Peer to beer networking

30 December 2004

Floating logos



"The elimination of the poles helps to accentuate the ominous feeling of being beneath these signs as well as serve to disconnect the signs from the ground and reality. The ground is purposefully left out of these images in order to emphasize the disconnect, but hints of terra firma are included in the forms of trees, wires, light poles, buildings and other land-based objects. The floating effect is intended to give the signs a supernatural quality that is meant to call attention to the hegemonic role consumerism and advertising play in our society."


29 December 2004

Satelite Pictures

Before
During the Tsunami
Receding water

From DigitalGlobe

How to fix Mom's computer

Went home for the holidays this week, and of course, the annual fix-Mom's-computer event. This year things on my mother-in-law's Windows 98 PC were especially bad; it could've been used as a software showcase of the latest and greatest in malware.

28 December 2004

Weather Pixie

Webzen: consistently cool links

Tsunami

Les photos et témoignages confirment l'ampleur de la catastrophe, le bilan est hallucinant...
Pour suivre un peu il y a tout d'abord un blog sur la catastrophe (en 2005, chaque catastrophe aura son blog et ce phénomène donnera lieu à de la compétition bien saine entre touristes en soif de gloire passagère), le Bangkok Post (en anglais) et le FTS de l'OCHA qui montre les donations des gouvernements (merci qui ;-) ).
Pour donner un peu du gras qu'on a tous dans le bide ColomboPage, le PAM ou la chaine du bonheur (pour les suisses).

Le séisme avait une telle puissance que la terre a bougé de son axe, et des îles au large de Sumatra se sont déplacées de 20 mètres...

Notebook Privacy Filter

Pas mal comme idée, un filtre qu'on pose sur l'écran et qui empêche toute personne qui n'est pas exactement devant l'écran de le voir. Pas mal pour bosser dans l'avion sans que le voisin ne puisse guigner (comme diraient les vaudois).

Why There's No Escaping the Blog

"The blog is the best relationship generator you've ever seen. It's all about openness," says chairman Bill Gates of Microsoft's public blogs like Scobleizer. "People see them as a reflection of an open, communicative culture that isn't afraid to be self-critical."
[...] a company's worst PR nightmare, its best chance to talk with new and old customers, an ideal way to send out information, and the hardest way to control it. Blogs are challenging the media and changing how people in advertising, marketing, and public relations do their jobs.

27 December 2004

welcome to...

the scene


"mal info"

Les habitudes des Français ont profondément changé ces dernières années, révèle une enquête de l'Observatoire du débat public. La multiplication des sources, une certaine boulimie de médias, conduiraient, selon cette étude, à une sorte de "mal info".

[...] Les entretiens révèlent aussi que la "surconsommation" se double d'une superficialité des informations engrangées. Lorsqu'elles sont questionnées par l'ODP sur les événements de la journée tels qu'ils sont rapportés par les médias, les personnes interrogées ont des difficultés à retracer le contexte et le déroulement exact des événements ou l'identité des acteurs. Ne reste souvent que "le sentiment superficiel de savoir", selon l'Observatoire. [...]

23 December 2004

The World of Ricky Gervais


Quote: "“If a good man comes to me, and says thank you David, for the opportunity and continued support in the work-related arena, but I’ve done that, I wanna better myself, I wanna move on, then I can make that dream come true, to, AKA, for you.”"

Diaporama de l'année 2004

Parachute for small commercial jets

nVu

La nouvelle version est sortie. nVu est le pendant freeware de Dreamweaver, pas trop trop mal. Apparement ils ont amélioré certains aspects qui étaient bien nuls dans la version antèrieure comme le site manager. A tester, gratos.

17 December 2004

SHHH: Society for Handheld Hushing

Print and cut. (PDF)

Sample message:

DEAR CELL PHONE USER

We are aware that your ongoing conversation about _______________ is very important to you, but that doesn't mean the rest of us are interested in yer loud, obnoxious account of whatever shit-ass life you might be leading.

Home-made ads

Article très intéressant sur ce qui pourrait être le futur de la publicité. Un prof américain fait sa pub pour l'iPod, la met sur son site et tout le monde en parle. Le début d'un trend d'après les spécialistes.

Yahoo! Video Search

Nice effort.

NYT firefox ad

Found here

Hotbot Desktop

Infini

Zoom

16 December 2004

Soccer is now football

It's out with "soccer" and in with "football" - at least in name. The Australian Soccer Association believes the time is now right to challenge the linguistic hegemony of the oval ball sports in this country by reclaiming the name "football" for the world game.

