A definition, strictly, is a convention of notational abbreviation. ...

What's the mean of? Here.

More on W. V. O. Quine.

Flock's Temptation

I've trying to post this blog using Flock's abilities to post directly from the browser.

Using an eMac PowerPC G4 (3.3) 1 GHz I have had several problems. Resuming: I could not. Should then I upgrade my processor?

First Impression in Flock: Reminds me Deer Park alpha 2 in more than one way: The preference pane and security stuff, for example.

Look and Feel of Flock: Quite friendly to Windows Vista, decent implementation of Cocoa in the way Camino does.

Flock takes use and advantage of the Mozilla core, what is good, and still in its pre-developer beta phase, no more words could be added for today.

Mature teacher, Part Two

Probably I might delay myself posting here, in this your blog, for the forthcoming next weeks, mainly due to a contract service required by the agency Crea Formación today.

From tomorrow until the end of November, I'll be training a course of Introduction to Programming and a WYSIWYG Dreamweaver intensive course  following the program stablished by the agency.

Introduction to programming will be done using Processing, a tool good to learn by coding oriented to designers and/or multimedia developers.

Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and sound. It is used by students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. It is created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook and professional production tool. Processing is developed by artists and designers as an alternative to commercial software tools in the same domain.

The first time -- there is always a firts time --  I heard and started to use Processing it was back in 2004, due to the influence of Mr. Brendan Dawes.

"The Processing Environment (Integrated Development Environment or IDE) is a simple and usable editor for writing and running programs. When the "run" button is clicked, the program compiles, the display window opens and the software runs inside. The toolbar provides functionality for running and stopping programs, creating a new sketch, opening, saving, and exporting. Additional commands are available through the menus. The message area gives feedback while saving and exporting and also shows the locations of errors when programs are compiled. The text area presents messages and can be written to with the print() and println() programming functions."

I do still have great admiration and respect for Mr. Dawes and his metodology in teaching 'n' experimenting, so he has enlight me -- and he still does -- in my daily work. There is no bad in having big consideration for people who spend part of their valous time educating other human beings.

Now it's time to put hands in practice, and explain to the alumni, all I have learned before.


Web Architecture Magazine, WAM, was an architecture magazine, from the mid 90s of the past century..

Pere Casasampera & Delfi Ramirez presents : Interzone WAM
Pere Casasampera & Delfi Ramirez presents : Interzone © 1995

A digital smart place -- there were places no sites neither URLs then -- where this, yours truly, learning through collaboration, started his career in the medium we know as web, as we knew it.

Good Ol' Dayz

Answering to your question: Macromedia Lingo is a programming language much more "human" and stronger than ECMA specifications , in my modest opinion.

Expressions like tell or if the visible of sprite 5 then go to the frame, were to me more human than today's standard dot syntax.

The study logic in college days, was like an open door letting me discover the fascinating world of programming and authoring. With the years, lot of headaches and gratitude ( mostly due to BASIC).

Back to 1996, Dave Yang contribute a few pages for a Director's programming book.

Those were the old good days gone. Human-liked languages, easy to understand, clear, and functional.

Back to 1997, we were reading reading with passion and and practicing, and what's most important, authoring and obtaining results.

Funny to see in action the use for books, as Schopenhauer did.


24 years is enough to bring into the world a masterpiece. Echo and the Bunnymen's Siberia.

This (your blog) is not really about music, but about notation, harmony and perfection in little things. Often, I post about new media, languages, or all that might matter people like you and me. Since we were born, remember?, music has had been an important unconscient influence in our daily life. We got by music an education school and college did not offered to us.

It would be unjust saying The Bunnymen are not the most influential band in the pop and rock music scene from the last two decades. Even if you never have hear a word about them. They are.

There is a brilliant David Withingand's article today in PixelSurgeon, and I encourage and beg you a quiet reading of his review.

"This is not a disc to be dismissed in one or two listens between screaming kids or corporate deadlines".

He found the words. They say it all.

It's so cold in Siberia. So cold.

Back Up Your Mind

gDisk is a software that turns your GMail account into a portable hard drive so you can always have your important files accessible accross the Internet.

Human beings like you and me, fans of Google and all that Web 2.0 stuff, might find gDisk a must have.

To use gDisk you need:

• A Mac with Mac OS X (10.3 or above)
• A Google GMail account. To learn how to get one, click here.

If you want to hack some code, help the community, and enhance this application, feel free to download and improve gDisk source.

Update : GdIsk is a siftware byjean-matthieu at

Searchrolling it

Since two weeks ago, I'm into Rollyo.

Rollyo is still in its beta phase, offering to roll own your own search engine. A brilliant application of what these days is known as Web 2.0; powered by Yahoo! search.

Designed in a minimal way, red is the second primary color, followed by grays; what gives you a strong and trustful feeling. Yes and Not become suggested through black and whiteergeebees. Must say I miss a few yellow tonalities.

Dan Cederholm is the professional who did Rollyo's website CSS. Mr. Cederholm is a web designer and author living in Salem, Massachusetts. As founder of SimpleBits, Dan's design studio, he brings years of experience in designing and building sites with web standards.

