AlisonW - The .com test site

This site is currently being redeveloped. Although it will work fine it will continue to look terrible for a while yet. Sorry!

2010-08-08 - 22:53:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Personal: Volunteering |

So someone reading my tweets yesterday and today might – correctly – conclude I've been getting somewhat exasperated with something. In fact it is with certain people of the male persuasion who seem to have been indulging in the old "we don't complain when a man controls our computer equipment and doesn't tell anyone else any details but we won't stand for a woman doing so even if she has also openly documented it all where it wasn't before" thang.

And I *hate* such double standards. It just pushes my buttons and I tend to, ahem, "react". Badly. Especially when it is followed up by some of these idiots demonstrating their ignorance to all but the other boys aren't up to noting it is all crap on their part.

In mid-June I got annoyed the first time around about this behaviour but – learning from my '(re-)act before thinking' habits of the past – I stopped my physically-present involvement with them until I calmed down enough to think it through fully and properly. Deciding that the whole was more important that the individuals involved - only some of which are being annoying - I eventually earthed myself enough to go in again and the first Thursday all went (or seemed) fine. The second time I started sorting out the problems again but on the Saturday it all went bang again.

I was all for taking my toys (which I've loaned to them) away, or at least remotely powering them off, but managed to stop myself. I'm really not sure though about any of it now. It suited me to have the availability of things there; there were clear benefits to them and me, but I'm also someone that once I move on I don't go back.

Damn buttons.



Recent posts:


A Future in Europe
Mrs May
The cult of personality
Clinton v Trump looking more likely
Dangerous stuff!
Who do you trust with your life?

Latest tweets

Yesterday at 21:21 »
@TheArduinoGuy @pimoroni I've got that case on a couple of mine. Sadly it's not that great at cooling so I've screw…
Yesterday at 17:47 »
I have about 30GB to be downloaded, but as I pay extra for using more than that bandwidth per month if on weekdays…
Yesterday at 17:44 »
RT @FaithNaff :
@FaithNaff : Ladies, if a man complains that he can't breathe when wearing a mask then he definitely won't do that thing you like.
  • 108
Yesterday at 17:37 »
RT @whedonesque :
@whedonesque : "I'm good and pure and science turns me on, and-and one day if I pray hard enough and eat all my vegetables, I just might just have hips."
  • 26
Yesterday at 17:21 »
So it seems like some men _do_ know how to multi-task!
Yesterday at 16:17 »
@TransMediaWatch (Even better, I guess, would be brain swaps, but I guess that's not possible yet.)
Yesterday at 16:15 »
@TransMediaWatch I've always thought it should be logical to swap bits between ftm and mtf bodies. Get what you wan…