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Download and post the results of 'Etrecheck' so other members can see what might be causing conflicts and offer a solution http://www.etresoft.com/etreche... Reset your System Management Controller Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) Create a new user account and run that account, to see if you get the same battery... - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
But not the CBC, apparently. As recently as Thursday, October 23, Jian Ghomeshi was behind the mic, hosting the network’s flagship national mid-morning talk show, Q. The next day, he took a leave of absence. By the close of business on Monday, following public allegations that Mr. Ghomeshi had exhibited a pattern of brutalizing women in pursuit of... - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
Activism is never perfectly executed. We can just conclude that they caught a small slice of catcallers, and lots of other men do it, too. But if the point of this video is to teach men about the day-to-day reality of women, then this video doesn’t hit its target. The men who are sitting in their offices or in cafes watching this video will... - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
Swiss Vibes is looking for a DE-speaking blogger passionate about the CH jazz scene http://t.co/hnFpaSHbmt - Stephanie Booth
notenoughsockmonkeys: So my parents bought me this thing called the Selfie Stick And pretty much you attach your phone to the stick and you can take pictures using the little clicker thing. So instead of taking photos like this: I can take photos like this: - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
PLOS ONE: Always Gamble on an Empty Stomach: Hunger Is Associated with Advantageous Decision Making - http://www.plosone.org/article...
It always used to irk me that people could think a $3 latte was the equivalent of my knowledge — but I don’t necessarily think putting a price on advice is helpful either,” says Amy Goldwasser, an editorial consultant and faculty member for the Columbia Publishing Course who fields several “pick your brain” requests a day. “I worry the genuine... - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
Additionally, creative freelancers are finding that adding consulting to their list of marketable skills can boost their cash flow. Social media makes it easier than ever to find and contact potential mentors, and what may have been a polite phone call from a friend-of-a-friend two decades ago becomes a “Can you give me advice?” tweet from a... - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
In a sense, I owe the trajectory of my successful career to that guy who agreed to meet an unknown 23-year-old woman for coffee. I wish I could thank him, but I don’t remember his name. - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
In the 1990s, researcher Jane Margolis interviewed hundreds of computer science students at Carnegie Mellon University, which had one of the top programs in the country. She found that families were much more likely to buy computers for boys than for girls — even when their girls were really interested in computers. - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
These early personal computers weren’t much more than toys. You could play pong or simple shooting games, maybe do some word processing. And these toys were marketed almost entirely to men and boys. - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
But here’s a good starting place: The share of women in computer science started falling at roughly the same moment when personal computers started showing up in U.S. homes in significant numbers. - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
diriyeosman: LETTER TO MY THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD SELF BY DIRIYE OSMAN (This article was originally published in The Huffington Post). Dear thirteen-year-old self, It is night and you’re probably sitting in silence in your room in Kilimani, Nairobi, listening to Aaliyah and creating fashion illustrations. You have run out of paper and so you draw on the... - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
diriyeosman:
  
LETTER TO MY THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD SELF
 
BY DIRIYE OSMAN
 
(This article was originally published in The Huffington Post).
 
Dear thirteen-year-old self,
 
It is night and you’re probably sitting in silence in your room in Kilimani, Nairobi, listening to Aaliyah and creating fashion illustrations. You have run out of paper and so you draw on the beech-wood frame of your bed, and these drawings quickly mushroom into full-blown graffiti on your bedroom wall. Mom and Dad won’t be as mad as you think they will be. Instead they will forgive this and many other infractions until one day they won’t know how to forgive you. For a while you will detest each other and then, driven apart by your differences, you will become indifferent and stop speaking altogether. But for now you are cocooned by the comforts of childhood.
 
As you draw, you imagine yourself in places like London and Lisbon, listening to your beloved Aaliyah and drinking exotic cocktails like caipirinhas, a fake ID card in your pocket and the world in your palm.
 
I want you to know that life will try to crack you like an egg and your silence will eventually break. Someday you will spill some of those painful secrets and taste a modicum of much-needed freedom. You will lose a great deal as a result but the gains will outweigh every loss. You will love and be loved by a beautiful man in a place where your mutual passion won’t be a marker of shame but pride. You will be awkward and alone and alien for a long time but you will transform these qualities, which is to say yourself, into a work of art. You will wear your awkwardness, your aloneness and your alienness in your hair like gold thread. You will adorn your wonkiness on your wrist like a charm bracelet studded with stars. 
 
Someday you will no longer be as scared as you are now. Someday you will understand that it’s OK to not be cool, that it’s fine to wear your heart on your sleeve, that it doesn’t matter if you belt out the theme tune to Space Jam whilst you wait for the bus. Someday, you will stop crying in your sleep, and the anxiety that rips your heart open whenever you see the police will cease. Someday, you will have your own home and you will draw fashion illustrations on the walls and the kitchen cupboards to remind you of your thirteen-year-old self. Someday, you will walk down the street with a sense of achievement and self-contained confidence. Someday, you will create your own family. Someday, you will measure your life not in terms of modest gains but by major wins. Someday, you will grow up and become the man you have always wanted to be.
 