Amazing

The biggest innovation in search in the past 5 years: Google suggest
Google suggest
Also new from Google: Google grants

10 December 2004

09 December 2004

HTML Reference

Un must have pour les tables HTML: trier une liste de données sans recharger la page, c'est pas compliqué (une classe à rajouter dans la table), c'est beau, c'est simple, que du bonheur quoi.

07 December 2004

iDTGV

Internet m'a tuer

The Register


Rumors...
Apple to buy IBM PC division?

Just think how many positives for IBM such a marriage would provide. IBM would give the same credibility to the Macintosh computer, and its Microsoft-beating operating systems as it provided for the PC in the first place, thereby opening the flood gates of corporate demand

06 December 2004

Murphy Laws and variations

Some examples:

The mud that won't come off on the doormat immediately adheres to the carpet.

Long's Law: Those who know the least will always know it the loudest.

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

The two most abundant things in all the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

30 gifts under 30$

PEDESTRIAN EAR-MOUNTED TURN SIGNALSLego
From Wired, nice ideas there

What was I saying about the Japanese being just like us?

Les japonais sont des gens ordinaires

01 December 2004

The Band Aid Dilemma . . .

"You want this record to succeed, because you feel for the plight of the refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan and this project is funding aid projects on their behalf. However, you hate this recording and feel your musical ego looming and refusing to be bruised. The answer?

Buy as many copies of Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid 20 as you can afford.
Destroy them in amusing ways, on camera.
Send us the pictures.

Charity. Violence. You know it makes sense."

Brice de nice : le film

History of Hacking-related Events

A bit like taking a walk all the way to the prehistory of computer science... A few milestones:

December 1947 - William Shockley invents the transistor and demonstrates its use for the first time. The first transistor consisted of a messy collection of wires, insulators and germanium. According to a recent poll on CNN's website, the transistor is believed to be the most important discovery in the past 100 years.

1982 - Scott Fahlman invents the first emoticon, ':)'.

1988 - IRC is established.

1994 - Vladimir Levin, a Russian mathematician, hacks into Citibank and steals $10 million.

July 2001 - CodeRed worm released. It spreads quickly around the world, infecting a hundred thousand computers in a matter of hours.
2001 - Microsoft releases Windows XP.

On these last two I have a doubt... which one is actually worse ?? ;)

Histoire vraie

La semaine dernière un casino internet de Miami en Floride a payé 28.000 dollars lors d'une enchère sur e-Bay pour acquérir un croque-monsieur de dix ans d'âge, partiellement grignoté, où l'effigie de la Sainte vierge pourrait être aperçue.

30 November 2004

GMailFS

Been using that for a little while now, I'm not sure if anyone posted it before but it's a nice little windows app, all it misses out on is archiving and labelling messages on its own...

Why the Blue States should Divorce the Red States

..they would finally be free to have the kind of society they've always wanted; church and state can be fused so they build the kind of theocracy they've dreamt of, with Jesus at the helm. (They) can ban books, repeal civil rights, persecute gays and have all the wars they like. They want prayer in schools? More power to them.

And see you at the U.N.

29 November 2004

Jean-Pierre Cloutier : Le blogue

Bonjour à tous et à toutes,
Non, ce n’est pas la reprise des Chroniques, qui auraient célébré ce mois-ci leur 10e anniversaire. Seulement un mot pour vous dire que depuis février dernier, j’entretiens un blogue à l’adresse suivante:

http://cyberie.qc.ca/jpc/blogger.html

Pourquoi vous en faire part maintenant? C’est que, depuis un certain temps, je reçois des courriels d’habitués des Chroniques de Cybérie qui sont arrivés presque par accident sur le blogue et qui me reprochent (gentiment) de ne pas leur en avoir communiqué l’existence. Alors voilà, c’est fait.
Technologie, journalisme, politique et autres sujets sont au menu.

Le blogue dispose de deux fils RSS (Atom et Feedburner). Il est également possible de s’inscrire automatiquement à une liste de diffusion qui, une fois la semaine, communiquera la liste des sujets qui auront suscité mon intérêt, piqué ma curiosité.

http://cyberie.qc.ca/jpc/inscription.html

Vous recevez le présent message car vous étiez abonné à la liste de diffusion par courriel des Chroniques de Cybérie. Soyez assurés que cette liste sera détruite après l’envoi d’aujourd’hui.

