Book Reviews

[Day Permalink] Wednesday, May 26, 2004

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Setting the WMD record straight: " [New York Times] reconsiders the WMD hysteria that marked some of its prewar coverage and marred its reputation [...] admitting mistakes is the first step toward preventing their recurrence. [...] Our mistakes -- Bush's mistakes -- opened another front for bin Ladenism to exploit." [Scott Rosenberg's Links & Comment]

[Item Permalink] First astonishing, then commonplace -- Comment()
Edith Nesbitt: "It is wonderful how quickly you get used to things, even the most astonishing." [Motivational Quotes of the Day]

My tentative list of originally astonishing, now commonplace things: Leatherman Micra, Titanium PowerBook G4, Apple iPod, Apple iSight, Goretex walking shoes by Sievi. And some not-so-concrete things: LaTeX, Fortran 90/95, Python. One thing which has not lost the mystery are books by certain authors, such as Hemingway, Dostojevski, Faulkner etc.

[Item Permalink] Preventing break-ins on Mac OS X -- Comment()
Daring Fireball writes: "In a nutshell, here is my advice for how to close the various URI-related vulnerabilities in Mac OS X." Recommended reading for Mac OS X 10.3 users!