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  • Kind words

    Kind words from a stranger often touch and comfort you more than those from a friend. If you are on twitter or similar online forum, you’ve probably told your followers about your sorrows and joys. And if you are like me, you’ve been surprised at how deeply total strangers seem  happy for you when something…

  • Unity Reddit AMA

    The programmers  behind Unity are doing an AMA on Reddit. We are the Ubuntu Unity Development Team. We will be here answering questions about Unity. If you ever wanted to know who does what, why we made certain technical decisions, or just what we had for breakfast, now is your chance! Ask away! We’ll be…

  • The Eight Pillars of Innovation

    Google’s pillars of innovation are, as expected, great, but do they apply to the little man? A Mission that matters – Check Thinking big, starting small – Check Continual innovation, not instant perfection -check Look for ideas everywhere – check Share everything umm, everything? Spark with imagination, fuel with_data – Both important, depending on type…

  • Ignorance, Drunkenness or Racism?

      At the pub yesterday: I am nursing my glass of  Belgian beer,  Latin rap (yes, it exists) is playing in the background. Caucasian male sitting next to me, to the bar tender: “Whats this music? its kind of offensive, don’t you have The Rolling Stones or something?” Bartender: “I’m sorry but the theme for…

  • P Sainath delivers The Inaugural Maharaj Kaul Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley

    P Sainath delivers The Inaugural Maharaj Kaul Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley

    Pay-to-print”: How Media Corruption Undermines Indian Democracy   Was the title of P Sainath’s illuminating speech about the dangerous undermining of the 4th estate of india by corrupt practices. Maharaj Kaul (1940 – 2009), a UC Berkeley alum, was a tireless campaigner against injustice and for peace, founder of groups such as India Relief and…

  • Day of Awareness: Dec 17, Int’l Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

    December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. The day was created by the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (www.swopusa.org) to call attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers. This day has empowered workers around the world to come together and organize against discrimination and remember victims of violence. The assault,…