Feb 282016
 

GitHub is going to die soon in what is likely to be a massive explosion.  Coraline Ada Ehmke, the June 2015 Entitlement Princess of the Month, is going to work at GitHub on “community management” and “anti-harassment tools”.  I anticipate “community management” means running off men and anyone else who does actual work and that
“anti-harassment tools” means find new ways to attack men.  It can’t have anything to do with actual harassment since no one has provided any evidence (much less even made the claim) that harassment is a problem at GitHub.

We already have a preview of what life will be like at GitHub with Ehmke employed.  Someone put an issue into ContibutorCovenant repository requesting that Ehmke end her association with Shanley Kane, the March 2015 Entitlement Princess of the Month, for her misandrist tweets.  This should remind you of #OpalGate since the same reasoning is being used here.  However, there is an important difference.  With #OpalGate, discussion of the issue was allowed.  Ehmke didn’t do that.  She just immediately censored any discussion of the issue.  Based on this, we can assume that GitHub will become a virtual police state and will start bleeding employees who want to escape the insanity.  It is guaranteed that there will several class action lawsuits against GitHub by employees that become the victims of Ehmke.  I don’t know when GitHub will shut down, but it is likely to be quick and sudden.

There is one good thing about this.  It shows the power and necessity of distributed systems.  Since git, the software behind GitHub is distributed, there are local copies of a user’s repositories on their computers.  Even if GitHub shuts down all of a sudden, the repositories are saved and can still be moved to a new git server.  Ehmke can destroy GitHub, but she can’t destroy the software created with it.

Feb 132016
 

There was this study done called “Gender Bias In Open Source: Pull Request Acceptance Of Women Vs. Men“.  This study did not show any bias in open source software.  The study analyzed the rate of acceptance from what an automated program thought were male and female contributors to open source projects on GitHub.  It also separated the contributors between “insiders” (people who have contributed to a particular open source project on GitHub before) and “outsiders” (people who have not contributed to a particular open source project on GitHub before).  The closest thing to bias against women the study could find was that male “outsiders” had a rate of acceptance of 64% whereas female “outsiders” had an acceptance rate of 63%.  That’s just statistical noise.  One thing in the study that isn’t getting talked about much is that female “insiders” have a higher acceptance rate than male “insiders”.  If you’re interested in all the details, Scott Alexander has a breakdown of it (including the other problems in the study).  It is also worth pointing out that this was an undergraduate study that was not peer reviewed.

Obviously, this study failed to show any bias against women in open source software.  However, that didn’t stop various media outlets from saying that men in tech are supervillians bent on oppressing women.  Here are some examples:

That last link even says, “a vile male hive mind is running an assault mission against women in tech“.  Then, immediately afterwards, the article brings up #GamerGate and includes the standard litany of lies against #GamerGate.  Obviously, there is no such thing as “a vile male hive mind”, but this is the type of propaganda that is being used against men working in tech.  It is not an exaggeration to compare this to anti-semetic propaganda because pretty much all anti-semetic propaganda describes all Jews being part of “a vile Jewish hive mind”.  In fact, I’m certain if you searched enough anti-semetic literature, you would find that exact phrase.  The phrase even belongs on the MenKampf reddit due to its similarity with anti-semetic propaganda.

No one should be surprised that men working in tech are starting to have reactions like this:

As a nerdy straight white male programmer, that fact that people like me are constantly being propagandized against by the media is getting pretty wearisome. Add in the apparent surge of support for socialism among the young and it’s getting downright frightening.

If I was an American I’d be thinking about buying a gun and at least having a backup plan in mind to escape the revolution, as paranoid as that might sound.

This sounds like good advice especially if you’re a man working in tech in San Francisco.

Jan 222016
 

Twitter has been having a lot of problems lately. The stock has been dropping like a rock. It was offline for many users for an extended period of time. I’m hoping that this is the beginning of the collapse of Twitter because we will better off without Twitter.

