I'm nearly not writing here anymore because I'm discovering Diaspora* and I prefer the decentralized model that it offers, although it clearly lacks XMPP integration. The network architecture itself is not as elegant as it could, but it's better than a centralized model anyway.
I'm discovering joindiaspora.com, it's pretty cool. The interface is still pretty poor, but I like the idea a lot. At last a decentralized social network...
subgit.com is another try at making SVN and Git work together, with a new approach. It's still in pre-alpha stage, but I'll keep a very interested eye on it.
En Oaxaca, perdi la costumbre de tomar en cuenta el clima al planear mis actividades. Hoy descubri que Chile se parece otra vez mucho a europa... Queria irme a la costa todo el dia (queda a unos 25 km)... y esta lluviendo desde la mañana. Menos mal que me levanté a las 3 de la tarde. :D
Un poulet cochon ?
youtipit.org is a great Flattr-like service, except that it uses bitcoins. You can still provision your account using Paypal, but it will be converted into bitcoins and you'll be "tippiing" people with bitcoins. And of course, when someone tips you, you'll get bitcoins, instantly. You can choose to "tip" someone else with them, or withdraw them to your regular bitcoin wallet. I think this service is really a great news.
A great article about sexist behaviour coming from well-meaning men: shakespearessister.blogspot.com
OK. So. If you ever want to remove the "mouse" keys of your Thinkpad laptop, remove the left and right ones first, and last the middle one. Otherwise you'll break the little plastic sticks that keep the narrow base of the middle button in place. Fucking hell.
*screen It's quite disturbing to run Vim on a 256-color terminal, but I think I like it.
Making programs aware that you're (well, they're) in a 256-color terminal is as simple as setting your TERM environment variable to "xterm-256color" (or screen-256color if you're using screen or tmux (with tmux don't forget to run it with option -2)).
Discovering tmux. I've been using GNU Screen for like 7 years, and I think tmux managed to seduce me in about 10 minutes.
It's very surprising that warlogs.owni.fr is still up.
Hm... After MasterCard was attacked because they blocked Wikileaks's account, it seems that millions of user account data have... leaked. Of course, MasterCard is trying to hide that info. I wonder how big the leak was, and how hard the people who defend WL are willing to screw institutions like mastercard.
I wonder why Wikileaks don't provide their documents via bittorrent in addition to HTTP. Or do they? Does anybody?
It's gonna be kinda hard to wait until july 2011.
A bit similar to bitcoin.org I like the system that paybox.me proposes: an alternative digital currency. It also seems to be linked somehow to Bitcoin, but I still don't understand why. Anyway, you might want to register, because they give you a lot of "money" without any effort, because it might earn you some real money when they open up for exchange with other currencies, because in the meantime it's a valid exchange value for paying anyone who's also registered, because it's a funny idea, and... because it doesn't cost anything anyway. At the moment they're also organizing a debit card design contest, and obviously I even proposed mine: paybox.me (ok it's maybe a little geeky, but please vote for it!)
I'm quite into money things lately. But I have an excuse: it's all alternative money: not made by banks or governments. In this sense, I prefer Bitcoin to Paybox.me because the overall system is safer, but anyway it doesn't cost anything to try it, and it'll be funny to be part of the early adopters if it proves to work (a bit like having a very small ICQ number, haha).
I just discovered bitcoin.org. I think it's a great system, and I can't wait to try it with actual transactions. The only problem is there's no package for Debian yet. I'm curious to see how it will grow and how it will deal with some financial problematics: devaluation factors, and all the stuff. I'm also very curious to see how major financial actors, including governments, will react, whether they'll try to break it, to manipulate it, or to just jump into the game.
Thanks to a great article on progit.org I just discovered git-notes. A nice application of it would be to have git-svn store its metadata as a note, inside its own namespace. If you like the idea, you can "vote" for that comment: progit.org
podnapisi.net is a great subtitle website!
I just fell in love with icons.mysitemyway.com
How do you call a Linux virus that attacks your hard disk? Answer: hda1n1