Random stuff21 Mar 2013
Stardust, a short film about Voyager by PostPanic. It's beautiful, though part of me is annoyed at the visual cliches (scratchy film effect, jumpy camera effect, short and rapidly shifting depth of focus effect). But still, beautiful.
C. Titus Brown on codes of conduct. Two excerpts:
I came to PyCon with two women colleagues, one of whom was harassed nearly constantly by men, albeit on a low level. Both of them are friendly people who are willing to engage at both a personal and a technical level with others, and apparently that signals to some that they can now feel free to comment on "hotness", proposition them, and otherwise act like 14 year old guys. As one friend said, (paraphrased) "I'd be more flattered that they seem to want to sleep with me, if they'd indicated any interest in me as a human being -- you know, asked me why I was at PyCon, what I did, what I worked on, what I thought about things. But they didn't."
As a community, we need to change the way we treat women, because my daughters will TASER YOU ALL INTO OBLIVION in 10-20 years if we don't.