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March 1, 2010

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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 18 (March 2010)

by quaesitor

Sacred Treasure

Topical Treasure

  • Ushahidi – the power of the net at work in Kenya and beyond…
  • Twitter tweeters beware… Never keep a running update of where you are because burglars take note as well
  • One of my favourite screenwriters is Andrew Niccol (e.g. Truman Show, Gattaca, Simone) – i’ve given talks on his stuff in various places. But one film that is needlessly underrated is The Lord of War (perhaps because of the silly title and because protagonist is played (reasonably well) by Nicolas Cage). But here is a fascinating article about a real life arms dealer, of whom Cage’s character could almost be a cardboard cutout: Monzer al-Kassar, recently imprisoned.

Quirky Treasure

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