Digital: Ex Post

March 30, 2005

Share iTunes Library

Greg Hoover: "yTunes is a customizable server for handling requests for your iTunes music library. It provides an extensible base for creating custom interfaces that provide information about playlists, artists, and tracks. pyTunes does not require that iTunes be running in order to handle requests, as it parses your music library and maintains your library internally. In addition to providing playlist and track info, pyTunes handles base64 file transfer. All communication is facilitated via sockets, and a php library file is provided for rapid integration."

SlimServer 6 - Stream your iTunes Music Online

Slim Devices : Product Info : SlimServer 6: "SlimServer can stream your music collection over the Internet to a software player such as Winamp or iTunes. Now you can easily listen at work to your music collection stored at home without moving files."

Orb is now Free

Orb Networks :: AboutUs :: Press: "Orb’s mission is to provide consumers with the easiest, most innovative way to access their digital home media files wherever they are. The Orb solution is available to the millions of Windows® XP operating system and Windows® XP Media Center Edition users in the United States and is now made even more convenient for users to access their digital worlds by providing Orb Media absolutely FREE.
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March 29, 2005

RSS Digest: Show and syndicate RSS and news feed on your Web page with no programming

RSS Digest: Show and syndicate RSS and news feed on your Web page with no programming: "Place items and headlines from any RSS or Atom enabled site (such as del.icio.us or Flickr) onto your site, no programming required. It can use JavaScript, PHP, or an IFRAME as the inclusion method, so anyone can use it. Get no ugly ads, and use ANY valid feed!"

Surftp - Web Based FTP

Surftp - Web Based FTP: "Surftp is the perfect solution for using your ftp server when you can't install a full ftp client. It is also the ideal way for web hosting providers to introduce their less knowledgable clients to FTP. Surftp is based off an opensource project and is secure and private. "

RSS Digest: Show and syndicate RSS and news feed on your Web page with no programming

RSS Digest: Show and syndicate RSS and news feed on your Web page with no programming: "Place items and headlines from any RSS or Atom enabled site (such as del.icio.us or Flickr) onto your site, no programming required. It can use JavaScript, PHP, or an IFRAME as the inclusion method, so anyone can use it. Get no ugly ads, and use ANY valid feed!"

RSS Digest: Show and syndicate RSS and news feed on your Web page with no programming

RSS Digest: Show and syndicate RSS and news feed on your Web page with no programming: "Place items and headlines from any RSS or Atom enabled site (such as del.icio.us or Flickr) onto your site, no programming required. It can use JavaScript, PHP, or an IFRAME as the inclusion method, so anyone can use it. Get no ugly ads, and use ANY valid feed!"

Return of the Mac

Return of the Mac: "
All the best hackers I know are gradually switching to Macs. My friend Robert said his whole research group at MIT recently bought themselves Powerbooks. These guys are not the graphic designers and grandmas who were buying Macs at Apple's low point in the mid 1990s. They're about as hardcore OS hackers as you can get.

The reason, of course, is OS X. Powerbooks are beautifully designed and run FreeBSD. What more do you need to know?"

Become a Human Lie Detector

Become a Human Lie Detector: "Your boss tells you, 'You're doing a good job.' Do you believe him? You are interviewing a candidate for a job. She says, 'I left my previous job, because I was tired of the long commute.' Your romantic partner tells you, 'I am not having an affair.' True?

It's easier than you think to become a human lie detector."

Writing, Briefly

Writing, Briefly: "A lot of people ask for advice about writing. How important is it to write well, and how can one write better? In the process of answering one, I accidentally wrote a tiny essay on the subject.

I usually spend weeks on an essay. This one took 67 minutes-- 23 of writing, and 44 of rewriting. But as an experiment I'll put it online. It is at least extremely dense."

Zopa - The first lending and borrowing exchange

Welcome to Zopa - The first lending and borrowing exchange: " What we do is very simple: we put people who want to lend in touch with creditworthy people who want to borrow. And because there’s no middleman – the borrower just pays a 1% exchange fee to Zopa up front – both benefit.
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Writing, Briefly

Writing, Briefly: "A lot of people ask for advice about writing. How important is it to write well, and how can one write better? In the process of answering one, I accidentally wrote a tiny essay on the subject.

I usually spend weeks on an essay. This one took 67 minutes-- 23 of writing, and 44 of rewriting. But as an experiment I'll put it online. It is at least extremely dense."

