The right now reviles wiretapping

Politics
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Do conservatives not remember how they were very unconcerned about the government potentially spying on citizens before Obama? Do they not remember how they were defending Bush’s government during the whole FISA controversy? This NYT article, which says the NSA‘s mission is “to spy on communications abroad”, caused quite a stir back in the day. […]

My first repository

Technology

My first GitHub repository is a PowerShell script that mirrors the functionality of the a2enmod Perl script in Debian. I was hoping to find some parallel to that script in Windows, but the Internet showed me nothing, so I decided to whip up my own. See the man pages of the original commands. First, run […]

Anne probably would have been a Belieber

Literature, Social Issues
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This is my very belated reaction to Justin Beiber’s comment in the Anne Frank Museum guestbook: Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber. – Justin Bieber I wanted to share some thoughts on a BBC article that featured some responses, several of […]

What I have to say about Anne Frank (so far)

Literature, Social Issues
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Anne was my kind of woman. Reading her diary will result in having a crush on this girl. She had me at the “Quack, Quack, Quack, said Mistress Chatterback” assignment. She was the very definition of an astute and vibrant young intellectual. You could easily call her “bright”, but I’d try to go further. She […]

It’s been a long time, cousin…

Technology, The Site
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As you can see, I finally decided to step into the wonderful world of WordPress, and I may never go back. You can now feel free to leave comments as long as you leave your name and email, and are respectful, of course. When I started this site, my intention was to independently manufacture all […]

Same-Sex Madness

Politics, Social Issues

So, the same-sex marriage debate is heating up, especially in Colorado where Senate Bill 11 allowing civil-unions was recently passed. In a few days, the Supreme Court will finally hear two cases regarding the government’s Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. Oyez.org is a wonderful site that tracks SCOTUS‘s activities and right now […]

Apache, MySQL and PHP on Windows 8

Technology
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My good web admins. Please allow me to share with you an Apache, MySQL, PHP installation success story. It’s a story that shouldn’t be exclusive to any one person, and an experience that should be easily recreated by anyone, and the instructions of which should be easily findable through your favorite search engine. But the […]

…or a Citizen of the United States…

Politics

So… all this birther talk was recently getting to my head. I realized that I had not really taken a look at the part of the Constitution that talked about US citizenship and eligibility for the presidency… at least, not since 8th grade, or so. And so, I checked out Article II of Section 1 […]

“Black Somewhere Else”

Literature, Social Issues
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Sorry for not sharing anything for a while. I was actually going to write about a Paul de Man essay I encountered. I was not all that familiar with him until I found his essay “The Resistance to Theory” in Modern Literary Theory 4th Edition. I’m sad to say that the more I’ve learned about […]

A little on The Blind Assassin

Literature, Social Issues
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From Part X on, I could not shake a great sense of disappointment that this book was not going in the direction I thought it would. It hardly needs to go in any particular direction. I don’t believe that this book, or any, is supposed to be written in any specific way. One feature that […]