Peer to beer networking

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