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Welcome to my simple site. It's an experiment at a blog and at web design using TextPattern as a simple yet powerful CMS. I intend to use this site to write a bit and to experiment w/ layouts for other sites I maintain.

For Love Of Water [0] · 8 April 2008, 02:59 by Jean Rajotte

The site for the movie tells us:

Water is the essence of life, sustaining every being on this planet. Without water, there would simply be no plants, no animals, and no people. But the global water supply isn’t just at risk, it’s already in crisis.

Schneier says "Refuse to be Terrorized" [0] · 5 December 2007, 19:00 by Jean Rajotte

Bruce Schneier, one of the designers of the 5-star twofish public-domain encryption algorithm, is always a good read on matters of security. His essay Refuse to be Terrorized, from Sept. 2006, is as relevant today as it was then and before. His thesis is that terrorism succeeds when it makes us afraid. He argues that terrorist acts are no different than any other risks in our lives (like driving a car, getting mugged, whatever…). And he does the math on how the current “counter-measures” are awfully counter-productive.

Fair trade world music!! [0] · 19 November 2007, 23:09 by Jean Rajotte

Calabash is a DRM-free MP3 web store with lovely world rhythms. I’ve just started scratching the surface. Download prices bet. $0.75 – $0.99 per song. I just found a new way to spend the money I don’t have!

jra_links [6] · 3 November 2007, 05:56 by Jean Rajotte

A textpattern plugin which replaces the native link_to_prev and link_to_next by introducing additional section and sort attributes. Download the plugin source here (updated link, used to be v0.1).

rsx_page_number [10] · 20 October 2007, 18:57 by Jean Rajotte

A new version of Ramanan Sivaranjan ‘s textpattern plugin, originally found on I’ve added some options and a new tag. You may download it here: rsx_page_number_v4.0.txt

External Link Textpattern Plugin [4] · 8 October 2007, 02:35 by Jean Rajotte

Yeah! My first txp plugin. I use external links all the time and have longed for a simple way to write them WITHOUT client-side Javascript dependency. I looked for this in other plugins to no avail…

Adam Benjamin Elliot [0] · 5 October 2007, 21:40 by Jean Rajotte

Atom Films now allows us to embed movies in our own pages. Cool!

Here are a couple of shorts from an Australian director, Adam Benjamin Elliot, famous for the award-winning Harvie Krumpet.

Lovely bunch of quotes [0] · 14 September 2007, 19:48 by Jean Rajotte

Nary a one that’s dud-ly… (Oh well, that link is broken…)

So here’s a different link of poetic insults. It’s not that insults are a good thing, but the wit always tickles me.

A conference on Uranium Weapons [0] · 12 September 2007, 21:44 by Jean Rajotte

Poster for Uranium Weapon Conference

Don’t you just hate those Uranium Weapons that kill on the spot and keep on killing for millions of years. I do!

Printing a document like a booklet [0] · 13 June 2007, 04:58 by Jean Rajotte

Here’s a trick to print a document like a booklet…

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