Bloggers' Rights

One of EFF's goals is to give you a basic roadmap to the legal issues you may confront as a blogger, to let you know you have rights, and to encourage you to blog freely with the knowledge that your legitimate speech is protected.

To that end, we have created the Legal Guide for Bloggers, a collection of blogger-specific FAQs addressing everything from fair use to defamation law to workplace whistle-blowing.

In addition, EFF continues to battle for bloggers' rights in the courtroom:

Bloggers can be journalists (and journalists can be bloggers). We're battling for legal and institutional recognition that if you engage in journalism, you're a journalist, with all of the attendant rights, privileges, and protections.

Bloggers are entitled to free speech. We're working to shield you from frivolous or abusive threats and lawsuits. Internet bullies shouldn't use copyright, libel, or other claims to chill your legitimate speech.

Bloggers have the right to political speech. We're working with a number of other public-interest organizations to ensure that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) doesn't gag bloggers' election-related speech. We argue that the FEC should adopt a presumption against the regulation of election-related speech by individuals on the Internet, and interpret the existing media exemption to apply to online media outlets that provide news reporting and commentary regarding an election -- including blogs.

Bloggers have the right to stay anonymous. We're continuing our battle to protect and preserve your constitutional right to anonymous speech online, including providing a guide to help you with strategies for keeping your identity private when you blog.

Bloggers have freedom from liability for hosting speech the same way other web hosts do.

Say NO to Vodafone

We all know that marketing companies are desperately seeking ways to create viral campaigns to reduce costs. The problem is when they introduce disinformation and lies in an encyclopedia in which we work together to improve on Wikipedia. If it is sad that people devote to modify articles , there is sadder still that Vodafone Inc. does it in order to get money



Read what Vodafone get from Wikipedia here

Readings for This Week

Googling for Sociopaths
The thing that’s hard for the sociopaths to get their head around is that this isn’t because one of their rivals has outsmarted them — it’s just the march of technology.

ActorScriptTM: Industrial strength integration of local and nonlocal concurrency for Client-cloud Computing
Functional and Logic Programming are integrated into general concurrent programming.

Let’s stop talking about “backups”
The minimum bar for a reliable service is not that you have done a backup, but that you have done a restore. If you’re running a web service, you need to be able to show me that you can build a reasonably recent copy of the entire site, in a reasonable amount of time, on a new server or servers without ever accessing anything that was in the original data center. The bar is that you’ve done a restore.

An Entertaining System
We see the world as a very complex but knowable flowchart where there are a finite number of inputs, which cause a similarly finite set of outputs. This impossible flowchart gives us a comfortable illusion of control and an understanding of a chaotic word, but its existence is a handy side effect of a life staring at, deducing, and building systems. It’s also why we love games — they’re just dolled up systems — and the more you understand this fascination with games, the better you’ll be at managing us.

Google Text-To-Speech (TTS)
In spite of the limitations of the web service which certainly reflect the intention that the web service is only to be used by Google Translate, thanks to the new HTML5's Audio element and rel="noreferrer", the service may be utilized by client-side web applications



Useful Links

Why Object-Oriented Languages Need Tail Calls
IntegersMod(2).union(IntegersMod(3)).adjoin(7)
Del Manifiesto
Estos representantes se han entendido en el concepto griego de aristocracia. El gobierno de los mejores. Aunque ahora podría ser más una followcracy, el gobierno de los que tengan más follower
Google Public DNS service not ideal for everyone
Google uses clusters of servers at each of the anycast locations that collectively cache information, allowing requests to be rerouted from one server in the cluster to another. This provides better caching and thus better performance than simply distributing incoming DNS queries over a set of independently operating servers. Additionally, they've developed a system that can refresh information that is about to expire (all DNS records contain a "time to live" value), rather than removing stale information and then having to do a lengthy lookup when it's requested again by a use
How Google Can Help Newspapers
The current technology—in this case the distinguished newspaper you are now reading—may be relatively old, but it is a model of simplicity and speed compared with the online news experience today. I can flip through pages much faster in the physical edition of the Journal than I can on the Web. And every time I return to a site, I am treated as a stranger

Advertisers are frustrated

That’s the exact same outdated model of interruption-based advertising that we’ve been trying to block out with a TiVo or an internet ad blocker. We don’t want it. We’ll ignore it.

