat, for no Hacker Girl originally, it’s only fair that I share the news. I’m not fond of pink, bu
Note: This post originally ran on Medium. As a society, we don’t much like to speak of death. Despite it being the only thing certain besides taxes, we approach people who’ve had a loved one die with kid gloves. As if even mentioning the word death is going to plummet them into the de
OpenID promised to make it so I'd only ever have to remember one password - at a time when that was not even a remote possibility. Fortunately, the possibilities are many today, and now OpenID as its own, separate ID/login-only platform, is no longer necessary.