Posts Tagged ‘IT

22
Feb
08

Today’s fortune cookie and interesting bit…

Here’s the fortune cookie:

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
— Sam Brown, “The Washington Post”, January 26, 1977

:twisted:

As for the interesting bit: Architecture is politics: community building and the success of Wikipedia.

I found this post (by Michael Nielsen) quite interesting, but maybe not for the reason people normally would: I just thought the “thesis” of this post was something well known. What I mean is the following: a framework like Wiki, Zope/Plone, Drupal, etc, they all have different modus operandi, i.e., they were all designed to harness the power of the collective in slightly different ways. That means that each of these designs follows a different “policy” of community building; while some may think that every single user should have the same “weight”, some may adopt the policy of ‘roles’, where different groups of users have different tasks within the community.

This is not a judgement of value of these different frameworks. However, each of them imply certain “choices” that were made with a given “community building ideal” in mind. So, in this sense, it seems clear to me that the particular architecture of the software used should reflect the “politics” behind it.

But, maybe this is clearer to me because of all those years listening to RMS… :wink:

[]‘s.

Updated (24-Feb-08): This piece at Slate may have something to add to this discussion: The Wisdom of the Chaperones: Digg, Wikipedia, and the myth of Web 2.0 democracy.

20
Feb
08

Testing Scribd…

Let’s see if this works… if so, i’ll come back in a bit to explain it better. :wink:

Scribd Poster 14-Nov-07.

:twisted:

Scribd has launched its iPaper solution. For more information about it, check out their Documentation. :-)

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Atualizado (23-Feb-08): I believe i have found a solution to embedding Scribd/iPaper documents into WP. Check this out and see if it works :wink: :

from www.scribd.com posted with vodpod

20
Feb
08

The interesting bits of today…

18
Feb
08

Today’s fortune and the interesting bits of the past two weeks…

Firstly, the excuse for this hiatus in our current program:

BOFH excuse #172:

pseudo-user on a pseudo-terminal

Now…

01
Feb
08

Physics, Second Life e a Educação Brasileira…

On the Second Life front, these 2 newspieces appeared today:

I must confess that i’ve tought about this (to do physics in Second Life) many times. In fact, my mom gave me this idea way back in 30 May 2007 10:17:34 (BST). Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, Second Life’s support of GNU/Linux client’s is only in alpha stage. (If anyone has more info on this, i’d appreciate it. :wink: )

But, maybe it’s time that i try their MacOS client:cool:

Now, changing gears…

Dois artigos interessantes sobre a situação da educação brasileira:

And, to sum up, National Geographic has a video about the carnival in Brazil: Video: Rio Carnival Honors Japanese.

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Update (01-Feb-08 @ 17:23h): Ainda falando sobre educação, esse artigo de hoje também é bastante interessante: Alexandria – Revista de Educação em Ciência e Tecnologia.

Update (27-Feb-08 @ 07:33h): Mixed-reality conference.

16
Dec
07

What’s interesting this week…

27
Nov
07

The interesting bits of today…

23
Oct
07

The interesting bits of today…

Well… this is more like “the interesting bits of this past 2 weeks”… but, hey, better later than never! ;-)

21
Sep
07

Tagging…

Well, in order to try to make life a bit simpler and add a bit of order to this chaotic world of blogging… i decided to start using categories (as WordPress calls them — tag is the name everyone else uses) based on the arXivs (as you can see in the posts below).

So, if you want, you can look for something like this… and, if more people start adopting this standard… maybe we’ll really be able to organize posts that deal with material from the arXivs in a comprehensive way. :wink:

Have fun… []‘s! :)

11
Sep
07

Yet again: My apologies…

Folks,

I apologize for causing yet more trouble… but it’s been some time now that i’ve been having some trouble with my local installation of WordPress, and all of the tricks i tried to fix it seemed to have little impact: the plugin i used to fix this situation, apparently, does not get along very well with the theme i had chosen… so things just spiraled from there. :(

Long story short, i decided to move to a more Web2.0 solution and use WordPress.com [as a managed solution] for hosting my blog. I’m still getting acquainted with this new environment and figuring some things out… but i hope this is it: No more moving my blog around! :P

I have many posts… from 2003 on that i want to bring forward to this new plataform… but i guess this will have to wait a bit until i can cook up some script to convert things around (the export facility on my installation of WordPress has also been a bit moody lately).

Anyway, i really apologize for the trouble, but i hope it won’t [ever] happen again — i appreciate your patience. As always, please, leave me a note if you see something wrong or that can be improved. :)

Thanks and enjoy! []‘s!




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