Julie Ann Horvath lets us know that sexism and harassment are still alive and well in the workplace, Australia says that anti-vaccine groups are not charities, Fred Phelps is dead and we aren’t sad to see him go, Gay marriage is temporarily legal in Michigan, Microsoft reminds us that emails often times aren’t private, and Kidcha brings us her exclusive on fan fiction.
Seeming brings their debut album to our door, A victory against anti-dog laws, One of Oklahoma’s TV stations has an ‘accident’, The internet grows up and gets kicked out of the house, The Boston Globe wonders if gifted children should get more funding, and Cygnus brings us news that Walter Williams has passed away… again.
For those with a careful eye on our site or a careful ear on our stream, you may have noticed that we have some new music to share with you. The name on the tracks isn’t one you would recognize from anything previously on our playlist, but the voice you hear might be one that’s familiar to those of you who have been with us a while. And for those paying close attention to the lyrics of the new songs we’ve played, you might have noticed that they’re just a tad bit darker than they were before.
Atnevon’s father gets him on drugs – or at least drug forums, Financial aid isn’t just for minorities, Sanctuary gives us a lesson on Russia and Ukraine, and Did Satoshi Nakamoto pull a Kizer Soze?
Arizona regains some sanity with the veto of SB 1062, Mt. Gox goes bye bye, Google’s hiring practices earn praise and send Atnevon on a rant against unnecessary degrees, Tor helps Sanctuary plot in secret, Lawrence Lessig has a copyright win, LoudCity bows out, and Sarah Jones deserves to be remembered at the Oscars.
We just wanted to take a moment to recognize the extraordinary effort that Cygnus is making to continue to deprive himself of any hope of getting a full night’s sleep. In addition to having spent many sleepless nights getting Second Shifters’ first dedicated server up and running back when we were first starting out, he just yesterday welcomed into the world the third addition to his family – his second baby girl.
A little searching over on Wikipedia reveals that his nickname is also a constellation. That’s fairly fitting, as he’s probably going to have plenty of opportunities to look up and see it in the sky over the next year or two.
Here’s to you, your family, and your insomnia Cygnus. Congratulations!
Featured Image Courtesy of Stewart Priest (Flickr)
Arizona lawmakers have a serious problem with perspectives, Pussy Riot gets whipped for getting right back on the horse, You can’t blame the Church of Satan for the Barbours, and Colorado takes in a lot of green.
Our credit cards might be getting a little more secure, Undead Minion mourns the coming death of Windows XP, The music industry never fails to disappoint us, Facebook has new options for pushing Sanctuary’s buttons, Barbie isn’t sorry, and Belgium earns Atnevon’s salute.
We talk at length about how the coming shutdown of LoudCity will impact Second Shifters and our future, Nancy Pelosi shows us all how not to answer tough questions, and A new theory about Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction.
Unfortunately, we won’t be having a podcast this weekend due to the sickness that Sanctuary has come down with. With Justin Bieber’s potential deportation to Canada pending, it begs the question – Is she suffering from Bieber Fever? Or maybe it’s Football Fever? Cast your votes in the comments…