The Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy and Horror

December 31, 2007

Volume 11, Number 1 of The Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy and Horror is up! Check it out!

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larry borsato: Lies my wireless provider told me.

December 31, 2007

larry borsato: Lies my wireless provider told me. is a great bit of humour about the ‘quality’ of the canadian cell phone state of affairs. I’m really sick and tired of my cell phone provider (fido) yet it seems to be the best. I’m thinking of just canceling it, or something. Perhaps I can get […]

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OLPC News Forum: Toronto OLPC user group

December 30, 2007

I just started a new thread at OLPC News about starting a Toronto OLPC user group. Come along and sign up if you’re interested (even if you’re not in toronto!).

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OLPC around the world updates

December 30, 2007

The Hindu: The year when computers finally reach kids talks about the variety of options including OLPCs that are making the rounds in india, as well as the social and political issues of getting technology into the hands of children. OLPC News: OLPC India’s XO Laptop Cow Power Dynamo talks about powering OLPCs from a […]

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Home Cats

December 28, 2007

I just updated my Home Cats – a photoset on Flickr…

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WTO Awards Caribbean Country Right to Ignore US Copyright

December 28, 2007

Slashdot | WTO Awards Caribbean Country Right to Ignore US Copyright The WTO’s recent ruling on Antigua’s complaint against the US over the banning of online gambling resulted in a payment to the island nation much less than they asked for. It appears, though, that this payment was just part of the WTO’s compensation package […]

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Being wizard at maths is magic for failing school

December 28, 2007

No one is going to accuse me of being a Potterite, but I have to appreciate the effect: Being wizard at maths is magic for failing school – Times Online Wizard-themed lessons have been introduced at Robert Mellors Primary School, in Nottingham. Children dress as their favourite Harry Potter characters, chant spells and use their […]

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Scheherazade in the White House, by Christian Salmon

December 28, 2007

This is a great article on how a state can conceptualize itself… sounds like hubris to me. Lucky for them few people can be bothered to understand what is going on and what it means. Scheherazade in the White House, by Christian Salmon A few days before the 2004 presidential election, Ron Suskind, a columnist […]

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olpc.tv and today’s stuff

December 28, 2007

olpc.tv is a site of videos of children using their OLPC. Here’s one of children in Uruguay. And an article from the Indian IT magazine CIO, OLPC Heralds Era of Low-cost Computing. It will be interesting to watch how the OLPC gets taken up and discussed in countries it was intended for, vs in the […]

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Benazir Bhutto is dead

December 27, 2007

Channel 4 – News – 20 dead in Bhutto rally bomb attack and the news is saying that she’s dead. Nothing much more to say.

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