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New Site, Same Old Tripe

In an effort to get back on track, I've created a new Wordpress site.Sadly, some git has reserved BritinBeirut, so showing minimal imagination, here's the new site:www.thebritinbeirut.comThe first post's a bit grimmer than my usual utterings, but hey, my girlfriend got teargassed yesterday.

Aug 23, 2015, 1:58 PM
 
Circles of Birds

In British English there's a term for the strange love some people, mainly men, have for flying rodents: pigeon fancying.It's normally a hobby confined to older people and it's seen as a little odd and, perhaps old-fashioned.Maybe that's also the case in Lebanon, I don't know any pigeon fanciers here, but it's common enough to see clouds of...

Dec 12, 2014, 11:28 AM
 
The Digital Hobo: Urbanista, Hamra

This is the first entry in my new Digital Hobo series.After a delay, mostly down to work, visa visits and all sorts of fun and games, I recently visited Urbanista, in Hamra, for a spot of digital squatting.Firstly, I was amazed to discover that the password for the Wi-Fi in Hamra was the same as that in the Gemmayze branch. So simple, so...

Dec 8, 2014, 11:38 AM
 

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