Cordialement,

Jean-Pierre Cloutier

Bientôt dans votre assiette

L'oeuf liquide, le ketchup rapé, le sachet qui siffle quand il est cuit, etc...
Encore une autre idée pour changer des légumes ordinaires : des carottes, des radis blancs et des courgettes ont été découpés en forme de spaghettis.

Note to self

Voici un beau petit bout de code pour permettre à n'importe qui d'entrer du texte dans un formulaire HTML en WYSIWYG. Le genre de truc à utiliser avec parcimonie, mais adresse à retenir.

***serialz.to***

tiens, un site de mots de passe, je me demande à quoi ça peut bien servir.

Porn Prohibitionists Miss Point

To wit: Psychiatrist Jeffrey Satinover claims that porn "causes masturbation." [...]
Dr. Mary Anne Layden states that "the myth that women are sexually aroused by engaging in behaviors that are actually sexually pleasuring to men is a particularly narcissistic invention of the pornography industry."


Yeah yeah... These people are shaping your future America!

26 November 2004

vendeeglobe.org

Le site est très cool et complet. Des photos, vidéos etc... en provenance du bout du monde.

WHO warns of dire flu pandemic

The World Health Organization has issued a dramatic warning that bird flu will trigger an international pandemic that could kill up to seven million people.

24 November 2004

Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track You

"Next time you make a printout from your color laser printer, shine an LED flashlight beam on it and examine it closely with a magnifying glass. You might be able to see the small, scattered yellow dots printer there that could be used to trace the document back to you.
According to experts, several printer companies quietly encode the serial number and the manufacturing code of their color laser printers and color copiers on every document those machines produce. Governments, including the United States, already use the hidden markings to track counterfeiters."

Economic Armageddon

Stephen Roach, the chief economist at investment banking giant Morgan Stanley, has a public reputation for being bearish. [...]
His prediction: America has no better than a 10 percent chance of avoiding economic 'armageddon'.


Not a good news.

HIV: now it is a woman's disease

Almost half of all Aids sufferers are now women and the number infected is increasing in every region of the world, according to a UN report published yesterday.

23 November 2004

Kexi

Kexi is an integrated environment for managing data. It helps in creating database schemas, inserting, querying and processing data. As Kexi is a real member of the KDE and KOffice projects, it integrates fluently into both. It is designed to be fully usable also without KDE on Unix, MS Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

Kexi is also considered as long awaited MS Access replacement.

New life for a ski week-end? HAVE A LOOK

22 November 2004

Note to self

I need to learn how to play with the wonderful XML HTTP Request object and JSRS that allow remote scripting, i.e. updating a web page without actually reloading. Nice, and sooo gmail.

16 November 2004

QDB: Top 100 Quotes

Ok, I don't know exactly what this is about, but someone compiled a list of 100 IRC/chat quotes. some real pearls in there, like :

Beeth-- Girls are like internet domain names, the ones I like are already taken.
honx-- well, you can stil get one from a strange country :-P"

kow-- "There are 10 types of people in the world... those who understand binary and those who don't."
SpaceRain-- That's only 2 types of people, kow.
SpaceRain-- STUPID

reminds me of my good ol' days ;)

One more...



Guiboch clotûre une année 2004 fort chargée... De beaux mariés, de beaux témoins, de beaux zamis... Grand grand week end :-)



cff.ch

Permet maintenant d'imprimer soi-même ses billets de train. Cool service

14 November 2004

iPod saver??

PodUtil.
PodUtil is an easy-to-use utility for viewing the songs on your iPod and copying them to your computer. Once your iPod has been scanned by PodUtil all your music will be presented to you in an easy-to-navigate hierarchical list organised by Artist (which you can change to Album, Genre or none at all). You can expand folders and double-click the songs within to hear that song. Once you have browsed your music collection, PodUtil will copy it to your hard drive, organizing it as it goes.

12 November 2004

Stars de l'humanitaire

Quelques décennies plus tôt, une autre grande dame du cinéma, italienne celle-là, s'était rendue "en première et avec son coiffeur" dans un camp de réfugiés en Somalie. [...]
"Sophia Loren avait du mal à marcher dans la boue avec ses talons ! Elle voulait absolument planter un arbre - quelle idée de planter un arbre au milieu du désert ! -, et en plus de dire aux enfants de surtout ne pas oublier de l'arroser tous les jours."
Mais "la scène la plus hallucinante [...] était Sophia Loren tenant le menton d'un enfant affamé et lui disant "mamma mia, mais tu es beaucoup trop maigre, il faut que tu me promettes de manger plus !" ".

