2007


16
Dec 07

Salario Minimo e Produtividade

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Salario Minimo e Produtividade
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 07 20:59:21 GMT

O salario minimo (como o imposto sobre as empresas) e
uma daquelas coisas que devia ser abolida de imediato.
E uma ingerencia inadmissivel na liberdade das empresas
e dos individuos.

Ao impor o salario minimo o Estado esta nao so a tornar
os empresarios em escravos da sociedade mas tambem a negar
oportunidades de empregos aqueles que, por esta ou aquela
razao, tem uma menor produtividade e estariam dispostos a
trabalhar por um valor que lhe fosse correspondente.

Os portugueses, alias, tem de aprender a lidar com a
sua historica inveja do proximo. Se outros paises tem
salarios (minimos ou medios) mais altos e porque primeiro
atingiram um nivel de produtividade que lhes permite depois
redistribuir a riqueza produzida. Nao e, como alguns querem
fazer pensar, o salario alto que implica um aumento de
produtividade, mas sim o contrario.

Ou, como ouvi dizer no outro dia: nao e preciso estar
motivado para agir; e preciso agir para estar motivado.

— MV


16
Dec 07

Offline

One disk is offline, the machine is offline, the server is offline and the owner
will be offline probably up until the start of 2008. See you next year.


16
Dec 07

Wishes

Once again, after the usual discussion with Cristina about
places to go on New Years Eve, we’re off to our usual haunt
where we’ve married and where we’ve been going for the last
9 or 10 years:

http://www.penhalonga.com/
http://www.penhalonga.com/photo_tour.html

Thoughts of Portuguese highway traffic and drivers,
planes and tourists, etc. always put us off of more
exotic options. Plus the best Japanese restaurant in
Portugal, of course :-)

http://www.penhalonga.com/dining_midori_e.html
http://www.penhalonga.net/p_t_dining.html

Time off for some reflections on life, the universe and
everything. Next year some changes are in due for me, least
of which is finally becoming an (40 year old) adult :-)

I wish everyone a great 2008. And, regarding wishes and
new years resolutions, the habitual music/lyrics quotes:

“Don’t push too far
Your Dreams are china in your hand
Don’t wish too hard
Because they may come true
And you can’t help them
You don’t know what you might
Have set upon yourself
China in your hand”

T’Pau – Bridge of Spies, China in Your Hand

“Have you ever made a wish
And held your breath for days
And when you get that wish
You just can’t seem to wish it away
Well chances are, it might come true
Have you ever found yourself
In a place you don’t belong
And someone says, “Please Wait”
And you wanna say, “How Long?”
Chances are, it just might come true”

Saga – Generation 13, Chances Are #1

— MV


16
Dec 07

Serialz

Portuguese R 1337 hax0rz!!!

http://www.google.com/trends?q=vista+serial%2C+xp+serial&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0

— MV


12
Dec 07

AppJet Launches

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: AppJet Launches
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 07 20:46:21 GMT

“AppJet Launches! December 12, 2007
As of today, we.re officially launched!”

http://blog.appjet.net/

“AppJet is the easiest way to create a web app.
Just type some code into a box, and we’ll host
your app on our servers.”

http://appjet.com/

“An AppJet app is a server-side JavaScript program
that runs when a request is made to the app’s domain”

http://appjet.com/docs/intro

— MV