May 2007

Back in February of 2006 I visited the Computer History Museum in Mountain View and posted a few photographs to my gallery. Time to make way for the professionals: Scoble is reporting that a beautiful coffee-table book of photographs from the museum has just been published: Core Memory: A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers. What’s…

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The state of Justice in Cheney’s America: a navy lawyer is being prosecuted because… … he mailed a New York law firm a list identifying detainees who were being held at Guantánamo. The government had a legal obligation to disclose the names… The Pentagon mounted a number of increasingly absurd arguments in defending this suit,…

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I imagine that all expats get nostalgic for things that they remember from “back home” – especially food. I find it easy to buy some items – chocolate digestives, Marmite – but practically impossible to find other stuff. Case in point: after searching unsuccessfully all winter for Branston Pickle, I broke down and ordered a…

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