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Archive for January 2006

CounterPulse Wednesday Lectures

Sunday, 29 January 2006, 12:25

CounterPulse, a great performance space South of Market run in large part by San Francisco activist and historian Chris Carlsson (blog here), started its Spring Talk series two weeks ago with a lecture on the San Francisco general strike of 1934 and the Oakland general strike of 1946. Last Wednesday, Greg Gaar gave an amazing […]

The Policy of Europe

Sunday, 29 January 2006, 12:05

January has felt like a very GOP month, thus far: I’ve been reading The Wealth of Nations and the KJV. I feel a little dirty Of course, while neither Moses nor Adam Smith was politically radical by today’s standards, it’s important to remain aware of the fact that these texts are essentially being appropriated by […]

Monday, 23 January 2006, 17:23

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Overdue, but ultimately bootless update

Monday, 23 January 2006, 17:22

We used always to have a January thaw in upstate New York. After two weeks when temperatures were -40 or below every morning and school was often cancelled because the buses couldn’t start, the Sun would show us a little love. The snow piles would recede and long-silenced birds would reanimate a cryogenically frozen earth. […]

Akan Keyboard Layouts, Bundling Bungling

Thursday, 5 January 2006, 11:11

I created two Akan keyboard layouts for Mac OS X the day before yesterday, corresponding to the layouts from kasahorow and Nyalasi for Windows. I should probably write up documentation for these, but the Keyboard Viewer should be good enough for most people’s purposes. These are open source: Do with them what you will. This […]

WordPress 2.0

Tuesday, 3 January 2006, 01:06

I just installed WordPress 2.0 after being made aware of the update through Alex Golub’s blog. So far, all seems good. If there’s any funkiness, however, over the next week or so, that may be the cause. Also, as one of my New Year’s resolutions (this is my first year of doing them since the […]