Category Archives: Web & Technology

Notes/Rants on web and technology-related things.

The (In)Visible Women of Technology

This past week I’ve been confronted by the idea of the visibility of women in technology – or rather, the realization of a certain level of invisibility. Today is Ada Lovelace Day – she is attributed for conceptualizing the first computer program…in the mid-1800s.  Fast forward to this past week, while watching the live streaming of AdobeMAX, I noted the following on Twitter: I think this might be the first time I've seen a woman (Emmy Huang) as a featured presenter at a major tech Read more [...]

Thanks for Thinking Differently: In Memory of Steve Jobs

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech 2005 I received the news of Steve Jobs’ passing while in my online class session – in front of the only Mac in my Read more [...]

How-To: Turn off Facebook Chat Sidebar

Are you as annoyed as I am about the sidebar on Facebook?  In addition to not being a user of Facebook Chat, it confuses me that I get to see people online because then it makes me feel like I’m supposed to use FB Chat.  So, I hid it.  Here’s how (until they do their next interface change tomorrow or something…): Click on the '”Gearwork” (I think?) symbol and there’s a “Hide Sidebar” option.  Fair warning: some friends have expressed that this might Read more [...]

The Appeal of #FlightVSBike / #FlightVSMetro

As I sit here engrossed in the twitter feed of #FlightVSBike, following the LAStreetsBlog tracker, and completely ignoring most of what I planned to do this morning, I write this trying to understand for myself what the appeal of this adventure is centered in and on.  I think it is partly because there's something about it that is inherently new - that we've come to a time in our technological advancements that we have such a variety of transportation options across different terrains.  So then, Read more [...]