The problem of anonymous creepering

You know, guys on social networks are really quite terrible. It never really occurred to me really how terrible they are due to the design choices that most social networks take. You see, most of the time you need to opt in on seeing something posted by a particular person. If you haven’t explicitly followed […]

On sexual health

It finally happened. I was in possession of some condoms long enough that they expired. It was a couple dozen that I had put into a drawer after a visit to the STI clinic. If you haven’t been to the STI clinic at Waikato Hospital, or well, any kind of sexual health clinic, when you […]

On Privilege and Discrimination

A few weeks ago there was a big thing here in New Zealand about a facebook page starting up. This page was called “The Pakeha Party” and after a few days it had racked up over 50,000 likes (because everyone knows that likes are totally a method of deciding the will of the people). For […]

On Disconnection

I was going to spend a good chunk of my Sunday off doing a bit of research for a piece that I figured was going to stretch out at least 2, maybe even three posts (since I give myself a loose thousand word limit on my posts), but right as I figured I’d better stop […]

An Anecdote

Back in my early 20s I guess I identified as a goth (of course, no real goth would say that they are, and anyone who does call themselves a goth isn’t, the same argument as being a hipster, or being ‘cool’). I’d moved out of my parents house into my first flats (shared houses, whatever […]

Goddamn cats

About a month ago one of our neighbours came to the door asking if we’d seen their cat. He showed me a picture on his phone, a nice looking grey longhair, and I didn’t recognise it at all so of course I said no. I didn’t think about it again for a while until my […]

After a week off (in space)

I took a week off work, and my aim was to tinker with a couple projects. Mainly, write a couple of posts to get ahead a little, look at the design of this blog, and maybe even tinker with the design of my other site and put some real content on there. That didn’t happen. […]

This is the End, and rape jokes (spoilers).

I saw This is the End on the weekend, and found it mostly enjoyable. The actors all do great send ups of themselves, though according to IMDB they wrote each character in such a fashion that they’re playing complete opposites to their real personalities. I don’t know, all I saw was a bunch of people […]

State of the Richie

I’m trying to get myself into the swing of actually posting on a schedule. I’m trying for twice a week (Monday and Thursday?), with the occasional mini-post in between if something excites/pisses me off enough. I need a good post that’s finished for today, so I’m going to answer a question that I rarely actually […]