· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · August
· · · · 01 (3 entries)

Unending War · I should re­al­ly not write about Le­banon, but I can’t stop. I’d like to draw your at­ten­tion to Hizbul­lah at­tacks along Israel's north­ern bor­der May 2000 - June 2006, a June 2006 doc­u­ment from Israel’s Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs, who are pre­sum­ably ex­perts on the sub­jec­t. Go read it your­self. I’d like to write some more on truce-breaking, on killing civil­ians and hid­ing among them, and about whom it’s ap­pro­pri­ate to be an­gry at. If you don’t feel like read­ing what I have to say (and it’s not very cheer­ful), go have a look at the Cease­fire Now pe­ti­tion and con­sid­er sign­ing it. [Up­date: Thank you world! I have a mail­box full of peo­ple say­ing things like “wanted to in­ject a pos­i­tive note in­to what’s prob­a­bly a flood of hate”; and not one war­mon­ger. I’m tru­ly moved, and who knows, maybe there’s hope.] ...
More Ubuntu · Just a scratch­pad for my fur­ther Ubuntu-experience notes. So far: “locate”, Emac­s, Thun­der­bird, Fire­fox, func­tion keys, win­dows vs. app­s, menu place­men­t, hi­ber­nate, and X key­board map­pings ...
Stiff’s Questions · A while ago I got an email out of the blue from Jarosław Rzeszótko, who’s from Poland I think, say­ing “I hope you don’t mind if I ask you a few ques­tions about software.” Then I ran across it again while look­ing for some­thing in my in­box on a plane ride, so I dashed off some an­swer­s; the per­son seemed pleas­ant and po­lite. He calls him­self “Stiff” and his blog “Sztywny Blog”. Any­how, he al­so heard back from Li­nus Tor­vald­s, Dave Thomas, David Heine­meier Hansson, Steve Yegge, Peter Norvig, Gui­do van Ros­sum, and James Gosling. The an­swers to his ques­tions are in­ter­est­ing.
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