Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bullshit Gender Site

I found a link to this site at Blue Gal's blog. It's supposed to analyze a blog and determine the gender of the blog author.

It does not work. It seems to assume that anyone who writes about firearms or politics or national security issues is a man.

Cases in point: The Spy Who Billed Me, View From the Porch, Adventures of Roberta X, the Breda Fallacy, TFS Magnum, ShortWoman, Echinde of the Snakes, and, of course, this humble blog. Pulp Friction and Cranky Epistles were still thought to be male, but close. Politits barely made it to the female side of the scale (the blog is written by a blogger whose handle is "DCup"-- hello? how much more do you need?).

Stupid computer widget.

5 comments:

beadnik said...

Snort! Yeah, it thought my blog, which is mostly about beadwork and knitting was written by a man. Perhaps because I included my results from the Politics Test? Ah well, it was briefly entertaining.

Fran / Blue Gal said...

but see? you gave me linky love!

Thanks I gotcha blogrolled now. Keep the faith.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if I changed my name to double DCups, that widget would get it?

Fixer said...

Stupid computer widget.

Yeah. That thing said the Brain was 'probably' male (67%). An outrage since we all know me and Gord are 100% manly men. Heh ...

Comrade Misfit said...

Fixer, you scored lower than about half of the blogs written by women which I cited.

Heh. Heh. Heh.