Morsels


She awoke with a start, unsure whether she had heard something or jerked in her sleep. It was still daytime, and she was alone. He hadn't returned from wherever he went most days, so for now she just waited for something to happen. She had been dreaming of a place he had taken her once, … Continue reading Morsels

Mental Health Stigma and Why Telling Your Boss Is So Hard


Telling your boss that you have a mental health problem is hard. Really hard. Even though you've made major gains in taming your dragons; even though you have strategies and mechanisms in place to manage your condition and keep you productive; even though you'd have no issues telling them you need time off or consideration … Continue reading Mental Health Stigma and Why Telling Your Boss Is So Hard

Talking about mental health helps yourself and others


Depression and anxiety are a part of my life. These are just two of a huge variety of mental health problems which are just that - health problems, like asthma, glaucoma or tinnitus. Like other health problems, sometimes the mental health problems of your colleagues, family or friends require additional consideration. They don't mean your … Continue reading Talking about mental health helps yourself and others

The US Government poses the greatest threat to US trade, all for the illusion of increased security


The United States Government has thrown a cat amongst the pigeons with its ramped up forced data exposure policies affecting travellers to their country. There are reports that increasing numbers of travellers are being forced to unlock and hand over their electronic devices to Border Control agents, who may then download an unencrypted clone of your device's … Continue reading The US Government poses the greatest threat to US trade, all for the illusion of increased security

Rant


I believe everyone has the right to love and marry who they want. I believe the very point of living in a society is to look out for our old, our sick, our poor and our vulnerable. I believe we owe it to our children to radically overhaul our environmental impact. I believe borders are … Continue reading Rant

Touchy Professors and Institutional Disinterest


Whilst we'll never know the full story, the recent BuzzFeed article outlining complaints against well-known planet-hunting Astronomer Geoff Marcy by several former UC Berkeley students is representative of a much larger problem. Although I'm disappointed it's Marcy at the center of this, I'm saddened more by the knowledge this is the tip of the iceberg. … Continue reading Touchy Professors and Institutional Disinterest

Switch (back) to JIRA Mobile view bookmarklet


JIRA from Atlassin has a mobile view (in recent versions), which is optimised for use on a mobile device, supporting various actions such as setting comment security and so-forth.Although it's easy to switch from Desktop view to Mobile view (using the link at the bottom of the issue), going back to Mobile view isn't so easy.The … Continue reading Switch (back) to JIRA Mobile view bookmarklet