Monthly Archives: December 2010

Living In Fear

Brian Whitaker has an article in the Near East Quarterly describing the targeting of gay men in Iraq by vigilantes. It makes for sobering reading. Yet, at the same time, some of the absurdities that are resulting would be laughable, … Continue reading

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There can be no understanding between the hands and the head unless the heart acts as mediator That is the opening and closing motto of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. A silent film released in 1927 that has become recognised as a … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day. One of those occasions that you wish you didn’t have to have, but which is important to remember and do something about.  At  a personal level, it’s a chance for me to recall some lost … Continue reading

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Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 – Status Report 2

Just over a week ago, I gave a status report on the issues that I was having with Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011. In summary, there are three major issues that I’m concerned with at the moment: Unwanted, and often … Continue reading

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Statistics Made Fun

Nobody does this better than Hans Rosling. Here’s a particularly nice example: (hat tip to Pharyngula)

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