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Bruce Byfield
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All these people who travel, but then spend all their time in their hotel room, tweeting what they could have tweeted from  home.
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I´m doing a short article on budgie-remix. Would you have time to answer a few basic questions over the weekend? I would need your answers so I can write by Monday,  May 30.

Thanks!
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sure - hangouts is the best way for yourself or anyone to contact myself or anyone from the team
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Les Amis du Frommage has Red Dragon again (cheddar aged with mustard seeds and Guinness)! My cooking is about to undergo a major improvement.
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The web page for setting up security on one brand of router uses admin/password for its own login.
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***SIGH***
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"To Newgate Jail they took him,
The Ranter's dream was dead,
He had no taste for martyrdom,
'I banished sin but I have erred,
It cannot be denied,
That these are sins:
Greed, tyranny, hypocrisy, and pride."

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The God Abandons Anthony

"When suddenly, at midnight, you hear
an invisible procession going by
with exquisite music, voices,
don’t mourn your luck that’s failing now,
work gone wrong, your plans
all proving deceptive—don’t mourn them uselessly.
As one long prepared, and graced with courage,
say goodbye to her, the Alexandria that is leaving.
Above all, don’t fool yourself, don’t say
it was a dream, your ears deceived you:
don’t degrade yourself with empty hopes like these.
As one long prepared, and graced with courage,
as is right for you who proved worthy of this kind of city,
go firmly to the window
and listen with deep emotion, but not
with the whining, the pleas of a coward;
listen—your final delectation—to the voices,
to the exquisite music of that strange procession,
and say goodbye to her, to the Alexandria you are losing."
- C.P. Cavafy, translated by Edmund Keeley/Philip Sherrard
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As you may have figured out, the poem is based on a story about Mark Anthony, who was said to be the favorite of the god Bacchus.

According to the story, on the night before his final battle with Octavian, the future Emperor Augustus, he heard strange music and had a sense of an unseen procession going by outside. The procession was supposed to be Bacchus leaving his favorite.

Alexandria, of course, was the city from Cleopatra and her family ruled Egypt. Cavafy was a Greek poet in the early 20th Century who was fascinated by modern Alexandria. The poem is reprinted in Lawrence Durrell's Alexandrian Quartet, which is also about the fascination of the city (and well worth a read).
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No wonder I was an effective technical writer. If a mistake can be made with a piece of hardware or software, I am sure to make it --twice.
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Typing on a flat surface? Laser virtual keyboards are simply a bad idea.
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Wonderful swim today, with the smell of salt and chlorine and the sun dappling the bottom of the pool.
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All I accomplished today was an afternoon nap followed by the first swim of the year. But sometimes, that is enough.
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Festina lente.
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My ambition is to be the George Orwell of free and open source software.
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I'm a writer who specializes in covering free and open source software. In my spare time, I write about Northwest Coast Art.
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