Monthly Archives: December 2007

2007 – best of a tough year

It’s a quiet day here in Lanesboro, as we prepare for our annual New Year’s party, where friends from all over the world come visit us for a few days, and we recharge our batteries and renew our ties to … Continue reading

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links for 2007-12-27

Miracles – 10 Zen Monkeys An impressive keynote from Van Jones about the care and feeding of activist organizations and activists. Useful stuff (tags: activism advocacy charity entrepreneurship ngo philanthropy) NPR : Timeline: The Life of the Blog Andy Carvin’s … Continue reading

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links for 2007-12-24

Counting people | Census sensitivity | Economist.com “In autocracies, people try to keep out of censuses. In democracies, by contrast, they want to be in them” Excellent Economist article on the politics of censues. (tags: demographics history statistics politics population) … Continue reading

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links for 2007-12-22

YouTube – Million Dollar Lad – Nigerian Scammer Rap Video Video produced by scambaiters from audio track and images sent by a Nigeria scammer, who evidently got a Stargate tattoo on the urging of the scambaiter (tags: 419 video youtube … Continue reading

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Underreported: an odd kind of top ten list

As we near the shortest day of the year and the Christmas/New Year’s hibernation that spreads across much of the world, we’re entering list season. Newspapers, websites and other media release their top lists of best books, best films, best … Continue reading

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links for 2007-12-20

The Power of Personality | Print Article | Newsweek.com In what basically serves as an endorsement for Obama, Fareed Zakaria talks about the importance of being a bi-cultural globalist to his ability to report on international affairs – and how … Continue reading

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Social software, serendipity and salad bars. (Mmm. Sybillance…)

My friend Evgeny Morozov‘s bookmarks on del.icio.us are one of the places I look for inspiration when I’m feeling burned out on blogging, writing or thinking… which is more or less how I’m feeling near the tail end of a … Continue reading

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links for 2007-12-19

Detecting In-Flight Page Changes with Web Tripwires A javascript detects whether pages are changed between the server and the browser, either by a proxy site, or by intervention by an ISP (tags: browser filtering internet security web geek programming javascript) … Continue reading

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links for 2007-12-15

Locavore, Get Your Gun – New York Times A pro-hunting argument phrased in terms locavores can understand – the author advocates for hunting in semi-rural and suburban areas as a form of pest control as well as harvesting organic meat … Continue reading

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Somalia spirals out of control. Or it’s completely peaceful. Depends who you ask.

The situation in Somalia is spiraling out of control, and, as always, it requires some serious digging to understand what’s actually going on. Sheikh Qasim Ibrahim Nur, the national security director of the Ethiopian- and US-backed Transitional Federal Government (TFG) … Continue reading

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