Pope lifts excommunication of bishop who denied Holocaust

January 25, 2009

Pope lifts excommunication of bishop who denied Holocaust. To be fair, the article suggests that the comments were made recently, and the rehabilitation is related to some other reasons. The bishop was not excommunicated for these statements, however, it is another example of a systemic lack of sensitivity for experiences of others. It is embarrassing.

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Anne’s Diary and Biometric Scanning

January 24, 2009

Nora Young’s planning something on Anne’s Diary and biometric scanning: Spark | CBC Radio Anne’s Diary: What Do You Think? Just thought you’d like to know. I’m just finishing my chapter for Ben’s project that discusses the site.

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The Failure of One Laptop Per Child

January 22, 2009
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Jeremy pointed me to this article: The Walrus Blogs » The Failure of One Laptop Per Child » World Fast Forward. I disagree with a number of the ‘failures’ as I noted in my comment on the site. But the XO did change our notions of computing, and was a valid attempt to bring constructionism […]

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Obama brother-in-law: Konrad Ng from the GTA

January 21, 2009

Konrad Ng Brother-in-law of Barack Obama, born 1974. A Canadian whose parents are Malaysian Chinese immigrants, he is an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii’s Academy of Creative Media.[27] His parents are from Kudat and Sandakan, two small towns in Sabah, Malaysia, and he was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario.[28] He married Maya […]

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Welcome to the White House

January 20, 2009

Welcome to the White House

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Is That an Emoticon in 1862?

January 20, 2009

Is That an Emoticon in 1862? – City Room Blog – NYTimes.com Were they using emoticons back in the era of Abraham Lincoln? [thanks to Catsypaw for this]

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Anne @ Norval.

January 20, 2009

From the MLC @ Ryerson

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ken.nick.jason.zan and?

January 20, 2009

ken.nick.jason.zan and?, originally uploaded by jasonnolan. at the enrichedbreadartists.com show in toronto, picture by someone else. haven’t seen nicky for over 5 years. Known Ken and Nick since grade 9.

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Dorks – Creme That Egg – Rube Goldberg

January 19, 2009
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This totally rules. My CLD415 students played with marble rollways, and this, of course, takes the cake. I will spam all my students with it.

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Official Google Video Blog: Turning Down Uploads at Google Video

January 19, 2009

I saw a post on slashdot saying that, among other things, Google is Turning Down Uploads at Google Video. Strange but true.

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