October 25, 2007

Ordering time!

A reminder for me to post reviews of the following....


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October 20, 2007

Chutzpah awards

Saw this comment from an exceedingly touchy person on a social network site:

[...] yes I am a Syrian you little small town maggot, I come from the land where history started, not from some hick country town such as your self... we do not grow corn where I come from, we do not marry our cousins, nor [$%^&] our sisters, so please go back to watching nascar, and saving to pay for the family farm...

1. Syria actually does grow corn, as people following the Israeli raid on the Syrian nuc-- er, "research institution" can attest:

DEIR EZ ZOR, Syria: Foreign journalists perused the rows of corn and the groves of date palms pregnant with low-hanging fruit here this week, while agents of Syria's ever present security services stood in the background, watching closely, almost nervously.

"You see around us are farmers, corn, produce, nothing else," said Ahmed Mehdi, the Deir ez Zor director of the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands, a government agricultural research center, as he led two of the journalists around the facilities.

2. More to the point, the percentage of marriages between first cousins in Syria is a whopping 30%. This is low by middle eastern standards -- it's around 40% in Iraq, and 55% in Qatar. This advocacy group claims an overall US cousin marriage rate of .1%, which may include second cousins.

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October 03, 2007

Chasing the elusive domain name

As I'm in the market for a soon-to-be-expired domain name, I thought I'd post a link to Mike Davidson's How to Snatch an Expiring Domain, which has a very helpful explanation of the process.

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