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By Chareth Cutestory on Better Chipotle Cups

Conscious Uncuppling

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 12:45 am 2

By mintjulips on The Pushy Pie

less than 1% : The Door That Says "Pull"

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 10:34 am 5

By BattyRabbit on Better Chipotle Cups

@lyzl@twitter That'll fit on a cup.

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 3:55 pm 2

By lyzl@twitter on Better Chipotle Cups

If there is one thing writers love it is being turned into a commodity for a corporation. If there are two things, it's being a commodity and eating burritos.

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 3:10 pm 2

By greyeminence on Ask Baba Yaga: Should I Make a Vision Board?

"so throw yr vision board back into its hell river"

Boy, do I plan on using this retort when anyone brings up "The Secret"-related claptrap.

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 12:48 pm 6

By royaljunk on Is Enya Feminist Enough?

@Tomato Nation@twitter

Womynderly

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm 5

By emdub on Internet Work and Invisible Labor: An Interview With Danielle Henderson

Once again, I hope you are planning on talking to some people who do the truly invisible labor that I mentioned last time I posted in response to your series. I'll repeat my post below.

Academia is pretty privileged, and I appreciate Danielle's admission of this.. I mean, when I was in grad school I was really fucking happy to get my tuition paid PLUS a stipend for teaching a class, which allowed me to focus on my work. Right now, I am part of the invisible labor, cranking away banner ads and only able to take 1 class a quarter while working full time to support myself and my kid, attempting to learn some relevant skills in UX because my MFA and adjunct teaching did not pay the bills required to be a single mom. So yeah, I understand her plight but I want to hear more about the people who are grinding out code who we never hear about but I work with everyday.

I was excited about this series when I read the title.. the idea invisible labor when it comes to the tech arena is fascinating to me, as I work in the field. But I tend to think of invisible labor as the stuff that is not as gratifying as content production. Content production is the fun part, it's the dream job, but admittedly is way underpaid. But I hope you touch upon the REALLY invisible labor- the stuff that does not have bylines, like user experience, coding, and systems that use massively crowd-sourced labor like the people who are paid 5 cents per task on Mechanical Turk or development outsourcing sites such as Odesk where you can hire a faceless developer for $50 to build your website, or the building on the Google campus where largely african american people do the truly invisible labor of scanning books, page by page, for minimum wage, or sites such as Fivrr where you can get a person from africa to dance around with a sign with your logo on it for $5. These are the tasks that are thankless, and pay very little-- this is what I think of when I think of invisible labor in tech.
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/12/the-art-of-google-book-scan.html?utm_source=tny&utm_campaign=generalsocial&utm_medium=facebook

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm 4

By Hella on Spite Houses, Ranked by Spite-ness

These are all bigger than my (non-spite) apartment...

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 7:15 pm 1

By bureaucrab on Spite Houses, Ranked by Spite-ness

"Excuse me, I'd like to return this jacket."

"Certainly. May I ask why?"

"For spite."

First thing that came to me. :D

Echoing others that I could not imagine committing to the time/effort/expense of building a spite house. However, I live in a rowhouse, and I can't stand my neighbors to one side, so I can take the easy road and simply consider my house to be a spiteful imposition on theirs. I'm blocking their view, yeah, that's it!

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm 2

By Brunhilde on Spite Houses, Ranked by Spite-ness

"The marriage was built to last but the house was built too small"

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm 4