I just had a guy...

...reply to an email where I asked a series of questions regarding how to hook a website I'm designing and front-end coding for a client into his ecommerce system (which, by the way, is small and therefore unknown to me but apparently also cheap and so important to my client) and he replied: » 3/16/15 7:39pm 3/16/15 7:39pm

It's the middle of the night and I'm working on my typeface, as I do.

One of these days I'm going to write about designing a typeface, but that day is not today. Today it is time for bed. But I do want to share a couple screenshots. (PS this is very much in-progress, so there's some funkiness going on!) » 3/15/15 6:04am 3/15/15 6:04am


Literally. This post is to announce I just found some really good salad dressing. It's peppery, herb-y and fresh tasting without being overly vinegar-y. It's called "Real French Vinaigrette" and honestly I have no clue what that means. It's not from France. But it is very tasty. » 3/05/15 5:42pm 3/05/15 5:42pm

'Money will work itself out'... musing on class

Last night while watching House of Cards with my husband, we got to the part where Scary Doug mentions he wants to be paid at least $250,000 a year. I remarked out loud that, "that doesn't seem like a lot of money to me." » 3/01/15 3:36pm 3/01/15 3:36pm

Boobs and science from the always-important male POV

Here is the comment that is the best example of mansplaining that has ever actually happened. Welcome to, "Some Dude's Thoughts on Why All Women Who Wear Bras Are Wrong."*** » 2/24/15 4:01pm 2/24/15 4:01pm

Diversity in romance and fantasy books

...is being covered today on Twitter by #rwchat. The keynote speakers twitterers include Tamara Mataya, an author who was just interviewed by USA Today about the struggle for creating diversity in romance covers and stories.http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeve... » 2/15/15 5:45pm 2/15/15 5:45pm

Everyone thinks it's weird to talk to brands on Facebook...

... but I totally manage three not small brand pages and DUDE PEOPLE TALK AT ME ALL THE TIME. And not mostly negative, either. I talk back all the time; I'm real. I also RT stuff. » 2/04/15 3:28am 2/04/15 3:28am

Hey romance writers! Are there any of you on here?

A friend of mine is a burgeoning romance writer (yes, she's agented) and she has started a cool new thing to benefit writers called Romance Writer Chat. » 1/30/15 12:55pm 1/30/15 12:55pm

Wikipedia is banning feminist authors from gender-related articles.

The Guardian reports: "Wikipedia's arbitration committee, the highest user-run body on the site, has banned five editors from making corrections to articles about feminism, in an attempt to stop a long-running edit war over the entry on the 'Gamergate controversy'."http://www.theguardian.com/technology/201... » 1/23/15 2:00pm 1/23/15 2:00pm

Soooo... no one in Louisiana or Mississippi is hiring designers, huh?

This may make me sound like I'm out of my mind, but my husband and I took a long vacation to the Gulf Coast last year and we loved it... enough to think we might want to move there. I know—that's insane. We've gone ONCE. And I hear there are hurricanes. » 1/19/15 1:33am 1/19/15 1:33am

"Do we even know what color they were, what the tone of their skin was?"

On air in a room full of people, and no one batted an eye. I'm not surprised but I'm still allowed to be pissed. » 1/09/15 1:22am 1/09/15 1:22am