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Week 43

08.26.02

Remember the Karel Srba scandal, last week? Thanks to Radio Free Europe in Prague, I have now located Srba's girlfriend, Eva Tomsovicova.

http://www.rferl.org/corruptionwatch/
2002/07/27-250702.asp

"Eva Tomsovicova…A Suspected Accomplice Says She Spent Years Collecting Bribes Related to Ministry Contracts… — Suspected Srba accomplice Eva Tomsovicova told police that for three years she has been working for Srba…"

Here's my bet on what really went down here. Eva Tomsovicova found out that journalist Sabina Slonkova, another woman, was about to expose her sugar-daddy in the newspapers. So she, Eva, took a big wad of Srba's cash over to the scariest, heaviest guy she knew, "the Lemon," and told him to hit Sabina in the face with an axe. That wasn't a smart idea, and "the Lemon" was not the kind of guy a pro would ever trust, but you know, Eva was all upset.

Check out these sites. Man, Deep Europe is another universe.

http://www.rferl.org/corruptionwatch/
archives.asp

http://www.nobribes.org/news.htm

 

08.27.02

If you want to become an instant expert on "trusted computing" and "Palladium," well, here you go.

http://www.theregus.com/content/4/
25378.html

http://www.theregus.com/content/4/
25630.html

http://www.internetweek.com/story/
INW20020626S0007

http://www.msnbc.com/news/
770511.asp?cp1=1

http://news.com.com/
2100-1001-938973.html?tag=cd_mh

http://www.eweek.com/article2/
0,3959,267488,00.asp

http://www.internetweek.com/story/
INW20020626S0007

http://www.infoworld.com/articles/
hn/xml/02/06/25/020625hnpalladium.xml

http://www.newscientist.com/news/
news.jsp?id=ns99992449

http://www.washingtonpost.com/
wp-dyn/articles/A51780-2002Jun26.html

http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/
pulpit20020627.html

and, last but by no means least:

http://www.trustedcomputing.org/
tcpaasp4/security.asp

 

08.28.02

I had no idea there were so many search engines for physical regions.

http://searchenginewatch.com/links/
Regional_Search_Engines/

This is cute. There's a little regional map of London and people are sticking blogs in it.

http://londonbloggers.iamcal.com/
weblogs.php

http://londonbloggers.iamcal.com/

 

08.29.02

Whoa. This Portuguese guy named Nuno Miranda is a loving devotee of American and British pulp magazines. And his webpages look like yellowing pulp. Nice design move!

http://www.ip.pt/pulp/index.htm#gallery

This is the best part: I'm in Texas, blogging a Portuguese pulp adventure magazine about the fantastic life in Texas. I love that kind of global blowback. Check out that cool mag called "Martyrdom of the Blonde Virgin." Stuff like that happens in Texas all the time. Like, when you're commuting to your dayjob at Dell.

http://www.ip.pt/pulp/m_texas_jack.htm

 

08.30.02

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/
7656/mundybio.html

I never knew all that about Talbot Mundy. Man, now *that* is a pulp writer. The guy is a complete shyster con-man delusionary Theosophical lunatic with a string of wives as long as your arm.; That cracks me up. Boy, those were heroic days.

 


Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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