Monthly Archives: February 2008

Hidden Lives

Honor Moore writes about her father, Bishop Moore. A bittersweet tale.

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The Value of Evidence

Professor Alan Sokal has an interesting piece in the Guardian’s Comment is Free section today: "Taking Evidence Seriously. He is perhaps best known for his joke on Post-modernism: "Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity". I only … Continue reading

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21st Century Kitsch

Good art is difficult to do, great art even more so. Personally, despite the technical accomplishment, The Prophecy strikes me as kitsch of the highest order. It’s a pity, because the artist, Aymeric Giraudel, has some stunning digital photos on his … Continue reading

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Windows Live Photo Gallery – Part II

I see that Microsoft has released an update to Windows Live Photo Gallery. The build number has gone from 12.0.1308.1023 to 12.0.1329.201. I can’t see any obvious changes in the functionality of the program, so presumably there are only bug … Continue reading

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XML People

OK, if you’re not a geek, this will mean nothing to you. Tim Bray writes about the people behind XML. Wonderful. I have had the privilege of meeting some of them. What continues to give me electric shocks is the … Continue reading

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One of the blogs I try and make a point of reading regularly is Tom Reynolds’ Random Acts of Reality. Consequences is a fairly typical entry. Just when you think the story is bad enough, he delivers a real kicker … Continue reading

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I’m pleased to see that Cynthia Wade’s film Freeheld has been recognised with an Oscar. Laurel Hester may not have died in vain, but the fact that her life was held in such contempt continues to leave a very nasty … Continue reading

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