Theatre of the political kind

Yesterday evening me and my Luisa went to see our friends in Livingstone’s Kabinet, who were doing a theatre show called **Once Upon a Time: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Circus**. We got free tickets, as Luisa knows the director, the band and the owners of the theatre venue, and because she’s so lovely. The programme […]

Unit test for JS: JSUnit

JSUnit : > JsUnit is a Unit Testing framework for client-side (in-browser) JavaScript. It is essentially a port of JUnit to JavaScript. I talked about another, simpler testing framework, ECMAUnit the other day, but I noted that the above is the one Olav is using. Seems more featureful, and you can run some sort of […]

Theory of translations

I have begun reading Introducing Translation Studies, by Jeremy Munday, as I am trying my hand at commercial translation. _Dolmetscher_ is the slightly derogatory term for commercial translators. It was coined by 19th century theologian Schleiermacher, who still is a defining influence on translation theories. (Most things that folks in T Studies are doing nowadays […]

CIA chief gadget geek?

Since 24 sep this year we have a new CIA chief: Porter J. Goss. The mini-bio tells us he has “clocked some field time”: Mr. Goss was a U.S. Army Intelligence officer from 1960 to 1962. He served as a clandestine service officer with the Central Intelligence Agency from 1962 until 1972, when an illness […]

CIA people about themselves

On the CIA web page, in the careers section, one can find weird discourse, from an organization that wants recruits: KATHY: I heard about the Agency during a College Career Fair. Although many other positions sounded intriguing, I was drawn to the idea of living overseas and serving as a collector of intelligence. After receiving […]