Writing, Briefly

Writing, Briefly: "A lot of people ask for advice about writing. How important is it to write well, and how can one write better? In the process of answering one, I accidentally wrote a tiny essay on the subject.

I usually spend weeks on an essay. This one took 67 minutes-- 23 of writing, and 44 of rewriting. But as an experiment I'll put it online. It is at least extremely dense."

March 28, 2005

How Yahoo Got Its Mojo Back

Om Malik on Broadband » How Yahoo Got Its Mojo Back: "A handful of blog-evangelists, a couple of key buys and some libertarian friendly moves have turned Yahoo from a dot.has.been to the new darling of the chattering classes. It is only a matter of time when mainstream media rediscovers Yahoo, and a stock market resurgence follows"

File uploading website, Dropload

dropload: "Dropload is a place for you to drop your files off and have them picked up by someone else at a later time. Recipients you specify are sent an email with instructions on how to download the file. Files are removed from the system after 7 days, regardless if they have been picked up or not."

March 26, 2005

Search your gmail in Firefox

philwilson.org: Search your gmail in Firefox With this you can add a gmail search to your firefox top right searchbox.

March 23, 2005

Rockers Flex BitTorrent's Muscle

Wired News: Rockers Flex BitTorrent's Muscle: "That's why one up-and-coming group, the Decemberists, opted to release its new music video, Sixteen Military Wives, for free using BitTorrent. The high-quality video file has logged more than 1,700 downloads since it was released over the weekend."

free stock photos

Roadhouse Blues99: free stock photoz...: "my personal colln of image libraries..
bookmarked over the years.."

Absolutely Del.icio.us - Complete Tool Collection

Quick Online Tips: Absolutely Del.icio.us - Complete Tool Collection: "
del.icio.us is a social bookmarks manager. It allows you to easily post sites you like to your personal collection of links, to categorize those sites with keywords, and to share your collection not only between your own browsers and machines, but also with others. "

Free PocketPC RSS reader

News Monger for PPC: "NewsMonger is an RSS feed reader for the Pocket PC."

Gmail Reader, Windows App to extend gmail feature

Gmail3: "Gmail Reader is an stand-alone program of GMail, it can read ,send , upload file, star and trash your email without login with your browser.
And in the future , more function like File sharing, IM ."

AppleJack Project Page

AppleJack Project Page: "AppleJack is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can't load the GUI, or don't have a startup CD handy. AppleJack runs in Single User Mode and is menu-based for ease of use.
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March 22, 2005

dodgeit.com: ticotek

dodgeit.com: ticotek

Savetoby.com | Only YOU have the power to Save Toby!

Savetoby.com | Only YOU have the power to Save Toby!: "I don’t want to eat Toby, he is my friend, and he has always been the most loving, adorable pet. However, God as my witness, I will devour this little guy unless I receive 50,000$ USD into my account from donations or purchase of merchandise. You can help this poor, helpless bunny’s cause by making donations through my verified PayPal account by clicking on any of the Donate buttons on this site, or by purchasing merchandise at the Savetoby.com online store."

OneButton FTP | Mac Software

OneButton FTP: "OneButton FTP is a project with the goal of creating an open source graphical FTP client for Mac OS X (10.3 and above) using the Cocoa framework. OneButton FTP will have a strong emphasis on drag and drop usability and file queuing."

World Skyline Ranking by Cities

Construction Comparison of the World's Most Booming Cities: "This listing ranks cities by the visual impact of their skylines. It is drawn entirely from statistics in this website's database, and reflects only completed high-rise buildings as defined by the Emporis Data Committee (EDC)"

Hong Kong is number 1, Sao Pablo #9, and Caracas #30

iFolder Mac Client Released

iFolder - It's all about Sharing: "You thought it would never happen, but it has. We've released our first Mac client!

We've also released new stable builds for Windows and Linux. Did we say, we have released a Mac client?"

Quadriplegic controls PC by mind power alone

Quadriplegic controls PC by mind power alone | The Register: "A US company has carried out trials on a brain implant which offers quadriplegics the possibility of controlling a computer by mind-power alone. Although the first volunteer to use the Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems' BrainGate has so far been able only to move an on-screen cursor, play the game Pong and transmit simple instructions to a robotic arm, the developers hope that in the future, paralysis will not be an obstacle to surfing the web, sending email and generally enjoying the PC experience."

March 21, 2005

Camino - Mozilla power, Mac style.

