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Archive for January, 2005


Monday, January 31st, 2005

Thanks to Shelley Powers for pointing out Better Bad News’ hard-hitting, ultra-investigative, and naturally fair and balanced 15 minute video satire / follow-up on the all-important blogosphere question (ahem), started by Ethan Zuckerman: Should David Weinberger be compared favourably to Lenny Bruce? I haven’t laughed this hard in a while — BBN’s “report” is hilarious. […]

The social studies curriculum issue

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

Never write something straight online, always write in some document first, then copy & paste. I just lost a long comment-response that I wrote to my previous entry, Coincidentally, and now I can’t seem to post to comments at all…. So, here goes again, my entry for this day (Jan.30) being what should have been […]


Thursday, January 27th, 2005

A brief memo. Today (hence the title, Coincidentally) I realised that my kids (aged 10 and 13) have, since we moved here in 2002, completed the BC Social Studies curriculum for grades 7 and 8, and that the younger one has only 3 more papers to finish before she is done with grade 9, while […]

Life in the Fast Lane — or, Protein’s Progress

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Unless you’re a psychopath, William Leiss is not exactly the kind of thinker who will put a spring in your step, a smile on your face, or a glowing good feeling in your midsection. He will instead make you hunch your shoulders, lurch to the nearest bar, and order a stiffener. Preferably genetically unmodified. That’s […]

Bully for Britain, and a Big Brother, too

Monday, January 24th, 2005

I wrote this over a week ago, but didn’t post it because it deals with a family member. But now I’m so besotted by MarsEdit (which is solving my weird posting problems), that I have to try posting something with lots of links and a picture — just to see MarsEdit perform. Here goes: What […]

Testing nr. 4a

Monday, January 24th, 2005

Ok final test — now trying the same thing (as per the last couple of posts), but using MarsEdit instead. It could be that the posting window in my preferred browser (Firefox) doesn’t like something about bits of invisible mystery code in TextEdit…, so let’s try this cool new MarsEdit thing: Further testing: I’m going […]

Testing nr. 3

Monday, January 24th, 2005

Further testing: I’m going to post the following simple test entry, which I wrote using I am

Testing nr. 2

Monday, January 24th, 2005

Further testing: I’m going to post the following simple test entry, which I wrote using TextEdit, first using Internet Explorer, and then again — same text, copied and pasted — using Firefox. I expect it will illustrate the problem I’m having with HTML. Note that the problem started when the Firefox browser began displaying HTML […]

Testing, testing

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

I want to post a Flickr link in my sidebar (mostly because I’m thinking of upgrading to Pro so I can start to post lots and lots of pictures there), but when I try to do so, the html code gets messed up. The pointy brackets at the beginning of the script get turned into […]

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