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Not a whole lot to add today – just a couple brief items of interest.

First, for those who applaud Senator Obama’s recent speech on race that’s gotten so much attention and praise, you may be interested in this alternate take, courtesy of “Men Like Trees, Walking.”

Second, on a lighter note and for the writers out there, the Gender Guesser. Give it a piece of prose writing, and it will estimate whether you’re a man or woman based on the words you use. I fed it my “Somewhat True Story,” as well as a few other pieces, and I was consistently guessed as a man. No surprise, but it denies me the “you write like a girl” jokes.  Do read the explanation of the Gender Guesser, though, since it’s both interesting on its own but also explains how they came up with their algorithm.

That’s all for now, folks.

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