Some Links

Posted: March 27th, 2004 | Author: | No Comments »

I’d been meaning to put these two items on here a while back, but keep forgetting.

In the spirit of the recent wave in documentaries and my (somewhat) interest in them, I ran into a documentary called “Revolution OS”. I guess I must have expected something like this to pop up. This movie is a good look into the Open Source movement and other things relating to it, such as Linux. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like the movie is readily available, but the trailer and the song they have on their website is a nice watch!

On a different- yet still geeky- note, I read about an interesting option that is in the works for the user interface of computers. Considering that we live in a 3D world, it would seem like an obvious choice to extend those notions to the desktop world. Well, Sun Microsystems is doing just that. Their project, called Looking Glass is aimed at that. There’s a good movie on their site that shows some of the features of this project (here’s the link).

Choose Life

Posted: March 11th, 2004 | Author: | No Comments »

Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family, Choose a fucking big television, Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing you last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked-up brats you have spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose life.

– Irvine Welsh

Azeri Poetry

Posted: March 9th, 2004 | Author: | No Comments »

I was reading an Azeri poem, and I realized (again) how beautifully the imagery in eastern poetry is used. Each verse is perfectly set, and I can’t help feeling nostalgic with each line I read.

� qara z�lf k? h?r d?m dola?ir ?an?l?r?,

G�st?rir ??q k?m?ndin del? divan?l?r?.

Mehr? roxsar?n? m?nd?n k?sib � mah tamam,

D�?di f�rs?t yen? b�ndan b?l? bigan?l?r?.

– Vah?d

I apologize to the non-Azeri (Turkish) speaking among the readers. I will try and translate it at a later time.

Code Change

Posted: March 7th, 2004 | Author: | No Comments »

After a over a week’s work- well, it was really about an hour each day- the new changes to the site are ready to be published. For those of you that might care, I have moved from using PERL to using PHP in my scripts on the site. I’ve changed my files to be completely dynamic, and as you can probably see, some of the aesthetics of the site have also changed. I have to admit, I’m happy with what I’ve done and I think this back-end will stick around for a while. Having done all that, the server is acting oddly, and I have to do some more setup work to get PHP working here. I’m gonna leave this half-finished and I’ll come back to it later.

Or if you weren’t here for the tech-talk, check out the new tune.