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  —William Shakespeare, The Tempest (and my personal quote of the year, 1986).

Archive for February, 2006

undermining google.cn

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Like most people I know, I was saddened, but not surprised, by Google.cn. I get the official corporate reasoning, although it smells more of justification than reason. But even if I understand the reasoning/justifications — some information is better than no information; someone else (China?) will do it if we don’t; engagement is better than […]

today is his birthday … happy birthday to him

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

pharyngula posts the funniest portrait of Chuck that I’ve seen. (I’ve been told that my sense of humor is obscure.) Compare with his earlier mutton-chop look over at Wikipedia. The iconic image is still available in ready-to-stick form @ Swarthmore’s Chaz Has a Posse. Go forth and evolve. (Or, at my house in Boston, surrounded […]

the kindness of strangers

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

So, tonight I was in a NYC restaurant with a dear friend, when I got a call from an unknown number in Boston. The unknown number turned out to be a library science professor at Simmons College, whom I have never met, and he wanted to know if I’ve lost my wallet. I found this […]


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