Read “The Internet of Garbage”

The tactics of Gamergate have overtaken our national political and cultural conversations. “I hope everyone with a true and sincere interest in improving our online communities reads The Internet of Garbage and contends with the scope of the problem Sarah lays out in its pages. We are making the entire text of The Internet of […]

Mid Core Manifesto

(old content) I often describe myself as an enthusiastic soft core gamer. Enthusiastic because I do like my games, follow what is happening, try games, think about what it is that makes me tick with games. Soft core because I will not invest the amount of time and dedication in any one game to get […]

Online Story Find: Tideline

It just occured to me that 2 weeks ago when I mentioned several stories available online from Elizabeth bear, that I forgot to mention the intriguing, Hugo Winning story Tideline. It is a strange story and I certainly didnt know where she was going with it. Strangely enough it has a similar setting to “Inappropriate […]

Way back when

This site started as static pages in 1996, on the domain (which was stolen when I changed providers). The wayback machine has a few horrible archives of it. The content lists a lot of topics which never were fleshed out, from women on the web to content about my involvement with teamOS/2 user groups, […]

books that stayed with you

“Le Petit Prince“, A. de St. Exupery – Everyone should read it once a year I think 🙂 “The Wood Wife” Terry Windling – It’s not as widely acclaimed as the others on this short list but for some reason it worked for me “Little, Big“, J. Crowley – for some reason I just love […]

Iphigenie’s minimalistic corner of the web

The old site is gone – any posts still of interest will be moved here over time @iphigenie: Web pioneer, physicist, ecommerce governance expert. Trickster, aims for greatness, questions received ideas, can never do what’s easy. Also wine merchant @alpinewines passionate about the alpine regions, heroic winemaking and “modest” varieties everywhere, hand crafted food and friendships – doing things […]

Hexagonal London

found on Strange Maps, who found it in London as it Might Have Been Leighton, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, published a scheme to divide London in a number of hexagonals, specifically aimed at preventing overcharging by cab drivers. “John Leighton suggested that the old borough boundaries should be altered to conform […]


Definitions and manifestations of “hunger.” Ending food insecurity requires everyone to get involved. Governments, businesses, individuals and nonprofits—including food banks—all have important roles to play in creating solutions. Food banks serve as a bridge between the immediate needs of those who are hungry and food insecure today and longer-term solutions. For example, many food banks […]