Why does Twitter need to die? It’s because Twitter is centralized. Thus Twitter has a monopoly on microblogging, and it’s easy for feminists/SJWs to take over and censor anything they don’t like. There are potential alternatives to Twitter out there which prevent this by design so the death of Twitter would be a good opportunity to replace Twitter with one of the alternatives.

GNU Social is an example of a Twitter alternative. It is decentralized and federated, just like how email works. With email you can choose among many different providers, and it is the same with GNU Social. Thus feminists/SJWs can’t take it over just as they can’t take over email. GNU Social also has the benefit of being open source so you are in control of your microblogging data instead of a bunch of feminists/SJWs in San Fransisco. (This is a reason why feminists have declared war on open source software. Open source software puts software developers and users in control of their software and data instead of feminists/SJWs.)

Killing off centralized social media services will weaken feminism. Any time there is an opportunity to replace social media with a decentralized and federated alternative, we need to take it.

Nov 252015
 

Over at Eric S. Raymond’s blog, a person commenting under the name PapayaSF (and others) came up with the perfect response to feminists complaining about open source software.  Just fork it.

The nature of open source software allows for anyone to take the source code and start their own project, AKA a fork.  One good example of this is when OpenBSD was forked from NetBSD.  What happened was that Theo de Raadt was asked to resign as a senior developer of the NetBSD core team.  (It was likely due to personality clashes, although the NetBSD core team said that de Raadt’s contributions will still be welcomed.)  What de Raadt decided to do was fork NetBSD into what became OpenBSD and have OpenBSD focus on security and code correctness.  Since then, OpenBSD has been known for being one of the most (if not the most) secure operating system available.  Additionally, several parts of the OpenBSD base system have been spun off into independent projects which have made their way into other operating systems including Windows.  In other words, you may be using something created by the OpenBSD team right now.

So far feminists have not tried to fork an open source software project.  Instead we end up with indcidents like #OpalGate.  When the feminists and manginas realized that they weren’t going to get their code of conduct added to Opal, instead of complaining, they should have forked Opal.  If the feminists were right that Opal was a haven of misogyny and villany, then a competing Opal with their code of conduct would have blown Opal away to the point were Opal would have been abandonded.  In reality, this is not what would have happened.  What would have happened was that the forked Opal would have had zero development.  All the feminists in control of the new project would have done was argue about the code of conduct while the original Opal would have gotten actual work done.  It would prove that the feminists invading open source software were wrong.  Of course, if you tried to point this out to the feminists in open source, they would probably channel Adria Richards and say that forking is misogynist and has some sort of sexual double meaning.

Forking is a critical part of open source software.  It allows for software reuse and adaptation.  Adding feminist codes of conduct to open source projects would make forking more difficult.  Sometimes for whatever reason, like with the NetBSD to OpenBSD fork, there needs to be a split.  It might be because of personality differences or just a desire to fill a need like a secure open source operating system.  Currently, forking allows for a clean break so that there is no interference with the new project.  Adding feminist codes of conduct to open source projects would give the core developers of the original project undue influence over the forked project.  They could do things like make a bunch of false sexism accusations to shut down the forked project.  That would be a disaster for open source software so we must keep the feminist invaders out of open source.

Nov 052015
 

Feminists hate Linus Torvalds.  They hate him for not caring about “diversity” in tech (a.k.a. women in tech) and for saying that individual contributions and technical skills matter.  Feminists hate Torvalds for refusing to kowtow to Sarah Sharp, a now former Linux developer, who accused him of being abusive. Torvalds also refused to step down from managing the Linux kernel as feminists like Shanley Kane have demanded.  How Torvalds has handled feminists can be best summed up by this image:

Thus, I was not surprised when Eric S. Raymond, another leader in the free and open source software community, found out from a trusted source that there is a persistent to get Torvalds into a position where a woman could make false attempted sexual assault accusation against Torvalds.  ESR’s source has said that there have already been several attempts to do this to Torvalds.

