OverbiteFF isn't dead yet

OverbiteFF stands for a plugin. Over the lasts months there has been the fear, yes fear, that OverbiteFF ( FF stands for the fox ) , as a way to surf the net space using modern tools  from your favourite Firefox flavour. An efficient, low-impact way to collect and organize documents, files and services.

What is the state. There was a positive debate when a couple of months ago, when scaring news advert that Mozilla will no longer offer chance, neither support, to plugins like OverBiteFF. Mozilla's dedicated team, was correctly preventing some plugins to be implemented into the Firefox browser, and that would mean the end of plumbing tunnels as we learned: A mind-set on making structure out of chaos.

Good news are that still there is a proxy. No need and no use if you are using lynx to browse the net. But, what happens if you need a GUI Browser tool like  Firefox?

Second good news are later on, thanks to the work and personal time spent by a team of brave gophers, OverbiteFF is still alive. And kicking.

Welcome aboard for funtime. Stay tuned.

She's the Dawning Of a New Era

Imagine. It's 2015 . And the way you code the web is changing.

What is WebAssembly?
Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and a few other people have been secretly toiling away in a new W3C WebAssembly Community Group, and what they have been working on is no small thing.
About Emscripten
Emscripten makes native code immediately available on the Web: a platform that is standards-based, has numerous independent compatible implementations, and runs everywhere from PCs to iPads.
How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016
It’s 2016. No one codes HTML directly anymore.
WebAssembly Community Group
The mission of this group is to promote early-stage cross-browser collaboration on a new, portable, size- and load-time-efficient format suitable for compilation to the web.

Enquire Within upon Everything

Precise control over responsive typography
It is possible to have precise control over responsive typography. Using calc() and viewport units you can create fluid type that scales perfectly between specific pixel values, within a specific viewport range.
The Face Header
Since the mid-nineties the X-Face header has gotten somewhat popular in certain circles. The X-Face header allows people to include a black-and-white 48x48 image in the headers of the news and mail messages they send out, and many news and mail readers display this image.
Tim Berners-Lee, Robert Cailliau, and Invention of the World Wide Web
The book fascinated young Tim with the suggestion that it magically contained the answer to any problem in the world.
Why Standardization Efforts Fail
Standardization is a poorly understood discipline in practice. While there are excellent studies of standardization as an economic phenomenon, or as technical a phenomenon, or as a policy initiative, most of these are ex post facto and written from a dispassionate academic view. .

Taking Tiger Mountains

NISO is undertaking a substantive review of our publications portfolio to determine our best focus and attention in the future.
In addition to formal standards, NISO also publishes recommended practices, technical reports and other consensus documents, and offers continuing education for librarians and information professionals.

To help fully understand the broader impacts of the various standards, recommended practices, technical reports, white papers and other documents that NISO has published, they want include as much community input to this process as possible.

Perhaps you would like to participate, to share with them some of your professional time, and complete a survey subtle that they have put at our disposal. I have already done. What are you waiting for? Take the survey here.


...A computer engineer named Ivan Sutherland invented the first AR headset in 1968. It was an unwieldy thing—a massive contraption of wires and pipes suspended above the user. It was known as the Sword of Damocles, thanks to its terrifying appearance. Compared to today’s technology, it provided an unimpressive user experience...

Here’s Why Mobile Applications Are the Augmented-Reality Hybrid, an article by Daniel Newman exploring the chances of AR and the mobile ecosystem.

Below of impressions on the subject from this yours truly, circa 2012.

Litlle Fox

Last months I have been practicing with one of my favourite browsers, due to sentimental and practical reasons. Mostly due to professional reasons.

Firefox, the company browser that is on my desk now,  has been revamped.  And its  a must.

Below, some links of use that may catch your attention
Thank you, Sheila, for the remind. Back to the space room

Pedro lives out of the Wilshire Hotel

ISOC has kindly invited you and me to their next live event: New York Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference 2016, next Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 4:00 PM CEST on internetsociety
The New York Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference is a collaborative event cooperatively developed, organized and sponsored by the leading information security industry organizations and chapters. Driven by the collaboration between members of this coalition, the strength of organizational membership, the provision of desirable CPE credits and the concurrence of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the NYMJCSC promises -- once again -- to be a well-attended by members of the information...
Mhhh, it sounds pretty good and seems quite interesting.

Save your seat and meet you in the livestream. On Wednesday. No chewing gum allowed.

