Monthly Archives: December 2006

Housekeeping Notice and Holiday Wishes

While I’m not actively updating for the coming week, I’ve disabled new registrations, as I’ve had my first bout of serious comment spam in the last week. (I gather other WordPress blogs protected by registration systems had the same issues … Continue reading

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War and Peace, Horn of Africa Edition

One of the major stories out of Africa that almost no one seems to know about is the political, military and social history of the Horn of Africa in the last three decades. This is despite the fact of Black … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Politics | 9 Comments


Since some of the other cool kids are looking at LibraryThing’s Unsuggester, I thought I’d add a few comments. I think John Emerson is basically right that it has to do with the peculiar sample at LibraryThing in the first … Continue reading

Posted in Books, The Mixed-Up Bookshelves | 10 Comments

The History of Virtual Worlds

I’m going for a first-time event here: a triple cross-post here, Cliopatria and Terra Nova. I’m at a meeting on law and virtual worlds at the New York Law School, and there’s a really interesting panel discussion of methodologies in … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Games and Gaming | 6 Comments