Monthly Archives: January 2009

Thoughts without solutions: Israel and the Gaza Strip

What do I think about the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip? The situation is horrifying, but I’m finding it very hard to lay blame for the killings. I wouldn’t march in support of either side in the present conflict. … Continue reading

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Linux now largely useable by the rest of us

Nine months ago I decided it was time to check out Linux as a computer operating system. I’d been reading the odd good thing about Linux, including suggestions that it had moved out of geek territory and was ready for … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to the great Iraqi bloggers?

One of the first blogs I ever read regularly was Bagdhad Burning, an occasional diary of life in Bagdhad that started in 2003, the year George Bush invaded Iraq. It was written by ‘Riverbend’, a young computer science graduate who … Continue reading

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