Rollyo's search engine is oriented in many ways to a community based sources they trust making this searchroll the perfect tool for a hungry analyst, with the smell of preferences and tendencies flowing around the wide web.

I like this fast-food company's "employee of the month" attitude, I mean: To be nominated "High Roller" if your searchroll becomes popular with the Rollyo community.

Fast Food for the search engines. It sounds hard. I know. But I'm loving it.


David Bradley describes how he invented CTRL-ALT-DEL, then tries to backpedal after he inadvertently slams Bill Gates for making it famous.

Note from the editor: External links at Feb,2014, have been updated.

You need Vision

The end is near, my foes and friends. Jump out the boat before it's too late...'

One o One, or Switch 101 is a comprehensive and clear explanation of the processes to do if you are migatring into MAC OS X - BSD UNIX platform.

If you're a PC user who has just switched to the Mac and want to find out how to adapt your old working habits to the Mac OS, this is the right place.

An excerpt:

To move files by connecting your Mac directly to your PC:

Connect your Mac to your PC using a standard Ethernet cable.

Make sure that both computers are turned on.

In the Finder on your Mac, choose Connect to Server from the Go menu to open the window.

Type your PC's network address in the Server Address text box using one of these formats:


Click Connect.

Follow the onscreen instructions to enter your PC's workgroup name, user name, password, and the volume or folder you wish to access.

Your PC volume should appear on your Mac Desktop.

Open the volume and drag and drop files directly from it to anywhere on your Mac.

When finished, drag your PC volume to the Trash to unmount it.

Loose Ctrl, Gain Command.

Taking the dirt away -- Part Ten

Note from the editor: Links and content of this post, written in October of the year 2005, have been revised and updated in the year 2012.

Get an introduction to ECMAScript for XML (E4X), a simple extension to JavaScript that makes XML scripting very simple.

The introduction can be read, here.

Mature Teacher

Team at Crea Formación has proposed me a course of ActionScript for all those interested in continuing developing its knowledge of this Flash programming language. Saturdays from February, May next year.

The course will approach the animation of objects by programming methods, the handling of components, and also the connection with data bases,with the intention to allow to the assistants this course of FlashMX2004 to understand OOP principles, classes and functions used in ActionScript.

Something to do the next Spring.

Switch Off the Movie

Wednesday, 5 October 2005.

One Thousand Six Hundred Twenty Four human beings. This is the number of Spain premier's attendants to the presentation of "Apaga y VámonosSwitch Off the documentary, directed by Manel Mayol.

Apaga y Vamonos - Switch Off Movie © Delfi Ramirez @ Segonquart Studio 2005-2006
Apaga y Vamonos - Switch Off Movie © Delfi Ramirez @ Segonquart Studio 2005-2006

See the promo site, here. Thank you all very much.

The Scrivener

According to an anonymous post received yesterday here in this ( your ) blog:

"I now recalled all the quiet mysteries which I had noted in the man. I remembered that he never spoke but to answer; that though at intervals he had considerable time to himself, yet I had never seen him reading—no, not even a newspaper; that for long periods he would stand looking out, at his pale window behind the screen, upon the dead brick wall; I was quite sure he never visited any refectory or eating house; while his pale face clearly indicated that he never drank beer like Turkey, or tea and coffee even, like other men; that he never went any where in particular that I could learn; never went out for a walk, unless indeed that was the case at present; that he had declined telling who he was, or whence he came, or whether he had any relatives in the world; that though so thin and pale, he never complained of ill health. And more than all, I remembered a certain unconscious air of pallid—how shall I call it?—of pallid haughtiness, say, or rather an austere reserve about him, which had positively awed me into my tame compliance with his eccentricities, when I had feared to ask him to do the slightest incidental thing for me, even though I might know, from his long-continued motionlessness, that behind his screen he must be standing in one of those dead-wall reveries of his."

The anonymous said:

RSS is the way of the motorola rss

I answered:

"I would prefer not to."

Things I've learned today


Excellent new update for Linotype FontExplorer X. In its version 1.0cf2 (build C6F1). It fixes all minor bugs we have noticed using this application.

Let me recommend you FontExplorer, not pretending to be unloyal to the original Mac' Font Book, if you deal with Fonts for print or screen ( which is my case).


Master work done by Moses Gunesch in his beta Zigo/Fuse Engine .mxp on beta.

Yesterday it was delivered a beta copy of this component extension to Segonquart Studio mail receipt ( mine, in other words) and after its implementation I just can say it works fine and eliminates trace problems when publishing a compiled .swf in Flash MX 2004. I have not tested yet compiling directly from SE|PY.
But, from now on, is much more easy to customize your tweenings and easings from the properties menu in Flash.

A real master-piece. Congratulations Moses.

Fifteen minutes

Fifteen minutes of fame, according to Mr. Warhol, are deserved to everybody in the future.

I got two.

The spanish documentary Switch Off aka Apaga y Vámonos is currently in competition in various worlwide festivals.
Switch Off documentary by Manel Mayol © Segonquart Studio 2005
Switch Off documentary by Manel Mayol © Segonquart Studio 2005

A brief but explicit mention in The New York Times.
Delfi Ramirez, composer. New York Times 2005
Delfi Ramirez, composer. New York Times 2005

Hope you enjoy it.
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