Phil JohnsonWriter/Editor at ITworld, ITworld

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I'm a writer and editor for ITworld.com, after having survived 17 years in the corporate wild as a software/web developer, technical lead and project manager.

In my spare time these days, when I'm not chauffeuring my daughters to and from school, lessons and Justin Bieber movies (ugh), I enjoy drawing cartoons, tweeting and taking pictures of cranes.

Linus Torvalds giving the middle finger.

12 technologies that tick off Linux creator Linus Torvalds

If you enjoy a sharply-worded insult, read on. This slideshow’s for you.

How hackathons can become more female-friendly

Women seem particularly scarce at hackathons; this nonscientific survey offers suggestions for making them feel more welcome.