"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


this & that

  • al-Shabab took control of the southern town of Afmadow over the weekend.
  • Two French aid workers with Triangle have been kidnapped in the Central African Republic.
  • Owen Barder has a post on the Great Ethiopian Run of 2009.
  • Fourteen Americans have been charged with involvement in al-Shabab in Somalia.
  • We now have great data on voter turnout in 2008.
  • Yale-Harvard was a travesty this year. That's all I have to say about that.
  • Not telling kids "no" is a parenting trend? Seriously?!?
  • If the statement, "A linux cluster is safe in entropy-reducing decision boundaries, but that's not what linux clusters are for" is funny to you, then you should be following @FakeGaryKing on Twitter (HT to the real Gary King and Chris Albon).

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