Via Mr. Pete Cashmore.

On Murdoch

Newspapers, even if every single one of them acted in collusion, cannot establish a monopoly on news. The main source of value for newspapers is reporting on events in the real world, and since those events can’t be copyrighted, and can be reported on by radio stations and television programs and non-profits and webloggers and twitterers and and and, news online will always be a competitive business in a way music is not.

Via Mr. Clay Shirky.

Love Your Work

If you write or design, you must believe in what you do. If you don’t believe you have something to express, there are plenty of other jobs out there.

Via Zeldman.

Be Not Afraid Of Greatness

Segonquart Studio © Delfi Ramírez 2009
Segonquart Studio © Delfi Ramírez 2009
Under a shakespearian influence, me, passionated friend and partneeree at Segonquart Studio,  did get deep into the ocean of CSS's possibilities last days.

I invite you to play with us:
Be Not Afraid of Greatness
Be not afraid to explore sizings and re-sizings with our web-site, within your favourite browser and-or screen resolution.

Have a try. You are welcome.

Arbitrary Base

function logx(val:Number, base:Number=10):Number {
return Math.log(val)/Math.log(base)
}


This is the simple functon Grant Skinner, gave us to calculate logarithms with base in Actionscript 3.0

Name of this blog has changed

Update your bookmarks, please: After so many years, five or more, far as I am able to remember, and a whole life in WWW terms; this blog has an URI that attempted to my trademark: Segonquart Studio.

Life has changed since then, and laws tend to adapt to everyday's living. Reading carefully the Terms of Service of Blogger; it might seem to me unappropiate to continue using a name of a brand, than in itself, has nothing to do or be with Blogger or its affiliates.

Years ago, it was like an act of 'looking-like-a-working-class-poseur' to have blog placed where everyone have had a blog; besides it gave to my brand Segonquart Studio, an appail of proximity and sociallity.

As, in our present days, we are a company that offers to our clients, for example, the chance to host their name, legal trademark, or protected work, on our servers. One reason we offer this is to work together with them, carying about privacity, intellectual rights, and property rights;

As these happens in our days, so far from five years ago, keeping the old "segonquart.blogspot" reference it would seem that we do not apply our own advice. IT would no be legal, also.

To solve it, and to keep saved here more than five years of posts and mumblings on the WWW media, I decided today to imprint my own name to this - your - blog.

Anyway, most of teh content you migth read here, refers and will refer to my activity inside Segonquart Studio, were I develop and bring to life projectes for the Net. You might always find here when reading it, helpful notes and asides objects that help me to success in my work. Not in my life.

You might have noticed too that I also have my own domain. Maybe I will change teh name of the URI of this digital print product. More soon.

A Tool, Not A Framework

Google Inc. has put on your hands Closure.

Closure Templates are implemented for both JavaScript and Java, so that you can use the same templates on both the server and client side. They use a data model and expression syntax that work for either language. For the client side, Closure Templates are precompiled into efficient JavaScript.

Read More here. Worth a read.

In My Mailbox

Dear ISOC Member,

The 4th "Internet Governance Forum" (IGF) meeting is taking place in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, in the period from 15th to 18th November 2009 (http://igf09.eg/homeeng.html).

With this message we would like to invite you to attend our ISOC "IGF 2009 Issues – Briefing and Discussion Forum" on

Saturday 14 November 2009, 13:30-17:00 local time (11:30-15:00 UTC)

This session is open to all ISOC members and will take place in the Red Sea Room, Maritim Sharm el Sheikh International Congress Center (IGF venue) in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

ISOC's "IGF Issues – Briefing and Discussion Forum" will include a briefing on IGF themes and workshops and cover issues of interest to our members in preparation for the IGF. It is an opportunity for ISOC members coming to the IGF to interact with ISOC staff and other key ISOC stakeholder groups such as Chapter representatives and ISOC IGF Ambassadors on ISOC’s agenda and activities for the meeting.

