meehawl all that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned

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Gallery!

Wanted some photo albums. Went into total geek mode and installed Gallery, which required the latest Apache2, MySQL, PHP, and a bunch of other nerd utils. To get the damn thing working, I had...

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Higgeldy Piggeldy

The urbanized area in and around Los Angeles has become the most densely populated place in the continental United States, according to the Census Bureau. Its density is 25 percent higher than that of...

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Baghdad Prophets

Iraqi investigators have uncovered widespread fraud and waste in more than $1 billion worth of weapons deals arranged by middlemen who reneged or took huge kickbacks on contracts to arm Iraq’s fledgling military …...

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Caliphate Manoeuverings

One of Iraq’s most powerful Shiite politicians on Thursday strongly backed demands for the formation of a semi-independent region in the oil-rich south … The politician, Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, a religious Shiite with close ties...

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Demographic Retreat

Non-Jews now outnumber Jews in Israel and the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, but the planned Israeli pullout from Gaza will ensure a Jewish majority in the other two areas for two decades...

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Preacher Men

Iran’s decision to press ahead with its nuclear program puts European leaders in a tough spot: They are trying to stop Tehran from doing something that is technically not illegal. The seals that Tehran...

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I Survived Organic Chemistry!

Well the reason blog updates were so sparse for many months, and so frequent in the last week or so, is that all summer I was doing an Organic Chemistry crash course. Which was...