Category: "People"

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01/23/07

  03:25:59 am, by Nimble   , 3641 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Religion

Possum # 1 Versus Minister

There has been an interesting little saga going on over at Atheist in a Mini-van, regarding an incident where one of the bloggers' two young ones (Possum # 1) write a surprisingly eloquent essay in respond to a 'surprise essay' (much like a surprise… more »

01/16/07

  08:54:39 pm, by Nimble   , 2192 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Religion, Science

Liddle Stirs It Up

I must admit, after seeing the sort of commentary and reaction she generated with her extremely well-spoken remarks about evolutionary theory, Elizabeth Liddle has earned herself a new fan. Well, there's actually a line-up of fans now; I might just be… more »

01/14/07

  01:12:16 pm, by Nimble   , 632 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Ethics, People

International Breast Milk Project

Perusing the surprisingly interesting Freakonomics blog (I reviewed his book here), I came across his entry on the International Breast Milk Project, started by Jill Youse, who was producing way more breast milk than her baby could ever drink. With the… more »

12/20/06

  11:42:28 pm, by Nimble   , 307 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Thoughts, People, Science

Calling All Yumans

Today is the 10th Anniversary of the death of Carl Sagan. Joel Schlosberg has organized a Carl Sagan Blog-A-Thon. Nick Sagan has a very nice retrospective of his own, providing some interesting, and nice, views of Carl Sagan as a father. There is also… more »

12/14/06

  06:35:51 pm, by Nimble   , 750 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Ethics, Internet, People

Sock Puppetry/Happy Esperanto Day!

Sxtrumpetmarionismo/Felicxa Esperanto-Tago In honour of Esperanto Day, December 15, I am also translating this blog entry into Esperanto. I'm sure it's quite an awful translation I've done! Honori Esperanto-Tago, la 15(dek kvin)a de decembro, mi… more »

11/21/06

  07:53:45 pm, by Nimble   , 545 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People

When Is A Prize Not A Prize?

About a week back, I got a phone call that I had won a prize in the Jysk draw: a free meal for up to five couples at the China Rose. That part sounded great, but my alarm bells went off a little when they talked about having a fire safety presentation… more »

11/17/06

  02:07:55 am, by Nimble   , 337 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Thoughts, Common Sense, People

Microlending Earns The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize

I caught an interview with Muhammad Yunus on the Daily Show, founder and director of the Grameen Foundation. He and the foundation split the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for work on microfinance and microlending as a tool against poverty. Microfinance is a… more »

10/26/06

  11:34:15 am, by Nimble   , 468 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, People

Stages Of A New Blogger

Not authoritative in the slightest, but this is what I've observed, from a huge sample size of two people and inferences from elsewhere. Footnotes be gosh darned :) Curiosity The would-be blogger is finally curious enough to wonder what blogging is… more »

06/21/06

  10:05:22 pm, by Nimble   , 838 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Ethics, People

Future Little Science Experiments

I have a casual plan in mind to call my future children "my little science experiments", with a twinkle in my eye. It's odd to be contemplating children. I feel at once too young and well past old enough. You know it's an investment. You know your… more »

04/23/06

  11:30:51 pm, by Nimble   , 204 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, People

Culture Plateau?

Looking back at movies from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's, and then comparing the 90's with today, it occurs to me that despite the "ever increasing pace of change", we really seem to be... stabilizing. Beauty, clothing and music technology has been… more »

04/06/06

  11:47:29 pm, by Nimble   , 973 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, People

The "Good Old Days"

I was on the LRT yesterday and didn't quite bear witness to an altercation between some "punk-ass kids". One older guy on the LRT chased them off, for which I was quite happy. However, once they were gone, he started spouting the same old sort of drivel… more »

10/28/05

  11:43:43 pm, by Nimble   , 1052 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Languages, People

Telling Where People Come From

I've always had an interest in spoken languages. We boarded foreign students to help make ends meet once upon a very long time ago, so I got exposed to quite a few people whose first language was not English. I thought it was the most fascinating thing… more »

09/25/05

  11:44:58 am, by Nimble   , 507 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Programming

Tales of Outsourcing

A friend of mine related their experience with outsourcing to India. This may not be the way it happens everywhere, but I found it most interesting, since it shows that the promise of outsourcing does not necessarily match what it delivers. It's not… more »

08/10/05

  02:31:33 am, by Nimble   , 2303 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Science

On The Hubris Of Tooth Doctors

Okay, it's a rant, I admit. Despite many a dentist I've met that's nice, there are some I've met and some observations I've made that have, over the years, painted a picture of arrogance and mythology amongst dentists and orthodontists that I find… more »

04/07/05

  10:24:24 pm, by Nimble   , 313 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Politics

Icy Dead People

I am glad that Terri can finally rest in peace. I hope that Michael can heal, and that the parents can finally start coming to terms with her passing. Not two days afterwards, Pope John Paul II, an extremely engaging emissary of the Catholic faith,… more »

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