Monthly Archives: November 2010

Another year, another COP

To the surprise of almost no one except the most naive, the COP15 international conference on climate change in Copenhagen last year broke down. On Monday this year’s COP16 will begin in Cancun. US anarchists didn’t seem to pay much … Continue reading

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Anarcha-feminist Projects

For my inaugural post I’d like to give a shout-out to two anarcha-feminist distros. To me (post-)feminism is one of the most vital and relevant strains in contemporary anarchism. Lunaria Press has put together several high-quality zines. Titles they have … Continue reading

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More on testing

It turned out that I’m sick of testing against over 1200 files. So with a little of patience I’ve compiled a dozen of little files with the various cases. I’ve packed them and uploaded on the server. The idea is to create a test file for each problem I could find. If you want to […]

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Emapthy, Development, Capitalism

These three videos say a lot of the things that I would like to write about the social and psychological affects of capitalism that for me, are central to the critique of capitalism (and authoritarianism, which is a nice package of all this shit into a more extreme fucking of human development). This first video […]

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Gentrification and Pacification: Workshop and Movie Showing

Gentrification: The process of development in a poor neighborhood that brings in rich people and rich businesses and pushes out the poor people by spiking living costs and sterilizing the neighborhood. This workshop will focus specifically on the ongoing gentrification of the Hilltop neighborhood in Tacoma. War on the Hill: A classic mini-documentary on the […]

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M11 December Calendar

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Mass testing

As previously stated, I run tests over tests, to be sure I’ve not screwed anything. This time I want to share this pleasure with you: I’m posting the differences between the epubs, the .tex and the .html files. epub diffs TeX diffs (If you notice large chunks of differences that seem not to have any […]

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Gentrification and Pacification: Workshop and Movie Showing

Gentrification: The process of development in a poor neighborhood that brings in rich people and rich businesses and pushes out the poor people by spiking living costs and sterilizing the neighborhood. This workshop will focus specifically on the ongoing gentrification of the Hilltop neighborhood in Tacoma. War on the Hill: A classic mini-documentary on the […]

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Concept Mapping Anarchism

So after watching this Ted.com talk: David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization I have become somewhat more enthusiastic about the idea of visually representing information. Like the speaker, I had read Tor Norretranders’ book the User Illusion and was inspired by it to reconsider the way I understand learning. This is only on top […]

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Work and Alienation

The details of Craig Carlos-Valentino’s work should not be seen as a minor detail in the story of his life, of which the event that occurred in the Bay Bridge the morning of November 11 can be seen as the most logical outcome of such a form of existence. It seems as if everyone, everywhere, […]

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Living with Passion

“Our age is essentially one of understanding and reflection, without passion, momentarily bursting into enthusiasm, and shrewdly relapsing into repose” –Kierkegaard If one can be found to risk anything in this life it is first of all her passion. God punishes those who deviate from reason, who sin by the hands of passion; and so […]

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The Anarchist Library CD-ROM

Today I’ve received from a buddy of mine a CD-ROM burnt from the latest torrent release: Thanks!

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First runs

Today I’ve finished to write the ConTeXt code to generate the various formats (a4, letter, a4 imposed and letter imposed). I’m still puzzled how much binding correction should I give them. The binding correction is the space reserved for the binding of the booklet, that must be taken away from the general page layout, because […]

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Life while burned out

I still have 1000 ideas running through my mind but absolutely no energy to act on any of them. I have enough energy to exercise, get through my work day… and that’s about it. I am burned out. I am sick of this routine but have still not completed my tasks (even though they are […]

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Again on ToC (a.k.a. Table of Contents)

Typesetting the ToC has not been much fun. First, I had to rewrite almost from scratch the patterns to compile the ToC. Now it’s much more readable and fixable. It’s just a brain-dead list of “if”. The problem is that we are searching for a kind of “universal” solution, which I’m afraid doesn’t exist. So […]

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Habemus ToC

I’ve been staring at the screen a LOT lately… I was looking to a way to have a ToC in a smart way, with arbitrary numbers, without breaking everything. Probably there’s still something to fix, but it’s something. So, take a look: If you’re curious, this is the commit I’m pretty satisfied. I think the […]

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URLs are no fun

Today I’ve got the first working version of the parser using ConTeXt as backend. It works, but it’s twice slower. Well, I don’t really think it’s an issue. They are well spent CPU cycles. Anyway, the real pain was setting up the parsing of the URLs, keeping in mind that we output files to be […]

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The Tacoma Anarchist Network 2010-11-10 22:20:42

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First template

After a day of struggling, I got the first working template, with all the features required by the library. So I’ll let you take a look. The table of contents still is under construction. There’s the problem with roman numbers, they will overlap the titles if I don’t give them some room. Still mumbling… I’m […]

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