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Month: March 2015

Monday links

Seems most of the commentors on this piece don’t understand the concept of the straw that broke the camel’s back. A reminder of how fragile the infrastructure of modern communications can be. (And here’s some analysis with links to some conspiracy theorizing.) The sad irony in Boris Nemtsov’s murder. “Dark Leviathan.” A darkly cynical look at Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road, the Darknet, and what the author believes is the inevitable fate of libertarian ideals. Someone needs to give this article a great fisking. F*c*b**k blocks a fundraiser to help a father reunite with his son. (Hint: the reason is G-U-N-S.)…


I knit a dragon while attempting to stay sane

You know how last week I went off in a huff, unable to endure the stupid that blasts from the ‘Net these days like an old-fashioned Texas gusher? Well, I decided for sanity’s sake to knit a dragon. This dragon. Here it is on day one. That’s its head. And. I was back online an hour after I huffed away. Sigh. Can’t win. ‘Cause this dragon, though probably only of intermediate knitting difficulty, was beyond me and right away I had to look up how to do some of the stitches. (Books tell this, too, but I left the excellent…