Get the hashtag #NYMJCSC and follow the path

At A Prom

There is only one more week to enter the Web Marketing Association's 5th annual international MobileWebAward competition.

This award program is an opportunity for mobile developers to demonstrate their expertise in this growing medium. It recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding responsive & mobile websites and mobile applications.
The MobileWebAwards deadline for entry is September 30, 2016. The entry form can be found here 

5th annual international MobileWebAward competition.
5th annual international MobileWebAward competition
Hurry up. Bring your best, get awarded, and go home with the prom queen.

Seven Angels

Seventh sensers don’t just see unused autos and drivers with some extra time on their hands. They envision what happens when those unused autos and drivers are connected to those in need of a ride.

Seventh sensers create communities--“gatelands” with borders--for which they serve as powerful gatekeepers. And they know how to design software that serves as a platform on which other things can be provided to those in the gateland.

How Can the Threat of Networks Be Reduced? an essay written by Mr. James L. Heskett, at Working Knowledge

The Music (R)Evolution

Orfium elegantly blends a full-featured music store, music social network, and licensing platform with a powerful back-end for rights management while also providing the most flexible and fair terms for artists. Orfium’s mission is to provide an open, elegant, and flexible music platform that puts artists and rights holders in control of all forms of promotion, retail, licensing, and distribution of music in the digital age, and to provide fans with the best discovery, sharing, and listening experience.

There's a new kids on the block, and they are called Orfium.

In search of the new technology of music, as every good software company does, Orfium is far from perfect and is being updated every day. This is how real things , you, me that neighbour work. Everyday living.

Dou you think Orfium is a s tech company? Nope, you're wrong. Think of Apple.

Apple changed the way we used tech on October 23, 2001. They focused on something other companies did not care off, something that makes us happiest, or sadddest, everyday. Something and that is floating everywhere. That something is called music. For those of us who were there that -- the Ipod -- was a (R)Evolution.

Why all those tech billionaries corps did not have that idea of computer device ?  Because a team of minds behind had the strange ability to foresee the future. And foreseen has nothing to do with tech. Later on, quoting Chris Messina's recent essay, Jobs revealed the iPhone and changed computing forever.

So, these new kids at Orphium have the idea of change in their minds. No massive engineering team, no billionaire investors, simply attention to detail and willingness to listen. They have the capability to see the unjustice of other platforms and they have built their own. They have future.

Enough. I am using Orphium every single week,  and you should do it, too.Take a seat. Put your earphones. Enjoy.

Trust In Me

Every software company interested in sticking around for the long term is investing in machine learning and other AI technologies that should help automate mundane tasks that we humans usually hire assistants to help us cope with.

The real question is not how long it will take for these capabilities to become useful, but rather how long will it take for us to trust them.
Quoted from an essay by Heather Clancy, in a terrific Monday mood. At Fortune, worth a read.

48 Hours

Mr. Philippe Bolland is a colleague.

I met him years ago, and we share knowledge, we may not agree in every aspect of and mutual intellectual respect.

This are what colleagues do and act for. We are both into this dot zero buzz and search for solutions to solve the need for these everyday living issues we humans have.

Philippe organises and runs 48 hours for Life .

Philippe brings initiatives like this live conference on Reflections of thinkers from different spiritual traditions, world views and philosophy.

Featured speakers, on Sat, Septembet 17th 2016 were
  • Antonio Betancourt. Director Office of Peace & Security Affairs, UPF International, Washington, D.C. 
  • Daniel Londoño. Theologian, director of the Global Programme Issuer Emisora Mariana
  • Julian Arturo Zapata. Muslim thinker, international analyst and co -founder Imam and Islamic Cultural Center . 
  • Jorge Ivan Bonilla. Political scientist, Public Affairs Coordinator of the Mormon Church
  • Mancilla Liliana Bautista. Professor at the CUN
You are still on time to take part and participe in this unique event, because of yes it's going on. 

In case you are not placed in Las Americas, Bogotá. Make haer your voice, online. Here.

2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

You can now submit your entries for the 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards nomination season!
The annual Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security.

Psst!: They are a great opportunity to receive recognition, distinguish your brand, and reach a targeted cybersecurity audience.

The deadline for entering is December 31, 2016. NOW LIVE!

InterCommunity 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time.

 We will tap the power of the global Internet to bring our members together for conversations on the issues we all care deeply about – connecting the unconnected and increasing trust in the Internet.