While all we have is an IRC conversation as evidence, it is likely there is at least one woman out there trying to set up Torvalds.  This is the same tactic that has been used against Julian Assange and Michael Shermer, by the atheist+ feminists.  Linus Torvalds definitely needs to be careful.

Oct 122015
 

Mozilla is working on a new compression format called Brotli.  They were going to use the extension, .bro, for Brotli compressed files.  Bro was also going to be the name of the command line tool and the name of the encoding.  This is harmless, yet since this is Mozilla it went all feminist:

Thanks for pointing that out jyrki, can I talk you out of it? Certainly not too late to change the draft registration. “bro” has a gender problem, even though the dual meaning is unintentional. It comes of misogynistic and unprofessional due to the world it lives in.

This led to an argument with several responses hidden.  They had to consult a feminist from “the North American culture sphere” to decide what to do:

I have asked a feminist friend from the North American culture-sphere, and she advised against bro.

Mozilla has gotten to the point where it has to ask feminists about file extensions.  I’m sure anyone who disagrees will be subject to a witch hunt, since that is how it has handled similar dissent.  If you need another reason not to use Firefox other than the fact that Firefox is progressively becoming a bigger piece of garbage, you have it.

Since I’m sure that there are a lot of people at Mozilla who don’t want to be dictated to by feminists, here is what they should do.  They should create a file format for a sequential look up table with the extension of .slut.  The tool to create .slut files will be called sluts because it generates many .slut files.

Aug 272015
 

Mozilla, the open source software organization that clearly spends more time on feminist bullshit like “meritocracy misogyny” and purging people due to their political contributions than writing quality software, has started another witch hunt against its employees.  This time its due to a comment at Reddit that Mozilla CEO Chris Beard called hate speech.  Here is the comment in question from Reddit user /u/aoiyama:

Frankly everyone was glad to see the back of Christie Koehler. She was batshit insane and permanently offended at everything.

When she and the rest of her blue-haired nose-pierced asshole feminists are gone, the tech industry will breathe a sigh of relief.

Christie Koehler was another “woman in tech” who never did anything technical and harassed anyone doing real work.  Clearly, she was nothing but a blight on Mozilla so its no surprise Mozilla employees would feel this way about her.  It’s a good thing for Mozilla employees that Christie Koehler quit on her own.  It would have been impossible to get rid of her because any Mozilla employee pointing out her unprofessional and dangerous behavior or lack of actual work would have have gotten fired just like Chris Beard is threatening to do if he finds out who aoiyama is.
This also means that any woman can get a paycheck now from Mozilla without doing any actual work.  Any Mozilla employee who points out a woman’s lack of willingness to do work will be declared guilty of “hate speech” and fired.
I say we help out aoiyama and other Mozilla employees who are unable to speak up.  What we should do is post comments to Reddit and other websites saying that we work for Mozilla and include some comment that will set off Mozilla upper management.  (This is why I made the title of this post, “I Work For Mozilla And I’m A Misogynist”.)  Either Mozilla will be forced to drop the witch hunt against aoiyama (and anyone else who agrees with him) due to a flood of garbage data, or Mozilla will turn into a gulag reminiscent of the Soviet Union under Stalin.  Either way we will have shown how evil feminism in technology is.
Jul 012015
 

It’s the time of the month to select a new Entitlement Princess of the Month.  Last month, the winner by default was Lauren Chief Elk for starting the #GiveYourMoneyToWomen hashtag.

The Entitlement Princess of the Month can only keep going with your support so keep submitting new entitlement princesses on the Entitlement Princess of the Month submission page.  One of these months we will have voting again.

We have another month where there is such a clear winner so there will be no voting.  This month’s winner is Coraline Ada Ehmke for her work to cause #OpalGate.  For those of you unfamiliar with #OpalGate, Opal is open source software that is a ruby to javascript transpiler.  One of the main developers for Opal made a meaningless comment about transsexuals on Twitter, but Ehmke used this to start a flame war with the Opal developer community, demanding that said developer be removed from the Opal project.  Since this had nothing to do with Opal and did not happen in the Opal community, Ehmke’s demand was refused.  This led her to gather an army to attack the Opal developer community similar to how Zoe Quinn used false harassment accusations to get an army to attack Wizardchan.  Ehmke is like an online equivalent of the mafia.