Agenda:
1. IGF 2009 themes and ISOC’s engagement
(Bill Graham, Strategic Global Engagement)
2. Questions & Answers
3. Members’ engagement in the IGF
(All participants in the discussion)

Bill Graham (ISOC) has composed a document that outlines the IGF history, issues and themes pertinent to the upcoming IGF meeting. It is available at:

http://isoc.org/wp/chapter-meetings/files/2009/11/ISOC-IGF-4-Issues-Themes.pdf
(PDF, 34KB)

Please submit any questions or points you might have for the discussion forum to before 10 November 2009. Thanks!

We would also like to invite you to join our "ISOC Welcome Reception" at the Swimming Pool Area, Royal Peninsula Hotel, on Saturday from 17:00-19:00.

Regards,

Sabrina Wilmot
Manager, Chapters & Individual Members
Internet Society (ISOC) www.isoc.org

Cross-domain

The attachment of cookies to all requests is a frequently misunderstood property of the browser that has led to a category of web application vulnerabilities known as cross-site request forgery (XSRF). An XSRF is not unique to Flash-based applications or the cross-domain policy file, but some solutions to mitigating XSRF may be affected by the policy file.
Read more on Security policies for Flash Player here

POV Links

Adobe is Bad for Open Government
What's most frustrating is, Government seems to transform documents that are in XML into PDF to release them to the public, thinking that that's a good thing for citizens. Government: We can turn XML into PDFs. We can't turn PDFs into XML.

Cartographer
Thematic mapping library for Google Maps.

pudb 0.92.13
PuDB is a full-screen, console-based visual debugger for Python.

Traffic Server
Traffic Server is fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server. Formerly a commercial product (created by Inktomi, later acquired by Yahoo!), it is now being developed as an Apache Incubator Project (status).

Thirty Conversations
We’ve collected the thoughts of 30 of the world’s most inspired creative professionals. Architects, designers, authors and leaders of iconic brands.



Readings for November

Texts Rasterization Exposures.
An attempt to improve text rasterization algorithms using only publicly available information.
Hierarchical Namespace Component.
Modeling components of a code base with namespaces is a much better idea than modeling them with assemblies.
The Busy Beaver Problem.
It turns out that this problem can’t be solved. For a small number of states it can be reasoned about, but it can’t be solved in general. Theorists call such problems non-computable.
What’s wrong with TV: a theory.
There is evidence that people, when scared or depressed, tend to either purchase more things or spend more money when they do. Advertisers and producers know this and it has to impact their decisions for kinds of shows to air, and how they’re written or produced.


Shylock as a Human Being

"Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, heal'd by the same means, warm'd and cool'd by the same winter and summer as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge. The villainy you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction."

—Act III, scene I

September Song

Innostock2012 web-site © Delfi Ramirez 2009
Innostock2012 web-site © Delfi Ramirez 2009


Me, at Segonquart Studio, have just finished another complex project. Get the Thumbnail, and say something.

Spaniard Dude

Just two weeks ago, I started a new weblog. Written in spanish - a curious decision taken by me, after all - it focuses in functional ontology from the perspective of an amateur logician.

In general, an ontology should satisfy the following requirements:

• Sophisticated articulation of the target object or world.
• Explicit definition of concepts and relations among them.
• Generality and Comprehensiveness.
• Design (redesign) by enabling to understand the requirements and operate them.

This is what Ontología Funcional will be about.

Hope you, dearest spaniard, enjoy it.

