Thursday, September 21, 2006


Pix of Pixels

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Aug 13, 2005 - 13 Photos

Thursday, June 15, 2006


It's getting interesting on the web

Things have been pretty busy webwise recently.

First I received an invite from Picasa Web Albums. In typical Google fashion it is starting off by invitation only. Learn more about it here

Then Flock was announced as available for download, so I downloaded it. This could be a great browser. I gives instant access to Flickr and to your blogs, in fact you can post text and pics to your blog instantly from within your browser. Sounds pretty cool! However, after using it for a while I could only conclude that it was not ready for Prime Time...Its only 0.7 not even finished with Beta and finally deleted it and I'm happily staying with Firefox, at least for now.

In addition to that there are some great things going on at Google Labs. I urge you to check it out. I have downloaded several great tools. The Google Notebook is super interesting, as is Google Earth and several other things they have in development. Follow the link here to "My Site" and you'll see on of them.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


This is what it looks like in Switzerland in May

These are Narcisses

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Back on-line

Took a year off. Had another site for a while but nobody was interested so let that expire. Seems like 6/6/6 is a good date to restart this blog:)
Just roasted my last pound of Kenyan Peaberry, actually it was 1.25lbs and it came out beautifully. Looking forward to trying it tomorrow.
Otherwise not much to report: still looking for a job, still cooking, still roasting coffee. Time to make some sausages though soon:)

Thursday, June 30, 2005


Interesting Post from Iraq the Model

Haven't been keeping up with the ME blogs as much as I like but I thought this one from Iraq the Model, in my opinion the best Iraqi blogger, is well worth reading.

Thursday, June 02, 2005


Capitalism R.I.P.

The 20th Century saw the death of one "economic religion", now it is time for the other one to be put to rest.
Had an interesting start to my day. I know that most people would consider themselves to be "thinking people" and if indeed you are then I would strongly encourage you to go to Jay Hanson's thought provoking site. It will take some time. There is a lot of pretty heavy stuff there. I would especially recomend this article as well as this foreboding article, from where I copied, to quote Jay "America's overall political structure is something like this (this is not a "model", it's a "heuristic")

The rich minority determines the "logic of profit":
America’s laws and trade agreements regulate the overall workings of society at a highly aggregate level. (The rich rule the poor by virtue of the First and Fifth Amendments.)

Large corporations:
Large corporations are autonomous technical structures (machines) that follow the "logic of profit" inherent in their design. Those that don’t are cancelled by bankruptcy.

Corporations hire media to program the "consumers".

Consumers do as evolution and the media have programmed them: consume their own life-support system and elect the "traitors".

Elected traitors:
Traitors do what they were elected to do: sell the commons to corporations for personal gain. Those who don’t are cancelled by campaign advertising.

Sardonic but reflects reality. I cannot fully agree with Hanson and found this 'long' article about him comforting.

Monday, May 30, 2005


Middle East Peace a foolish illusion

Thankfully the Israelis aren't so foolish. Sandmonkeys's excellent post of May 23 underlines this. Not to mention DEBKA's daily reports of Palestinian attacks on Israelis, that would be even more effective if it were'nt for the vigilance of the Israeli security apparatus. This of course gets little or no press!
IBC or Iraqi Bloggers Central has an excellent article. Really worth reading

Meanwhile, there is a touching post on Iraq the Model for Memorial Day. Oponents of the war take note!

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