I am equally terrified of and turned on by vampires.

This is the indelible mark I’ve left on the internet.

I hope I get quoted with this shit one day.

I am equally terrified of and turned on by vampires.

#RaspberryPi as always on XBMC media centre + AirPlay mirroring/speaker + torrent server + file server + BitTorrentSync 1TB Dropbox clone = 22% CPU and 40C. Not bad…

My #Pi arrived…

I wrote a short guide to #Buddhism from a more non-religious, philosophy based perspective and it’s just gone on sale on the Amazon Kindle store right now! You can check it out if you like! Search Amazon for ‘Sam Iles’ or visit




Book Burning Memorial

'In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 “anti-German” books were burned here under the instigation of Goebbels. There's a plaque nearby that says something like “Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end.” '

Interesting but rarely mentioned: most of the content burned that night came from the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (institute for the science of sex) headed by Magnus Hirschfeld. The institute and Hirshfeld himself were some of the first to openly campaign for the right to have sex with someone of the same gender, the right to transition if you did not identify with your birth sex and for the general acceptance of queer people. The team had already performed the first SRS operations in Germany and in addition, the institute advocated sex education, contraception, the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and women’s emancipation.
Photographs of the night of the book burning are plastered across history books world wide, but the queer movement that was destroyed that night often goes unmentioned.

reblogging again for that^

(via bookporn)

How to care for an #introvert. Good advice.

I find it really annoying when people say that no women are forced to wear the hijab. C’mon. There are thousands, probably hundreds of thousands, of women who wear the hijab but don’t want to, either because it is the law in the country or their family makes them.

It is an oppression which is only forced on women, not men. Here’s a nice BBC article about the women in Iran who don’t want to wear the hijab but have to. Sure, many women do decide to wear it for religious reasons, but many don’t, and to deny that it’s anything more than gender specific oppression is delusional…

Nothing like that sweeping feeling of impending slumber that comes with really strong sleeping tablets.