Monthly Archives: July 2010

Holy Ground

This is in response to the following nytimes article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/31/nyregion/31mosque.html?_r=1&hp This is the most obvious and disgusting act of mass American religious bigotry I’ve ever witnessed. A simple test show this quite plainly: would Sarah Palin or Newt Gingrich be … Continue reading

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Django Templates Could Suck Less

A picture is worth 1 kilowords. Here’s one that I came up with that might do a better job explaining one of my previous posts about what’s wrong with Django templates (actually, that post was 498 words). Basically, my argument … Continue reading

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Problems with Performance-Based Teacher Compensation

This post is based on an email I wrote in response to an article that a friend shared with me about education: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/11/AR2010071103628.html One of the things the article discusses is performance-based compensation for teachers and how it seems to … Continue reading

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Presumption of Bias

I was going to post this in the comments of a New York Times article, but it got kinda’ long: I’ve read all the comments on this article (so far). One thing that puzzled me was the vitriol coming from … Continue reading

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