A 44-vehicle convoy of 200 unarmed troops flew Mexico’s red, white and green national flag from every cab as it moved into San Antonio, where Mexican forces killed 189 rebels in the famous Battle of the Alamo in 1836 during the Texas revolution against Mexican rule.
It was the first time a regular Mexican army brigade was on U.S. soil since 1846 when, during a full-blown war, the United States took what are now its southwestern states from Mexico.
This is awful on so many levels: Funny “Boinboing” typo in newspaper (might lead one to believe traditional media is screwed) I mean really, how many people didn’t have their thinking caps on to let that one pass? (0 comments)
The best hurricane tracker/Google Maps Mashup: Google Hurricane Maps (Rita). Currently predicted to travel between Austin (where my mom and dad live) and College Station (where my brother lives). Fun. (4 comments)
yes! A Natural History of the @ Sign: “Although the change from at meaning “for a given amount per” to at meaning “in a specified (electronic) location” comes fairly naturally to English speakers, it does not for native speakers of other languages, for whom neither “at” nor @ meant anything until e-mail came around.”(0 comments)