Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Contact Your MP or Lose Your Rights: Bill C-61 – The Canadian Copyright Act

Yazan: Candace | 13 June 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Cyberspace, Technology

Bad news in Canada: Yesterday Bill C-61 was tabled and it doesn’t bode well. Among the rights at risk: time shifting (no, not sci-fi time travel but recording television now to view later transferring media (music, video, etc) you own to a portable music/video device that you own (like an iPod) format shifting — transferring […]

zomg writing is hard (or: Beyond Footnotes)

Yazan: Candace | 22 April 2008 | 3 Comments
Categories: Academia, School, Technology

Forget asking how did people write before word processors — how did people ever write without hyperlinking? I’m going crazy trying to write my final essay of the semester without hyperlinks. Aaarrrggghhhh!!! It would be so sweet to go beyond footnotes, to be able to include a link to a photo or a text or […]

Another Reason Divorce Sucks for Kids

Yazan: Candace | 22 April 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Divorce, Family, Life, Relationships, Technology

Every time my kids go to their dad’s they ask me to take care of their Webkinz gardens. At xmas time they ask me to loot the NeoPets advent calendar for them. I do my best but times three kids it can add up to a considerable amount of time. I try hard to get […]

How to Procrastinate

Yazan: Candace | 21 April 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Food, Happy, Life, Relationships, School, Technology

When did a B become a bad mark? (omg I hope I don’t get a B on my assignment.) It seems this is what happens moving up into graduate studies. Everyone is stressing over grades. Nothing below an A is good enough and a B is required to pass a course. I hate having that […]

Geeks get the Monthlies

Yazan: Candace | 08 April 2008 | 2 Comments
Categories: Aging, Bodies, Feminism, Life, Sexuality, Technology

I’ve been playing with calendars on my fresh install of SuSE Linux – experimenting with customizing Lightning for Mozilla Thunderbird and trying out kOrganizer. I’ve got all of my calendars (kids here, kids at their dads, Rob’s kid, campus activities, due dates, birthdays, etc) on the home network so that I can see my events […]

Breastmilk is Awesome

Yazan: Candace | 25 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Birth, Bodies, Culture, Family, Feminism, Happy, Life, Sexism, Sexuality, Technology, Third Wave

I’ve known for years (almost 14 — the age of my oldest child) that breastmilk is the absolute best thing in the world. Now there’s one more reason why it’s awesome: Breastmilk contains stem cells. Seriously. Check out that article. flickr photo by Hoover Family Photos

About Citing Wikipedia

Yazan: Candace | 15 September 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Culture, Language, School, Technology

School’s started up again and if I hear another caveat from a professor telling students not to cite Wikipedia I think I’m going to lose it. In each instance it’s gone something like this: (Prof): In writing your papers this semester, you’ll be required to use outside sources. When you’re looking for material, do not […]

Summer Job in Toronto at NAC

Yazan: Candace | 29 May 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Feminism, Life, Sexism, Technology, Third Wave, Women's Studies

I got this today from the Women’s Studies department. Looks like an interesting summer position, but too far away for me. Could be a great opportunity for a geeky feminist if you live in Toronto and are still looking for a job. Communications Assistant (Summer Student) Employer: National Action Committee on the Status of Women […]

Laptops in the Classroom

Yazan: Candace | 10 May 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Culture, Privacy, School, Technology

I went to the Teaching and Learning Conference at the University of Windsor on Tuesday. It turns out that this conference is worth at least a couple of blog posts. First one up is about laptops in the classroom. The session was called “Excellence in Teaching: Ten Useful Strategies for New and Experienced Faculty” and […]

CSS Get Naked Day

Yazan: Candace | 05 April 2007 | 2 Comments
Categories: Blogging, Culture, Life, Technology

What happened to the design? Today is the 2nd Annual Naked Day, when people everywhere disable the styles on their websites. The idea is promoting Web Standards. It’s a good time to see how your site loads (i.e. how far down the page is your real content?) I tested to see how it would look […]

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