Template Design: Cost Beta

pcm cost NeCoEPCM © Delfi Ramirez 2009
pcm cost NeCoEPCM © Delfi Ramirez 2009
It's May of the year 2009, and I just finished to design and develop a simple front-end prototype  for an Institutional client comitted here, at Segonquart Studio

Development is still going on, but there is always a sense of happinees when things goes on smoothly.

More Soon.

What I am reading

Tools for the Modern Programmer
In the jargon of the computer programmer, a hacker is someone who strives to solve problems in elegant and ingenious ways. Part of the path to elegantly solving larger problems is to use tools that solve sub-problems very well.

Open Issues
HTML 5 is defined in a way that it is backwards compatible with the way user agents handle deployed content. To keep the authoring language relatively simple for authors several elements and attributes are not included as outlined in the other sections of this document, such as presentational elements that are better dealt with using CSS.

GOOGLE WILL EAT ITSELF
By establishing this autocannibalistic model we deconstruct the new global advertisment mechanisms by rendering them into a surreal click-based economic model..

Pere Espinosa: Enhancements in Invisible Code

I have recently practicing some enhancements - say code enhancements - to Pere Espinosa's web-site, a crafted product we like to care here, at Segonquart Studio, adding an external connection via the "blog" tagged main menu link in the site.


Pere Espinosa © Delfi Ramirez  @Segonquart Studio 2008
Pere Espinosa © Delfi Ramirez  @Segonquart Studio 2008


The link stumbles you to auamusic an initiative based on your support to the local community of singers and bands around.


The New Assembly

Mr. Nick Mudge suggest in this interesting article, on Javascript, considered it as harmful as assembly.

Memoirs. Twelve years ago, I faced those departments of those spaniard Universities, being rejected as an IT man for my firm believe in JavaScript is the new Tool in programming languages.

Memoirs. Twelve years ago, that nightmare meant you have to be precise, every single second, and make clear distinction between Java and JavaScript, for all those projecte programmers who might be interested and interviewed you.

Remember myself disappearing then, as the cat from Alice disappears, with a shadow of a big smile, and no results on a being-contracted-for-the-job.

After reading the cleverly opinions of Mr. Mudge in the article I recommend to you, I have the sensation - say, feeling - this problem is still around in our days.

Present. In our days this yours truly is facing part of his creative work inside an IT department, in which Haskell paradigm is less a case against the Event-Driven paradigm language approach, rather than case to resolve the needs of an application.

Taking a called positive decision - the scary "first step" decision to start building our app - it seems to me, more a philosophical question rather than a technical skill approach.

Are we living in a perennial ecosystem ?, Or in an event-based society, hazardous and changing environment?

You decide the model you want to represent and make public. Please keep in mind we do have, in these days, something called the Web:

People are now demonstrating that you can have a persistent HTTP connection so that events on the server and events on the client are blurred. Your client applications, and your server applications, because they can be persistently connected rather than request-response connected, essentially exist all in the same event cloud. This gets us back to development paradigms, such as Visual Basic or client-server, while maintaining all of the cost benefits of deploying over the Web...

Your opinions and pluses would be welcome, while I put my efforts on events. Read more about my choice on Events , here.

Route 66

In my Safari 4.0's log appeared the trace of a cookie just few minutes ago. I wonder who send it to localhost.

Therefore, I cutted and pasted an IP address that appeared in my browser's cookies Log to Google's Search Engine, then I fired up Terminal in my old, but beloved, OS X Machine.

Here there is the traceroute print, for your safety and pleasure.


