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The Iranian Vice President’s Blog

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It seems that Mr. Mohammad Ali Abtahi has joined the world of bloggers, though the blog is in Farsi. Here is some info in English: http://www.webnevesht.com/en/about.asp Until recently, I thought Iran was pretty backwards when it came to information technology, but looking at the huge number of Persian blogs and the activity on tech mailing […]

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Good Coffee, Pepsi and the Tea Menace

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It was about 3 years ago that I got hooked on Starbucks’s coffee while at Vanguard. One of us would call the office on the way to work and take an order from everyone present. Not only did the coffee help us get through the day, it was an incentive to come in early enough […]

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The Relaxed Month

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Well, Ramazan is almost over. Depending on when the new moon (which marks the start of the next Islamic month) is sighted, we’ll be celebrating the festival of “Eid”, either on Wednesday or Thursday. It has been a pretty slow and uneventful month. Most offices, banks and schools close early here during the fasting month, […]

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Bill Gates Phones President Musharraf

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Looks like he wants to meet the President and discuss Microsoft’s investment plans in the local IT industry: http://pakistantimes.net/2003/11/22/top4.htm I wonder if by “investments” they mean implementing copyright laws more strictly. Off course it couldn’t have anything to do with the government’s recent policies of switching to open source software wherever possible.

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WarMarketing and a Quote from Goering

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Someone posted a comment about this site on Joi‘s blog: http://geocities.com/warmarketing/ “Of course the people don’t want war… that is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a […]

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Chasing Bush

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Found this on the BBC: http://www.interwebnet.org/ It’s a site that asks volunteers to use their mobiles to send in info on the where@bouts of the president and disrupt his stage-managed coverage.

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Sun’s Diagnosis

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Victor posted this chat between Sun Microsystems and a Dr. Sickmund Fraud: http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/os/story/0,10801,85945,00.html Somebody has an identity crisis.

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Blog Birthday

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Just realised that my first recorded blog entry was on the 25th of October last year. The second was on the 14th November so I guess I could celebr@te.the birthday of my second post. What presents do I have for my Blog? I’m thinking of adding Trackback support and some extra fe@tures for comments. Will […]

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Two Towers DVD and the Cutting of Saruman

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Having full knowledge that the extended version of The Two Towers will be out soon and that I won’t be able to resist it, I went ahead and bought the 2-DVD normal version yesterday. After Fellowship of the Ring, I realised that having the extended version alone can waste more of your time than necessary […]