Fingersmith — Sarah Waters

Fingersmith is the type of literary novel that’s not being written much these days, a style that fits more with the age of Queen Victoria than the age of Global Terrorism, and therein lies its beauty. Set in nineteenth century England, Fingersmith narrates the intersecting stories of two young women in seemingly disparate circumstances. Sarah…

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Free Stuff!!

PC Magazine has a list of recommended free software. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2271644,00.asp It’s freeware, but not necessarily Open Source. I would not have picked all the things they pick. I especially hate the Google Toolbar. I’ve found it to be clunky. It takes up too much memory, slows things down, and is always, ALWAYS, collecting information about…

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Be Kind Rewind

Are you the Key Holder or the Gate Master? –Wilson in Be Kind Rewind Critics of Be Kind Rewind range from tepid to hostile. Those critics who enjoy the film label it as “cute,””goofy and endearing,” or “a heart-warming story.” Those who hate it scream “undeveloped,” “ameteurish,” or “a thick stew of awful” (see Rotten…

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The Year of Open Source

This is my year of OpenSource. Since last December, I have: installed Ubuntu on my Desktop, reconfigured my wife’s laptop to dual-boot MS-Windows XP and Open Suse, reconfigured my mp3 player (a Sansa Sandisk 250) to run RockBox, initiated a web project at work that uses the Joomla CMS played around with Django, a web-development…

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