Why Was The Syllabus Born?

January 29, 2008 My thoughts on an interesting article about removing syllabi from college schooling.

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On Hegemony and an Anti-Capitalist Bias in European Textbooks

January 27, 2008 A few thoughts on anti-capitalist bias in German and French textbooks, and on similarities between pro-capitalist mass education and pro-socialist mass education.

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Hot Water Is Broken

January 27, 2008 My hot water is broken, and its damn cold here.

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5. A Chartered Bus to Downtown Tokyo

January 25, 2008 The fifth segment in what will either become a novel or slowly evaporate into the mists of unfinished dreams.

Standard Workflow for Publishing With LifeFlow

January 24, 2008 A simple combination overview and Frequently Asked Questions about how to use LifeFlow to publish your blog entries.

Replacing the Karma Social Model with Whuffie

January 22, 2008 Recently I ran into the concept of Whuffie and immediately fell for its charm as a potential solution to many of the flaws of current karma implementations in web applications.

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Catching Lessons From Spam

January 22, 2008 Looking at some pieces of spam that were inadvertently caught by my old comment implementation.

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Translating Entries into Other Languages with LifeFlow

January 22, 2008 A quick look at the mechanism for providing translations of entries into other languages using LifeFlow.

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A Historical Perspective on the JET Program in 2008

January 22, 2008 The JET Program is approximately as old as I am, but I imagine I'll continue to age long after it closes its doors. Why? Because of the competing visions about what the JET Program should be.

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On The Causes and Cures of Malware

January 22, 2008 Thoughts on the John Gruber's suggested 40-40-20 split between Windows, Linux and OS X on the propagation of malware.

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Failures of Proactive Communication & Other Generic Complaints

January 21, 2008 JET is one of the most singularly frustrating experiences of my life. This, of course, makes me want to endure it in a sense of proving oneself in the face of adversity. But when does inconveniencing others become less important than saving yourself?

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