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37 Days: Teach fear to heel

Teach fear to heel: “Fear is a reductive force in the universe; it makes people small. It reduces your voice, your way of being in the world, your humanity, the reach of your arms out to others—everything about you shrinks, becomes small, closes in on itself, like visiting a foreign country and not being able […]

Thanks, Al

Al Hawkins at code the WebSocket has been continuously reminding (Cajoling? nagging… in a good way… in the best way) to do regular backups. Thanks, Al… it’s an excellent cause, and the repeated reminders are good, because, well, it took a while for me to heed them. [Al asks,] “By the way, have you backed […]

My sex life in the Army

Octogenarian: Memoir: My sex life in the Army. From WW-II. [via Time Goes By]

Making Roving Mars Difficult To See

I mentioned the IMAX film about the Mars rovers a while back. According to Keith Cowing at NASA Watch, it’s not showing in the local –Los Angeles–area. WTF, over? “Meanwhile, people who work at JPL (on the actual ongoing rover mission itself) have to travel hundreds of miles to the bay area (Dublin, San Jose, […]

How to deal with image stealers… one solution (and consequences)

About 6 months ago, I had an episode where I found someone who had inserted a link to an image from this site and served it off his page. Known as “hotlinking” it means that whenever a hotlinker’s page is loaded, I get a bandwidth hit. I solved it by making a special image that […]

An Iranian in Israel

Hossein Derakhshan, aka Hoder, an Iranian who lives in Toronto, is visiting Israel and blogging it. Lots in Persian, and some in English. From his trip introduction: As a citizen journalist, I’m going to show my 20,000 daily Iranian readers what Israel really looks like and how people live there. The Islamic Republic has long […]