That was 1998! The Reeling in the Years for 2016 will be an eye-opener, but I bet 2019 will be even crazier.
The latest episode of Hardcore History is another amazing audio tour through history, even if Dan Carlin himself says he is unqualified and it might not be completely accurate. He’s a great story teller. This one covers the rise of Japan in the early twentieth century and beyond. Dan’s coverage of the Manchurian Incident reminded me […]
I’d never heard of Stephanie Shirley until I heard this BBC interview with her. As a five year old she escaped the Nazis in Germany, escaping to Britian in a Kindertransport. She founded a software company in 1962 that only hired women. It allowed employees to work from home, a practise that is much more […]
Many moons ago I wrote about where my handle xeer came from. A planet in the classic 8-bit game Elite was called Xeer. Unknown to me, Xeer is also the polycentric legal system of Somalia! Back in 2003 someone asked to use my hotmail account of the same name but I declined and found out […]
Now, this is interesting. The Cork blog covers topics related to, you guessed it, Cork! For some reason I found the entry about busses around Cork fascinating, possibly because busses are such a major part of urban life! 2007-11-01 – Bah, looks like the domain is gone. An MFA site is there now so I’ve […]