All posts tagged world affairs

In case anybody thinks that homosexuality is a non-issue, ask the 680+ dead gay Iraqis who have been tortured and killed since 2004

This Guardian article that discusses how Islamist gangs lure gay men and then torture and kill them by cutting off their testicles and delivering their blood to their mothers, sickens me to my core. I have met a small number of gay men from eastern countries and almost without exception, they are deeply closeted and […] Read More⇒

Fleeing Silicon Valley Parts 1 and 2

Daya Baran has written two excellent posts over at WebGuild on the people, ideas, and capital that are fleeing Silicon Valley as the geographic center becomes less relevant. He quotes Jim Clark (of SGI, Netscape, and Healthon fame) who exited 10 years ago to Florida. Here are the posts: Part 1 Part 2 I have […] Read More⇒

Live streaming of Obama’s inauguration caused the Internet’s top 40 sites to slow to 60% of normal speed. Wow.

WebGuild posted an excellent article today on the effect that all of the world’s live video streams had on the Internet yesterday during Obama’s inauguration. I was hoping that somebody would have the metrics for that. It appears that it was the good people over at Keynote. Predictably the total number of pages viewed was […] Read More⇒

My thoughts on the Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States

Like millions of other people, I am watching Obama’s inauguration on CNN.com and Facebook. It’s interesting to watch all of the prior Presidents come in and listen to the music playing. It feels oddly imperial and royal. It’s the first time I have had a sense of real unity in America.. We don’t often have […] Read More⇒