2013


28
Aug 13

The Renegade Trilogy

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RENEGADE

He’s just a boy, that has lost his way,
He’s a rebel, that has fallen down.
He’s a fool, that’s blown away,
To you and me, he’s a renegade.

He’s a clown, that we put down,
He’s a man, that doesn’t fit.
He’s a king, but not in this town,
To you and me, he’s a renegade.

But he is a king, when he’s on his own,
He’s got a bike, and that’s his throne.
And when he rides, he’s like the wind,
To you and me, he’s a renegade.

He’s just a boy, that has lost his sights,
He’s a stranger, that prowls the night.
He’s a devil, that’s right,
To you and me, he’s a renegade.

Check it out, check his face,
Look at his eyes, they’re so sly.
I wonder why, he cries on the inside,
I wonder why, he’s a renegade.

Oh please, I’m on my begged, bended knees,
Oh please, please heed my call.
He’s just a boy, that has lost his way,
He’s just a boy, that’s all.

NO ONE TOLD HIM

Hey listen closely
Listen while I tell you
Why he loves you
And what he misses mostly

It’s pointless his pretending
He’s got a broken heart
A broken heart
That needs mending

You didn’t tell him
You didn’t want to see him again

He’s going crazy
He’s reckless
Without you baby
He’s helpless

It’s deadly how you broke him
He’s a fool
Without you baby
I’m not joking

You didn’t tell him
You didn’t want to see him again

Now when I’m down
My friends they come around
And when I’m upset
My friends they help me forget

But how can he forget?
He hasn’t got a friend
‘cos no one told him
You didn’t want to see him again

He’s all washed up and washed out
Without you baby
Every place he goes
He’s thrown out

He’s turned vicious
He’s malicious
Just goes to show how much he misses
You know what

He wouldn’t tell me
You didn’t want to see him again

You didn’t tell him
You didn’t want to see him again

I couldn’t tell him
You didn’t want to see him again

I didn’t tell him
You didn’t want to see him again

ITS GETTING DANGEROUS

The man finds himself alone for the first time in his life
He’s always got a problem, he’s got to work it out wrong or right
He’s got to work it out, he’s so lonely in the night
He’s got to work it all alone

Now who in the world would believe that he’s got another trick up his sleeve
And who in the world wants to know which way should he go
Which way should he turn? which way should he learn?
Which day should he stop? which way to the top?

I remember him when we were friends, when we were young, way back then
I still can recall when we were small how he tried his best to warn us all

This living on his own has turned his heart to stone and it’s all pain
He sits out on his own and eats his heart out alone in the pouring rain
Now who in the world would have know
That just a few years ago his love could have grown and grown

Through the rain, the sleet and snow
But the rain, the sleet and snow chills the heart and kills the soul
So the let the cold winds blow
What he doesn’t see he doesn’t know

I remember him when we were friends, when we were young, way back then
I recall it all when we were small how he tried his best to warn us all

I remember it still, I always will when we were friends way back then
I recall it all when we were small how he tried his best to warn us all
He said, “watch out for the danger”
He said, “watch out”

The man is a winner for the first time in his life
He looks a little thinner but he says “hey that doesn’t matter”
But if you look closely
You’ll see a cold smug self-satisfactory smile behind

And now that he has won it doesn’t matter how or which way it was done
Now that he’s in control, revenge is in his heart and soul
The power is at his fingertips, vengeance is on his lips
But the power he fought to control now has got him in it’s grips

I remember him when we were friends, when we were young, way back then
I recall it all when we were small how he tried his best to warn us all

I remember it still, I always will when we were friends way back then
I recall it all when we were small how he tried his best to warn us all

I remember him when we were friends, when we were young, way back then
But now we’re all grown up and we’re strangers
You see, bit by bit, part by part, we slipped and slipped
Till we’d grown apart and now we’re strangers


25
Jul 13

If You Want to Read “Google Currents” on Your Desktop….

…. well then, you just have to do this:

  • install VirtualBox
  • install GenyMotion
  • create a virtual Android device in GenyMotion. Dont forget to create one with “Google Apps” in its name
  • install Google Currents
  • profit

Screenshot from 2013-07-25 00:54:43

Screenshot from 2013-07-25 00:54:31


2
Jul 13

RSS News Reading in Google Plus

google-plus-rss Like many people out there I was a very intensive user of Google Reader. And so, for the past couple of months, I’ve been looking at alternatives to Google Reader, taking into account that the Google Reader service would be closed on the 1st of July (yesterday).

Like some people out there, I think that Google will eventually morph Reader into Google Plus Pages, making an April Fool’s joke come true. While they dont do that on their own, you can try out if this alternative would work out for you.

One of the alternatives I explored to replace Google Reader was precisely that: feeding RSS feeds into a Google Page. You can do this with a bunch of tools like Hootsuite, Dlvr.it, or IFTTT. I dont know if our past investment Tarpipe allows for that through its Cloudwork reincarnation.

Anyways… I used Hootsuite to crosspost my Alltop RSS feed to a Google Page test. Although I have been using Feedly to do my RSS newsreading, from time to time I check up on the Google Page and I’m getting more and more used to it. I was particularly surprised to see some people subscribing to it and +1 some items since I didnt talk about it anywhere.

You can check out the resulting RSS feed to Google Page test here.

By messing with you page zoom level you can get it to look somewhat like this:

Screenshot from 2013-07-02 23:49:02


29
May 13

The Real Marillion Covers

Just for my future reference…

 

SCRIPT

FUGAZIMISPLACED

CURTAIN CALL

 

RETURN

fool


8
Apr 13

Aumentar Salários é Inconstitucional

 Eu chumbei 2 vezes a Finanças, tive 12 (ou 13) a Economia Aplicada; em contrapartida tive 17 a Macroeconomia, nota dada apesar de ter declarado ao prof. Cavaco Silva que discordava dele, que é um Keynesiano, e q eu era e sou Hayekiano.

(um aparte: uma vez, depois de uma pergunta minha, o prof. Cavaco Silva perguntou se eu era comunista…. go figure)

De qq forma, apesar da minha ignorancia acima assumida, sigam lá o meu raciocínio:

  • vamos imaginar que os preços subiam 10%. Por exemplo, subiam 10% por causa de uma subida de impostos. O resultado imediato é que todo e qualquer português assalariado perdia 10% do poder de compra
  • ora perder 10% do poder de compra é exactamento o mesmo que perder 10% do salário…
  • agora vamos imaginar que, depois dos preços subirem 10%, os privados aumentavam os salários em 10% mas o Estado não aumentava os funcionários públicos. O resultado era que os empregados do privado mantinham o seu poder de compra e os funcionários públicos perdiam 10% do poder de compra
  • o que era equivalente a perderem 10% do salário

O que é que os juízes do Tribunal Constitucional faziam? Impediam os privados de subir os preços? Declaravam que era inconstitucional os privados aumentarem os salários? Declaravam que era inconstitucional o Estado não aumentar os salários? Ou pediam ao Scotty para serem teletransportados para uma realidade alternativa?