Camino - Mozilla power, Mac style.: "Camino combines the awesome visual and behavioral experience that has been central to the Macintosh philosophy with powerful web-browsing capabilities such as the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine. Built and tested by thousands of volunteers, the Gecko rendering engine brings cutting-edge innovations and capabilities to users in a standards-friendly and socially responsible form."

A little software update. But with a really nice website

Laziness vs Hard Work: a showdown

Laziness vs Hard Work: a showdown : Lifehacker: "Weblogger Brendon Connelly has started up a 3-day productivity showdown between advocate of hard work Steve Pavlina and author of The Lazy Way to Success Fred Gratzon.

Anti-hard work Gratzon says:

Hard work has nothing to do with success. As my proof, I offer the entire human race… most people in the world appear to be working hard. But instead of widespread success, there is widespread stress-related disease, broken homes, financial hardships, and a pandemic lack of personal fulfillment - all of it caused by hard work.

Pavlina says:

Laziness is sloth, slacking off. It means succumbing to the emotional impulses of your limbic brain and living more like a lower mammal and less like a fully conscious human being."

Biografia de Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs: "Steve Paul Jobs nació el 24 de febrero de 1955 en Los Altos, California. De pequeño (con menos de un año) fue adoptado por un electricista, Paul, también californiano, que junto a su esposa, Clara, le educaron lo mejor que supieron. De sus padres biológicos se sabe que su padre era egipcio y su madre americana, según revela el periodista Duncan Cambell. Al entrar al instituto, concretamente la escuela Homestead High School en Cupertino (California), conocería a Steve Wozniak, y pronto se convertirían en grandes amigos."

Mac OS X a hacker target

Symantec: Mac OS X a hacker target - silicon.com: "Security vendor Symantec is warning that Apple's OS X operating system is increasingly becoming a target for hackers and malware authors."

Ourmedia Free web bandwith

Ourmedia Homepage | Ourmedia: "Share your videos, audio files, photos, text or software - for free - with a global community of creative individuals."

Free web/bandwith Space for CC material.

The scoop on the Super Shuffle

The scoop on the Super Shuffle - Engadget - www.engadget.com: "LuxPro had a USB 2.0 based music player architecture already in development, when Apple launched the shuffle, in January. The guys at LuxPro hatched a plan to leverage the media attention created by Apple to their advantage. They are a contract manufacturer, making their living by selling their circuitry, put into enclosures designed by U.S. or European branded resellers. So, they saw this advanture as a wonderful way to swing the world’s spotlight in their direction for a few days."

Top 10 Bittorent Sites

» Top 10 Bittorent Sites: "Here are 10 of the best bittorrent sites I have found over the past few weeks."

March 19, 2005

Flickr: Zeitgeist

Flickr: Zeitgeist: "All you need to do to get your own Daily Zeitgeist up and running is tell us which Flickr photos you'd like to include. Doing that will customize the script you see in the text area below, and then you simply copy and paste that code into your web page.

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Summer Founders Program

Summer Founders Program: "The first project is to fund a bunch of new startups this summer. Summer is a good time to start a startup. Robert Morris and I started ours then; Robert was still in grad school, and he probably wouldn't have had time for that initial burst of work during the school year.

We're going to call this project the Summer Founders Program, and it preserves many of the features of a conventional summer job. You have to move here (Cambridge) for the summer, as with a regular summer job. We give you enough money to live on for a summer, as with a regular summer job. You get to work on real problems, as you would in a good summer job. But instead of working for an existing company, you'll be working for your own; instead showing up at some office building at 9 AM, you can work when and where you like; and instead of salary, the money you get will be seed funding.
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Aerobic Striptease Workout Videos and Fitness Programs: Cardio Striptease.

Aerobic Striptease Workout Videos and Fitness Programs: Cardio Striptease.: "Cardio Striptease� workout is a set of addictive total body aerobic programs and exercise videos designed specifically to burn fat, build long, slender muscles and tone target areas (abs, buns, thighs) in just minutes a day."

Oh brother.

SimpleViewer Flash Image Gallery

AIRTIGHT - SimpleViewer Download: "SimpleViewer is a free, customizable Flash image viewing application.
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March 18, 2005

The Josh Kaufman "Personal MBA" Program

Josh Kaufman: Inside My Bald Head: The Josh Kaufman "Personal MBA" Program: "In the context of learning useful knowledge that will make you a more productive and valuable employee, I maintain that you can educate yourself effectively for less than a quarter of the time and money spent in most current MBA programs.

