Monthly Archives: August 2006

Son of a Witch

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White Oleander

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The Da Vinci Code

Page-turner. I assume that by now everyone in America has already either read it or tried to get it banned from the school library.

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In a Sunburned Country

Vivid and funny travel stories from Australia. I feel like I’ve been there! Thanks Dave and Jessi.

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

A whale rams and sinks a Nantucket whaling ship in the middle of the Pacific. The crew of 20 men takes to their whaling skiffs and makes for South America, where eight survivors finally are rescued after three months at … Continue reading

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Under The Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

A chilling illustration that given the right circumstances–religious fundamentalism, charismatic leaders, belief that they are the sole recipients of God’s truth–Americans are as capable of violence in God’s name as anyone. [Update 2006-08-31] From CNN: A Nevada Highway Patrolman named … Continue reading

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The Truth (With Jokes)

Mostly truth, not many jokes. I sighed more than I laughed. Not nearly as much fun as Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot: And Other Observations, but worth reading.

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Manage Hidden Mac Files

Mac OS X leaves invisible files on Windows shares, but the files are visible to Windows users. The files are harmless but irritating. Here’s a brief article explaining the matter: “Dealing with Resource Forks and .DS_Store Files on non-Mac Volumes”. … Continue reading

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What the Manisfam is listening to

You know, people are constantly asking me “Doug, what recordings are the musical taste-making Manisfam listening to these days?” Well, here are the previous fifty or so sizzling tracks the Manisfam has auditioned and found to our liking. Click a … Continue reading

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