Showing posts from February, 2011

Someone Like You

Normally, I post the song lyrics here but in Adele's case (especially with "Someone Like You") I believe it's irrelevant. She is the only one who can make you feel what the song is about. I also normally post the album versions but in Adele's case, it's her, performing the song, in front of a live audience. This is the only way to listen to an Adele song.

Chrome Browser Acts More Like an OS, But Security Is Unclear - Yahoo! News

Google says the new feature will see use "checking for server-side changes and pre-emptively loading content into local storage," and it's not hard to imagine how apps could use the feature. A chat application could listen for messages, for example, and then pop up a new window should somebody want to message you. A cloud office suite could watch for changes made to your online docs and download them locally, ready for you to work on them instantly when you choose.via This is why Chrome/Chromium is dictating the tempo of innovation in browsers and getting the market share. This browser understand the game and while the rules of the game is still being written, Google already has big plans.
I am trying Epiphany-browser today. This is an open source browser developed for the Gnome desktop environment. I must say that it took a long time coming but Epiphany is ready for primetime. I love Gnome. So a browser that's tightly integrated with it has been sought after. Tight integration is well and good but the browser must have the features demanded by the average internet user. These features include bookmark management, password management, built in security, tab browsing and update management. It must do all these without sacrificing speed and resources. I've tried Epiphany lots of time before and I believe this time it has found the right balance.

How To Help Libya

The international community can isolate Gadhafi and forces loyal to him. The United Nations actions now may address crimes against humanity. Amplify’d from The UN Security Council must impose sweeping sanctions on Gadhafi, his family and regime retainers responsible for the repression. Their assets should be frozen immediately and an explicit travel ban should be enforced. The UN Security Council must impose sweeping sanctions on Gadhafi, his family and regime retainers responsible for the repression. Their assets should be frozen immediately and an explicit travel ban should be enforced. While the U.S. and European Union consider these steps, Canada should initiate its own sanctions to encourage similar action. Read more at See this Amp at

How To Help Libya

The international community can do a lot to prevent a worsening of the situation in Libya. It can impose a no-fly zone. It can impose an arms embargo on Libya so that forces loyal to Muammar Kadhafi wont be able to wage a wider war against his people. They can freeze Libyan assets abroad. The United Nations can send a statement warning the leader of Libya that if he uses violence upon his people it will be seen as a crime against humanity.See this Amp at
We should treat Kadhafy of Iran like Kim-il-Sung of N. Korea. He is willing to kill Libyans to remain in power. His regime is based on the cult of his personality. He is grooming his sons to succeed him.
Hey Walker, firefighters, teachers and caregivers do not deserve your attacks and they are way out of your league. If you want a fair fight you better stick with Democrats.
Bush invents WMD's to justify war in Iraq. US did not find WMD's. Walker gave tax breaks to corporations and create the budget deficit. He calls it a crisis. His solution is to bust the unions.

The Night Mubarak Stepped Down In Twitter Graphics

You Tube video of twitter network when Mubarak fled.
Rachel Maddow really hit the nail on the head about what's happening in Wisconsin and Ohio. So now that we know that the so called budget crisis in Wisconsin resulted from the action of Gov. Walker who then went after public workers union rights to collective bargaining, the Democrats and their action to run to Illinois and derail the vote on the budget bill makes perfect sense. Rachel Maddow is calling it the battle for the survival of the Democratic Party. I don't believe you, Gov. Walker, were elected to bust unions and there wasn't a budget deficit when you receive the budget. The tax breaks you gave to two corporations and the resulting lower tax revenues created the Walker budget deficit.

Ray Lamontagne: Gossip In The Grain

A Falling Through by Ray Lamontagne  
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Similar Artists: Van Morrison, Nick Drake Genre: Singer-songwriter Discography: Trouble, Till The Sun Turns Black, Gossip In The Grain, God Willin' and The Creek Don't Rise My Favorite Track:  A Falling Through Laid our blessings on the ground,
The softening of sound 
Draws us closed again  Stay, stay and watch the coals 
Till they cease to glow 
Like empty promises  Why, Why did you go, why did you go away? 
Why, Why did you go, why did you go away?  Baby?  There's nothing I can say 
Nothing I can do 
To bring you back again  This of life I know is true 
It's all a falling through 
And so I reach for you  Why, Why did you go, why did you go away? 
Why, Why did you go, why did you go away?  Don't you care 
That it may seem unfair? 
(You steal things you ought to borrow) 
Don't you find 
That it may seem unkind? 
(I'd …