All of these amazing things await you. Keep dreaming, keep drawing, keep listening to Aaliyah. You will be fine.
 
Diriye Osman is the Polari prize-winning author of Fairytales For Lost Children. He is photographed here by Bahareh Hosseini and Fairytales For Lost Children is available via the followingf links:
 
UK: http://amzn.to/12nRtp7

 
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Not everything in our professional lives is a transaction, scrutinized and evaluated against how much it costs us, how much someone should pay. Not every teaching relationship must be formalized—a mentoring opportunity, a coach, an internship. Not every investment of time has to be “worth it.” - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
fred-wilson: the dropoff is about when PCs hit the market (and when i started coding) hmmmmmm ilovecharts: When Women Stopped Coding - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
fred-wilson:
  
the dropoff is about when PCs hit the market (and when i started coding)
 
hmmmmmm
 
ilovecharts:
  
When Women Stopped Coding
thenotquitedoctor: Embryology: when the uterus decides to take up origami as its hobby for 9 months. - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
instagram: Exploring a World of Fantasy and Magic with @fellandfair For more medieval knights, hobbits, dragons and adventurous cosplay, follow @fellandfair. “#HelloMyNameIs Zan Campbell (@fellandfair). Ever since my mother gave me a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings when I was eight, I have been captivated by fantasy. I was always... - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
instagram:
  Exploring a World of Fantasy and Magic with @fellandfair 
For more medieval knights, hobbits, dragons and adventurous cosplay, follow @fellandfair.
 
“#HelloMyNameIs Zan Campbell (@fellandfair). Ever since my mother gave me a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings when I was eight, I have been captivated by fantasy. I was always searching for more tales of valor, heroism and bravery both in history and fiction. Honestly, I used to be embarrassed about my ‘other life’ as a nerd. I often didn’t tell my friends at school about it. But expressing that side of myself through photography, and Instagram, helped me become proud of my passions. When you find something that you love, your enthusiasm is infectious and it makes people want to be a part of it. My favorite photos come from adventures in the forests of my native South Carolina. Running over hills, climbing trees and leaping streams, all while carrying my longbow and quiver of arrows. This is freedom to me.”
staff: Quick note about our merch store! With the FCC preparing to vote on the future of the internet later this year, we’ll be directing all profits to the Open Internet Defense Fund (a division of the Media Democracy Fund). They’re working to restore and preserve net neutrality at this critical time for doing so. There are already lots of ways... - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
Being a reader doesn’t mean always reading, and it doesn’t mean only reading. A dear friend of mine often says that books make us gluttons for life, and while I don’t attribute my desire to do non-book things on this vacation to any specific thing I’ve read, I know in my bones that reading both makes me more curious about the world and gives me a... - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
clientsfromhell: Me: What genre would your theme song to be? Client: Okay. Me: Well, we could meet up in person to discuss the project further. Client: Sounds good to me!  Me: Alright, what time would you like to meet? Client: Yes. I did not hear from this person again. - http://digitalcrumble.com/post...
When Women Stopped Coding : Planet Money : NPR - http://www.npr.org/blogs...
When Women Stopped Coding : Planet Money : NPR http://t.co/tc4PcBB1d0 - Stephanie Booth
Open Internet Defense Fund | Media Democracy Fund - http://www.mediademocracyfund.org/node...
Open Internet Defense Fund | Media Democracy Fund http://t.co/3R9lvcsRnS - Stephanie Booth
Bias Persists Against Women of Science, a Study Says - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2012...&
Bias Persists Against Women of Science, a Study Says - http://t.co/bKSnSkO1fi http://t.co/R08qqzR95F - Stephanie Booth
Exposing Hidden Bias at Google - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
No Man's Job: Portraits of Senegal's Female Auto Mechanics - http://petapixel.com/2014...
No Man's Job: Portraits of Senegal's Female Auto Mechanics: http://t.co/pZp1EP9FNA - Stephanie Booth
#MustWatch #Marathi film 'Dr. Prakash Baba Amte' (has English Subtitles) Amazing story of a real hero! https://t.co/SsfZblzYcC - https://www.facebook.com/aparanj...
#MustWatch #Marathi film 'Dr. Prakash Baba Amte' (has English Subtitles) Amazing story of a real hero! https://t.co/SsfZblzYcC - Amit Paranjape (aparanjape) http://twitter.com/aparanj... - Stephanie Booth
Can We Ditch the Pinterest-Style Grid Trend Yet? | Addorn - http://addorn.com/can-we-...
RT @mickbrady: Masonry v linear layout. #Usability discussion. #Google+, #Pinterest and similar clone website http://t.co/1IhhWfoc8i - Stephanie Booth
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