America has lost its savior status

Posted by banane on January 29th, 2017 — in Uncategorized

Upon hearing about Trump’s Immigration Ban, my mind went to what it was to be American, and then, for some reason, Moscow on the Hudson. Sadness that Robin Williams is no longer with us, but mostly because it was just a fragile representation of our nation. How in media and in many peoples’ imagination at […]

My cat (when she was a kitten)

Posted by banane on October 30th, 2013 — in Uncategorized

No Social Network Day 29: Bad Internet, Bad

Posted by banane on March 22nd, 2012 — in Uncategorized

Today, I can admit that I don’t miss social networks one bit. A good twitterstorm cures you of any last residual feeling. Also, the internet was lame today. Long “feminism 101” conversations on Hacker News. Hacker News, or rather, masses of people down voting, deleted them. (I suspect, no proof). I was disappointed in a […]

No Social Network Day 28: Social Calculator

Posted by banane on March 20th, 2012 — in facebook, technology, Uncategorized

Picture: 1944: IBM co-develops its first computer, the Automated Sequence Controlled Calculator aka Mark I, with Harvard University. It was used by the Navy to calculate gun trajectories. IBM’s illustrated history In this social experiment of going off social networks, I’ve come to realize a certain calculation, or equation, in my head. I will automate […]

Women Who Code Lightening Talk Tonight!

Posted by banane on February 28th, 2012 — in Uncategorized

Giving a 5- minute talk on “Winning at Hackfests,” a quick look at successes and failures and an introduction to the practice of competitive innovation. Should be fun! PDF here.

Radiant Mailer Extension Installation Basics

Posted by banane on October 27th, 2009 — in technology, Uncategorized

I struggled for a while installing this so I thought I’d share the process, in case this helps anyone. Install Plugins, Extensions, etc. Setting Up the Mark-Up Pages Success! Troubleshooting Further Reading & Notes On What’s Out There So Radiant is the great content management system for Ruby on Rails. One basic aspect of any […]

Welcome, Umlaut!

Posted by banane on September 28th, 2009 — in Uncategorized

The Sweet Decay: Composting

Posted by banane on August 4th, 2009 — in Uncategorized

I’m on the board of my condo building, and I’m a little frustrated at the small amount of apartment mates contributing to our citywide bin- 3 of 150- so I was given the job of putting up a notice. I had some problems researching- mainly, finding out public opinion. I looked at SF’s Recycle program […]

Kimonos to Petticoats

Posted by banane on August 12th, 2008 — in Uncategorized

Taking a break from work and working on costume for this weekend. I feel kind of consumed by another time period. I’m taking the quest for accuracy in another direction. In reading about 1500s, I was interested in the value and worth of clothing. Turns out it’s kind of like Japanese kimonos or Indian saris- […]

Girl Weekend Recap

Posted by banane on July 30th, 2008 — in Uncategorized

Ah, we had a great time. You learn in writing classes and speech classes to make sure your ending is good as it “leaves a taste in the mouth”, and unfortunately my fun weekend had a bad closer. Our taxi from SFO was driven by a hopped up cabbie who didn’t know how to get […]