Email Management and Work Interruptions

p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } How does work work for you?I start out work by turning on my computer. I open my IM client (Empathy) and connect to the social websites which in my case is Twitter and Facebook. I also use an email client called Evolution (very much like Outlook in usability) to fetch and send my emails to and from the Gmail server. Everything is there-everything. Interruptions and distractions are always just around the corner. I open an email, read the sender's name and then the message. Soon I'll be verifying what's on the message by opening a browser or a browser tab. Most probably I could be clicking a link found on the message itself. Most probably I could be looking at an image attachment. Most probably I could be watching a 5-minute video linked to by the message. I could be verifying a previous email mentioned in the message. The point is that a single email message could turn into a labyrinth. The best advice I can give you is to be aware of the leve…


<!-- @page { margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } --> Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless MindThe movie presents a world where one can erase memories. In fact the title comes from an Alexander Pope poem about two characters who are exploring how to handle their relationship. I like the scene where Clementine and Joel skates over a frozen lake. It comes as a good metaphor for any relationship. Clementine slips and bruises her butt. Her impulsiveness leaves Joel fearful to venture out. So they lied down and stared at the stars, hopeful.Of course like all relationships, they both find faults and annoyances about each other. These imperfections finally drove Clementine to seek professional help. She decided to forget Joel. She wanted to erase her memory of him. Later it would happen also to Joel.Eternal Sunshine is not chronological. It coils up into itself. It reconstructs reality. It shows the gradual blotting out of Joel's memory. It shows his struggle to hold on to a…

Get Over It

Get Over It by Eagles  
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Get Over It by The Eagles
I turn on the tube and what do I see
A whole lotta people cryin’ ’don’t blame me’
They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else
Spend all their time feelin’ sorry for themselves
Victim of this, victim of that
Your momma’s too thin; your daddy’s too fat Get over it
All this whinin’ and cryin’ and pitchin’ a fit
Get over it You say you haven’t been the same since you had your little crash
But you might feel better if I gave you some cash
The more I think about it, old billy was right
Let’s kill all the lawyers, kill ’em tonight
You don’t want to work, you want to live like a king
But the big, bad world doesn’t owe you a thing Get over it
If you don’t want to play, then you might as well split
Get over it It’s like going to confession every time I hear you speak
You’re makin’ the most of your losin’ streak
Some call it sick, b…

Meryl Streep As The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep will play the role of Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain's former Prime Minister. Kara Swisher of All Things Digital reports the following photo of Streep is going viral.
I can see the likeness.

Using Google Search In Real Time

When the events in Cairo, Egypt and the demonstrations against the Mubarak government showed itself as a 24 hour news worthy spectacle, I needed to follow every tweet and video clip out there related to the event. But there's just so many sources. I settled on my browser like many in the web and typed "Egypt" or "jan25" in the Google search box. But this will give you general facts and maybe news two weeks ago. That's ancient as far as the subject of your search goes. On the sidebar of your Google page, click Latest and make sure the search is for Everything. This Google feature saved me from missing interesting points and got me little known facts about the subject. Hope my tip helped you.Update: While you're at it you might be interested in enabling https for Google search. If you are in sensitive locations and privacy is important (as well as security) note the "SSL" logo right beside the Google logo. This means your searches are encrypt…

Debian 6.0 Squeeze Release

The Debian 6.0 release named Squeeze is ready for your use. Many linux distros like LMint and Ubuntu are based on Debian. Congratulations to the Debian community.

Mom Is Coming Home


How To Apologize If

you did not get something right about Egypt and the Egyptians, read this blog by Sarthanapalos.

If you get passed the swearing, the points are logical and valid. I believe in forcefully communicating your opinions but I don't engage in pointless debate. If one is wrong, open your eyes and adapt. We could benefit from one another's views. We need not be right all the time, just respectful of the truth.See this Amp at

Camera, Kids, Duct tape

Awesome site! I'm an instant fan. Go to Awkward Family Photos. Enjoy. Need I say more.

My Observations On The Egyptian Crisis (2011)

The protests were spontaneous and leaderless. It was caused by economic and political problems which Hosni Mubarak could not solve. The Egyptians drew inspiration from the Tunisian uprising which was very successful in ending another long and entrenched dictator in North Africa, Ben Ali. The spark for the revolution is a scene out of the Vietnam era. Remember the photos of the monk who set himself on fire? This time a young fruit vendor decided to make a social statement by setting himself on fire. It seemed to me like he started a fire that might consume the Arab and Muslim world in North Africa and Asia. When the revolution in Tunisia ended in expelling a dictator, western analysts are quick to alert all long time strongmen in the region about their fate. The trouble in Tunisia started in December 2010. Weeks later Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak might not escape his people’s wrath about his mismanagement. I can’t ignore the comparisons between Egypt’s uprising now and the Phil…