Taking a break from blogging while I rebuild my development machine. Meanwhile, enjoy an article by sailor mercury about femininity and programming. I liked this tip:
Assume people are as or more qualified than you.
If you’re at a conference and talking to a feminine presenting person, assume they are an expert in the field of the conference.
Before you are about to explain a paper condescendingly to someone in a dress, assume that they wrote it.
This is probably good advice when talking to anybody about anything.