October, 2007


27
Oct 07

Forward Thinking Cultures

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Forward-Thinking Cultures
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 07 00:49:21 GMT

“Even more important, however, is our further finding that
the greater a society’s future orientation, the higher its
average GDP per capita and its levels of innovativeness,
happiness, confidence, and competitiveness”

http://harvardbusinessonline.hbsp.harvard.edu/hbsp/hbr/articles/article.jsp?ml_action=get-article&articleID=F0707B&ml_issueid=BR0707&ml_subscriber=true&pageNumber=1&_requestid=49101

Not bad; we could do better though….

— MV


26
Oct 07

Hospital da Luz e Linux II

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Hospital da Luz e Linux II
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 07 22:48:21 GMT

Olha o belo do PC disponivel para o paciente acamado! (que
neste caso ja se tinha pirado para o bloco operatorio)

http://mv.asterisco.pt/Files/luzlinux/luzlinux1.jpg

Hmmmm…. este XP ta com um aspecto esquisito…

http://mv.asterisco.pt/Files/luzlinux/luzlinux2.jpg
http://mv.asterisco.pt/Files/luzlinux/luzlinux3.jpg

Ah pois e! Ta visto:

http://mv.asterisco.pt/Files/luzlinux/luzlinux4.jpg

Toca de usar Linux e Firefox na maquininha, nao fosse
algum pirata ownar a maquina…

http://mv.asterisco.pt/Files/luzlinux/luzlinux5.jpg

— MV

PS – A esposa esta bem e recomenda-se; meia hora depois de
voltar do recobro ja andava a debitar emails no Pocket PC.


26
Oct 07

Phone as QRCode Reader

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Phone as QRCode Reader
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 07 22:30:21 GMT

See the post at

http://tonyvirtual.blogspot.com/2007/10/your-mobile-phone-as-qr-code-reader.html

For further fun, you can use the mobile phone QR Code reader
to get at the XML formatted info at the back of your DUA.

http://reader.kaywa.com/
http://www.mj.gov.pt/dua

I knew we were right in choosing this format. Mobile phone reader
to be available with your local police officer soon! ;-)

— MV


24
Oct 07

World Without Heroes

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: World Without Heroes
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 07 23:50:21 GMT

A world without heroes
Is like a world without sun
You can’t look up to anyone
Without heroes

In a world without dreams
Things are no more than they seem

In a world without heroes
There’s nothing to be
It’s no place for me

Kiss- A World Without Heroes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nelC4DRj0og
http://www.lyricsdomain.com/11/kiss/a_world_without_heroes.html

— MV


23
Oct 07

Metaphysics of Quality

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Metaphysics of Quality
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 07 05:38:21 GMT

“And what is good, Phaedrus? And what is not good?
Need we ask anyone to tell us these things?”

http://www.island-of-freedom.com/PLATO.HTM
http://www.island-of-freedom.com/PLQUOTES.HTM

“What moves the Greek warrior to deeds of heroism is not a sense
of duty as we understand it… duty towards others:
it is rather duty towards himself. He strives after that which
we translate ‘virtue’ but is in Greek arete, ‘excellence’ “

“Ph