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Michael Schwarz: I'm a writer, a software engineer, and a concerned citizen. I'm a passionate advocate for Free Software and renewable/sustainable energy. 'evilpenguin' is props to Linux and "The Wrong Trousers"

Diaries published: 31 (908 days since last diary on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 06:56 PM PST)

Comments posted: 2143 (93 days since last comment on Mon Feb 02, 2015 at 12:49 PM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 288

Total Comment Ratings: 3945

Most Recommended Diary: What My Dog Taught Me About Environmental Destruction, 30 comments, 40 recommends

People Following evilpenguin: 10

evilpenguin's Most Recent Diaries:

Someone I know engaged in an online blog correspondence with a fundamentalist who was ranting about how the new dollar coins do not have "In God We Trust" on them and that this was yet more evidence ...
by evilpenguin
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 06:56 PM PST with 11 Recommends
I don't know about you, but I often feel dwarfed by the scale of the problems and by the power arrayed against the "little guy." In amongst all of the (justifiable) noise and hubbub of the debt deal ...
by evilpenguin
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 07:52 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Back in my college days, which were the late Reagan and Bush the Elder days, I decided to "read the other side." I wanted to see if my liberal prejudices were just that, or if they stood up to the ...
by evilpenguin
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon May 31, 2010 at 09:40 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Two odd, unrelated things coincided in my UK hotel room tonight. Two things that have me thinking about what politics means, at the core, where political economy meets philosophy, where looking back ...
by evilpenguin
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 11:29 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Yes, I've been away for a while. And I'll be away again. My life is quite crazy with my trying to launch a technology business while still keeping the company that owns my mortgage company afloat. ...
by evilpenguin
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Mar 14, 2008 at 11:07 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Last year I joined a CSA for the first time. This year, I visited my CSA during their open house and got to talk at length with the proprietors. As is usual, reality was not at all like my ...
by evilpenguin
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 02:43 PM PDT with 11 Recommends

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