Archive for April, 2005

April 27th, 2005 by alephnaught

How to Talk with a Liberal (if You Really Have To)

Title: How to Talk with a Liberal (if You Really Have To) Author: Ann Coulter Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Crown Forum (October 5, 2004) ISBN: 1400054184 Finished this one up after I completed packing to come home from my latest Amsterdam business trip. Ann Coulter is a fun writer – she uses language creatively and […]

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April 27th, 2005 by alephnaught

The UnDutchables

Title: The UnDutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands, its Culture and its Inhabitants Author: Colin White, Laurie Boucke Paperback: 310 pages Publisher: White-Boucke Publishing; 4th edition (September 1, 2001) ISBN: 1888580224 Read this one on my flight home from my latest trip to Amsterdam (starting to feel like I live there). This book was suggested […]

April 26th, 2005 by alephnaught

Amsterdam and Delft

I left for Amsterdam on April 17 for work. I didn’t know exactly when I’d return; turns out I left April 26. Here’s a picture of the current state of the front of Vijzelstraat 32, where I worked a few years ago. The building has been sold to the city of Amsterdam and will be […]

April 24th, 2005 by alephnaught

Saudis in Talks on Nuke Loophole Agreement

Article from the AP wire

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April 23rd, 2005 by alephnaught

Closed Curtain

Title: Closed Curtain: Lives of de Wallen Author: Bruce Harris (Author), Michelle Bird (Illustrator) Paperback: 150 pages Publisher: White-Boucke Publishing (October 1, 2001) ISBN: 188858016X I read this book going to and back from Delft. The book is one of the only ones in English about the red light district (de Wallen) in Amsterdam. It […]

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April 21st, 2005 by alephnaught

Algernon, Charlie, and I

Title: Algernon, Charlie and I: A Writer’s Journey Author: Daniel Keyes Paperback: 228 pages Publisher: Harvest Books (September 1, 2004) ISBN: 0156029995 I just finished this book while flying into Amsterdam and my first couple of nights here this trip. It is a wonderful book! This is Daniel Keyes’s own story of how the famous […]

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April 19th, 2005 by alephnaught

Survey of XML file editors

Found a cool article on XML editors

Posted in Computer,

April 19th, 2005 by alephnaught


A podcast for MAKE magazine

Posted in Computer,

April 15th, 2005 by alephnaught

How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else)

How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else) by the Electronic Freedom Foundation

Posted in Computer,

April 14th, 2005 by alephnaught

Another trip to Amsterdam

Had another business trip to Amsterdam. Since I’m flying back on American Airlines, I can plug my laptop in and do some serious work, like writing this entry. Anyway, I took one picture that was pretty fun of a storefront right on Dam Square: Its a display for an upcoming show of new Chinese art.

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