My first cease-and-desist letter

It seems that Exodus International, the “largest Christian referral and information ministry” in the ex-gay movement has hired Liberty Counsel, “a legal organization dedicated to advancing its organizers’ conceptions of religious freedom the sanctity of human life and the traditional…

Justinsomnia gets mention in BitTorrent for Dummies

I finally got a chance yesterday to pick up a copy of Susannah Gardner’s new book, BitTorrent for Dummies… …because of the excerpt on page 229: The mention was included in “a list of sites that provide public domain media…

Women of South Dakota, take notice!

In order to get an abortion, you need to be: a rape victim brutally raped savaged a virgin religious planning on saving your virginity until marriage brutalized and raped sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it impregnated so…

Cambodia Challenge

Ben Godfrey and his girlfriend Louise are going to be cycling across Cambodia in November to raise money for Oxfam. How cool. He emailed me to say that he was going to use a photo I took of the Smiling…

L’Origine du monde (The Origin of the World)

Warning: This post contains images of human genitalia that some readers might find objectionable or otherwise not safe for work. Today Boingboing linked to a photograph of two towers created by artist Jack Daws using only McDonald’s french fries and…

The viral parody

This one tickled me all the way in the back of my brain. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it first. Thanks to Zortnac for exposing Exodus’ inherent contradiction. Or how about this totally inflammatory (and yet hi-larious) idea…

Katie in California

Saturday morning I woke up after a late night in honor of St. Patrick. I had two hours to clean up and get the apartment ready for my sister who was flying in from Ohio. Laundry. Bathroom. Laundry. Kitchen. Laundry.…

Katie at Point Reyes

Sunday was also beautiful, so after a jaunt around downtown Santa Rosa and some purchases at the Barnes and Noble, we headed off to Point Reyes. We stopped at the Marin French Cheese Company on the way for a quick…

Katie at Goat Rock

Today Katie and I took a trip around West County, first to the excellent Renga Arts in Occidental (cause she’d remembered it from an earlier post) and then out to Jenner, where the Russian River meets the Pacific. Here’s Katie…

A Response to Liberty

Twenty days ago I received a cease and desist letter from Liberty Counsel, a law firm representing Exodus International, a group that claims to offer gay people “freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ.” They demanded that I…

Justin on TV, in the papers

Yesterday morning, Santa Rosa’s local news station, KFTY TV50, interviewed me about my Exodus billboard parody and the ACLU’s involvement in defending my freedom of speech. A friend of mine, Kyle Rankin, conveniently the author of Linux Multimedia Hacks (published…

New cellphone, yay! Sprint, grrr!

My old cellphone developed an annoying affliction. Since St. Patrick’s Day, when someone called me, every so often they got the following message: The PCS telephone number you’ve dialed is temporarily not in service. Message 262. 3. Since I dial…

Justinsomnia Maps

I’ve been working on this for an obscene amount of time. I’ve been working on it for so long, I can’t even remember when I started it. I think it was back in February, and then I got interrupted by…

Parody is not a Crime

Inspired by the EFF bumper sticker “Coding is not a Crime” on the back window of Matt’s truck (and by recent events), I decided to make a button. The Parody is not a Crime button Only 3 bucks, for a…