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Tuesday, September 10 2002

Susan Sontag : Real Battles and Empty Metaphors

I do not question that we have a vicious, abhorrent enemy that opposes most of what I cherish including democracy, pluralism, secularism, the equality of the sexes, beardless men, dancing (all kinds), skimpy clothing and, well, fun. And not for a moment do I question the obligation of the American government to protect the lives of its citizens. What I do question is the pseudo-declaration of pseudo-war. These necessary actions should not be called a "war." There are no endless wars; but there are declarations of the extension of power by a state that believes it cannot be challenged.

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Me : XML::Filter::Glossary.pm 0.1

Keywords are flagged as being any word, or words, between double quotes which are then looked up in the glossary. If no match is found, the text is left unaltered.

If a match is located, the result is then parsed with Robert Cameron's REX shallow parsing regular expressions. Chunks of balanced markup are then re-inserted into the SAX stream via XML::Filter::Merger. Anything else, including markup not deemed well-formed, is added as character data.

While the package makes it's way on to the CPAN, you can also grap a copy over here.

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Subject: the unbearable twingularity of it all




Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 11:06:31 -0400 (EDT)



From: Aaron Straup Cope



To: Ben Hammersley



Subject: the unbearable twingularity of it all







>From the thinking out loud department :







You might be able to rig something using Mail::Audit and the BBDB (written



by Mr. Intertwingle himself.) All of which will inevitably necessitate



some sort of intersecting of the BBDB and FOAF...







http://bbdb.sourceforge.net/



http://search.cpan.org/author/LAXEN/BBDB-1.34/



http://search.cpan.org/author/SIMON/Mail-Audit-2.1/Audit.pm







See also :







http://aaronland.info/weblog/category/email/recent



http://aaronland.info/weblog/archive/4058







# This part is easy and implemented in a gazillion different



# ways already. I include it only for thoroughness :



http://perl.aaronland.net/rss/







Cheers,



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www.webserviceoftheday.com

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Bryan Boyer : "You can take what you want from Rome

because it loves itself, needs only itself. It's not that Rome doesn't have time for you, Rome has too much time for you. You're lost in Rome's bosom: find your own way out." Personally, I loved Rome which was a surprise having grown up with stories of how, apparently, terrible is was.

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