Here are the books (and blogs) that are a part of my 'Personal MBA' reading list. (Blogs and online resources are marked with a *.) Some are directly related to business, and some are included for a broader understanding of the world and how we live in it."

eTech 05 LifeHacks Notes

: "If you've got four people going to a concert, before the key is turned in the ignition, everyone holds the ticket to their foreheads and verifies that everyone else has a ticket. There's something satisfying about making it hard to screw up -- it's like clipping mittens to your sleeves."

Notes taken by Cory Doctorw. The rest is very geeky, but cool either way. I use most of the apps they mention!, yes ... I'm a cool geek.

Two-way Street: Moving Music Off the iPod

Playlist: Two-way Street: Moving Music Off the iPod: "When you’re in the business of writing about the iPod for fun and profit, the question most often thrown your way is: “How do I get my music off the iPod and onto my computer?”"

I have posted about this before, but with everyone getting an iPod, it's becoming an everyday explanation.

New Scientist 13 things that do not make sense

New Scientist 13 things that do not make sense - Features

Dark Matter, Cold Fusio, The placebo effect. Among others.

iPodder, the cross-platform podcast receiver. (Ver 2.0 released)

iPodder, the cross-platform podcast receiver.: "iPodder is the premier Podcasting application, allowing users to capture and listen to Internet audio programs anytime, anywhere.

It allows users to select and download shows and music and to play whenever they want on their iPods, portable digital media players, or computers automatically, after specifying which music or shows they want to listen to. "

Looks like a good release, I have to make check it out to see which podcast client recommend to my Windoze using friends.

Dunbar, Altruistic Punishment, and Meta-Moderation

Life With Alacrity: Dunbar, Altruistic Punishment, and Meta-Moderation: "The most interesting observation from this simulation is that for larger groups, you needed to have a system to punish those who did not participate in punishing -- or to put it another way, get everyone involved with the process, not just a few."

Google has no secret plan

daltonlp.com: "
Hey look. Someone else is predicting that Google will user their super-mega-ultimate-supreme server farm to replace your PC's operating system.

That sounds familiar.

I do not buy it. Let's look at some of the arguments:"

MIT urges Brazil towards Linux

MIT urges Brazil towards Linux - ZDNet UK News: "MIT's Media Lab has recommended Brazil install open source software instead of proprietary software offered by Microsoft on thousands of computers that will be sold to the poor, according to a letter obtained by Reuters on Thursday.

'We advocate using high-quality free software as opposed to scaled-down versions of more costly proprietary software,' Walter Bender, director of the Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said in a letter to the Brazilian government. 'Free software is far better on the dimensions of cost, power and quality.'"

Once again the MIT copying my thesis. Oh well ...

Yahoo pledges full Firefox compatibility

Yahoo pledges full Firefox compatibility | CNET News.com: "Yahoo has confirmed plans to allow Firefox users to access all the portal giant's products and services, many of which are currently only available through Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser."

Yahoo pledges full Firefox compatibility

Yahoo pledges full Firefox compatibility | CNET News.com: "Yahoo has confirmed plans to allow Firefox users to access all the portal giant's products and services, many of which are currently only available through Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser."

Johansen Creates DRM-Free Interface to iTunes

Johansen Creates DRM-Free Interface to iTunes: Corante > Copyfight >: "PyMusique is an interface to the iTunes Music Store that lets you preview songs, sign up for an account and buy songs. It is somewhat interesting from a DMCA/EUCD perspective. The iTunes Music Store actually sells songs without DRM. While iTunes adds DRM to your purchases, PyMusique does not. Another difference is that signing up for an account using PyMusique does not require you to sign/click away any of your rights."

ODEO Podcast service

MAKE: Blog: ODEO Podcast service: "Live from Etech: Blogger.com founder Evan Williams from ODEO gave a preview of the podcast recording, hosting and publishing service. Users will be able to play audio from any page (from the source location via Macromedia Flash) use tags, subscribe, add to queues, share queues, post comments, download for iTunes, WinMedia, etc. Keep reading for more information and photos..."

ODEO Podcast service

MAKE: Blog: ODEO Podcast service: "Live from Etech: Blogger.com founder Evan Williams from ODEO gave a preview of the podcast recording, hosting and publishing service. Users will be able to play audio from any page (from the source location via Macromedia Flash) use tags, subscribe, add to queues, share queues, post comments, download for iTunes, WinMedia, etc. Keep reading for more information and photos..."

