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And no Pants.

denim cookies... duh :P

The shape of the denim was undefined. What if the cookies had depicted any of these? I couldn't risk it.

by DarkOne in Polls
Thu Apr 26 11:37 AM

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Wed Apr 25 3:00 PM

What do you look for in a vacuum cleaner?

Oh man, I want a Dyson SO BADLY. Are they as magical as they seem?

I look for vacuums that are good for carpets and pet hair.

I also have a pet and there was a big problem with dog fur. Then we decided to buy a new vacuum cleaner. Considering from what I’ve read in the reviews it shouldn’t be very noisy and at the same time it's easy to remove and change the bag. Initially, we wanted to buy Dyson but there was too expansive. In fact, there are many more vacuum cleaners. You can compare them here . We bought Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner. Maybe you’ll go for some other. There is so many models with good charecteristics.
by juliabonl17 in Random
Wed Apr 25 7:38 AM

Pregnancy Calendar

For geeky moms like me who need to remember not just what week they're on, but their percent completion.
Wed Apr 25 3:00 AM

Links to Spacefem Elsewhere


Tue Apr 24 3:00 PM

Happy 15th spacefemmiversary Chococat!

^ For me, every anniversary is chocolate. Chocolate leather is going to be interesting.

Happy spacefemmiversary Chococat!
by Sonic# in Random
Tue Apr 24 2:01 PM

Mnemonic device generator

Type in letters you want to remember, we'll make up a funny sentence to help
Tue Apr 24 3:00 AM

What games have you played lately?

I beat Street Fighter 2010 recently. It was pretty good, but seemed broken to me. Enemies didn't necessarily have to touch you to kill you, sometimes you couldn't jump to lower platforms or attack like you should.

I'm currently working on Battletoads. It's one of those games I never really considered trying to beat due to the length and difficulty. It's like trying to beat a few really hard games in a row without dying very much. I can now get through the turbo tunnel without dying, but I still haven't made it to the levels that are supposedly the hardest, so I'm not sure if I can beat it yet.
by Storage and Disposal in Mixed Media
Mon Apr 23 5:31 PM

can you show us a cute kitten?


pssssst hey kid

wanna see a kitten
by rowan in Random
Mon Apr 23 4:33 PM

10-Second PHP Tutorial

The fastest introduction I could possibly muster.
Mon Apr 23 3:00 PM

Quiz: What kind of engineer should you be?

Engineering is one of the coolest jobs in the world, but there are so many disciplines it can be a little daunting to choose one for yourself! I wasn't happy with the existing quizzes, they were mostly way too direct (do you like bridges or wires? uh...) or way too career-spammy, and they were all way too serious. So with that in mind I took some personality traits and kinda did my best attempt at mapping them to engineering fields. It's not scientific or accurate because it really doesn't matter, engineers do so many things and move around so much there's no way to predict what path you'll end up on... so relax! This point of this test is to combine the fun of a personality quiz with the usefulness of a career test... hey look at that, fun AND useful? It's getting engineer-y already!
Mon Apr 23 3:00 AM

What's the last thing you mailed?

Oh hey welcome back!

Hallo! I'm so glad this forum is still here :)
by metawidget in Random
Mon Apr 23 12:14 AM

Unplanned, polyamorous pregnancy situation

That does seem like a difficult situation, Nedra.

I'm not clear on who knows what at this point… but I think once you have caught your breath it would probably be good to work out what your best-case outcomes are and to find out those of your partners. Maybe they overlap! I would let them know if they don't already in a way that doesn't require them to respond right away, and then get together and talk — not quite as absolute equals, because only you are pregnant here, plus differing levels of involvement, history, existing parental relationships… but you want everyone to be heard and you want to know what people are thinking going into deciding what best steps to take.

by metawidget in Pregnancy & Parenting
Sun Apr 22 1:28 PM

The Skirt Pattern Calculator

I like to sew. This calculator tells you how to make an arc for any skirt you've got the fabric for - just type in your measurements.
Sun Apr 22 3:00 AM

Quiz: Do you need a boyfriend?

Are you a young single gal wondering if you need a man? Take our quiz.
Sat Apr 21 3:00 AM

Quiz: What Color Are You?

Forget the four-color quizzes, this one displays your personality as one of the hundreds of named HTML colors.
Fri Apr 20 3:00 AM

what are you reading?

Oh god I read this awful book it was terrible, I can't even remember its name. Is there any GOOD steampunk out there? *cries*

But then I read Dread Nation and FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING GO READ IT NOW
by rowan in Mixed Media
Thu Apr 19 7:47 PM

Motherhood and Career Derailment

I had my kid during a career derailment period, I figured why not, better then than other times. I'm not sure I'd recommend it as a strategy but it worked out ok. I think the career derailment was hard on me, not because of the kid, but because it was unintended (and came with some attached PTSD) which made mothering hard due to the depression and PTSD from the previous situation? I still feel like I'm not always a great mom even though I try my hardest. :( by rowan in Careers & Education
Thu Apr 19 7:45 PM

The Baby Due Date Statistics Survey

I wondered if due dates were accurate. 5,000+ internet friends chimed in. See the charts here.
Thu Apr 19 3:00 AM

Professional photos of you online

1. When I first started transitioning and was changing my name, I made my profile a blank picture so that I could at least get my foot in the door. I've also made a lot of my online accounts private due to personal reasons (partners family) and I figured it would work in my favor professionally as well.

2. I haven't luckily.

3. In today's age of tech and info, I don't think there's anything you can really do. If you area has laws against screening for certain demographics (sex, gender, orientation, etc.) and you think you didn't get a position due to that, you may have some recourse. The only other option would be to just erase your online presence as much as possible, but that's pretty tricky and may cause more harm than help.
by Nech in Careers & Education
Wed Apr 18 10:53 PM

STEM work and social effects

Make "social impact" a standard part of cost/benefit analysis in STEM curricula.

100% in favor of this

more later when I am able to someday drive home from being trapped in another state
by DarkOne in Science & Technology
Mon Apr 16 4:42 PM


This is so fucking annoying. My stupid knee is still not better. I can sort of hobble around if I walk very, very carefully and even then it still hurts. I have crutches now, which makes getting around easier but holy shit they're tiring. I can't fully straighten or bend my knee, and it still massively hurts if I accidentally twist it, which happens more often than I'd like it to. Sleeping is also very difficult, since I can't be on my back because my leg doesn't straighten fully and every time I move I have to adjust the pillow I'm using for my knee. by Bork in Ranting
Sun Apr 15 7:05 PM

Pokemon go quest system

it should just show up in your forest :( but it's in the moth one, starlight:flutter

Ah! That explains it. I gave up on Starlight but still play Flutter and Splash. Maybe I'll download it again ;)
by Nachos in Mixed Media
Thu Apr 12 7:17 PM

Women and Power in the Academy

Thanks for sharing! There's also a lot of discussion on these issues at the Chronicle message board, if anyone is interested in reading more there from people who work in higher ed. by thequeen in Feminism
Wed Apr 11 3:25 AM

Happy birthday Mordak!

Happy birthweek! Hope you've had a fun week. Wasn't sure if you'd like these, though I think they're 'dorable, so for you: fun socks. You can actually keep both. :D by DarkOne in Random
Thu Apr 5 3:15 PM