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More adventures in self-doxxing: my online dating profile

So, I’ve decided to start dating again. Dating anonymously online is neither possible nor desirable: even in the Bay Area, I’m the only kernel programmer turned professional feminist activist. Online dating profiles are, of course, filled with wonderful juicy tidbits … Continue reading

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How did you find your co-founder(s)?

A lot of my friends are starting new ventures, inspired in part by Amelia Greenhall’s excellent post on starting your own b(r)and. I helped write some sections, including the one on what to look for in a good co-founder. Now … Continue reading

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TV I like

Something happened to TV in the last few years: it got much better, and it got easier to watch. So I find myself, an anti-TV die hard, slightly sad that I only have 24 hours of vacation left in which … Continue reading

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Thanking things for their service

Personal organizer Marie Kondo has some unique organizing advice, as summarized by Penelope Green for the New York Times: “Discard everything that does not ‘spark joy,’ after thanking the objects that are getting the heave-ho for their service.” One of … Continue reading

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Operating systems war story: How feminism helped me solve one of file systems’ oldest conundrums

Hi, my name is Valerie Aurora, and I am the inventor of a software feature that has prevented billions of unnecessary writes to hard drives, saving energy and making our computers faster. My invention is called “relative atime,” and this … Continue reading

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Handy tips for my Internet harassers

[NSFW, trigger warnings galore. Harassers, be sure to read this at home.] Today I was worrying: what if people decide to harass me on the Internet and do kind of a terrible job of it? I mean, I know of … Continue reading

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Trying to get paid to work on diversity in tech? Read this

Do you want to get paid to work on increasing diversity in tech? This post is for you. In this post I focus on aligning your funding with the work you want to do. TL;DR: The majority of your funding … Continue reading

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