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September 22, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-22

Krugman says: “the Clinton plan basically is the Edwards plan” (and both are better than Obama’s plan) # Season 2 of “The

September 21, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-21

Talking about racial injustice in class, a student really wanted to know if, given power, Blacks would behave the same way towards whites. # Even

September 20, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-20

I wish I could convince my colleagues to use and google groups instead of CC’ing 9MB e-mails to everyone … #

September 19, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-19

Wow. I didn’t know Siouxsie Sioux had a brand new album out. How cool is that! # [status] Kerim is happy he asked Juno to guest lecture on animal

September 18, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-18

Musicovery works surprisingly well… # [reading] NY Times Ends Subscription-only Access: After two years (to the day,

September 16, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-16

A little girl came into the supermarket to tell me that Juno was crying. I put her in charge of petting the dog till we came out. # “assume that

September 15, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-15

[reading] New iPods reengineered to block synching with Linux: The latest iPods have a cryptograph.. # [reading] Idea

September 14, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-14

@jencardew I use parallels without any problems, but I don’t use atlas.ti. I use Journler to store my fieldnotes… # [reading] Giant web woven by a

September 13, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-13

[status] Kerim is eating guava instead of apples dipped in honey. # Victor Mair explains the Sanskrit origins of the

September 12, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-12

[blog] 200: The Savage Minds Facebook group just reached 200 members! Join us to hook up with other .. # Maybe he’s just

September 11, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-11

An English-Chinese dictionary so good, it mentiones no less than 16 guest stars on The Simpsons! #

September 10, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-10

[reading] Border Crossings: Jobs Abroad Support ‘Model’ State in India: The Indian state of Kerala.. # SelectedWorks is

September 9, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-09

We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn’t do it, but God did.” # [reading] Naomi Klein’s Disaster

September 8, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-08

[reading] RIP: author Madeleine L’Engle: Snip from NYT obituary (urls added): Madeleine L’Engle, w.. #

September 7, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-07

Good news on the Treo saga: UPS returned it without charge and the ebay seller gave me a full refund. # [reading] Everything You Suspected About

September 6, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-06

[reading] ClaimID supports the Open Social Web: Today, Joseph Smarr, Marc Canter, Robert Scoble, a.. # [reading] Police

September 5, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-05

[status] Kerim is playing with the dog instead of working. # I have used since the beginning, and every time I

September 4, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-04

Back in Taipei. If Japanese zen rock gardens have an opposite it is Taipei! Still, good to be home… #

September 2, 2007

Tweets 2007-09-02

Young Japanese women all walk around (and even bicycle!) while looking at their cell phone. They all seem very good at thumb-typing. # “about one

August 30, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-30

Arrived in Kyoto. Enjoyed talking with the MBA student from Inner Mongolia in the Taxi from the airport. # The MBA student asked if it is true that

August 29, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-29

[reading] Suspicious timing: So, was Gonzales’ resignation yesterday specifically timed to happen .. #

August 27, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-27

[reading] Edwards Goes After the ‘Corporate Democrats’ — Is This a Turning Point for His Campaign.. # The Italian version

August 26, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-26

Arrived in Taipei via the new express train from Hualien (2 hrs. vs. 2:30-3hrs). Sticking around till Thursday. #

August 25, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-25

How to publish your facebook status on twitter: (Shows that Facebook is slowly opening up.) # Are scientists

August 24, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-24

Goodby Pandora (doesn’t work outside the US) and LastFM (more like a virus than software), hello Deezer! # China Airlines

August 23, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-23

Switching from to to serve my feeds to Twitter. # Reading: US Farmers Using Prison Labor: Nicole Hill, The

August 22, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-22

Unsubscribed from 80 RSS feeds. 290 remaining. Not so bad as it sounds, since they are grouped in folders (eg. academic journals). # NewsTrust

August 21, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-21

Unlikely the same thing could happen twice, but we decided to change our Japan flight from China Air to Eva Air … same price same times. #

August 20, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-20

If corporate meetings were run like the comments section on Digg: # 1kg encourages travelers to add an extra 1kg of

August 18, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-18

Planning for our Kyoto Trip (Suggestions welcome!!!): # @June: Lots of wind and rain here, but nothing too serious.

August 17, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-17

96% of Taiwanese high school grads will go to college: More here: # Typhoon just downgraded

August 16, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-16

The story behind the Clearview font used on highways throughout the US. # My NHI post accidentally got taken offline. It

August 15, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-15

Finished the DaVinci Code, now reading about Pierre Plantard on WIkipedia. #

August 13, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-13

My shared items from Google Reader aren’t getting forwarded to Twitter right now. Till that’s fixed, go here: # John

August 12, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-12

Rudy Giuliani’s Five Big Lies About 9/11 # The linguistically interesting title 《當我們假在一起》 #

August 11, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-11

“Thanks to the ephemerality of Amerigo Vespucci’s reputation as an explorer, America was given an enduring name.” # NCIKU

August 5, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-05

Really enjoyed Erin McKean’s Wikimania 2007 presentation: Her blog: # Full list of talks I

August 3, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-03

Had a great time last night at the wikimania blogger meetup with Isaac Mao and Rebecca MacKinnon. #

August 1, 2007

Tweets 2007-08-01

Directions to the wikimania venue are as detailed as you would expect (be sure to watch the video): #

July 30, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-30

Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering? #

July 29, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-29

“Facebook is a roach motel: Apps and data in, but not much coming out.” Paraphrased from: # 60 Seconds in the Life of the

July 28, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-28

Reading“Facebook: What’s In It For Journalists?” # Reading:“Transitional justice and Taiwan” #