We will tap the power of the global Internet to bring our members together for conversations on the issues we all care deeply about – connecting the unconnected and increasing trust in the Internet.

Grab the files on the issues we all care deeply about. here

This yours truly, Internet Society Member Number: 36154  – connecting the unconnected and increasing trust in the Internet.

What is This?

Due to a desire to have some format available for HTTP PATCHing JSON files, json-patch saw the light, specially to avoid the waste of bandwidth and processing time for large resources, like in occurs in ART, for example.

For this you have to know and be comfortable with the PATCH method. A JSON Patch document is a sequential list of operations to be applied to an object.
If you have a use case, problem or idea, please have a look through the issues list; if you can't find something that covers it, please submit a new issue, with as complete a description as possible.

 Concrete proposals for syntax and semantics are always best.

You may want to help this project by bringing your abilities in its correspondant GitHub repo or branch.

 As well says Kevin, there is no reason not to adopt the HTTP PATCH today.

As a Human Being

In-depth analytical work is the crucial first step in addressing gray-area problems. But it doesn’t dispel the gray. That only happens when someone steps forward and makes a decision, based on his or her judgment, as a manager and a human being, and bases this judgment on the long-standing, powerful ideas described in the book.

Resolve Your Toughest Work Problems with 5 Questions featured at HBS edu

On my list of desired and forthcoming readings. Now.

Quote: Excerpted from Managing in the Gray: Five Timeless Questions for Resolving Your Toughest Problems at Work. Copyright 2016 Joseph L. Badaracco. All rights reserved.

Both Responsive or Adaptive Websites

There is only one month left to enter the Web Marketing Association's 5th annual international MobileWebAwards. This award program will reward the best mobile development, both responsive or adaptive websites and mobile apps, in 96 different industries

The Web Marketing Association (WMA) is proud to present the fifth annual MobileWebAwards competition, which honors the advertising industry's best mobile websites, responsive websites and mobile apps.

See the benefits and get honoured. Your clientele and your sophisticated work does not deserve less than a nomination. And yours will be the buzz.

This your humble member of the Jury, highly recommends to take part and not to be afraid of greatness.

Your turn.

The Importance To Be Connected

When Watson was going to be playing live contestants, it could not be connected to the Internet. Therefore, the IBM team had to really have a very broad search on their data sources, and then be able to assess the different probabilities for the different answers and create a confidence score that would tell them how much confidence Watson had in the answer.

The importance to be connected, exposed in an interview titled Behind IBM's High-Risk Decision to Put Watson on 'Jeopardy' with  Professor Shih.

Featured in Working Knowledge. Worth a read.  

Vowels, Consonants, Syllables, Diphthongs

Different tones of voice on a website have measurable impacts on users’ perceptions of a brand’s friendliness, trustworthiness, and desirability. Casual, conversational, and enthusiastic tones performed best.
The Web and the advance of its voice commands, the way of the future on how we will interact with our favourite e-shops, as we do now with GIS and maps, and will open the gate of the aural development as a fine art.

Visitors of Segonquart Studio may have noticed a charm welcome voice kindly ported from Susan.  in She is better known to be the voice of Siri. It was not me the company that borrowed her without a contract. And if I would need her delicate voice I will pay the correspondent check

It was a silly joke to use a soft lady voice when I was playing around with the famous text-to-speech technology, and it is a first step in what I call an unfinished UI template, as a symphony,  for the neverlasting Segonquart Studio's website. Because of Segonquart to me is like a lady, even being an Studio. We do not treat bad girly corporations neither companies like being undressed gentlemen, don't we?

As much as visitors become partners or active members in a website, the use of voice as a medium of transmission  ( of data, about information, about questions ) becomes a heavy pillar  in the conception and development of any kind of interface to be used by us, humans.

This is not a referral to virtual reality but to reality itself. I want my website to interact with my visitor and my visitor to interact heavily with my website.

Like in a physical space, design flavours oral communication, but a website is not a flyer, neither a presentation card. For these aspects, to flavoutr the use of sound, there are the Aural sheets, the most unknown and misused property of the CSS specification. We talk about web design, but it's not visual design.

Years ago, we had music in the websites. It was like being inside an elevator. Floor 34th. good Morning. That was the thing in the Flash websites. Sound. Even Geocities, until 2009, was like a music boulevard. Every single website was flourished with a ding-a-long tune. Unnecessary in most cases, being honest.