March 17, 2005

The Torturous World of Powerpoint

Feld Thoughts: The Torturous World of Powerpoint: "It's the content creators fault. Edward Tufte - a master of The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, thinks Powerpoint is evil and corrupts absolutely. Blogs like Beyond Bullets help reduce the corruption, but given that I'm trying to get a very specific set of information in a short period of time (usually 30 - 60 minutes), more specificity about what I think is 'good' is probably helpful.

Several years ago, Chris Wand (one of the guys that works with me at Mobius Venture Capital) put together a list of questions that a pitch to a VC should address. The world would be a better place if all entreprenuers could automagically incorporate this outline into their pitches - at least to me."

X Chromosome Shows Why Women Differ from Men

ABC News: X Chromosome Shows Why Women Differ from Men: "The discovery, by an international consortium of scientists, shows that females are far more variable than previously thought and, when it comes to genes, more complex than men."

I'm pretty sure is not only regarding genes.

March 16, 2005

New Dr. Who Leaked on Purpose?

Wired News: New Dr. Who Leaked on Purpose?: "The pilot episode of the BBC's highly anticipated new Doctor Who series may have been intentionally leaked onto file-sharing networks to generate buzz, a source who instructed the network on viral advertising told Wired News.

Earlier this month, the 45-minute premiere episode, entitled 'Rose,' showed up on BitTorrent. The appearance of the episode generated a flood of discussion in online forums, blogs and the mainstream media. As a result, interest in the show, which debuts March 26 on BBC One, has skyrocketed."

Apple de-socializes iTunes

Apple de-socializes iTunes | The Register: "Bit by bit, Apple is tightening the DRM noose, reducing the amount of freedom its own customers enjoy. Last year, the company cut the number of times users could burn a playlist from ten to seven. This time, Apple has chosen to cripple one of its coolest and most socially beneficial technologies - Rendezvous."

10 Best Intranets of 2005

10 Best Intranets of 2005 (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox): "The world's ten best intranets for 2005 are:

* Banco Español de Crédito (Banesto), the third largest bank in Spain
* Cisco Systems, the world's leading computer networking vendor (U.S.)
* Electrolux, the world's largest manufacturer of powered appliances (Sweden)
* The Integer Group, the seventh largest promotional marketing agency (U.S.)
* NedTrain, the Dutch National Railway's maintenance subsidiary (The Netherlands)
* Orbis Technology, a small software developer (U.K.)
* Park Place Dealerships, operator of ten luxury automobile dealerships (U.S.)
* Procter & Gamble, a leading manufacturer of branded consumer goods (U.S.)
* Schematic, an interactive design and technology agency (U.S.)
* Verizon Communications, a leading telecommunications company (U.S.)"

Tech Buzz Fantasy Game

Buzz Game: Home: "The Tech Buzz Game is a fantasy prediction market for high-tech products, concepts, and trends

As a player, your goal is to predict how popular various technologies will be in the future. Popularity or buzz is measured by Yahoo! Search frequency over time.

Predictions are made by buying virtual stock in the products or technologies you believe will succeed, and selling stock in the technologies you think will flop. In other words, you 'put your play money where your mouth is.'

Example

* You're bullish on podcasting; you buy shares of PODCAST stock
* Britney announces her next single will be delivered exclusively via podcast
* Curious tweens everywhere flood Yahoo! with searches about podcasting
* Your shares skyrocket; you make a bundle"

Goes to sow you we can all have a fantasy game.

Google Goes X

Google Blog: "So after some spit and polish from some enthusiastic Googlers and the keen eye of the UI team, Google X is here. I hope all of you enjoy it - especially Mac users, who I'm sure will appreciate its lineage."
Google homepage with some MacosX "features"

March 15, 2005

Sleep position gives personality clue

BBC NEWS | Health | Sleep position gives personality clue: "Scientists believe the position in which a person goes to sleep provides an important clue about the kind of person they are.

Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, has analysed six common sleeping positions - and found that each is linked to a particular personality type."

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sleep (But Were Too Afraid To Ask)

Circadiana: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sleep (But Were Too Afraid To Ask): "Until not long ago, just about until electricity became ubiquitous, humans used to have a sleep pattern quite different from what we consider 'normal' today. At dusk you go to sleep, at some point in the middle of the night you wake up for an hour or two, then fall asleep again until dawn. Thus there are two events of falling asleep and two events of waking up every night (plus, perhaps, a short nap in the afternoon). As indigenous people today, as well as people in non-electrified rural areas of the world, still follow this pattern, it is likely that our ancestors did, too.The bimodal sleep pattern was first seen in laboratory animals (various birds, lizards and mammals) in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, i.e, before everyone moved their research to mice and rats who have erratic (un-consolidated) sleep patterns. The research on humans kept in constant conditions, as well as field work in primitive communities (including non-electrified rural places in what is otherwise considered the First World) confirmed the bimodality of sleep in humans, particularly in winter.
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Clocky, A snooze to really wake you up.