Ehmke will tell you that she is an open source developer.  She is not because she has no concrete accomplishments in actually contributing code to open source software.  This makes her practically the opposite of the developer she wanted removed from the Opal project, who is responsible for a large portion of Opal’s development.  Ehmke’s “contribution” to open source is starting flame wars like #OpalGate in order to force open source projects to use her Code of Conduct, which forces open source developers to censor themselves about unrelated issues on social media and is all around totalitarian.  This is a literal battle between men who actually create open source software and feminists who are incapable of contributing to open source development in any way whatsoever.

With all of her demands during #OpalGate and in all the similar situations she creates, Ehmke was the clear winner of the June 2015 Entitlement Princess Of The Month.

Feb 042015
 

It’s the time of the month to select a new Entitlement Princess of the Month.  Last month was an all Scott Aaronson edition, where the three entitlement princess of the month candidates were women who attacked Scott Aaronson.  The winner was Amanda Marcotte with 59% of the vote.

The Entitlement Princess of the Month can only keep going with your support so keep submitting new entitlement princesses on the Entitlement Princess of the Month submission page.

This will be a month with no voting.  That is because Shanley Kane, this month’s winner, took entitlement princessry to a high level.  Kane is one of the many “women in tech” in San Francisco who hang around the tech industry, not actually producing technology, but being a parasite on the tech industry.  That alone did not make her Entitlement Princess of the Month.  Kane created Model View Culture, a “feminist tech media company”, with a another woman who ended up leaving because, as she described it “working with Kane was like being in an abusive relationship”.  When that woman left, Kane completely erased her from Model View Culture taking credit for work she didn’t do by crediting herself as the founder of Model View Culture, not the co-founder.

On top of that Kane spends her time complaining about basic tech terminology, saying that men rape women they start companies with, demanding that Marc Andreessen, the venture capitalist and founder of Netscape, not be allowed on Twitter, demanding that the Linux community kick out Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, and attacking men like Vivek Wadhwa, an Indian-American technology entrepreneur and academic for what can only be described as not being mangina enough.  (That last one is another example of the (white female) war on Indian/Indian-American men in tech.)  When it came out that Kane used to have a white nationalist boyfriend, used lots of racial epithets, and likely used to be a racist herself, Kane tried to accuse anyone who had a problem with her racist past of slut shaming and being terrorists.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of her bad behavior and how big of an entitlement princess she is.  It’s guaranteed that Kane will not change so we can expect more of the same from her in the future.  Kane has worked hard to become the January 2015 Entitlement Princess Of The Month.

Jan 172015
 

Linus Torvalds, the creator and leader of the Linux kernel, had this to say about the push for “diversity” in tech:

Torvalds was attacked by feminists for saying that individual contributions and technical skills matter.  Rather than stand firm, Torvalds wrote to Ars Technica to “explain what he really meant”, just like Scott Aaronson did (and similar to Matt Taylor’s crying apology over his shirt).  We have seen with GNOME and Mozilla that feminism is toxic for the survival of open source projects.  What Torvalds has done puts the Linux kernel in peril.

Here’s a piece of advice to the future Linus Torvalds, Scott Aaronsons, and Matt Taylors out there.  If you run into trouble with feminism, your apologies or explanations on what you really meant don’t matter to them so don’t bother.  Stand up to them.  Feminists may generate problems for you if you do that, but trying to “apologize” or “explain yourself” will lead to the exact same thing.  Since the result is the same you should stand up to the feminist bullies.  When Scott Aaronson tried to “explain himself”, he was still compared to Elliot Rodger.  If you’re a man working in tech, feminists are out to get you regardless of what you say or do, so the only sensible option is to fight them.

