Archive for August 6th, 2004
One of the good and bad things about Blosxom is its flexibility. There is no absolute right or wrong way to install, configure, or use it. That being said, there are some things common to each installation. I’m running several sites with Blosxom using Apache on MacOS X. Because of its flexibility I can only show you how I’ve got it installed. I strongly encourage you to try an installation on your own and see how it works; it’s really the best way to find out.
Meanwhile, my set up… keep in mind this is a MacOS X setup so the directories and such are going to be different for various operating systems. The ideas, however, are the same, so it should translate well to whatever OS you have once you figure out the proper directory structure.
I’ve been meaning to write an article like this for ages. Thanks to David Goldstein for asking the questions that got me started!Comments Off | Catergorized: geek
DISCLAIMER: The following is not Politically Correct (PC). If you are a member of the Political Correction Police, or cannot handle non-PC material, please do not read any more of this article.
Last night an observation came from talking with NHK. Regardless of your gender preference (meaning if you are straight or gay), if you are a person who likes men there are cultural pressures on you to look good, remain thin, and have a better than average standard for dress but if you are a person who likes women the pressure is, more or less, off and often you can look and act fairly slovenly.
Straight women and gay men are notoriously pressured to look good. In fact for many women the idea of looking like a Victoria’s Secret model drives many to plastic surgery, bolemia, and large collections of shoes. Gay men will often spend large sums of money on nice clothes, skin cream and gym memberships.
Straight men and gay women are not known for their fancy clothes or their caring so much about their weight. Why this is I can only speculate. Maybe because we know that our target partners (women) will generally care less about our appearance and more about who we are as people. Our character is more important than how we look (though certainly looks are important).
Man-likers have to put up with partners who often are of lesser physical quality, which can be frustrating while women-likers have to put up with partners of often nag about how we look. Man-likers are often accepting of partners faults (because there really isn’t a choice, is there?) while women-likers are lucky their partner is so tolerant of our peculiarities. I can think of many other dichotomies and contrasts between the two groups.
There are, as always, exceptions to this observations, but I believe it does work as a general rule. I am making not judgements on whether this rule is good or bad (ask and I might tell).
Disclosure: I’m a guy and am often called a lesbian by friends because I drive a Subaru and I like women. Funny how that works out.3 Comments | Catergorized: thoughts