February 2006

A correspondent reminded me that I hadn’t yet posted my final thoughts about my big trip, as I’d promised. So here goes. First and foremost, everything went exactly according to plan: the travel; my meetings in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, and Prague; the TAC meeting in Louisville, and the colloquium at SeeBeyond’s facility in Monrovia. Thanks…

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During my recent travels, I picked up a copy of Kate Fox’s Watching the English. I’ve just finished it, and I can heartily and enthusiastically recommend it. On second thoughts, since I’m English, I should probably moderate my language: The understatement rule means that a debilitating and painful chronic illness must be described as “a…

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I’ve encountered the “Random 10” meme* on various blogs that I read, and I think I’m going to join in. This is what iTunes pulled out of my collection: “Mass Destruction” by Faithless “Little By Little” by Groove Armada “Catch A Match” by The Legendary Pink Dots “Scene Through The Eye Of A Lens” by…

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Remember this picture from my tour of Hyderabad last year? . The tower is front of us is the Charminar, in the heart of the old walled city. Just a few hours ago, according to The Times of India: The city had another Friday convulsion as rioting erupted in the Old City over the Denmark…

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Andrew Sullivan reports that the planned Gay Pride march in Moscow has been cancelled after threats from the Russian Muslim community: Earlier this week Chief Mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin warned that Russia’s Muslims would stage violent protests if the march went ahead. “If they come out on to the streets anyway they should be flogged. Any…

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I’ve been working at home yesterday and today, because we’ve had our electrical contractors in to replace our circuit breaker system. (If you remember, we had a circuit failure back in December.) For most of both days the power was off, but I had a spare fully-charged battery for my laptop, and I could still…

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