Author Archives: Robert

Capturing system command output in perl

Running system commands from inside a perl script is one of the nastiest of all perl headaches. I suffered grievously when trying to use this method with some pdf file addons, and have scars to show for it. Lately, having … Continue reading

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Welcome to Spring Semester!

Hello! Fall 2017 was a very quiet semester in the warren, hopefully there will be more coming up this spring. If you want to get in touch and you’re an NCNU student, NCNU’s Moodle site is probably the best way. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new semester at Chi Nan!

Another semester begins, and I hope all the students in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature had a pleasant first day. I’m looking forward to the semester, and to seeing all of you.

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“I have always had adequate sex that no one appreciated”: The best of Studies in Intelligence

Taking a 10 minute pause from grading final exams, I would like to announce that the Warren will begin a new series introducing government funded fun and enlightenment from Studies in Intelligence, the CIA’s in-house journal. While there is much … Continue reading

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Chiang Kai-shek Meets Tu Yueh-sheng

This note picks up from my last post on the sources and claims of Sterling Seagrave’s 1985 book, The Soong Dynasty (SD). SD enjoyed a fourteen-week run on the New York Times best-seller list and launched Seagrave’s career as a … Continue reading

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Updating WordPress

I finally got around to updating this site’s wordpress installation. The reason for the long delay was that the online updating process from wordpress was broken.  I had originally thought this was because I had used non-standard permissions in the … Continue reading

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Two sources for the Weisberg Collection

There are currently two places to get materials from the Weisberg collection. The main source is naturally the website that Hood College set up for the collection.  The second source is Archive.org. The Archive.org now has a “copy” of the … Continue reading

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The Weisberg Collection

While looking up some names from articles in Studies in Intelligence, I ran into another interesting on-line resource: the Harold Weisberg Archive, hosted at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. When a number of CIA names kept turning up at the … Continue reading

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Notes on Studies in Intelligence

I’ve read a bit more from and about Studies in Intelligence, the CIA’s in-house intelligence journal (not that much, put down that blindfold and cigarette).  A few random notes on this for today. The most interesting discovery was the SI … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2016 spring semester

A new semester is starting, and I’ll be teaching some general education classes that I haven’t taught for a while.  Hope these are interesting for all of you who decided to enroll, I’m looking forward to meeting you!

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