11 November 2004

Google's index nearly doubles

8 billions pages now... nice

10 November 2004

Roller Coaster Tycoon 3

Roller Coaster Tycoon 3
The greatest game on earth is back!

JamPlug


World's smallest guitar amp.

09 November 2004

Help requested MODS - SORRY for the space !!

I'm trying to put a calendar mod on my alceste website in the forum section.
I get this message:


Failed obtaining forum access control lists

DEBUG MODE

SQL Error : 1054 Unknown column 'a.auth_cal' in 'field list'

SELECT a.forum_id, a.auth_view, a.auth_read, a.auth_post, a.auth_reply, a.auth_edit, a.auth_delete, a.auth_cal, a.auth_sticky, a.auth_announce, a.auth_vote, a.auth_pollcreate FROM phpbb_alforums a

Line : 139
File : /home/.sites/55/site224/web/phpBB2/includes/auth.php


I guess it means that something with the SQL Database has not worked.
The command I was asked to do is:

ALTER TABLE phpbb_topics ADD topic_calendar_time INT(11);
ALTER TABLE phpbb_topics ADD topic_calendar_duration INT(11);
ALTER TABLE phpbb_topics ADD INDEX (topic_calendar_time);

ALTER TABLE phpbb_auth_access ADD auth_cal TINYINT(1) DEFAULT '0' NOT NULL;
ALTER TABLE phpbb_forums ADD auth_cal TINYINT(2) DEFAULT '0' NOT NULL;
UPDATE phpbb_auth_access SET auth_cal = auth_sticky;
UPDATE phpbb_forums SET auth_cal = auth_sticky;


Any one, any clue?

08 November 2004

Implants mammaires de titane interdits

C'est trop injuste ça...

Les Communistes envahissent la propriété de Charles Pictet

Coincées entre un ciel bas et des eaux houleuses, trois minuscules embarcations longent silencieusement les rives du lac. Elles fondent sur les propriétés de Charles Pictet et d'Olivier Maus, à Collonge-Bellerive, ainsi que sur celle de Michel Firmenich, à Versoix.

Punk not dead

The Dirty Punk Fuckin' Anarchy Machine, is a great reference site for LAU's in-house music production

Evidence Mounts That The Vote May Have Been Hacked

Pretty long and complicated piece, won't change anything, but shows how sick the american "democracy" is now. Private companies managing the vote on windows PC, yeah yeah...

Dollar expected to fall amid China's rumoured selling

The dollar sell-off has resumed amid fears among traders that Mr Bush's victory will bring four more years of widening US budget and current account deficits, heightened geopolitical risks and a policy of "benign neglect" of the dollar. (more)

Nice summary of the currencies market's situation.

Too many voting ’irregularities’ to be coincidence

  • One polling location registered a Bush victory 4258-260. Wow- impressive Bush support eh? Funny how the vote (in this precinct) on all the other races was like 350-250. It seems like 4,000 Bush lovers came to the polls to vote for Bush and nothing else.
    Check page 23 Gahanna 1B for the unbelievable Bush victory, page 285 prop 1 is the Gay Marriage Ban- which you’d think at least some of the 4,258 rabid Bush voters would have also supported, but amazingly all 4,000 of them forgot.

  • Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell is this year’s Katherine Harris. Co-chair of the Bush campaign in Ohio, his blatant partisanship had many calling for his resignation. He bought e-voting machines for Ohio even after Diebold CEO wrote, "I am committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year." Several experts testify on the vote suppression in Ohio here.
  • Mike's message


    In spite of Bush's win, the majority of Americans still think the country is headed in the wrong direction (56%), think the war wasn't worth fighting (51%), and don’t approve of the job George W. Bush is doing (52%). (Note to foreigners: Don't try to figure this one out. It's an American thing, like Pop Tarts.) (more)

    03 November 2004

    On respire....

    Y'a pas que W qu'est rigolo... Bill Murray aussi!

