August, 2007

Aug 07


From: mvale… (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.

Tricky meaning that “your brain could explode”…

— MV

Aug 07

Need a New Paradigm

From: mvale… (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.



* Azul Compute Appliances

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

* BlueArc Storage Products

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


* Plan 9

* Oberon

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

* Rebol Internet OS and programming language

I love the one liners.

— MV

Aug 07

Marios Valentes

From: mvale… (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

   Não sou eu, é um tio meu, engenheiro civil

-  Clube de Pesca e Caça de Freamunde
   Rua Professor Francisco Valente 54 - Freamunde

   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

   Não sou eu, é um primo meu, engenheiro civil

-  Peritos Avaliadores

   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

   Não sou eu, é o meu pai, engenheiro civil

-  Nuggyland
   Mario José Valente (for you it.s Mr Nuggy.)

   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

Aug 07


From: mvale… (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”).

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:

comic book artist
computer scientist
electrical engineer
figher pilot
forensic anthropologist
freelance writer
game designer
philosophy professor
research scientist
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

Aug 07

A Capella

From: mvale… (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

Tom’s Diner (Mother of the MP3)’s_Diner#The_.22Mother_of_the_MP3.22

— MV