New Theme: Intergalactic

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
We have a brand new free theme for your blogging pleasure today! Intergalactic Designed by Automattic’s very own Mel Choyce, Intergalactic is a stunning specimen for your personal blog. Bold featured images act as the backdrop to your text, giving you a high-contrast, readable theme that’s perfect for…

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Note: A theme sets the look and feel of your site. Although all themes in our Theme Showcase fundamentally work the same way, themes can have significant differences regarding specific layouts, options, and functionality. One of the first things that most people do with a new site or when freshening…

Something funny happened

Originally posted on Gravatar Blog:
On the way to building a Gravatar app, we noticed that taking pictures of ourselves to update our Gravatars was something we only wanted to do every month or so, but then we started taking selfies and sharing them with each other and that became a daily and very fun habit.…

Sabishii

Sabishii  Final Fantasy VI explores human pain through its shattered geography “Sabishii” is how Hironobu Sakaguchi described the type of game he wanted to make when creating Final Fantasy. It’s a Japanese word that means “lonely.” Right out of the gate, Square’s role-playing series nailed that feeling, the games’ inherent austerity enhanced by painter Yoshitaka Amano’s […]

Mama’s Boy

Originally posted on lunchingwithlori:
Being a Northern and traveling a lot to the South, I have always enjoyed Southern Cuisine, especially shrimp and grits. When my son found a restaurant we could all meet at in South Norwalk that had a southern flare, we decided to meet there for brunch.  I had looked up their…

Bullying

This framing of the ‘I was a bullied kid’ derail fundamentally frames nerdy children as necessarily being boys. Not too surprising given how men are usually understood as the default person and their experiences universal and generalizable to everyone else. The lack of empathy and sensitivity displayed by guy nerds who may have been bullied […]