traceroute to 213.8.137.51 (213.8.137.51), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 undefined-192 (192.168.1.1) 0.665 ms 0.403 ms 0.377 ms
2 undefined-192 (192.168.153.1) 42.095 ms 42.552 ms 41.369 ms
3 145.red-80-58-117.staticip.rima-tde.net (80.58.117.145) 99.092 ms 41.316 ms 41.390 ms
4 so2-0-0-0-grtbcntb1.red.telefonica-wholesale.net (84.16.6.65) 41.901 ms 42.772 ms *
5 so2-1-0-0-grtparix3.red.telefonica-wholesale.net (213.140.36.202) 67.634 ms 59.829 ms 60.897 ms
6 tiscali-7-1-0-0-grtparix3.red.telefonica-wholesale.net (213.140.53.146) 72.404 ms 131.938 ms 68.014 ms
7 xe-7-3-0.fra21.ip.tiscali.net (89.149.185.201) 79.548 ms 128.048 ms 107.145 ms
8 smilecommunications.tenge5-4.br02.frf02.pccwbtn.net (63.218.15.50) 82.827 ms 77.809 ms 82.202 ms
9 80.179.166.70.static.012.net.il (80.179.166.70) 82.075 ms brdr.mr-01-pos3-0.012.net.il (80.179.166.26) 131.243 ms 80.179.166.70.static.012.net.il (80.179.166.70) 83.423 ms
10 ariela02-gig2-3.inter.net.il (192.116.203.26) 186.153 ms 134.421 ms 129.326 ms
11 ariela02-gig2-3.inter.net.il (192.116.203.26) 137.193 ms 213.8.206.49 (213.8.206.49) 129.530 ms 133.507 ms
12 right720-gig1-7.inter.net.il (213.8.9.249) 142.800 ms 213.8.206.49 (213.8.206.49) 135.192 ms right720-gig1-7.inter.net.il (213.8.9.249) 150.645 ms
13 up-gig9-2.inter.net.il (192.117.181.82) 136.004 ms 230.499 ms 205.973 ms
14 * * up-gig9-2.inter.net.il (192.117.181.82) 145.066 ms
15 * * *


Uneeded to say, I am actually posting this from BCN, located in South Europe;as you might have noticed. Your comments are, as always have been, welcome.

Holy Mariah

A new birth on the WW World : http://opendatabasealliance.com

Note from the Editor (2015): this post was about the birth of a MySQL branch named MariaDB. Link now goes to the original press note ( circa 2009 ) .

HTML5, by Ian Hickson

The HTML5 effort started with two main foci: defining the existing language in far more detail than before, for various reasons, and extending the language to better support Web applications, since that is one of the directions the Web is going in and is one of the areas least well served by HTML so far.

This puts HTML in direct competition with other technologies intended for applications deployed over the Web, in particular Flash and Silverlight.

Read the thread here

Note from the editor: Links and content of this posts, written in May of the year 2009, have been revised and updated in the year 2012.

So this year I switched to Python

Language design is like architecture. The architect is bound by the rules of nature, he has to take into account the properties of the building materials, and he must never forget the purpose that the building will serve. Likewise, the designer of a programming language is bound by the theorems of computability theory, he must take into account the properties of the underlying hardware, and he must never forget that the language is used by programmers.

read the complete article written by Mr. Andrej Bauer here

Flash Lite is the new Java

Sony Ericcson Developer's page has announced the new Capuccino Project. Not stronger and bitter as a cup of Java, Capuccino lets you and me to develop applications, interfaces, games or whatever your client need, using the Flash Lite 2.0 Platform.

Get the Specs and Downloads, here.

Events vs The World

Mr. Dean Edwards, has written a clever article on Callbacks.

The important thing is that I’ve demonstrated a technique for wrapping a callback system in a real event dispatch system. That gives you the ability to fire real custom events in MSIE. If you are building an event system based on event delegation then this technique may also be interesting to you.

Read the complete article here.

Omniweb

Omniweb has been, for a long time, besides being easy and fun, a fave testing browser for those of us, who develop and design for the WWWW using a Mac platform hardware tool.

Omniweb is not a new kid on the block, but the browser that has been around us - we, geeks - approximatively since the year 2000.

OmniWeb was originally developed by Omni Group and released by Lighthouse Design for the NextStep platform on March 17, 1995. As NextStep evolved into OpenStep and then Mac OS X, OmniWeb was updated to run on these platforms. OmniWeb also briefly ran on Microsoft Windows through the Yellow Box or the OpenStep frameworks.

