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Ian Gilfillan
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I've been doing a series on Patreon artists called 30 Artists in 30 Days. Day 5's choice, +Dan Newbie  has a Google+ account, so I thought I'd post here as well. 30 Artists in 30 Days #5 - Dan Newbie http://www.greenman.co.za/blog/?p=1575
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The latest World Press Freedom Index is out. While the news worldwide is generally negative, with all regions except for Asia showing a deterioration, South Africa improved markedly from its place in 2013, jumping 11 positions from 52nd to 42nd. Before you hammer me on my maths, this counts as ...
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... so that there's no significant difference in strength, simply a difference in participation. So, let's take a look at the levels of participation of some of the top chess countries, as well as a few others thrown in for geographical curiosity: Country, Male, Female, M/F Ratio ...
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In April 2006, the Japanese cultural anthropologist Noriyuki Ueda met the Dalai Lama for two days of conversation in Dharmasala, India. The discussion, recently translated from the Japanese text, covers such topics as the usefulness of anger, the role of compassion in society, and social and ...
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Many similarities between Monsanto suing small farmers and patent troll company Lodsys suing small (and big) software developers. Same lawyer defending small farmers is defending TMSOFT. http://toddmoore.com/2013/07/02/why-im-not-paying-the-troll-toll/
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It was Valentines day, late Friday afternoon heading towards evening...

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A Valentines Surprise. It was Valentines day, late Friday afternoon heading towards evening. I was sitting working at home, behind on the week, when I got a call from Anique. Did she have a Valentines surprise in store? Did she ever. She'd run out of petrol on the N2, the notorious stretch ...
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An intruder and a bit of exercise: http://www.greenman.co.za/blog/?p=1241
I came home today after fetching Dorje from school to find my driveway gate forced open, and a guy inside the yard, going through my outside cupboard. His attempts to claim he was looking for work in my cupboard didn't last long in the face of berserker Ian, and he made a dash for it.
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We have a new World Chess Champion. Congratulations Magnus Carlsen. Video analyses and pgn's of all the games: http://www.chesstape.com/index.php/events/world-chess-championship/2013-world-chess-championship
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Right, I've blocked IE6 visitors from China. No need to build that extra coal power station outside the server room anymore.
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The novelty of getting a phone call from the "Windows Maintenance Department" is wearing off, 2 more this week...
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When I was young, I would find it very difficult to ask anyone for help. I remember many stalemates with my father, where I would stubbornly not ask, and he would stubbornly not offer. A university job cold soliciting advertising for the student newspaper helped immensely!
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  • MariaDB Foundation
    2013 - present
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    Director, 2005 - 2014
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