August, 2007


26
Aug 07

Tricky

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From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Tricky
Date: Sun, 26 Ago 07 01:05:21 GMT

Trying to upgrade APE so that it works in Zope 2.10
(which now has ZClasses again, wheeeeeeeeeeeee!) is a
bit tricky.

http://hathawaymix.org/Software/Ape
http://www.zope.org/Members/d2m/links/Link.2006-04-02.5753

Tricky meaning that “your brain could explode”…

http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1403111

— MV


24
Aug 07

Need a New Paradigm

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From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Need a New Paradigm
Date: Fri, 24 Ago 07 22:45:21 GMT

The weekly roundup of interesting links is based around
my feeling (that I’ve had for a couple of years) that I
need a new computing paradigm in my life. I’m fed up with
Windows, Linux and MacOSX; I’m fed up Python and web stuff;
I’m fed up with mouses, pointers, windows and whatnot…

If I ever get the chance (read: the time AND the money)
these are some of the options.

Hardware:

* TILE64. PROCESSOR FAMILY
http://www.tilera.com/products/processors.php

* Azul Compute Appliances
http://www.azulsystems.com/products/compute_appliance_specs.htm

I’m undecided between building my own system out of Tile64
64 core processors or buying the 768 CPU, 768 Gb machine from
Azul.

* BlueArc Storage Products
http://www.bluearc.com/html/products/titan.shtml

I think that here the 256Tb solidstate storage system
would be enough for my needs.

Software:

* Plan 9
http://plan9.bell-labs.com/sources/contrib/uriel/mirror/9book.pdf

* Oberon
http://www.oberon.ethz.ch/

I like the spartan interfaces; its all so basic but all so full
of possibilities

* Rebol Internet OS and programming language
http://www.rebol.com/

I love the one liners.

— MV


24
Aug 07

Marios Valentes

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Marios Valentes
Date: Fri, 24 Ago 07 02:05:21 GMT

-  Cruz Vermelha Núcleo de Fafe
   Morada: Urb. Eng. Mário Valente nº 60
   http://www.cm-fafe.pt/2141

   Não sou eu, é um tio meu, engenheiro civil

-  Clube de Pesca e Caça de Freamunde
   Rua Professor Francisco Valente 54 - Freamunde  
   http://www.lifecooler.com/edicoes/lifecooler/desenvReg.asp?reg=343816&catbn=375

   Não sou eu, é o meu avô, professor primário e juiz de paz,
   meu padrinho e de quem herdei o segundo nome

-  Categoria: 	Professor Associado
   Nome: 	Mário Jorge Valente Neves
   http://www.fe.up.pt/si/funcionarios_geral.FormView?P_CODIGO=207672

   Não sou eu, é um primo meu, engenheiro civil

-  Peritos Avaliadores
   MÁRIO ULISSES DA COSTA VALENTE, Eng. Civil
   http://www.trp.pt/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=39&Itemid=44

   Não sou eu, é um tio meu, engenheiro civil

-  APESB Órgãos sociais em 1987/1988
   Conselho Fiscal: Presidente: Eng.º Mário Aníbal da Costa Valente
   http://www.apesb.org/gca/index.php?id=79

   Não sou eu, é o meu pai, engenheiro civil

-  Nuggyland
   Mario José Valente (for you it.s Mr Nuggy.)
   http://clientes.netvisao.pt/marivale/bio.htm
   http://www.ferroefogo.soldigit.net/nuggy.htm

   Não sou eu, é o meu irmão, músico (baixista)

   Conclusão: eu e o meu irmão, à parte termos mantido a
 tradição familiar de sermos "Mários", somos as ovelhas
 negras da familia: não somos engenheiros civis.

   -- MV


21
Aug 07

INTP

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From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: INTP
Date: Tue, 21 Ago 07 23:05:21 GMT

I am not one to put much value in personality tests. They
have their uses and their worth, but I dont think everyone
can be boiled down to 16 generic personality types (as is
proposed by the Myers-Briggs test).

On such tests I usually come out as an INTP; sometimes as
an INTJ; and other times as an ENTP.

Nonetheless I found two descriptions of the INTP type
that do resonate with me and describe quite acurately on
what has been described as my “bad temper” (“mau feitio”).

http://www.geocities.com/lifexplore/intp.htm
http://www.personalitypage.com/INTP.html

I particularly found interesting the characteristics
of “INTPs do not like to lead or control people” and
“can become intellectual dilettantes as a result of their
need to amass ideas”…

Still on the same subject I found a couple of other
pages that are particularly interesting if you do the
“Favored Careers” intersection:

http://www.similarminds.com/jung/intp.html
http://www.similarminds.com/jung/entp.html
http://www.similarminds.com/jung/intj.html

archeologist
assassin
astronomer
comic book artist
computer scientist
electrical engineer
figher pilot
forensic anthropologist
freelance writer
game designer
philosopher
philosophy professor
research scientist
researcher
scholar
systems analyst

There are some that I already did or do; the “game
designer” option has been on my mind many times; but
the “assassin” option had never crossed my mind! :-)
I wonder what the monthly pay is… LOL

— MV


21
Aug 07

A Capella

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: A Capella
Date: Tue, 21 Ago 07 22:20:21 GMT

Not only does she do great songs and lyrics, but
she’s also a redhead and “The Mother of MP3”. What
else can you ask for? Introspective, sultry and also
depressive, thats right; if only I wasnt married…

Suzanne Vega: Tom’s Diner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjt0bd-OzHU

Tom’s Diner (Mother of the MP3)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom’s_Diner#The_.22Mother_of_the_MP3.22

— MV