    02 November 2004

    John Kerry's WebSite
    "One Day Left" by Michael Moore
    I know many of you don’t like Bush, but are unsure of Kerry. Give the new guy a chance. He won’t raise your taxes (unless you are super-rich), he won’t take your hunting gun away, and he won’t make you visit France. He risked his life for you many years ago. He’s asking for the chance to do it again

    Electoral Vote Predictor 2004

    En Floride, des formulaires de vote sont perdus et les deux camps se préparent à des contentieux

    Young Mobile Voters Pick Kerry Over Bush
    National Text-Message Poll Breaks New Ground: 55% for Kerry, 40% for Bush.
    Youth will save the world (again).

    Bin Laden: Goal is to bankrupt U.S.
    "All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al Qaeda, in order to make generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses without their achieving anything of note other than some benefits for their private corporations,"

    Todd?

    TMM, can you give us first hand information on what's going on? Did you vote? What is the ambiance?

    Giant squid 'taking over world'

    According to scientists, squid have overtaken humans in terms of total bio-mass. That means they take up more space on the planet than us.

    So whoever wins will only be the king of squibs.

    Will Google say hello to IM?

    Speculations...

    01 November 2004

    C'est la semaine américaine

    miam miam
    Alors célèbrons ce peuple et son incroyable apport culturel.
    Un bel exemple: le poulet à la bière. On m'en avait parlé et je pensais que c'était des conneries, mais c'est donc vrai.

    1954

    29 October 2004

    Que vient faire Brice Lalonde dans cette histoire?

    Bon, on ne rigole pas, car ce n'est pas une blague: Brice Lalonde est le cousin germain de John Kerry.

    Pour Steve

    French Word-A-Day

    Bush Web Site Rejects Non-US Visitors

    Weird

    27 October 2004

    Beaucoup de nouveaux iPods aujourd'hui...

    Another step forward for Apple Ipod photo


    Momo est papa


    Quel beau gosse celui là, bienvenue Axelle (qui ressemble déjà pas mal à sa maman je trouve)

    Swatch Paparazzi

    Super moche, mais le concept est pas mal. C'est fort le croisement entre tous ces concepts, montre, push d'infos, informations localisées, stars, etc...

    Les major innovent enfin (un petit peu)

    Robbie becomes first artist to launch greatest hits album on memory card
    EMI Music UK has agreed a deal with The Carphone Warehouse which will make Robbie Williams the first artist ever to release an entire album plus video content on a Memory Card - a tiny stamp size gizmo that slots straight into a mobile phone to deliver music on the move. Recognising the potential for this new trend is EMI Music UK and the UK’s largest independent mobile communications retailer, The Carphone Warehouse; which will be selling the cards exclusively across its 600 UK stores from next month. The sound quality will be comparable to that of a CD.

    La ePub a 10 ans...


    Elle était pas belle cette première bannière non?

    25 October 2004

    Prison Tale

    Un MMORPG et un JDREMM gratuit,
    c'est pas cool ça?

    Born rich


    First-time filmmaker Jamie Johnson, a 23-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune, captures the rituals, worries and social customs of the young Trumps, Vanderbilts, Newhouses and Bloombergs in the documentary special, BORN RICH, a 2003 Sundance Film Festival selection. Offering candid insights into the privileges and burdens of inheriting more money than most people will earn in a lifetime.

    Nice one, from Steve

    24 October 2004

    Votergasm: Get out the vote. Or, get it in. Or, get it on.



    "One Web site growing in popularity urges young people to trade sex for votes. In a novel attempt at peer coercion, Votergasm.com asked potential voters to sign a pledge to withhold sex from non-voters for up to four years."

    Citizen: I pledge to withhold sex from non-voters for the week following the election.
    Patriot: I pledge to have sex with a voter on election night and withhold sex from non-voters for the week following the election.
    American Hero: I pledge to have sex with a voter on election night and withhold sex from non-voters fo the next four years.

    22 October 2004

    Alceste

    I have finally published my test site under the domain name of Alceste, the friend of the "petit Nicolas".
    Feed-back welcome...

    21 October 2004

    Inventor Rejoices as TVs Go Dark

    At a Laundromat and cafe down the street, a lone man sorted clothes in the glow of larger-than-life bikini babes on a 60-inch Sony HDTV. A punch of the button and the screen instantly went dark. He went on folding his T-shirts, seemingly unaware of the change.

    "It's always like that," Altman said. "It's so much part of the environment in the U.S. that people don't even notice when it disappears."

    Compassionate Bush

    For some reason I can't stop thinking that the look on his face is completely insincere, fake, and not natural. This guy transpires arrogance.