Code, nerd culture and humor from Greg Knauss.

Inherent in the permissioning systems of every social software application is the fundamental notion of inclusion. Or, alternately, exclusion. Especially exclusion.

Because social software is high school, all over again.

Since I can't see what's going on behind the doors I'm not invited through, I know -- just know -- that there are people back there, laughing and drinking beer and probably having sex and talking about me and, and, and screw them! I'm perfectly fine, sitting here reading science fiction and waiting for "Matlock" to come on Channel 5 at 11. Perfectly fine. I choose to be here. They're all dumb and drunk and having sex and I wonder if there's any ice cream in the fridge and, oh God, I'm not going to fall asleep on the sofa tonight trying to watch porn through the scrambled signal. I'm not, I'm not. Screw them.

This, um, may just be an issue for me.

Hi there! My name's GREG KNAUSS and I like to make things.

Some of those things are software (like Romantimatic), Web sites (like the Webby-nominated Metababy and The American People) and stories (for Web sites like Suck and Fray, print magazines like Worth and Macworld, and books like "Things I Learned About My Dad" and "Rainy Day Fun and Games for Toddler and Total Bastard").

My e-mail address is I'd love to hear from you!

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