July, 2007


31
Jul 07

The Ph34r

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From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: The Ph34r
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 07 22:55:21 GMT

The Fear Series
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_series

Put your 3D glasses on, or you’ll only be seeing
this in 1.5D…

The Enemy Within
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5OihLethRM

The Weapon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_0pnRu85zA

Witch Hunt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljSISPBITt4

— MV


28
Jul 07

Rush and TPB

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From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Rush and TPB
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 07 13:35:21 GMT

Rush playing “Closer to the Heart” with some of
the Trailer Park Boys (TPB). It doesnt get more
heavy mental than this :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7vnXGU6TJQ

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailer_Park_Boys

My Wolfenstein Enemy Territory clan are the TPB;
you’ll have to guess which one I am…

— MV


28
Jul 07

A Future Web Development Framework – Introduction

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From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: A Future Web Development Framework – Introduction
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 07 01:30:21 GMT

I have decided that my promised reflections on web
development frameworks must be done this weekend.
I have also decided that it’s not going to be one
long post; and so, more to kick myself into starting
than anything else, here’s the first part: its actually
a braindump of links to read and understand the rest of
my commentaries.

This first post should be regarded as a prerequisite
reading list…

Please Teach me Web Frameworks for Python
http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=146149

WebFS: a Web of Data
http://www.zefhemel.com/archives/2007/03/04/webfs

Python web development and frameworks in 2007
http://jesusphreak.infogami.com/blog/vrp1

Web Framework Manifesto
http://blog.circleshare.com/?/archives/16-Web-Framework-Manifesto.html

The Right Way to do Ajax is Declaratively
http://duncan-cragg.org/blog/post/right-way-to-do-ajax-is-declaratively/

Enforcing Strict Model-View Separation in Template Engines
http://davidrupp.blogspot.com/2007/06/required-reading-enforcing-strict-model.html

Aren’t the MVC and 3-Tier architectures the same thing?
http://www.tonymarston.net/php-mysql/infrastructure-faq.html#faq26

From all of the above it follows that my next posts subject’s will
be:

– Architecture
– Backend Storage
– Application Logic
– Templating
– Form Handling
– URL Mapping
– Existing Frameworks

— MV


28
Jul 07

Musical Snapshots

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From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Musical Snapshots
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 07 00:30:21 GMT

Strange how usually some progressive rock songs are
able to somehow capture in a single snapshot phases
and feelings of my life. I guess that the power of
melody, harmony, rhythm and lyrics, when properly
combined, has something to do with it…something
that doesnt happen that much nowadays.

Yes – Hold On – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xVU5PDikm0
“Justice to the left of you
Justice to the right
Speak when you are spoken to
Don’t pretend you’re right
Hold on – Hold on
Wait maybe the answer’s
Looking for you”

Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELpmmeT69cE
“See yourself
You are the steps you take
You and you – and thats the only way”

Yes – Changes – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRUmjphVqFk
“Im moving through some changes
Ill never be the same
Change changing places
Root yourself to the ground
Capitalize on this good fortune
One word can bring you round
Changes”

Rush – Time Stand Still – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylViJpX1KBs
“Time stand still
Im not looking back
But I want to look around me now
Summers going fast
Nights growing colder
Children growing up
Old friends growing older”

Rush – Mission – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkDS3werTL8
“Spirits fly on dangerous missions
Imaginations on fire
Focused high on soaring ambitions
Consumed in a single desire
We each pay a fabulous price
For our visions of paradise
But a spirit with a vision
Is a dream with a mission…”

— MV

PS – “Hold Your Fire” from Rush and “90125” from Yes are two
albums that are indispensible for any heavy mental refugee.


24
Jul 07

Notas Egocentricas

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From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Notas Egocentricas
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 07 22:52:21 GMT

Notas rapidas do dia em que o meu pai faria 78
anos:

– mais uma entrada em producao de um projecto que
deu agua pela barba, o Casa Pronta. O protocolo do
costume, desta vez em Agueda. Recomenda-se o Joao
dos Leitoes, que nao sendo Mealhada tinha um tinto
espumante “razoaaaaavel”. O Sr Primeiro Ministro
acabou por ver o site publico online ja no meu E70.

http://www.casapronta.pt/

– como o Luis Sequeira e reincidente em publicar
artigos vergonhosos a arruinarem-me com a reputacao
de “SOB in a leather jacket” e a insinuarem que eu
sou boa pessoa, sou obrigado a divulgar as fotos que
ele quer manter escondidas.

http://pauloquerido.net/2007/06/o_triunfo_dos_geeks_nacional
http://mv.asterisco.pt/Images/modems.jpg (***)

– ja vou visitando a Usenet de forma irregular e mesmo
assim muito filtrada. Mas nao ha duvida que continua a
ser fonte de umas belas risadas; ha sempre um noob ou
kook para animar a festa…

http://groups.google.com/group/pt.comp.so.linux/msg/ef48a590fbff3412

— MV

*** Notas relativas a imagem dos modems:
– do lado esquerdo, com o autocolante da Esoterica,
esta o tower 486 que servia simultaneamente de email
server e de terminal server; note-se que logo ao lado
esta uma caixa com 16 interfaces RS232 que ligavam
aos modems brancos que estao no armario; as fontes de
alimentacao azul e vermelha foram construidas inhouse
para alimentarem os 16 modems (em vez de ter ligados os
16 transformadores respectivos)
– ainda do lado esquerdo nota-se um outro servidor que
salvo erro estava a fazer news; digo isto porque se nota
que esta sem a tampa (para arrefecer)
– ao fundo, na parede, veem-se as fichas RJ45 para as
varias linhas de telefone que tinhamos antes de percebermos
para que servia um primario RDIS e termos dinheiro para
comprar o equipamento terminal (um Ascend que o Sequeira
foi buscar a Londres numa 6a feira de manha e voltou ao
fim do dia com ele debaixo do braco)
– em cima do armario 2 Cisco 2500, um para a linha dedicada
Lisboa/Porto e outro para a linha dedicada Lisboa/Londres
– ao lado dos Cisco os respectivos CSU/DSU da PT
– em cima dos Cisco multiplos modems para linhas dedicadas
analogicas
– no fundo do armario 3 modems Motorola para linhas dedicadas
analogicas, os primeiros que tivemos e que o ICP/Anacom veio
dizer que estavam ilegais ate nos lhes apontarmos aonde e
que estavam na lista de modems aprovados… deles…
– a Esoterica (95) nao era muito mais do que o que se ve
na foto; a sala tinha 14m2 e para alem do que se ve tinha
mais 4 secretarias onde eu, o Sequeira, o Laureano e o
Goncalo nos acotovelava-mos…
– a minha fobia por fios e o interesse por wireless sao
resultados directos desta foto.