Thus, the spread and worldwide embrace of MySpace dot com, A prime social network your dad knew very well and used often. Musicians and places and people who attended to concerts. A social network. You at the same level like Madonna or your favourite indie band. Remember: Billy Bragg had a MySpace page.

We had the music, we had the disco sound, but that was not interaction. Not the web. No real data. No feelings. Not a mean to communicate. Not because of the web, but because of the lack of voice. And we all know that Ominous Background Music Is Bad for Sharks

As web content professionals, we know that how we communicate with our users is just as important as what we’re communicating. Agreed.

A short essay inspired by The Impact of Tone of Voice on Users by Kate , who's at Nielsen Group.

Just Do A Traceroute

More than once I've had to convert HTML/XML output to pcap. Setting port filters for 21 (FTP) and Telnet (23) produces low-bandwidth traffic with high return (admin passwords) within networks -- all you need is a script that can convert the packets into standard format to exploit this.

Robert Graham, writing his comments  EQGRP tools are post-exploitation 

Which you may find of value, because of finding equipment is undetectable, and your website is on the network. Specially useful for intranet lovers like you and me.

They aren't the sorts of tools you use to break into a network -- but the sorts of tools you use afterwards

Network Performance

Segonquart Studio
Segonquart Studio Website Performance Test
Some performances done, in the heat of this Summer.

World Wide Wait

In 1994, modem speeds doubled, and the interminable rendering of images on the Web — once dubbed the World Wide Wait — greatly accelerated. PCs began to be sold with these faster modems built in.

To anyone looking for a simple, even crude explanation for the Web’s rise, this is it: the ability to view a reasonable facsimile of a naked woman in the privacy of your own home.

“That’s what came to drive a lot of the internet,” Alberti says. “P0rn.”

Minnesota once ruled the internet. The Internet Gopher then, text-only menu and gloss-less, institutional mien, couldn’t keep up.

 Tim Gihring speak of the tools we had and still  have, in his essay The rise and fall of the Gopher protocol

Time for a change. kids.  Obsolescence is the new Black. And I am not referring to facsimiles of naked men.

Catch Me If You Can

These are par for the course in cyberspace, to be sure.

What is most concerning is that adversaries and opportunists—ranging from spies abroad to political aspirants at home—have learned to exploit the world’s interconnected communications technologies to sow fear, paranoia, and division among its people. Make no mistake: this is hacking, too.
Fortune reporter Robert Hackett at Data Sheet

News From Mars


Blogger ,this free weblog tool from Google, has revamped its entry page.

A revamping I find won-der-ful and less than excellent. This is pretty nice. Without a previous notice is even cooler than Jesus.

Second :

A quote this yours truly has found while reading
"You can't directly control where your thoughts drift. If you're controlling them, they're not drifting. But you can control them indirectly, by controlling what situations you let yourself get into. That has been the lesson for me: be careful what you let become critical to you. Try to get yourself into situations where the most urgent problems are ones you want think about."
from Paul Graham's essay The Top Idea in your Mind, circa 2010.

Still being the best digital botanist in this lonely planet. Copy.

Give Back Before You Get

"The web standards movement that began in 1998 was an attempt to make sense of what we now call front-end web development at a time when different browsers supported different proprietary technologies. (...)

We decided to label two W3C recommendations 'standards', and to demand that all browser and device makers correctly and fully support HTML and CSS (plus the newly standardised JavaScript) before adding support for proprietary features."
Jeffrey, speaking to Katy Cowan, on how the things were and how we lived , why we embraced a revolution, and why some of us fought for web standards.
And, while the heights of human knowledge and wisdom are now just a mouse click away, so are the depths of barbaric ignorance, racism, and misogyny.

Nearly twenty years ago. Still sailing.

Major Tom to Crowd Control

A quarter French, a quarter Hebrew, a quarter Spaniard and a quarter Hidden, this yours truly, one week older, celebrates the14th of July reading and listening among other anthems to "Le Chant Des Partisans".

Most of them were at a loss for an answer. What they knew, they did not want, what they wanted, they did not know, except, of course, more—more life, more love, more drugs, more celebrity, more happiness, more music.

Blue, White and Red. No special order. And today's summer day has been a rainy day here in this cell. It was unusual to see the rain in July until it happened. I still miss you grandmother. Happy 14th of July.

