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Un coiffeur pour enfants à Bruxelles ? *Coiffure récré*

– Naaaaaaan j’veux pahhh aller au coiffeur!!!!
– CHEZ, ma chérie, on dit chez le coiffeur. (imperturbable)
– J’veux pahhh aller chez le coiffeur!!! (inébranlable)
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Responsibility vs. Accountability

Although the words responsibility and accountability are usually treated as synonyms of some sort, I like to view them as representing distinct concepts. On the one hand, I see  336 more words


Please, Mr Postman!

Some readers may know of the Handsome Dutchman’s passion, some might say obsession, for cycling. This obsession was not made clear to Castaway in the early days. 1,016 more words

Living Life

breadboarding (1) - getting started

What is breadboarding?

Breadboarding involves using one of these (a breadboard) to mock up a circuit to tinker with before committing to Vero/ perf/ PCB. 238 more words

DIY Electronics

Fart Baby Turtles Tuesday

“…You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,…”

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A Terrible Way to Pray

I think there must be better and worse ways to pray, but perhaps the worst way is that which makes us feel good about doing nothing to solve an important problem. 43 more words


The Autism Landscape

People don’t know squat about autism. Heck, even autistic people don’t know squat about autism. To my view (for now, and until I encounter the sort of evidence that might change my mind) I think a big part of the problem is that autism is like a landscape, with isolated and highly salient extrema — peaks and valleys — which by nature draw the eye and appear to announce to the naive observer “see, … 233 more words