Monthly Archives: November 2008

WOMPO First annual festival of women’s poetry

The WOMPO women’s poetry mailing list has had an amazing month on its bulletin board; all of November they’ve hosted The First Annual Festival of Women’s Poetry online. Their (our) international section, Women Poets from Around the World, is notable … Continue reading

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HP Magic Giveaway – Guidelines!

This week, I’ll be running a promotion and giveaway for $6000 worth of HP computers and other software and hardware. I’ll give away the entire package to one person who enters my contest. I love, love, love the idea of … Continue reading

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Blogging party, and a room full of computers!

Tomorrow people are coming over for a feminist science fiction blogging party. I figure I’ll set up some of the computers (just arrived today!) for the HP Magic Giveaway and try them out! I’ll be blogging about James Tiptree, Jr., … Continue reading

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Delmira Agustini

Delmira Agustini (1886-1914) Agustini was part of the Uruguayan generation of 1900 along with María Eugenia Vaz Ferreira, Julio Herrera y Reissig, Leopoldo Lugones, and Rubén Darío; and was also considered part of the “generation of the Río de la … Continue reading

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Growing a Language

I watched Guy Steele’s 1998 talk Growing a Language last night. At the opening description and definition of “man” and “woman” I bristled up and wondered for quite some time if there would be a point to opening with gender … Continue reading

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Feminism, movies, and Twilight

There’s a great post by Ide Cyan over on Feminist SF: The Blog! on two recent vampire movies – Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In) and Twilight. Though I haven’t read Twilight or seen the movie, … Continue reading

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HP Magic Giveaway: Welcome y ¡Bienvenidos!

Very soon, I’m going to be giving away a bunch of fantastic computer equipment from HP, as part of the HP Magic Giveaway, co-sponsored by Microsoft Windows Live. I’ll be running a contest here on this blog. You can enter … Continue reading

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Lost my mind in PHP

The last few days I went a little nuts thinking about PHP and rewriting a very horrible messy script. I’d write something, make it work, write a little more, break the first bit, go back to look at the first … Continue reading

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Translation: Magda Portal

I have not looked further for poems by Magda Portal but she seems well worth a look. If you read the little biography I wrote up below, you will see part of why I get very annoyed at the ways … Continue reading

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White collar crime going unpunished is disgusting

My sister Minnie, like so many other moms of young children, was looking for a social group for new moms. She left her Silicon Valley web developer job of 8 years to stay at home with her baby, and could … Continue reading

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