Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Tuvalu Pythoness

Who could imagine that the Greek Delphi priestess would transfer her temple to Tuvalu? Not exactly to the geographic South Pacific island, but an Icann domain. In ILUVU.TV, one will discover that the priestess is divining the future through television messages with amazing personal accuracy and acute vision. This makes sense, since Tuvalu domain is .tv, right? Quoting the release, it works through a combination of methodologies involving her blue-blocking wrap-around shades and the ILUVU.TV proprietary technique called Th(m)eme Mapping, which uses the remote as a tool for harnessing the meta stories inside the television set, channeling, as it were, the samples of wisdom between the TV scan lines. Don't know how it is true, but the effect is unforggetable.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Occam's API

Ole Eichhorn is asking if hell (yes, that place depicted so well by Doré) is exothermic or endothermic. Catching on Eichhorn's medieval flashback, I'd like to ask the syndication format warriors to follow Occam's razor in their yellow brick road towards a truly universal blog API. By now, I bet on Atom API. You?

[Listening to: Celso Fonseca - Bom Sinal]

Ninth Art

I've compiled a not so obvious list of future must readings. First of all, Achewood's Roomba! The Robotic Floor Vac, a series that satirizes the robotic appliance that is gaining a strange fetish momentum. Second in the row is Une Semaine De Bonte, Max Ernst's surrealistic novel - a collage recommended by the New Weird Fiction outside right, China Miéville. The last one is not a comic character, but deserves a look anyway. I'm talking about Sunflower, the black female centaur that mysteriously was wiped out from Disney's Fantasia (1940).

[Listening to: Kaija Saariaho - Chateau De L'ame: I, La Liane]

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Sonic Backlash

I've installed Winamp 5. In the site, the user can read: Winamp 5 combines the best aspects of Winamp 2 and Winamp 3 into one player. Hence Winamp 2 + Winamp 3 = Winamp 5! Well, this is not true, because in the new version the stream info is not yet implemented. Hum... Winamp 3 had it. Darn! It was not supposed to be backward compatible? This sucks... UPDATE: Winamp 5 is a bloated beast. All hands on the deck for the downgrade! Ahoy!