Clocky: "Clocky is a clock for people who have trouble getting out of bed. When the snooze bar is pressed, Clocky rolls off the table and finds a hiding spot, a new one every day. "

mozilla product futures

adot's notblog*: mozilla product futures: "First, Firefox and Thunderbird are the Mozilla Foundation's premier applications. We first published our intentions to make this the case two years ago and after two years of incremental change, we've shipped Firefox 1.0 and Thunderbird 1.0 and fulfilled a major part of that roadmap. Going forward, Firefox and Thunderbird are, as I said, the premier applications -- the applications we will productize, ship, and support. There is little doubt that these applications have achieved more in terms of industry acceptance and user adoption than anything in Mozilla's history. They are where our future lies -- and so our focus."

So, Mozilla as a complete suite will be no more.

FAREWELL, My Dear CUBE

Stair of Juno: FAREWELL, My Dear CUBE: "Saying GOODBYE is never easy. Especially to a perfect 8' Cube whose heart has been so close to mine.

This Cube was not my first (Apple) love. That love belonged to a G3 iMac Graphite. But when I saw this Cube, I knew I had to have it. So I sacrificed the Graphite for this baby. I accompanied the Cube with a 15' Apple Studio Display which was then replaced by a beautiful and pristine 20' Apple Cinema Display. And what a pleasure my senses experienced whenever I worked on this Apple machine."

mercadelia.com : Publica tu anuncio gratis en Internet

mercadelia.com - Inicio - Publica tu anuncio gratis en Internet - Busca pisos, alquileres, trabajo, servicios, mascotas, etc.: "Publica tu anuncio en segundos y la cantidad que quieras. ¡Vende y compra objectos y servicios sin registrarte!"
"1. ¿Qué es Mercadelia?
Mercadelia es un portal de anuncios. Aquí cualquier persona puede poner su anuncio en pocos pasos, sin tener que pasar por una registración o pagando una cuota mensual.

2. ¿Qué tipos de anuncios se pueden poner?
Cualquier tipo de anuncios se pueden poner en el sistema. Por ejemplo, aquí puedes vender tus objetos usados, pisos, terrenos, coches, etc. También puedes ofrecer tus servicios personales, buscar trabajo, ofrecer un puesto de trabajo, etc. Simple y concreto."

Adding Persistent Searches to Gmail

Adding Persistent Searches to Gmail [persistent.info]: "Persistent searches (a.k.a. smart folders or saved searches) seem to be the feature du jour of email clients. Thunderbird has them, Evolution has them, and Mail.app soon will. On the other hand, Gmail is the web mail app to use. While one doesn't normally think of web apps as having such advanced power user features, it recently occurred to me that it should be possible to add persistent searches to Gmail"

Butler Google Enhancer

Butler [dive into mark]: "Butler enhances Google search results by adding links to competitors. It also removes ads, changes typography, and a few other useful things."

You need the Greasemonkey extension for Firefox for this to run.

greasemonkey Firefox extension

mozdev.org - greasemonkey: index: "Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension which lets you to add bits of DHTML ('user scripts') to any webpage to change it's behavior. In much the same way that user CSS lets you take control of a webpage's style, user scripts let you easily control any aspect of a webpage's design or interaction."

It not only lets you skin websites, but also add "features" that are transparent to you. I see a interesting trend here.

DRM Paper: A failure in the developed world, a danger to the developing world

EFF:: "This paper discusses the failure of DRM in the developed world, where it has been in wide deployment for a decade with no benefit to artists and with substantial cost to the public and to due process, free speech and other civil society fundamentals.

This paper also discusses the special risks to the developing world posed by DRM through restrictions on liberty, distance education, development efforts, criticism, and the creation and dissemination of culture."

It's by Cory Doctorow, great author and innovator in this area.

Apple Preps Release of Mac OS X 'Tiger'

Apple Preps Release of Mac OS X 'Tiger': "Sources told eWEEK.com that Apple plans to make copies of Tiger available in its own retail stores as well as through independent dealers by April 15, with the official announcement of the product coming earlier in the month. On Friday, a report on the Think Secret Mac market news site predicted the announcement would fall on April 1, the 26th anniversary of Apple's incorporation."

