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Osugi Sakae

Ōsugi Sakae

Osugi Sakae (大杉 栄 Ōsugi Sakae, January 17, 1885–September 16, 1923) was a radical individualist and anarchist. He published numerous anarchist periodicals, helped translate various western anarchist essays into Japanese for the first time, and created Japan's first Esperanto school in 1906. He, Noe Itō, and his nephew were murdered in what became known as the Amakasu Incident.

Text and image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osugi_Sakae

I am not Ōsugi Sakae. My name is Chris Spackman and I studied Ōsugi Sakae's life and writings in school before coming going to Japan. This is my personal website. My history-related web stuff is at www.openhistory.org but be warned that I have not updated that site in quite some time.

What's Here

My Blog
I finally gave in and started up a blog. Important writings and education related materials will continue to be placed in the other areas listed here, but most writings are now in the blog.
Games, worksheets, and other materials for teaching English to speakers of other languages. Also includes papers I have written for my classes at ODU.
Other Writings
Various things I have written over the years. Includes an incomplete intro to cryptography, an intro to using LaTeX, and my current series of articles on switching from Linux to MS WinXP at work.
Templates I have created for various purposes. Currently only OpenOffice.org / OTT templates but others (HTML, LaTeX, CSS, etc) will be available one day. Not exciting, but very useful.
Some small C and Perl programs I wrote several years ago. They mostly deal with cryptography — they do substitution and transposition transformations or count letters in input. That sort of thing. Nothing serious and certainly nothing to which you should trust your security.
Various screenshots of my desktop and open source software.

Other sites with which I am involved

Home of the Japanese History Documentation Project (JHDP)
Karate the Japanese Way
My friend Mark Groenewold's excellent karate site. I don't do karate but I do do HTML, so I help him maintain it. If you are involved with karate and haven't been there yet, you should really check it out. The content is first rate and the forums are full of great karate practitioners.
Whipped! Card Game
Mark Groenewold and some friends put together a fun card game about relationships. They named their game Whipped and I helped put together the web site for it.

Contact Details

Registered Linux User #137532

This web site developed entirely on GNU/Linux with Free / Open Source Software.


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