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ups and downs
Posted on 2005-08-31 15:10:00
I took some time last night when I should have been sleeping to help destroyerj put up www.scipionus.com, which is a place for people to provide and get information about conditions after Hurricane Katrina.
I heard this morning on the way to work that over 800 Iraqis were killed in a stampede during a religious procession after a rumor spread (no word on whether this was true or not) that there was a suicide bomber in the crowd. According to NPR, the procession involved taking food and candy from passers-by (I think this had some religious significance), and 100 people died of poisoning which was presumably deliberate. This is really horrible.
Lots of people are using www.scipionus.com. I know it isn't much, but I feel like I helped out a little bit.
(Edit: Wow! I didn't realize this entry was going to become such a big deal. Credit where credit's due: the map was destroyerj's idea (he also goes by Scipionus, which is where the name came from), and he helped out with the implementation.)
This backup was done by LJBackup.