Archive for June, 2005

June 30th, 2005 by alephnaught

Article on hacking iTunes 4.9

Make magazine just published an article on its blog on hacking iTunes 4.9

Posted in Music,

June 23rd, 2005 by alephnaught

The Jews of Florence

Title: The Jews of Florence From the Origins of the Community up to the Present Author: Roberto G. Salvadori Paperback: 95 pages Publisher: Editrice La Giuntina, Florence, Italy, 2001 ISBN: 88-8057-124-9 A good short book describing the history of the Jews in Florence. There were lots of ups and downs for the Jews in Florence […]

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June 22nd, 2005 by alephnaught

Cross reference to a book I just read

Read a good book by a Dutch author!

Posted in The Netherlands,

June 22nd, 2005 by alephnaught

We Did Nothing

Title: We Did Nothing: Why the Truth Doesn’t Always Come Out When the UN Goes In Author: Linda Polman Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Viking Adult (Penguin Books), 29 May 2003 ISBN: 067091424X Found this book at the English Book Exchange in Florence on vacation – I had finished the two I’d brought, was reading a […]

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June 20th, 2005 by alephnaught

God and Money

Title: God and Money: Florence and the Medici in the Renaissance Author: Richard Fremantle (Leo S. Oleschki Editore) Paperback: 66 pages Publisher: Casa Editrice Leo S.Olschki (December, 1992) ASIN: 8822239393 We bought God and Money in the upstairs bookstore at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence. This book discusses the struggle between money and the Church […]

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June 18th, 2005 by alephnaught

Ada Blackjack

Title: Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Artic Author: Jennifer Niven Paperback: 448 pages Publisher: Hyperion (November 3, 2004) ISBN: 078688746X Ada Blackjack was an Eskimo who joined the ill-fated attempt to colonize Wrangell Island. This book starts with a description of Ada and the Chautauqua tours, where famous people and musicians […]

Amsterdam and Florence

June 15th, 2005 by alephnaught

Amsterdam and Florence

This trip was a last minute holiday set up to follow leadership training I received at Duin & Kruidberg in Santpoort south of Amsterdam (yes, this is my fifth business trip to Amsterdam this year – you can look at other pages in the travelogue to see where I’ve been). ABN AMRO employees call Duin […]

June 12th, 2005 by alephnaught

Cross reference for a book I just read

Posted in Saudi Arabia,

June 12th, 2005 by alephnaught

Inside the Kingdom

Title: Inside the Kingdom Author: Carmen bin Ladin Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Warner Books (June 13, 2005) ISBN: 0446694886 This is finally out in paperback, so I brought it along for my latest flight to Amsterdam. The book is pretty good and a fast read. She’s obviously lived inside Saudi Arabia as a wife of […]

June 10th, 2005 by alephnaught

The Dutch-Muslim Culture War

Another article talking about the problems with tolerance in the Netherlands

Posted in The Netherlands,