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Life Through My Eyes: Puerto Rican Citizenship Status in the US 'for dummies' - Or How Ignorance is Ruining This Great Country

Not only have Puerto Ricans fought for the USA since WW1 we have a history of fighting along side the USA since the American Revolutionary War (http://bit.ly/15txCaB) and the American Civil War (http://bit.ly/130sCbm). The only moment when the USA and Puerto Rico fought each other was during the Spanish-American War of 1898 where the USA invaded Puerto Rico, but good luck explaining that! 

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I’m sorry, but ignorance is no longer an accepted excuse for me.

I’ve probably started this blog post 20 times in my head. Throughout my adult life, I’ve run into many situations that have made me shake my head in disbelief at the incredible ignorance that exists regarding Puerto Ricans in the…

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blog.izs.me: Unix Philosophy and Node.js

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At TxJS the other day, I gave a talk where I mentioned that the Unix Philosophy is a crucial part of the patterns, opinions, and culture of Node.js. As usual, I made my slides available online well in advance of the talk video being available.

For some reason, this brief mention of “Unix…

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300,000 mirrors: World’s largest thermal solar plant (377MW) under construction in the Mojave

The largest concentrating solar power plant (100 MW) in operation is currently in Abu Dhabi, but it won’t stay at the top of the list for too long. Brightsource Energy is putting the finishing touches on its massiveIvanpah concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in the Mojave desert, and if all goes well, the switch should be flipped this year.

Ivanpah will have a capacity of 377 megawatts, or about enough energy to power 140,000 houses. It took more than 5 years to plan it, get permits, finance it, and build it. The shot above shows an early phase of construction.

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Why Do We Cry?

Ever wonder why your face leaks when you’re sad or emotional? Find out why we cry!