Author Archives: killyourpubliclibrary

Learning Italian and Finding Out About Jews and Food.

I have been trying to learn Italian with a combination of mediocre software, google translate, and following blogs written in Italian and about Italy.  Somehow I keep seeing numerous blog posts somehow related to both Italy and Jews.  Some are … Continue reading

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rethinking this blog

I haven’t posted anything here in a while but I intend to start up again.  I am experimenting with numerous aspects of keeping both the and the site in sync. Also, I might be doing a bit of … Continue reading

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My goals and failure as a blogger

So I’m trying to keep this blogging going in two places and once. I want to use emacs with a web logging mode that can post the same post to two blogs simultaneously. So today I figure I’ll just do … Continue reading

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Iain McGilchrist and Isaiah Berlin

It seems whatever I read about, math, computers, science, economics, libraries, gambling, horse racing, etc. always leads me back to my interests in philosophy. Iain McGilchrist gave a talk at the RSA on brains. An interesting talk about an interesting … Continue reading

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Using Emacs to Blog

This is a test of using emacs’s weblogger mode. As I have been going through some online classes, I realized I needed to write a lot of stuff. As I tried to keep track of what I am doing I … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week – Something Libraries Get Wrong!

A brief preface: I use the term “book” to cover all media: anything reproduced be it electronically generated or printed, including audio and video. This year, 2010, September 25 through October 2 was Banned Books Week. The annual celebration of … Continue reading

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Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur: The Latin language, self-education continues and the daily this-and-that.

A few days ago, Pendragon Theater, a company out of Saranac Lake, NY performed Constance Congdon’s adaptation of Moliere’s Imaginary Invalid. The play ends when the title character realizes he can become a doctor himself through ceremonial Latin. As one … Continue reading

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