Now Omniweb is - like near all the browsers that you, newbie, use every single day with your computer - free.

It offers several advantages over some other browsers we used to love.

First: its native Cocoa bundling,

Second: It is designed for the Mac OS X environment, so you might easily extend it via Cocoa or even Apple Script.

Third: Its Page Info Manager, where you can see easily how everything you, upload to the server can be examined/downloaded without any kind of difficulty, as you can see and appreciate in the following image:

Gary Rosema web ©Delfi Ramirez @Segonquart Studio
Gary Rosema's website 2009


For example we see,  as you may appreciate, that famous advantage of Flash as a tool were you can keep safe your images from being stolen, is clearly de-constructed and de-molished here. No kidding.


For this complexity and professional detail mentioned ( of course, there are couple more details ), I like and enjoy the use of OmniWeb.

Note aside: The importance of my last referring is that now, more than ever, standards may have its place in the developers world, in comparison to other frameworks promoted by gurus at their agencies, sometimes like a clear advantage for our client: "There are things that can't be done without the Flash technology" quote; others as a merely formal confirmation of incompetence by their side.

Omniweb, as a browser, becomes a serious tool for developers that until now, were unwillingly to pay for a proprietary browser, and have ignored its advantages or capabilities.

The Omni group justifies this decision that let you and me the right to use Omniweb for free, as it follows:
Because we’re a small company and we don’t have unlimited engineering resources, by necessity certain projects are going to take up more of our attention. Instead of continuing to charge for these four applications, which aren’t getting updated as frequently as our other titles, we felt it would better serve the community to make them available at no cost.

There is also an add on, for you, to give this weekend Omniweb a try: It has the same , say, flavour that Internet Explorer 5 for Mac OS 9 had.

And we do all remember that IE5 for Mac OS 8/9 was the real browser that we, Macintosh people, used in the past century.

Note: Maybe you do not agree comfortable with the look-and-feel Omniweb has, looking as if you were back to the year 2001.  No problem. Mr John Hicks, has some wonderful Tiger and ITunes themes for your - from now own - favourite browser.

Go ahead. Download your Omniweb browser for free here.

Web Anatomy Frameworks

There are two problems that seem to reappear at the beginning of every web application design project.

First, the task of translating a high-level understanding of an application's goals into low-level design details can be a brutal experience.

Second, we want to design highly usable and self-evident applications so our customers can be effective, but we also want to devise innovative, compelling, and exciting interactions to dazzle our users
.

Good, na? Read the rest of this article by Robert Hoekman,at Miskeeto, here.

Palm WebOS, part 2

You can think of webOS applications as native applications, but built from the same standard HTML, CSS and JavaScript that you’d use to develop web applications. Palm has extended the standard web development environment through a JavaScript framework that gives standardized UI widgets, and access to selected device hardware and services. .
You might want to read the rest of this excerpt from the O'Reilly media Book: "Palm® webOS: Developing Applications in JavaScript Using the Palm MojoT Framework", ISBN 9780596155254, ©2009, here.

Little Craft Warnings

"Ten years of government putting information on Internet portals hadn’t really improved services at all. 
If you wanted something done, you still had to go to an office and wait in a queue”
Read this Oracle Customer Case Study, on the Genralitat de Catalunya , aka Gencat, here.

प्रोकास्तिनातिंग

What else best to do on Saturday evening but procastination?

I re-registered myself in Stumbleupon few months ago.

I discovered StumbleUpon around 2003, via the Mozilla applications page. For years, stumbleupon.com was a fave of mine, a real social network with real people taking part of it.

After those years, I am thankfully to this app, mainly because of I had the chance to met and know real people with whom I share common interests. And this is what are really social apps for. Trust me.

For example, I am glad to have still a long-time friendship with Kosmar ( aka Markus Angemeier), the man who designed the logo for StumbleUpon. A real professional and better human person. And the list may go further on.