No country can preserve its political liberties unless its rulers know that their people preserve the spirit of resistance

Crowd Control., at Lapham's Quarterly

An excellent essay, written by Lewis H. himself, 

Doing Business Without Frontiers.

The web, a world wide system of communications between humans, becomes global de facto.
The Web is fundamentally designed to work for all people, whatever their hardware, software, language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability
The American Disabilities Act (ADA) in the US and the Equality Act of 2010 in the UK encourage companies to ensure web accessibility. The web, in its principles has to be accessible from a social justice perspective as a person with or without a disability.

Digital Businesses and commerce require, more now than never, to strength their negotiation position, to be compliant with the laws. While these laws do not require compliance, there is the actual need of planning for future accessibility, even if your goods and services are considered to be “necessary amenities.” Business models offers gains and benefits.

At least, accessibility, including this concept a clear separation of presentation and content,  was too one of the principles that urged to the need for the use of XHTML documents, before your little doll surfed the web. We call them web standards. That's one of the reason why we abandoned flash web sites, remember? The last version of the Web Content Accesibility Guidelines is a recommendation ready to be used and implemented by you, since 2008.

Even if the IT and Legal teams at your company lack the expertise or bandwidth to handle the volume and complexity for web accessibility, it is time now to consider and have in mind that accessibility is a plus in your final digital product and service. I did it, and it worked well. Not just because I cared of our audience in the USA and the UK, from the basement at Segonquart Studio headquarters, but because the web removes barriers.

The Web removes barriers to communication and interaction that many people face in the physical world. The web is the medium your digital business  model or organization can offer a real benefit to all the persons, such as people using a slow Internet connection, people with "temporary disabilities" such as a broken arm, and people with changing abilities due to agin.

In case you want to become a full professional, and learn on accesibility, this link is a good place to start

Do not worry on #Brexit and embrace the web accessibility. Your clients will notice it. Hurry up.

A Sound of Different Drummers

One might have the feeling and the conscience that it worked well.

One who like this your truly servant who may have been involved, embedded, in the production methods or as the non-executive management of news, fictional news, or mass media consumption products, is aware, and though in a moment of crisis does her/his job pretty well.

And those precious moments of crises are too those special moments in the world of mass-media communication, one can not miss or miss long. They just happen once; once you have a new product to introduce.Where it was a smile, now there is a cry. Things have changed a lot in four years.

So special are those moments in this field, so that even it may exist a perverse mind whose operation saw powered by the results or objectives of a good advertising campaign, this perverse mind would be able to promote or to propose, thinking in business terms and always with the intention of to publicise a brand new product, something shocking, the idea is for users to communicate using images that were explicitly short-lived, something never seen before, that's real advertising, men, to show the everyday's  tragedy of our lives, that intelligence tent in eyeglasses who everybody knows it is probably subversive

The sadness caused by the sight of these facts, to know the death of our pet, of or our best loved. That sadness that even becomes terrible pain only with a personal mental exercise to imagine may be happening, a death exposed but through the happening of the other, and Live. "Stories" are viewed in chronological order, and each segment is accessible for 24 hours.

Never seen before, viral and shocking. Remarkable. Welcome to Amityville.

And in her ears the little Seashells, the thimble radios tamped tight, and an electronic ocean of sound, of music and talk and music and talking coming in. Perfectly rehearsed, with an impeccable script, where, sadly and  unfortunately, one of the actors do not know that the end of the Othello character play is as true as a life and a death itself. In reality, scientists place the autoignition temperature of paper anywhere from high 440 degrees Fahrenheit to some 30 degrees hotter. An emotional drive. They were ready for what happened, really.Things have changed a lot in four years.
"You're supposed to know when you have a proof," he said.
Inspired by the pleasant read of Dave Winer's short essay and plea Wake up: News doesn't work


Brands and branding have two traditional definitions, which are often confused:
  • A brand is the representation of the product: something that identifies it in a recognizable way. This could be a name, a logo, colors, writing style, or other media forms such as sound marks. 

  • A brand is the product’s reputation, which creates certain customer expectations about the product. In other words, once customers recognize the brand representation (definition #1), they also project specific attributes onto the product — maybe that it will be high quality, healthy, or allow them to be seen as trendy or fashionable.

Evolved definitions and the rehearsal of, visuals, tone and  your favourite brand, a story about pirates. Worth a read.

Brand is experience in the Digital Age, a short written essay by Kate, at Nielsen

Mood: Currently listening to

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