Working through a series of tutorials on graphics. Author likes to name the public classes "...Ex", often with a plural noun before the "Ex". Since Netbeans lower-cases the public class name to make the default package name, my list of packages for classes BasicShapesEx, BasicStrokesEx, CapsEx, etc. looks naughty. ;)
zetcode.com/

There goes the bid over my budget. :( Oh, well.

Fire in SDF Minecraft Spawntown! Inn a total loss. Construction accident suspected!

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Thomas Sowell:
Most people on the left are not opposed to freedom. They are just in favor of all sorts of things that are incompatible with freedom. Freedom ultimately means the right of other people to do things that you do not approve of. #Freedom #Liberty

Saddly, I cannot get TOR Browser to open Gopher pages with either OverbiteWX or ...NX. :(

o/` I hear her voice, In the mornin' hours she calls me ... o/`

XV (2): I am reading in parallel the commentary on the Danteworld site, and this is supposed to be the ring to which sodomites are condemned, but I don't think I'd pick that up without the commentary. Here, as in other passages, Dante is vague about the sins which merited damnation as well as the torments inflicted. (end)

danteworlds.laits.utexas.edu

Canto XV (1): Dante and Virgil cross the third ring of the Seventh Circle by walking along a stone dyke built along the river. They are approached by a group of souls, one of whom Dante recognizes as Brunetto Latini, who was a respected leader of Florence and Dante's mentor. Brunetto follows them for a while and converses with Dante.

medialab.freaknet.org/~papa/di

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I'd just like to say, big props to #DuckDuckGo for this type of answer. Very cool.

I finally caught up reading and listening to the Italian, so I can start reading forward again.

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#FreeSoftware has a lot of potential in the developing world.

In rural India, 12 villages use #FreedomBox to host free digital services. Activists have re-purposed old computers into FreedomBoxes, mounted them on posts, and served entire villages with free wi-fi and digital services.

These rural #FreedomBox networks got covered in the Times of India.

READ: ‘Every old computer is a potential server that can bring Internet connectivity to an entire village’

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/en

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Every faithful Catholic who follows Pope Francis knows the confusion he causes. That is an objective fact.

We also know of efforts ranging from begging him to clarify to more serious accusations.

Two things that surprised me today are (1) the most recent "open letter" has grown from 15 to 81 signatories and (2) the pope has now ignored (other than punishing those involved) *35* attempts to reach him.

(Non-Catholics: Christ's Church has suffered similarly in the past. Even so, it has survived 2,000 years through such internal and external problems by the protection of the Holy Spirit.)

onepeterfive.com/a-brief-updat

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Screenshot: Sharp NetWalker with Lynx (Ubuntu 9.x, GNOME 2.x)

It's still a bit slow and it has too bad keyboard, unfortunately.

I use the USB-Ethernet adapter here.

I should try to use the Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200 this way (it has even smaller screen but much better - albeit much smaller - keyboard).

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Windows is getting a Microsoft built Linux kernel as a shipped component in windows.

Interesting fact! Did you know the phrase "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish" was used by Microsoft internally to describe their strategy for gaining control of non-proprietary software/standards and stifling competition? Now you do!

Smooches!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace%

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