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Entries from November 2008

Some Guidelines for Aspiring Writers

November 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Found on the web pages of Norman Fenton, a University of London researcher whose “Improving Your Technical Writing” I much recommend (and is by no means only applicable to technical writing – you can find it here). The guidlines are not to be taken as seriously: [ad#ad-1] Some Guidelines for Aspiring Writers 1. Verbs has […]

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Tags: Writing


November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

We are a triple-OS household these days. We have been for a couple of months now; first we added the Mac, when Sagrario started her web design course, and then Linux, when she gave me one of those cute little Asus notebooks for my birthday. [ad#ad-2] So what’s the big deal? If you believe the […]

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Tags: Geekish


November 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The world has caught up with me. I used to be more or less singular, and now I am… What? Myriad? I have just found this out courtesy of the Elcano Institute, a Spanish thinktank, which has a working paper on the net on immigrants into Spain from the E11 (that’s the E12, the EU […]

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Tags: Life