Wednesday, May 05, 2004


When Mark Frauenfelder got the ringworm in Rarotonga, I humbly suggested him look for some advice in Dermatologic Image Database. Many days after, he helped me too. Indirectly, I mean. How? He put out a post in Mad Professor about Zicam, a new medicine, or better say, a method for refrain the cold virus action in the turbinates of the nose. Inspired by that, I made a little adaptation, covering the Q-Tip head with propolis. Believe it or not, that worked for me like a charm, even facing the situation of having to live together with two sick co-workers. I didn't end up like Jeremy Zawodny and have gained a better resistance and willingness to read Tim Bray's article about Jython.

[Listening to: Yvette In English - David Crosby - Thousand Roads (05:55)]

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Shaken, But Not Stirred

James Bond likes his Blue Martini shaken, but not stirred. Or did M16's Boy Scout wanted mean something completely unlike? I really don't know. I'd like to know a lot of things. How to make a screen scraping of KEXP's play lists directly to Audioscrobbler's log list, for instance. Preferably with Eclipse IDE. I know, though, that Sofia's gypsies are tourch. And well humoured. At the same time.

[Listening to: Jony Iliev & Band - Gaida Cocek - KEXP]


Who wouldn't like to see it?

[Listening to: CAT BLUES - Yoko Kanno - COWBOY BEBOP (02:37)]

Monday, May 03, 2004

From the ocean depths...

Maciej Ceglowski tells how Poland reacted to the new European Union recent add-ons. In an opposite direction, Jeremy Zawodny and Nelson Minar, both enthusiastically, have found a precious book in the form of a Vintage Polish erotica flash animation.

[Listening to: Secret Agent - DJ Shadow - Changeling]


Try to remember "Audioscrobbler" by hearth, in the mid of a purple haze. You sure will come up with key words like "audio discover" or something like that. But, in the view of the A9/Google bots, "discover" should also means the results of a "sartori", or other type of spiritual enlighten. So, the brave looking for just a simple song list, would also find the "American Splendor" way of life and the pitch of a mesmerized wahabite. Audioscrobbler, however, is not fitted for me, because it doesen't read plenty HTML streams, and I'm listening too much Internet radios lately.

[Listening to: Secret Agent - Nucleo Antirapina]

The Black Bridge of John Negroponte

Aliette Guibert pointed out to a Council On Hemispheric Affairs memorandum about the nomination of John Negroponte to be U.S. ambassador in Iraq. The document alerts that he has a sordid human rights record in Honduras and is famous for admin the brigades of the death in Nicaragua. This guy is a kind of Rudolf Hess wannabe. Maybe they are sending him to Iraq in order to improve the torture techniques of Abu Ghraib prison.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Akma on Switchers

AKMA was wondering exactly about the process of moving from one CMS/Blog to another CMS/Blog. How many variables one must take into account before take a decision! The most predominant factor is how one can migrate the database. Well, one may choose not take any ancient post to the new blog at all. Start from the scratch. Literally. Why not? After all, if someone is looking for a specific entry of the late blog, he or she have Google and Internet Archive as friends. And I'm happy with Blogger. No muss, no huss.

[Listening to: KEXP - Charles Leonard - Funky Driver ona Funky Bus]