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According to Sky News Israel had a bad day yesterday. Ten of its soldiers were killed. In uniform, some within Israel's borders.

Sky news did not use such sympathetic terms when reporting what happened in Gaza.

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When I started writing "Sun Tzu and the Art of Litigation" more than 20 years ago, there was no world wide web.

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I was woken in the early hours of this morning by a message from a close friend, who works for an airline and was in Europe getting ready for a flight. "Check out MH17" was all it said. I checked. MH17, a Boeing 777, had been shot down while overflying territory controlled by Russian backed, Russian armed, Russian funded and Russian encouraged terrorists in the Ukraine.

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A few days ago, I started writing a blog called "Taking a punt on ISIS." The title is a pun (I like headlines that twist language much more than those that scream "Top Ten Ways To..." and then say something utterly banal like "mess up your job application").

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Tired of the security (and personal) implications of Firefox's default settings that show a "quick dial" image of recent pages when you open a new tab?

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It's been two months since I last sat at my desk in Kuala Lumpur and a long trip to the UK for family reasons has demonstrated to me that there are significant differences in the way that the UK, so long seen as progressive and Malaysia, long seen as behind the curve, function.

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I'm in the UK. It's surprising how quickly one becomes an alien in one's own land: putting petrol in a car at a Sainsbury's filling station, I stood trying to work out where to put my card for prepayment. Then I found the sign: "at pump payment coming soon."

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It is often said that there are no coincidences. But unless one believes in some kind of grand-master who manages the minutiae of the lives of all creatures and things on Earth, and beyond, sometimes it is clear coincidences do exist.

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Shhhh. "How does that make you feel - identifying suspicion in money laundering and terrorist financing"(1) has gone through final editing and pre-press and is now in proofing (which is a bit of a technicality because it's been proofed in its final print format several times during production). Looking good to pop out of this final stage later today (tomorrow in the USA) Why "shhhhh?" Now it's all in someone else's hands and I'm going to sleep for three days.

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Much to my shock, the book has now grown to the point where it has to be reformatted to take account of its new thickness (that is in the number of pages, not the stupidity of the author).

So all the graphics that were carefully sized are now in the process of being resized as part of the pre-production process. Oh, and we've got the ISBN numbers but I'm not sure if that means it can be pre-ordered. I'm a bit hazy on the practicalities, partly because I've reached the point of doing nothing except writing. If I could have Nescafe's Blend 37 on a drip, I would. (1)

Ten days ago, I had two...

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