When someone like me, as a professional, has any kind of recognition you might find on the 3W - aka The Web - has to be coherent in the results shown. This is; private life must be in a box, and professional life in another one.

In these days, when your name in a search engine does not define you as a human at all, mainly because everyone of us, simple mortals, use the web to work and play, being back to the stumblers is a joy for me.

In Spain - a country that just recently has accept the Internet as a real media of communication - it was unconceviable, just 3 years ago, for any member of the bussiness' area of any serious company, that, a tech professional like - blush - I am during the daytime, could be glad, in and show in too, so many different scenarios of interest.

Afortunately , this is not like it today. Said that, I recovered my presence and my old beloved stumblers, for who knows how many long this time.

If you like to procastinate yourself, StumbleUpon, seems the best choice. I recommend it to you.

Jinjas, not Geishas

Jinja is a Java-like programming language with a formal semantics designed to exhibit core features of the Java language architecture. 
Jinja is a compromise between realism of the language and tractability and clarity of the formal semantics.

Jinja 1 is is a sandboxed template engine written in pure Python licensed under the BSD license.
  It provides a Django-like non-XML syntax and compiles templates into executable python code. It's basically a combination of Django templates and python code.

Jinja 2 is a library for Python 2.4 and onwards that is designed to be flexible, fast and secure.

Outline of Jinja ( Java alike ) is here.

Jinja 1 source is here.

Jinja 2 main files are there.

Micro-blogging

Twitter in k
The interaction model and the visual metaphor for the service were constantly in flux. The meaning of being someone’s “Friend” versus “Following” someone changed regularly.
From ABC to Python
Since the int type was represented as a machine integer, operations that overflowed would silently clip the result to 32 bits or whatever the precision of the C long type happened to be. In addition, the int type, while normally considered signed, was treated as an unsigned number by bitwise and shift operations and by conversions to/from octal and hexadecimal representations.

Adobe UI Fun

Clever and hilarious: Adobe UI Gripes.

A piece:

Flash CS4: Hilarious, I’m assuming you faked menus on the Windows version and then ported the faked menus over to the Mac version complete with the Windows 95 selection colour.

RadioShift


Radioshift is a new bri-lli-ant , say cool, software for you and your little silver MAC OS X , kindly developed by the team at Rogue Amoeba.

In a Itunes-alike UI interface, RadioShift competes with the popular Audio app from Macintosh in the rage of being your favourite Radio Guide and Station Player.

I really enjoyed the functionalllity, also the disposition of the interface and, over all, the World map selection tool. With Radioshift, you can listen to and record internet and AM/FM radio from around the world...well not all over the world.

As a bad example from, here, Spain: ONA FM, a Broadcast Company where this, your weblogger, does his every-day collaboration - say halfday job time - that does not properly stream in Radioshift. Same happens with Cadena SER.
As a german friend of mine says: Shade!.

Graphic Treatments



Just finishing abranding graphic design, after so many years, but the occassion - and the client - was a forthcoming event.

Upwards, an excerpt.

Things I Am Currently On

During last months, besides of procastination, this yours truly has  been working on:
  • A Feasibility Study on Podcasting Monetizing for spaniard company.
  • Ending Some web-sites, Three exactly.
  • Re-defining the strategy and web-site of my own business: Segonquart Studio, which I hope will see the light soon.
  • Learning new techniques on programming languages.
  • Developing the strategy management for a new based Web 3.0 portal about art and culture.
  • Procastinating.
Nothing more, nothing less.

On Financial Crises

Today, I have kindly received a letter inviting me to join the MR Club.

Appreciating the proposal, must say that, I have the solid opinion that this economical thrill floating around, will be expanded and will affect to the world of credits cards. End of 2009, maybe? Who knows.

To prevent any failure in my current business day I would not accept the offer. Sincerely.

I also have blocked my ordinary plastic cards. Say I am afraid and cautious. Guess you are right.

But as soon this thrill ( referring to economics) will be over , I will accept the membership. I promise you.
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