Can't you keep my hand to yourself?!
Thursday, September 28
  Interesting Article

Sweet Article

“There are tools where they build a world in a bottle. They put down every single mosque, river, camel, and school in, say, Saudi Arabia. Then they have millions of software agents who each have desires, grievances, all these ­different variables. They go about their little lives and then you ask a question: What if we build a McDonald’s in Mecca? Does this lead to more people joining terrorist groups or not?”

—Gary Ackerman, Director of the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies

It's 5 pages long, but it's worth reading
Wednesday, September 27
  Moment of Zen
Here we see an intrepid Word user who, having achieved a kind of Nirvana, having delicately balanced yin and yang to allow perfect resonance of elegance and functionality, was likely overcome by the beauty of his interface and unable to mar it by writing even a single word. Instead we see only the cursor, alone, blinking to the sound of the universe: aum...
Tuesday, September 19
  Bite-sized stats trivia
Wustlog has existed for 287 days. During that time we've averaged slightly more than 0.75 posts per day, or roughly 5.4 posts per week.

Um, if I think of anything else to add it'll come later.
Friday, September 15
  Universal knows how to win fans

Universal trying to kill Youtube?

Why the picture of the Hot Dogs? I dunno, you got something better?
Friday, September 1
  Gotta love revisionist history!
Here's an interesting article about the Chinese cutting out some of the nastier aspects of their history. Funny how that works, eh?
When high school students in Shanghai crack their history textbooks this fall they may be in for a surprise. The new standard world history text drops wars, dynasties and Communist revolutions in favor of colorful tutorials on economics, technology, social customs and globalization.

Socialism has been reduced to a single, short chapter in the senior high school history course. Chinese Communism before the economic reform that began in 1979 is covered in a sentence. The text mentions Mao only once — in a chapter on etiquette.
The new text mentions Mao only once? But he was such a loveable figure!

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