Year: 2011

Vaclav Havel Dies

The same week as Christopher Hitchens’ death: Vaclav Havel, a dissident playwright who was jailed by Communists and then went on to lead the bloodless “Velvet Revolution” and become Czech president, died at 75 on Sunday. [From Vaclav Havel, leader of “Velvet Revolution,” dies – Yahoo! News] History will know whose contribution more to honor.

Insight Into the World of Spam

This is a partially obscured screenshot from my comment-spam screen earlier this week. These two comments advertise two different commercial interests and were posted from two different IP addresses, both served from the same Seattle-based Internet Service Provider. Apparently they relied on two different computer-based translation tools. Otherwise the two comments obviously came from the …