Back in early 2020, I embarked on an ambitious plan: I was going to play every non-RPG and non-sports game lineup on the Sega Game Gear.

At the start, it didn’t seem so bad as I figured it would be on par with playing games from the Nintendo Game Boy library, but Sega’s portable console was not only good at eating up batteries, but it was capable of frustrating me in ways I didn’t anticipate.

The Game Gear logo, proudly demonstrating it can do red, blue, and green.

Hyperbole aside, the Game Gear is overall an awful system, but the reasons for why it is awful became evident the more often I’d spend…

For context, you may read this article here. This was written to my Member of Parliament (MP), Don Davies, who represents my riding of Vancouver- Kingsway, which once was part of lands shared by the indigenous peoples of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō (Stolo), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).

A copy of this letter has been sent to his mailing address. I encourage you to write to your MP about this as well, as remaining silent is a privilege of which must remain unused.

Mr. Davies,

As the white daughter of settlers, I am quite disturbed and furious that indigenous persons…

CW: sexual content and obscene language will be displayed in this Medium story as well as the accompanying report.

This is a blog post for a report I have written (titled “The ineffectiveness of Twitch with respect to serial harassers and the consequences therein”) Twitch’s shortcomings on addressing harassment from chat. If you’re interested in reading the report in its entirety (it is long), it is available at the end of this post.

One of the outlets that I found during the pandemic which helped me was getting more involved with being a streamer on Twitch. I’ve had an account…

If you want to skip the explanation, scroll to the bottom for what I suggest on what you should do next. This is also haphazardly written so ignore the typos and grammatical errors you find here.

I am a computer security professional who has worked in the field for over a decade and the story about TransLink finding itself subject to ransomware is not a new story to me nor is it an overly sophisticated attack. …

Earlier this year, my partner encouraged me to get into streaming on Twitch after noticing that I spend a lot of time watching others and I myself having a substantial collection of games. When the COVID-19 pandemic began to take a foothold in British Columbia, I found that streaming was an appropriate outlet for me to engage in social activities without having to worry about needing to social distance.

I am a life-long Mac user. I’ve been using Macs on and off since childhood, but since leaving grade school I’ve always had one available to me. I’ve been through the…

Back in the late 1980s when I was three or four, my grandparents bought an IBM PC clone to manage the affairs of their restaurant and catering business. Its specifications are unknown to me now, but it was capable of running Wordperfect, Lotus 1–2–3, and some other office productivity software. It also ran one thing that was important to me at the time: games.

The sort of games the computer could run then were pretty basic: Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Commander Keen, and my favourite, Tetris.

Almost every Saturday, my parents would go to the restaurant for lunch and often…

Cariad Keigher

Queer dork with an interest in LGBTQ+ issues, computer security, video game speedrunning, and Python programming. You can see her stream on Twitch at @KateLibC.

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