Tiger is coming! Tiger is coming!

March 14, 2005

Interview: Chris Gorog, CEO of Napster

The Engadget Interview: Chris Gorog, CEO of Napster - Engadget - www.engadget.com: "For this week’s Engadget Inteview, veteran journalist J.D. Lasica spoke with Napster CEO Chris Gorog about why the original Napster kicked ass, whether it’s better to rent or buy digital music, whether DRM still sucks, and when we’ll see a true celestial jukebox."

Interview: Chris Gorog, CEO of Napster

The Engadget Interview: Chris Gorog, CEO of Napster - Engadget - www.engadget.com: "For this week’s Engadget Inteview, veteran journalist J.D. Lasica spoke with Napster CEO Chris Gorog about why the original Napster kicked ass, whether it’s better to rent or buy digital music, whether DRM still sucks, and when we’ll see a true celestial jukebox."

Recent World Earthquake Activity - RSS info

Recent World Earthquake Activity - RSS info: "The USGS earthquake RSS feed contains the magnitude, location, date/time, and a link to the full USGS report for each event."

How to be Creative

How to Save the World: "Even then there were a lot of books about creativity. One school of thought is that creativity is mostly about attitude and personal mental preparedness. Books like Ray & Meyers' Creativity in Business suggest a variety of methods to get yourself in the right 'space' to be creative:"

Canal de RSS de Eluniversal.com

Index of /rss I found a couple of RSS feeds from Venezuela's leading newspaper. This should work on myyahoo, etc.

Finding what you need with the best search engines

Phil Bradley: Finding what you need with the best search engines: "This is a collection of search engines and similar resources that I use on a regular basis when I'm looking for different types of information. It's not an exhaustive list, nor is it comprehensive. It's a list of what I personally find very useful."

plaintextpaste Mac software

pozytron: plaintextpaste: "PlaintextPaste is a simple SparkPlugin that adds a 'Paste Plain Text' item to the Edit menu of all Cocoa applications. Normally the Paste menu item will preserve all colors, styles, fonts and formatting of so-called 'rich text.' However, sometimes, you don't want all this formatting, especially when copying text from the web. Thus, 'Paste Plain Text.' PlaintextPaste 0.2 also introduces three new items: Copy Plain Text, Paste 7-bit ASCII, and Swap Selection With Clipboard, as well as enabling the Special Characters item again (when an InputManager, including SparkPlug or SIMBL is installed, this item is removed). You can control which items are enabled or disable with the SparkPlug pane in System Preferences."

DragonDrop!, Tabbed Windows for Mac

DragonDrop!: "DragonDrop is intended to reintroduce some of the functionality lost with the death of tabbed windows. We all remember tabbed windows, who trod the classic paths. We could drag an open window to the bottom of the screen, and a title-tab peeked up, readily displaying its contents at a click or a drag, and collapsing to insignificance at the slightest thought of dismissal."

musik project", Ultra Simple Windows Music Player

musik project"
musikCube is much more than an "mp3 player," it is a music "library." musikCube currently supports mp3, ogg, flac, and cd audio file formats. It also features an integrated cd ripper helping you take control of your music from the start. musikCube tries to stay as intuitive and attractive as possible without degrading the performance of your computer. We believe very strongly that your mp3 player should NOT exist only to be eye candy, but be a functional, cohesive part of your operating system. musikCube is the vanilla audio player for windows.

Copyright Office requesting comments about Orphan Works

Federal Register: Orphan Works: "The Copyright Office seeks to examine the issues raised by “orphan works,” i.e., copyrighted works whose owners are difficult or even impossible to locate. Concerns have been raised that the uncertainty surrounding ownership of such works might needlessly discourage subsequent creators and users from incorporating such works in new creative efforts or making such works available to the public. This notice requests written comments from all interested parties. Specifically, the Office is seeking comments on whether there are compelling concerns raised by orphan works that merit a legislative, regulatory or other solution, and what type of solution could effectively address these concerns without conflicting with the legitimate interests of authors and right holders."

The Tangled Webs They Weave

The Tangled Webs They Weave: "After struggling for years to divine the mysteries of spider silk, researchers have finally been able to step into the parlor of their eight-legged subjects, and appear on the verge of creating new materials with more stretch, strength and durability than humans have been able to spin themselves."

