Thursday, January 27, 2005

OK! I'm off to the World Social Forum today. And then Argentina for the duration of February.

Have fun ... and I'll be posting here and on ThoughtStorms as and when I can.



Thank Poland!

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Ross Mayfield : The word wiki isn't defined in the release, perhaps because it doesn't need to be anymore.

Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Similar to a Wiki

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Remember, today is a "buy nothing day" in the US.

Not One Damn Dime!

(even if it's a hoax, something might come of it if it's taken seriously. Society is weird like that. And remember, we're an empire now, we make our own reality. Fuck them! Let's make some reality back. Don't spend it today.)

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

2005 : Free software continues to eat into the mainstream software industry.

Software: Expect The Giants To Stay Sluggish
My God! The experts got the news around 8:00 am on Sunday morning local time. An hour later, the first massive wave struck. But the experts started to discuss the economic impacts when they discussed if a tsunami warning should be issued.

Swedish paper reports tsunami warning halted out of concern for tourist industry

Monday, January 17, 2005

Seymour M. Hersh : The President’s decision enables Rumsfeld to run the operations off the books—free from legal restrictions imposed on the C.I.A.

The New Yorker
Discordian exercise of the day. Grab the nearest book ...

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

This is either very sad, or an opportunity for Python-based companies to beat the pants off everyone else.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Surreal spam of the day :

Someone came and posted this URL on ThoughtStorms : ""

Go to it and it's a site selling the domain name. Got that? Companies selling spam-hata domain names by spamming. Duh!

Thursday, January 06, 2005

David Temkin has the best tagline I've seen on a weblog : every day, computers are making people easier to use

JohnRobb in the article below says no significant Global Guerrilla activity has appeared in Afghanistan. But that will change if the US tries to suppress opium production in the country. As this is the only viable crop for large parts of the population.

Now the US is considering that.
JohnRobb : I wish I wasn't right on this, but I was right about a guerrilla war in Iraq, infrastructure disruption in Russia, growing instability in Saudi Arabia, high oil prices (due to global guerrilla activity), and the lack of meaningful guerrilla opposition in Afghanistan (at least until they begin to crack down on opium production this year).

John Robb's Weblog

43 things is Yet Another Social thingie. This time you categorize yourself and find friends not according to what you say you *are* interested in, but by what you want to do.

Wonder what difference this makes. The first thing I did when I got my account (you have to queue up for a few days to get in) was sign up for "I want to become a better programmer" and "I want to be more efficient when working". How will these categories differ from joing a "programming tribe" or a "Getting Things Done" tribe? We'll see.

interstar on 43 Things

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Surreal spam of the day :

From: 'Moratoria B. Herring' <>

Subject: dictates


Monday, January 03, 2005

Happy new year everyone!

Hope 2005 is going to be good (ie. interesting, productive, happy, peaceful, inspiring, exciting, prosperous etc.) for you all.