Down the Docks

March 29, 2006

SOSOS

Filed under: Salsa — ealing @ 8:19 am

Save Our SOS

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March 27, 2006

What’s wrong with my HTML Toolbar?

Filed under: Uncategorized — ealing @ 3:00 pm

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Why does it look like this? Where have the rest of the functions gone?

March 26, 2006

Why Men Should Learn to Follow

Filed under: Salsa — ealing @ 12:22 pm

There's a double standard at work in the gender-to-dance-role function in salsa.

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March 17, 2006

Web 0.2

Filed under: Internet — ealing @ 12:30 am

There’s been lots of talk over the last few months about “Web 2.0”, which features lots of new buzzwords and a desperate desire for the web boom to happen again. While finding background material for a post I’ll eventually write, I found what appears to be a genuine ten-year-old web page.

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March 14, 2006

The Basics

Filed under: Salsa — ealing @ 1:51 pm

I recently read an article describing the importance of the basics in many fields. The first thing I read about it was Tom Kyte’s raving about the idea and its relation to databases. It strikes a chord, though, when I think about dancing.

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March 13, 2006

Block, pt II

Filed under: Uncategorized — ealing @ 9:40 pm

What is obvious to me now is that it would be much better to just write some of the posts I’m stuck on, face the fact that they’ll be a bit rubbish, and work up from there. Writing nothing improves nothing.

Salsa last week

Filed under: Salsa — ealing @ 9:37 pm

Salsology rocks.

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The Best Salsa Band in the World

Filed under: Salsa — ealing @ 1:43 am

Since you were wondering, my vote for best salsa band in the world goes to Manny Oquendo y Libre.

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March 8, 2006

Tube Busker All Out of Key

Filed under: Music — ealing @ 12:14 am

Some time ago I wrote of my surprise at hearing a tube busker play something different. Tonight, in the same place, I heard a busker playing “Guantanamera“, a song you’d likely recognise even without much exposure to Cuban music.

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March 3, 2006

Block

Filed under: Uncategorized — ealing @ 11:12 am

One of the reasons I started a blog was to learn, or re-learn, to write. I studied what the English-educated would call “essay subjects” throughout school and university, but am now doing a job that rarely calls for serious prose writing.

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