Category Archives: russia

the Yukos scam

Today I received a spam advance-fee fraud letter usually associated with an African country. Well, nothing of note, as I  get dozens of suchlike offers every week at my Gmail account. This time, however, it was signed “Nikolay Sintsov” and … Continue reading

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because he hath no continuance

The Guardian has recently written on how humanities become “gentrified” in the modern university, with “children of senior managers” accounting for 31% degrees in history and philosophy.  Justin Bengry at the History Compass blog posted on how the feeling of … Continue reading

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when I do a hiatus, it’s a real long one

Well yeah, dear diary, over a year away from the dashboard and asleep at the wheel. Many things sure fell within the gap, like being promoted to an administrative position I do not quite feel comfortable with (yet), going to … Continue reading

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