Archive for 2015

General Amusement

    @john_weeks @erikwdavis This would work here judging by the guys I see staring at their phones at MOD every day pic.twitter.com/AKPF0XV0wW — Paul James Harper (@pauljamesharper) September 16, 2015   @pauljamesharper Now I know your truly Australian. #AusGrammar ;) @erikwdavis — John Weeks (@john_weeks) September 17, 2015  

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A tidbit courtesy Silong Chhun. In the 1980s and 1990s, there were weren't so many books and films about contemporary Southeast Asia in the West. To be considered a scholar of Cambodian history, the first step was to simply read everything on the topic. And there wasn't that much explicitly about the ...

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A lazy Sunday afternoon. I'd just finished a yogurt shake at the Blue Pumpkin and was strolling off my topor on the riverside. In jeans and a t-shirt, I look like any other foreigner, possibly a tourist. "Hello!" hailed the fake monk. He didn't realize I'd met his type before. ...

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It's not an understatement to say that Mekong ICT Camp changed my life. I attended in 2010, made new friends, and learned cool new things. Oh, also: under a year later, I got a job based on the knowledge I'd acquired there. I returned in 2013 to share what I learned with Open ...

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Hey look, it's the new city bus! Hooray for mass transit traffic solutions! Can we get a skytrain next? There is however, a disturbing aspect to the bus stops: they use a tactic of what's called 'disciplinary architecture' where seats cannot be slept on due to hand rails. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disciplinary_architecture http://hyperallergic.com/131525/disciplinary-architecture-or-deterrence-by-design/ The bus stops have ...

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