You can take your draft for a Blogger’s Code of Conduct and shove it right up your ass.
Love and kisses,
EDITED TO ADD: It’s been seven and a half years since I wrote this post in a fit of pique. In that time, I have learned a lot about privilege and speech and responsibility. Also, there’s been this thing called GamerGate, and I have the horrible feeling that younger me would have flirted with joining the baying mob.
We have the freedom of saying whatever we want, but that also means having the responsibility of standing by one’s words and taking any criticisms. No one ever criticized me for this post, because I was just a fart in a hurricane. But I’ve thought about it a lot over the past year, and I want to apologize both to Tim O’Reilly and to Kathy Sierra. I never attacked Ms. Sierra, but I was certainly one of those “If you can’t take the heat, stay off the Internet” types. No one deserves the kind of abuse she and Anita Sarkeesian and everyone else who have been called names and threatened with violence, all because they spoke up.
I hope I’ve become a better human being since I posted this. We’ll see.