Rant Archive


Apple, Photoshop, and Focusing on the Wrong Thing

I’m over most of the big product announcements companies do anymore. I don’t need to watch a company parade it’s new thing out for two hours when I can read about what they’re releasing in a fraction of that time. I don’t care for the spectacle, just the specs. So when Apple


Apps Have Made Us All OK With DRM

Apple’s streaming music subscription service has finally been announced (I’ve been waiting for this since they acquired Beats a little over a year ago). As I got to the bottom of that article, I saw a link to an article entitled Apple Music and the terrible return of DRM. Now, I think this article unfairly


Rant: Why Isn’t Backwards Compatibility a Thing?

A few weeks ago we had a brief power outage, and thought my XBox 360 was hosed. Luckily, it ened up only being the power supply that was fried (side note: always check the grounding on your outlets). But before I figured that out, I started looking at the Xbox One and


Rant: The Language We Use to Describe Women’s Bodies

It’s summer, which means women’s bodies are the topic of conversation yet again (although really, they always are). Most recently, we’re talking about the body of Mekayla Diehl,  aka Miss Indiana. She’s broken the typical beauty pageant mold and has a closer-to-average body type than beauty contestants. But we’re not calling her average.


Where Have All the Cool Hatchbacks Gone?

On Sunday during the “big game” I’m sure everyone in the neighborhood heard me yell “WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!” I’m not referring to Peyton’s opening snap, but this ad from Audi: It wasn’t the Doberhuahua that found so disturbing, but the fact that Audi has turned the A3 into another boring sedan.


Princess or Engineer? Why Not Both?

Note: I am not a parent, nor do I plan on having children. I am however a woman in a STEM career, and was at one point a young girl. So I do have some sort of perspective on this. My husband and I were standing in line at box store one


The Duvet Cover is a Lie

I had to wash the bedding last week. Pixel (our terrier) decided that would be a nice warm place to pee. Thankfully we had a ton of blankets on the bed because of the polar vortex so the mattress was safe. But as I stared at the pile of bedding I knew


The Facebook Problem

I’m under no assumption that Pure Geekery is some kind of crazy monolith. I know that this blog is a place for Claire and I to talk about things we enjoy, things that bother us, and things we feel are important. Our fan base isn’t huge, but I like to think of


Microsoft: XBOX One’s Tale of Sexism

For a company that is worth over $300 billion and a high amount of LGBT staff members, it seems Microsoft was quite the ideal career place to have. Just consider all the power of the benefits at your fingertips. In response to numerous complaints which can only be presumed are in the


An Open Letter to My Fellow Millennials

Dear Millennial Generation, There’s lots of debate about when our generation started, and I’m not sure that’s going to be resolved anytime soon. But Wikipedia lists it as those of us born in the early 80’s through 2000, so that’s what I’m going to go by. That places me in the early-ish