Nov 102014
 

For those of you using the PaleMoon browser now due to Mozilla’s failure to stand up to feminism, Spawny Get provided some instructions to get PaleMoon to not identify itself to websites as FireFox:

All hail VD. Switching to Pale Moon, which is an excellent idea BTW, doesn’t stop your browsing being reported to sites as being on FireFox. To really stick your boot up the market sharing arse of FireFox you need to do the following.

The following is all taken from VoxDay:

http://voxday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/fumigating-firefox.html

Since Pale Moon is built upon a Firefox base, it still reports itself to be Firefox to web sites by default. Fortunately, it is trivially simple to turn this off and cause the browser to correctly report itself as PaleMoon.

Create a new tab.
Type “about:config” into the Address Bar as if it were an internet site (URL).
Type “compatMode” into the Search box that will appear right below the Address Bar.
On the line general.useragent.compatMode.firefox there are three settings: user set, boolean, true. Click on “true” and it will change to false.
Close the tab.

That’s it. Web sites will no longer incorrectly attribute your pageviews to Firefox. If as many people have switched to Pale Moon as have switched to Chrome, the decline in Firefox usage may actually be twice what I originally estimated.

Nov 082014
 

Feminism is toxic for the survival of open source software projects.  We saw that with the GNOME project and how its outreach to women bankrupted the project and helped GNOME to lose most of its user base.  Now, Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox browser, is falling into the same pit of feminism by attacking #GamerGate, calling Anita Sarkeesian an “educator”, and terms like “meritocracy misogyny”.  If you’re wondering what “meritocracy misogyny” means, it means that it’s misogynist to expect competence from women like you would expect from a man.  The author of that article has also said that algorithms can be racist and sexist:

Mozilla has already tried to backpedal on this, but it’s probably too little, too late.  People are already ditching Firefox for Chrome/Chromium derived browsers and Firefox derived browsers like Palemoon where Mozilla won’t benefit from its use.  Are people ditching Firefox wrong to do so?  Someone may say that this is the opinion of one woman and doesn’t necessarily reflect the opinion of Mozilla.  The problem is that this is a pattern.  Don’t forget that Brendan Eich was forced to resign as CEO of Mozilla for being against same sex marriage in 2008 (and having the same opinion of same sex marriage in 2008 that both Barack Obama and a majority of Californians had).  Mozilla has become about feminist and SJW politics and has ceased to be about producing a good browser and other open source software applications.  In other words, Mozilla has fallen to ideological corruption.  This is the exact same problem GNOME had so we can expect Mozilla to falter like GNOME.

Apr 262014
 

The GNOME Foundation is an organization that develops GNOME, a desktop environment consisting completely of free software that runs on Linux and other Unix like operating systems.  Recently, the GNOME Foundation ran out of money because of their involvement in the Outreach Program For Women.  According to the GNOME Foundation’s website, “The Outreach Program for Women (OPW) helps women (cis and trans) and genderqueer get involved in free and open source software.”  Karen Sandler, one of the organizers of the OPW, resigned as executive director of the GNOME Foundation just a couple of weeks before the GNOME Foundation revealed it had financial troubles.

People involved with the GNOME Foundation have been trying to do damage control by saying that the GNOME Foundation only administered the OPW.  This is half true.  Because the GNOME Foundation administered the OPW, it was on the hook for paying OPW expenses.  Since the OPW program hired interns, the GNOME Foundation had to pay those interns even though the money that should have been used to pay them had not been collected yet.  The GNOME Foundation ended up providing no interest loans to the OPW which drained the financial reserves of the GNOME Foundation.

What has happened to the GNOME Foundation is a sober warning to any company or organization in the tech industry that believes it needs more women.  If just administering the OPW can give the GNOME Foundation financial troubles, then more of this sort of thing will cause companies and organizations in the tech industry to go bankrupt.  It is also not a coincidence that over the same time that the GNOME Foundation got involved with the OPW, GNOME lost most of its user base.  Clearly, the GNOME Foundation decided that outreach to women was more important than producing good software.  If the tech industry wants to produce good software, it needs to focus on that and not on meaningless outreach programs.

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