What is Nuage?

My previous version of erratik.ca was basically a big fat cloud of information. And to a degree, this still is, but with a lot more to it. Almost everything on this site is created through third-party services and fetched from herein.
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Who is Tayana?

a kickass web developer with a kickass plush toy.
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Design and Dev Updates

I don't do much design anymore because well, I'm not very good at it. But I still participate in communities like Dribbble, Forrst and LoveDsgn.

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The Redux

I don't blog enough. I just don't. I used to, when I had a website that worked and it was fun to post stuff and have comments and whatnot. But yeah, that hasn't been the case in years. Not until now!

July 28, 2014

I should probably take the time and explain where I stand on this issue. You'll probably find a tweet or two of me saying I'm not a feminist and wanna spit at me because you think I'm anti-feminist. The thing is, I don't think feminism is what most people think feminism is. I think the last couple decades have brought on a new movement, that is not feminism

July 16, 2014

Summer has been pretty damn great to me, from work, to friends, to beautiful weather and good times. There have most definitely been some downs, but so many more ups. I'm increasingly grateful for the beautiful group of people I now call my extended family. They just bring so much sunshine into my life, it's something worth being thankful for, every single day.

May 30, 2014

there are so many things that i don't understand. there's a whirlwind in me that i cannot explain. many rooms to explore but the doors look the same. - daft punk, within

May 22, 2014

I know I said I'd be updating the site soon, but it's summer now, and I have have no will to sit at home do anything. Also, my laptop is slowly dying, so I have even less will to do anything about this. So here's a new post instead of an update.

March 03, 2014

So I did my Confoo presentation and it went super well!@#

But now all I want to do is get back to personal work coding, so I'm working on some kind of new design for this site and thinking up some CSS planning, etc. I'll just leave it at that. I don't really wanna blog until I have something to blog about, so until then, enjoy the half broken website.

- hearts, Tay!

July 23, 2013

Someone equated the process of the ending of my previous relationship as a bad SVN merge. Some things were fixed on either side, independantly, but every time we went to merge the branches, there was some kind of red text about conflicts being marked as "unresolved". And the thing with conflicts, is your best option is usually to "resolve using theirs" or "resolve using mine". The super involved "merge conflicts" option is only viable when the person merging and the one who changed code are both present and can agree on how to merge said conflicts.

June 19, 2013

So I'm not quite sure what to say. I haven't had time to touch this website's vagina in so long, it's ridiculous. And much like my own, it's kinda full of cobb webs. Sexy, eh?! So yeah, let's not delve into that but I guess I can update the proverbialyou as to what's been happening in this little ol' life o' mine.

October 29, 2012

This wind that's been blowing has been a little cray. Just started my week and I have a million things to do. I finally got my stuff from Calgary, started really moving into my mom's house, sifting through the million things I really didn't need to bring back here. Like, really, Tay?! Did you need to pack up your dry goods?? Redonculous. Aside from that, work, shows, parties and more work.

October 25, 2012

I have so much to do these days, I barely have time to think about how busy I am. It's good! but it's also starting to affect my immune system. the nose is starting to run, the throat is starting to itch, the dry cough is setting in, my friends. Probably all due to how much I am over-working myself. 

October 11, 2012

Karma seems to finally be paying off. With all the shitty things that have happened in the past year in my life, my karma is finally turning around, you guys! I love my new job, my hair totally fell out from the sickness I've had the last couple weeks but it finally feeling like it's ready to pick up where it left off. I am still flat broke but that is about to change with payday looming on on the horizon. I bought some new boots and a new pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes, went to a couple live shows, and have tickets to more! 

October 06, 2012

Since the debacle which has been the last week or so of my life, the dust seems to be settling and leaving room for some good times, friends, drinks and eats. I started my new job yesterday and had the most stellar day and night I've had in a long time. Obviously, there are still quite a few kinks to work out on the emotional and physical side but I think I'm finally getting to feel back at home in my beautifully colorful hometown. 

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At a quick glance, you can see how much I use my various social services. The percentages represent how much I have used each type of service over the last 7 days from the time you are loading this page. I haven't added my blog to the "life" box yet, so bear with me because these precentages aren't excatly accurate yet without them. All my feeds can be seen here.

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Chance the Rapper – Favorite Song (ft. Childish Gambino)

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I should probably take the time and explain where I stand on this issue. You'll probably find a tweet or two of me saying I'm not a feminist and wanna spit at me because you think I'm anti-feminist. The thing is, I don't think feminism is what most people think feminism is. I think the last couple decades have brought on a new movement, that is not feminism

I guess my biggest problem with what girls today are calling feminism is that well, it's not feminism. When I start seeing posts about how girls need to be every video game out there, because they play as much as boys do, and the explanation is simply "because feminism" I want to crawl into the computer and punch whoever says it. The majority of games do not have women in them because that simply is not their target market. Because market research shows that women represent something like 10-20% of their fan base. Now, you'll jump down my throat and say, "well, now it's pretty much 40/60% for women who engage in gaming." Chil', sit yo ass down, those statistics are only that big because women who play Candy Crush Saga on their cellphones on the bus now help boots that demoagraphic number. And you'll say, "well, if they don't include them in the game, then why would they play it?" Good point, which is why new games are coming out with these female playable protagonists. 

Talk to me about companies barring healthcare coverage for their employees who use birth control, and I'll be all about it. That's bullshit. This is my body and my right. But you will not catch me whining about not being proportionally represented in a product that women will not buy. And trust me, I'm a gamer, and I don't know a single female gamer who refuses to buy a game because there are no women in it. If I wanna play games with women, I'll buy games with women, because newsflash: they exist. 

But let's picture this: 10% of british men wear makeup. Unfortunately, there is no statistic worldwide to prove my point but we'll take that as a sample. Do I see MAC making ads for men? Is that a problem? No, because the main target market is -wait for it, women. 

I support feminism where it matters: equal wages, safety for women worldwide, rights to voice our opinions without them being dismissed because we are women, job equality, etc.

Take Google, Facebook and LinkedIn, 3 mega companies that have pushed extremely hard to get women into their offices. Is it sexist that their workforce is 30/70%? This is simply because less women want to be programmers. This is a fucking fact, people. And it's not men that are to blame for this, it's our education system, and our core values. Because girls are taught at a young age that they should be playing with their hair and not with the computer system when they're younger. Because girls are funneled into ballet and gymnastics instead of made to play with video games and mechanical toys that promote logical thinking. It's not the employers who are barring these girls, it's their parents. Well, maybe some employers, probably in the states, I don't know. But here, in Canada, I do not see anyone looking down on women in technology, ever.

So when I see posts about, "oh this man has an opnion on what I wear, and I'm not gonna take it because I'm a feminist", I'm often like, "O.O". Because uh, that's not feminism. Men are entitled tho their opinions, just like we are entitled to the ones we have about them. 

The feminists I see today aremore like gendar nazis than anything else. 

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