Beyond the Boerewors Curtain: Identity and white English South Africans: "What also interests me about Apartheid is the white English role. Most English people in SA seem unaware that the British concentration camps were responsible for the deaths of 26,000 Afrikaner women and children. This is not a legacy to be lightly skipped over, and one that ties directly into one of the most thorny issues for English South Africans: identity. Who are we? We're not British, although many of us hold British passports (or can get ancestral visas, or flee to the UK when we get the chance). We're not Afrikaans, so therefore we're not responsible for Apartheid (so I've heard from many English people). 'Apartheid was something which the Afrikaners were responsible for, not us. We had no say. In all levels of government the only people who were employed were Afrikaans.' So we withdrew from the public sphere and happily existed in the neutral space between oppression and oppressed, mirroring the behaviour of everyone else."
(xy)write it! has been released - RailsOnWave Ruby on Rails web 2.0 Ajax: "(xy)write makes easy writing, sharing and collaborating on a document. It helps your team agree about what to do, wherever they are. It helps you to share a meeting report or a contract with a customer. And it makes sure that if someone changes the document, you’ll be notified via email by the system. You can invite people to collaborate with you in seconds simply having their email addresses."
Dennis: Learning Unix: "My intention is to install XyWrite on my new Linux machine, using DOSbox or DOSemu. That way I can go on using it for the rest of my days. I shall also be able to mainline on EMACS, and need never fear the whims of commercial producers of operating systems. Good or what?"
The American Spectator: "The Evangelical Left is again trying to guilt U.S. Evangelicals out of their traditional pro-Israel stance. The latest blast came from the Rev. Rich Nathan of the 6,500 member charismatic Vineyard Church of Columbus, Ohio."