Entering a 20 minute video in a film festival takes 20 hours

I submitted an entry for the DC Shorts Film Festival. The maximum length the video is allowed to be is twenty minutes. It took me by complete surprise how much time was required to fill out the entry form. First they asked for a 125 word pitch. Which I expected they would. Then they wanted a 250 word synopsis. Out of the 90 minutes of movie that currently exists (which was cut down from 112 minutes of webisode footage), I have to cut out at least seventy minutes. The final product isn’t due until May, thus, I haven’t decided yet exactly which footage stays and what goes....more

I Write Like A Man

Or at least that’s what the internet tells me. Today I stumbled across a web site called “The Gender Genie.” Sounded like something that would instantly turn me into a man, so I had to check it out. Turns out that it analyzes a block of text and predicts the gender of the author based on words used in the text, such as ‘with,’ ‘your,’ and ‘her’ for women and ‘above,’ ‘more,’ and ‘is’ for men....more