Category Commandments

Thou Shalt Not

Refer to everyone saying nasty or inflammatory things online as a ‘troll’. That’s not what a troll is. Guardian newspaper, I’m looking at you. Advertisements

Thou shalt not

watch The Big Bang Theory.   And if thou shalt, thou shalt not like it.   And if thou doest, thou shalt know that thou art terribly mistaken.

Thou shalt not

write fourteen blog posts and then stop.   That’s too many to seem casual and too few to seem committed.

Thou shalt

see the beauty in things. Not in everything – that would be inane (not everything’s beautiful), but loads more than we do.

Thou shalt not

let the bastards grind you down.

Thou shalt not

imply causation from correlation.

Thou shalt not

post or quote anything claiming to be factual without giving sources, or at the very least laying out a logical argument to back it up. This particularly goes for anything containing figures, including percentages. Thou shalt stand by your data, or shut up. (Oh, and some sources are more valid than others, but that’s another […]