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AI: Identity versus Perception

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the interaction between a person’s identity and the way other people perceive them. I identify as a quiet person, but not everyone who knows me sees me the same way.  Ultimately, the reality is more complicated than either quiet or not quiet.  …

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AI: What Now? What Next?

Recently I’ve been thinking about how I could help further the cause of LGBTQIA/queer rights and equality, spurred mostly by the state of those rights in my home state, Montana, and some disappointing developments on the non-discrimination ordinance front. Montana is not one of the 19 states in which same-sex …

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AI: Queer-Friendly

There’s a large differential in how comfortable the various places I spend time in are for me as a queer-identified person – ranging from high visibility and acceptance of gender- and sexuality-related variance and issues (most of my online spaces) to rather chilly (my hometown), and all sorts of things …

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AI: 2013 Internet Awesome

I’ll spare you the obvious question about New Year Resolutions and go for something more like a crowd-sourced Quickies post, instead.  If you’re anything like me, you have absurd numbers of saved/bookmarked links floating around that get added to on a regular basis. My contribution:  A nifty article about net-speak …

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AI: Pieces of Flair

Commuting by car on a daily basis is relatively new for me; I used to be able to take the train in to campus (and miss it terribly).  Something I’ve been paying more attention to since I started driving a lot more is what people stick on the backs of …

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AI: Holiday Food

So I couldn’t resist a Thanksgiving-related post, but out of a desire not to exclude our non-US readers and have it actually be (hopefully) interesting, let’s talk about food!  I just got finished making a dish my mother asks me to put together for most holiday dinners, ever since I …

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AI: Conventions

Skepticon is this weekend and I, unfortunately, will not be able to attend. In fact, I haven’t attended a skeptic convention yet. Are they even worth it? I know everyone gets excited about these things, but what can we learn from them? Or is it even about that? So, who’s …

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AI: Halloween

I always end up wishing I had a Halloween party to go to and/or the time to go, and there always ends up being too much going on otherwise.  This year, I’ll be finishing NaNoWriMo prep, and starting writing at midnight, which I am looking forward to with some trepidation …

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