• Y: The Last Man review

    I should have mentioned this last week, but I was insanely busy and didn’t even have time to blog. I recently reviewed the first deluxe edition of the post-apocalyptic comic book series Y: The Last Man, for the UK Feminist web site The F-Word. It’s the inaugural graphic novel review for the web site, and I hope they will feature many more in the future. I cross-post this blog to LiveJournal, and for the past five days that platform was the target of a considerable DoS attack, which meant I couldn’t get any posts on the site. That appears to be resolved now, thank goodness. I’ve been hanging out for…

  • geek bust

    This is another image from my visit to the new Google building in Dublin. Some wag in the office put a Slash Dot baseball cap on top of one of the busts in their library. To me this captures something essential about the spirit of the company.

  • cú chulainn mural

    Last week I was lucky to get a tour of the new Google building in Dublin. I was blown away by the interior design. I don’t believe I’ve encountered another company that has invested so much thought and consideration into designing functional and fun environments for their employees. Each floor is themed in a particular way, and as a mythology nut and a fan of comics I was delighted with the Emain Macha floor. Here’s most of the full-wall mural in the games room/café on that floor: Here’s a close-up: I’ve more images from this on my Flickr account. That’s the Irish hero Cú Cuhlainn, no doubt doing his famous…