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Minority Rule

So here I am, watching the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state. Canada is slipping down the devel...
December 01, 2009

Subverting Subtlety

Excellent post from Danah Boyd about a very bad experience with real-time tweeting during a talk: I think that the backchannel is perfectly reasonable as a f...
December 01, 2009

Dear Synkronizer

I’d really like to buy your Excel compare-and-merge tool, but when I try to submit a purchase request, I get: Warning: mysql_pconnect() [function.mysql-pcon...
November 30, 2009

Thanks, Jamie

The warmup tutorials for our grassroots Software Carpentry course started this week, and we'd like to send a "thank you" to Jamie Winter at The MathWorks, wh...
November 28, 2009