by Miguel de Icaza

I have been reading a few other books, the first one is Drugs: Should We Legalize, Decriminalize or Deregulate? a number of essays from the various people involved in the war on drugs; pro-war and anti-war. An interesting reading to get the whole picture.

My fully unbiassed opinion summed up in three word is: it is dumb. The whole explanation really requires you to read a lot more (John Gilmore's initial statement that caught my attention, followed by a story on the War on Drugs Smoke and Mirrors : The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure.

I have also been reading Howard Zinn's On War, a collection of articles he published in various magazines talking about the US Governments involvement in War. Mandatory reading for everyone.

I first was introduced to Howard Zinn's books by my friend La Mancha who suggested I read A People's History of the United States : 1492-Present. Chilling book.


Ok, I figured what to do about handling the internal and external types --pretty much-- so I am going to fix the breakage I introduced last week, and get the thing in shape.


I need to understand XSLT so I can become a productive member of XML society that keeps all of its stuff in XML rather than this ugly combination of text files with Perl scripts that generate my horrible web pages.

Posted on 20 May 2001