July 19, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-19

Neocons on a Cruise #

July 17, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-17

Tunnel House: #

July 16, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-16

A “typo of the day” blog for librarians who like to keep their catalogs typo-free. #

July 15, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-15

A soldier discharged under Chapter 5-13 stands to lose all benefits and even has to pay back their bonuses. #

July 14, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-14

Most Dishonest Wall Street Journal Editorial Ever: More here: #

July 13, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-13

Working on a personal Google Map of Hualien for friends, visitors, and personal use. # Some free articles on Taiwan’s

July 10, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-10

New blog added to the blogroll: 地圖會說話, about Taiwan & Maps. # Added to the blogroll: New Yorker Blogs, featuring

July 8, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-08

Seen in a vegan restaurant in Manhattan: Reminded of it by this French ad campaign: # More

July 7, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-07

“Factual inaccuracies we were unable to correct” #

July 6, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-06

The junkyard of art: # Oddly Titled Government Documents: #

July 4, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-04

Milan Airport Pickpocket Video #

July 3, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-03

Question: How will the iPhone handle Chinese input? On my Treo I can draw with a pen + a 3rd party app. The iPhone has neither… # Everything you

July 2, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-02

Mice that were both stressed and fed the junk-food diet accumulated about twice as much fat as non-stressed mice. # Do

July 1, 2007

Tweets 2007-07-01

Added to the blogroll: SCOTUS Blog. # Colorblind Justice. # Hong Kong protest song, “Folk

June 30, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-30

Blogging about queuing up! More here: #

June 28, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-28

Taiwan’s DPP should do something like this instead of starting fights: #

June 26, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-26


June 24, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-24

Most Americans think like you. # # “For Google, it is fair to say that censorship

June 22, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-22

Of the three main library sharing websites: Librarything, Goodreads and Anobii, only properly recognizes Taiwanese ISBN numbers! #

June 19, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-19

Idea for Google: If there are links in the top ranked posts which might be relevant, make those links clickable in the search results. #

June 18, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-18

Seems that brick kiln slavery is a problem throughout China, not just in Shanxi. #

June 17, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-17

Taiwan’s education minister has a “reputation for sending out bizarre messages”!? # “colonialism is a major explanation

June 16, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-16

Google Books now shows a map of “places mentioned in this book” here is Verne’s Around the World in 80 days: #

June 15, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-15

Citation Plagiarism : # “saving ourselves from idiots whose capacity for self-delusion is far greater than their capacity

June 14, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-14

The collapse of the Soviet Union can be traced to 1985 when Saudi Arabia stopped protecting oil prices. # JUSTIN RYE ON

June 13, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-13

Got a card from my graduating seniors. One of the things it said was, “I love Juno. Please don’t fail me!” #

June 12, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-12

Enhanced Interrogation Techniques # will search used books and sort by shipping price, including

June 5, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-05

Taiwanese Beat Europeans to South America : #

June 4, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-04

Obama’s dislike of “bitter and partisan” politics makes him too cautious. But at least he’s come out with a plan. #

June 3, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-03

“commentators who’ve pushed the myth of the DDT ban have been … dupes of an industry even deadlier than malaria” # “lots

June 1, 2007

Tweets 2007-06-01

L:Sunnyside, NY 11104 # “What she is saying is that this is not law, it’s politics,” More here: #

May 31, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-31

L:taoyuan, taiwan # Installing Google Gears before my flight. (Now, if only my battery would last more than 3 hours…) # I

May 30, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-30

Launch: Google Maps adds Street View : # “If the president wants to go to war, our job is to find the intelligence to

May 29, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-29

“This Is Nollywood” tells the story of the Nigerian film industry. # Mark Twain’s “The War Prayer” beautifully

May 26, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-26

My favorite podcasts: # Ann Wright | What Congress Really Approved: Benchmark No. 1: Privatizing Iraq’s Oil for US

May 25, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-25

“the culture war is still more important to them than real war” #

May 24, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-24 gets less useful with each upgrade/redesign. But there is a secret back-door which cuts out the crap: #

May 23, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-23

Binding Arbitration and Consumer Bargaining Power : # Trying out OpenDNS. The OpenDNS folks are super-nice and the

May 22, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-22

Seadevils and Species Unknown # If Kafka had a YouTube (i)Channel :

May 21, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-21

Fear of eating: Why would the administration refuse to regulate an industry that actually wants to be regulated? # Posing

May 20, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-20

Rare Risk and Overreactions : # Fears for Democracy in India : # Poking a Pet Peeve :

May 19, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-19

Encountering phrases of the form “What would X do” # So, I asked myself, What would Mark Liberman Do (WWMLD)? But somehow I guessed it started with

May 18, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-18

The “I”m a Mac” ads are even funnier in Japanese! # Excellent Newsweek article on Taiwan’s Democracy :

May 17, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-17

War vlogging : # Leper messiahs : #

May 15, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-15

Juno is tied up outside while the house is cleaned. She just stares at the door and cries. Won’t even play with her favorite toys… # … Gonzales

May 14, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-14

Installed a google custom search searchbox on my blog and homepage. Searches all my sites! # My Aborigine students were all dressed up for a

May 13, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-13

I can’t imagine doing web development without Firebug. # Blogrolls suck. I haven’t updated mine in years. I don’t even

May 12, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-12

Building An Open Source, Distributed Google Clone : # Class, Thy Name is Rudy : # Talking with

May 11, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-11

Working on a major redesign of my homepage… #

May 9, 2007

Tweets 2007-05-09

Testing out a new feature on this site: A daily digest of all my Twitter posts. I’m using Alex King’s excellent Twitter Tools. There may be a bit of