Spain's DCM is a complete ignorant

Laws are written to be respected and read too.

Un usuario de Internet que desde su domicilio intercambia obras protegidas por la Ley de Propiedad Intelectual no comete delito alguno si dicha conducta se realiza sin ánimo de lucro, concepto éste que según la Circular 1/2006 de la Fiscalía General del Estado "no puede tener una interpretación amplia o extensiva, sino que debe ser interpretado en el sentido estricto de lucro comercial".

It seems that Mr. Cesar Antonio Molina shows a complete and extense ignorance - I would like to beleive that thisis not intentionally - in laws appliabled in culture when he is saying that P2P users do not respect the laws.

First at all, we, spaniah citizens, we all, want to know where the hell all the money of the SGAE goes to. To private pockets, not to composers. Where all these billions of euro, whose firts mission was dedicated to pay the associates and promote new values in arts and culture, are located.

It is simply a question of respect and democracy.

Stay well.

Processing 1.0

Processing is a programming language, development environment, and online community that since 2001 has promoted software literacy within the visual arts. Initially created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing quickly developed into a tool for creating finished professional work as well.

Download it here, and have all the fun.

Layed Off

A clever article by Mr. Guy Kawasaki: The Art of Laying People Off:

Usually, the people getting laid off aren’t at fault. More likely, it was the fault of top management—the same top management with golden parachutes. Hence, you have a moral obligation to provide services like job counseling, résumé-writing assistance, and job-search help. There are firms that specialize in helping employees during “transitions,” so use them.

Private APIs

From Ars Technica's article :

Does Google Mobile use private APIs?
But truly the Application is really nifty, assuming you don't speak with a Texas or British accent, and it's a real delight for the end user. Which is, of course, why developers write these things in the first place.

ActionScript 3 RIA API Guide

The brand news things for ActionScript developers like you ( and me ) .
The new guide includes updated apis for Adobe AIR 1.5, Flex 3.2 and Flash Player 10.
Get the PDF here

Are blogs dead yet?

Mr. Paul Boutin thinks so.
As a writer, though, I'm onto the system's real appeal: brevity. Bloggers today are expected to write clever, insightful, witty prose to compete with Huffington and The New York Times. Twitter's character limit puts everyone back on equal footing. It lets amateurs quit agonizing over their writing and cut to the chase. @WiredReader: Kill yr blog. 2004 over. Google won't find you. Too much cruft from HuffPo, NYT. Commenters are tards. C u on Facebook?.

Brevity is the new black. As this - your - blog has been ever black.

Let me say, just say: If blogs are templates withy simple content, then blogs should die fast.

It is a fact, I always disagree with a scriveners' blog without a clear visual intention behind the content. A clear example may be one those milions human beings that use a classical and marvelous WordPress template, obviously designed by someone else for some other specific purpose.

When you write a book: Do you care for the cover, the typography, the paper? O you just simply use the photocopier, staple it and leave it on a bank in a park waiting for someone to read it?

Do you use you blog just to vanish your ego? If so, sure blogs are not dead. But this is not a trend now; years ago, someone pretended they were dead.

Links for 20081118

Not all computational effects are monads
I conjecture that Haskell semantics are invariant under permutation of case statements in some sense, meaning that if all branches of a case statement A have the same case statement B in them then this B case statement can be pulled outside (and putting the same case statement A inside each branch of B) without changing the semantics (under some suitable set of hypotheses that include the assumption that the expressions being cased are not diverging). Adding catch to Haskell would violate this property that I’m conjecturing (as your example using (+) illustrates), and hence catch cannot be defined in Haskell. Therefore catch must be modelled in some way, such as with monads as you do.
Open radar
Radar is Apple’s internal bug tracking system. How Apple views Radar and how external third-party developers view Radar causes a bit of a conflict. Apple heavily uses Radar internally. Thousands of Apple employees' work-days are defined primarily by what’s in their bug queue.
Why is Python more fun than Java?
Python has some features that both make it easier to code certain common constructs and contribute to the resulting code's readability.

On Combinatory Logic

Combinatory logic is an elegant and powerful logical theory that is connected to many areas of logic, and has found applications in other disciplines, especially, in computer science and mathematics.

Combinatory Logic was originally invented as a continuation of the reduction of the set of logical constants to a singleton in classical first-order logic (FOL). Combinatory Logic untangles the problem of substitution, because formulas can be prepared for the elimination of bound variables by inserting combinators. Sometimes, bound variables are thought to signify ontological commitments.

A philosophical role of Combinatory Logic is to show the variability of the ontological involvements a theory has.

Some interesting further readings on Existential Import, is are explained here. Hope you enjoy it.

New Web Pick

I have been, for one year, kindly accepted as a member of the designers' team of New Web Pick.

NWP is an international digital designer union and a community of international digital designers, is one globe designing information focusing on the digital designin.

We include and recommend the most excellent digital designer throughout the world.

We try to construct a paradise for digital designers, which allow all the friends from all over the world who love digital designing to share their happiness in designing and promote their inspiration and originality.

We plan to build a platform for communication of international designing and letting you talk to the best digital designer face to face, which will be a bridge of all international digital designing enthusiasts.
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