According to a survey by the International Game Developers Association, women now make up 22% of the game development workforce--a number that’s doubled since 2009 but is still relatively low, with men dominating at 76%. It’s a common story of men holding the larger share of positions in the tech and startup industries (women only account for 25% of professional computing occupations in the U.S., according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology)--but a female group of self-proclaimed hackers, hustlers, and hipsters based in Australia are out to change that.
This story from TechDirt lays out yet another reason I recommend that folks DON'T use the email provided to them by their ISP. My typical recommendation right now is to get a Gmail account instead. It also points out why I want to manage all my SPAM on my end, without pre-filtering from an ISP. I will gladly manage my spam if it helps to insure that I see as many of my "real" messages as possible. Again, Gmail's tools work pretty good in this regard. Having an alternative email account also insures you will keep the same email, even if you decide to leave your current ISP. Witness all the folks holding onto AOL accounts just to keep their AOL email address. Thank goodness at least that is free now. AT&T's Spam Filter Gets A Bit Too Aggressive You can certainly understand why ISPs offer spam filters. It's a service for users who don't want to be totally bombarded with spam. But what I've never understood is that these ISPs rarely give the us