Thursday, February 26, 2009
But what I wonder; millions of people have and will see this clip, agree wholeheartedly, and yet we go right back to complaining and demanding our illusionary self rights. What does this tell us about humanity?
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
A tabbed word processor seems obvious**, no?
But maybe these thoughts are being sparked by the beta release of Safari 4. With the application of features like cover flow and full history search to the web-browser it feels amazingly similar to Apples media-browser iTunes 8, and even more importantly, Leopard's system-browser, Finder.
You see where I am going with this?
THE-browser*** will be the unifying hub for daily multipurpose use. A single process (web, media, system etc) tabbed browser with sub tabs.
Maybe OS XI?
Saturday, February 21, 2009
le Café - Oldelaf (english subtitles)
Uploaded by Boebis
Checkout some of their other music on Myspace: Oldelaf et Monsieur D. I am really digging Nathalie and 3 couleurs; though I'm not quite sure what the songs are about. Feel free to provide me with a translation or throw any other good French music my direction.
UPDATE: While I'm glad the video has been updated to HD, it also lost the english subtitles. Here's the best translation I could find:
To have a good start
Into this jolly new day
And to wake myself up
I took a coffee
Black and strong
I get on my suit
Now I'm ready to go
Where are you going
My loved one cries
"Let's have a coffee, I just got up"
Being ahead of time
And a bit rushed
I change my mind and have another coffee
One has to admit
The offices are empty and you get easily bored
But I stay calm
I know how to adapt
Before they get there
I have time to drink another coffee
The day starts
Everybody can work at least until
It's time for a coffee break
My secretary comes in
"Strong as you like it"
Damn, just had one
But now that you've prepared some
A business dinner
Not far from the road
The weather's great but I'm a bit stressed out
My colleagues have a great time
"Have another cigar and a coffee"
Once we're finished
My collegues worn out
I call a taxi
But I would like to jump
I run all over Paris
Then I see a coffee bar
I order a decaf
I arrive at the office
My secretary reproaches me
"You're a bit late; I was starting to get worried!"
Oh! I throw her out the window
She was asking for it
Anyway, I got to go home
But first a coffee
Waiting for the subway
I get mobbed
A small old woman says to me
"Do you know what time it is?"
Hey, I hit her in the face and push her onto the platform
I rush home and I get myself a ... can you guess?!
"Daddy, my daddy,
I'm the best student in my class!"
Honey, what's up!!
Now stop annoying me!!
How stupid this kid is!!
And now he's starting to cry!!
I lock myself up in the kitchen!!
There's still a bit of coffee!!
It's been a while that I've locked myself up
I'm all alone in my kittchen and I drink coffee
I had better sleep
The police are going to arrest me
So I nailed the doors and I have another coffee
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
- Anyone travel to Sisters? Thoughts? Elena and I are considering Five Pine Lodge for our honeymoon. Their Romance Cottage Suite looks amazing!
- I wonder how many CEO's have the integrity to pull out an economic stimulus package of their own wallet. That's exactly what Leonard Abess Jr. did. $60 million divided up to all 399 employees plus another 72 former employees that he tracked down. Beautiful! (The Huffington Post)
- Obama upholds Bush's faith policy allowing religious organization to hire employees based on beliefs (LA Times). Even more interesting was a comment left on digg by the user TotalAttorneys who defended Obama's decision:
It would be so great if people would learn what the word "discrimination" meant in legal terms before throwing it around so readily. It is a long established principle of U.S. Constitutional law that there is a distinction between unlawful "discrimination" and the application of bona fide occupational qualifications. It seems a bit absurd to suggest that it's NOT a bona fide occupational qualification that one agree with the mission of an organization and be in a position to carry it out if he's to be hired and tasked with that responsibility. It's not considered "discrimination" to require that lifeguards be able to swim, or that the people conducting strip searches in women's prisons be female--how is it "discrimination" to require that someone being hired to provide Christian ministry be Christian?
Since our current President understands Constitutional law, he presumably understands this distinction.
- The Playground Project. A very revealing, brutally raw documentary facing how the United States plays a role in the global demand and growth of the sex trafficking industry.
- There are many Cuban immigrants living in our apartments. As such, Cuban news has peaked my interest. Recently Spain announced it is offering a get-out-of-Cuba card to 200,000 individuals. (Miami Herald)
- Top Gear is going to space! (Autoblog) The most interesting part of article is Hammond's statement on going to space in the wake of a global economic crises:
Because of the hard times everyone is facing, we need to go ridiculous on Top Gear. We need faster cars and bigger stunts. Nobody can afford to go out and buy a car, so there is no real point in us reviewing them. We might as well concentrate on escapism and fantasy.
- The extreme irony of this event blows my mind. The founder of a US Muslim TV network has been charged over the beheading of his wife after his wife had filed for divorce because of domestic abuse (BBC). Here's the mind blower: Mr Hassan and his wife worked at Bridges TV, a station aimed at countering stereotypes of Muslims. I still can't believe this is on BBC and not The Onion.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
- 20 Health Benefits of Coffee.
- Windows 7 vs. Snow Leapord. A (biased) commentary of the two competitors and their contrasting strategies. My favorite part: Windows is pitching a 15 year old feature - "screen dimming" to save battery - as a selling point.
- But there are some things Microsoft just doesn't learn: 6 versions of Windows 7!? Are you serious? Come on Bill...
- Objectified. Documentary "about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. It’s about our relationship to mass-produced objects and, by extension, the people who design them".
- Why do freeways come to a stop?
- Finally my vehement criticism of High Fructose Corn Syrup is vindicated! Research finds risk of Mercury.
- A chain of events unravel in the first week of Obama's presidency: FDA greenlights stem cell research, end of abortion fund ban, Quantanamo closed, and email comes to the whitehouse.
- Obama has taken so respectable intiatives in the midst of the economic crisis. Obama has said "his administration will be held accountable for the success or failure of his economic stimulus plan" (BBC). And Recovery.gov will (semi)transparently track how the $825 billion will be spend.
- I posted interesting pictures of what families all across the world eat in a week. Thanks to a friendly blogger who gave me the tip, the pictures are from Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.
- Twist is a spiffy web app tracking chatter on twitter.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Elena and I have been discussing where to go for our honeymoon. Disneyland was mentioned but I had no idea she'd go this far. I have no idea how she got Disney to do this! It even made the news!
We are open to suggestions if you can make a good pitch.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Instead of watching the superbowl, I'm studiously working on a psychology paper; apparently not studiously enough to miss the latest Star Trek trailer hitting the net (and blogging about it):