How the iPod Ran Circles Around the Walkman

The New York Times > Business > World Business > Digital Domain: How the iPod Ran Circles Around the Walkman: "At first glance, digital music is the field in which Sony's considerable assets seem best suited, with a little rearrangement, for a comeback. On one side, Sony has 50 years of experience in producing portable music players, beginning with transistor radios in the 1950's and extended by its Walkman franchise that has sold more than 340 million players. On the other, it owns one of the world's largest music labels to supply content. Yet in the iPod era, Sony's headstart counts for nothing. It's as if the company were the Sony Graphophone and Wax Record Company."

What Speakers Can Learn from Bloggers (and Vice Versa)

beyond bullets: What Speakers Can Learn from Bloggers (and Vice Versa): "Now that blogging is beginning to find its voice as a cultural phenomenon, what can public speakers learn from them? And what can bloggers learn from people who speak in public? Here are a few things we can learn from one another:"

March 11, 2005

The long tail of software. Millions of Markets of Dozens.

Bnoopy: The long tail of software. Millions of Markets of Dozens."The most interesting statistic however, was that while the top 10 searches were thousands of times more popular than the average search, these top-10 searches represented only 3% of our total volume. 97% of our traffic came from the “long tail” – queries asked a little over once a day."

Flickr Selects EZ Prints to Provide Fulfillment of Photo Printing

Flickr Selects EZ Prints to Provide Fulfillment of Photo Printing
“Demand from our customers for prints and photo-related products are on the rise,” said Stewart Butterfield, president and CEO of Flickr. “We evaluated many of different potential partners and were impressed with the capabilities offered by EZ Prints, as well as the strong recommendations they received from several longtime customers.”

March 10, 2005

Mind Hacks book Interview

CBC Radio | Quirks & Quarks | Past Shows: "
At last, what we've always needed, a user's manual for the brain. Dr. Tom Stafford, a postdoctoral research assistant and lecturer in the department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield, and his colleague Matt Webb have collected 100 different experiments you can try at home to uncover the mysteries and peculiarities of your brain. The manual is called Mind Hacks: Tips and Tools for Using Your Brain. It's an attempt to catalogue some of the tricks or 'hacks' that our brains have developed to help us perceive a complex world, and to control our bodies. The hacks include such surprising phenomena as the fact that we go blind every time we move our eyes, that what we're seeing affects what we're hearing, and that we can get stronger by just thinking about it. Have a look at the Mind Hacks web site (below) for many examples of the demonstrations in the book."

One more Podcast App for Macs: Podcasttuner

www.podcasttuner.com" Podcast Tuner brings the most popular features of other tools together with unique features you can't find elsewhere and wraps them all up in an attractive, easy to use interface."

More Signs Bird Flu Is Spreading Between Humans

FuturePundit: More Signs Bird Flu Is Spreading Between Humans: "The World Health Organization is reporting cases where multiple members of families are testing positive for bird flu. When multiple infections occur in the same family that raises the threatening possibility that the bird flu is mutating into a form that is more capable of human-to-human transmission. The development of that capability could ignite a deadly worldwide bird flu pandemic which could potentially kill tens of millions of people. Some of the bird influenza cases being found in Vietnamese families are strongly suggestive that human-to-human transmission is taking place."

How to Start a Startup

How to Start a Startup: "You need three things to create a successful startup: to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible. Most startups that fail do it because they fail at one of these. A startup that does all three will probably succeed."

Technorati Search Plugin

RatherBiased.com | News | Technorati Search Plugin: "Totally off-topic but, we think, interesting nonetheless. If you use Mozilla Firefox and would like a more convenient way to search the Technorati blog search engine, try out our beta Technorati Firefox plugin by clicking here."

Tips for Mastering E-mail Overload

HBS Working Knowledge: The Leadership Workshop: Tips for Mastering E-mail Overload: "Being at or near the the top of your organization, everyone wants a piece of you. So they send you e-mail. It makes you feel important. Don't you love it? Really? Then, please take some of mine! Over 100 real e-mails come in each day. At three minutes apiece, it will take five hours just to read and respond. Let's not even think about the messages that take six minutes of work to deal with. Shudder. I'm buried in e-mail and chances are, you're not far behind. For whatever reason, everyone feels compelled to keep you 'in the loop.'"

Lanovision Streaming video client and an interview with its creator

Lanovision Streaming video client and an interview with its creator | PVRblog: "There's a new P2P video streaming client called Lanovision. It works much the same ways that iTunes shared music libraries work, where you can view everyone's stuff on your network, but only for video. If you have videos on your desktop, you could stream them onto a laptop that was plugged into your TV and it also works great for sharing video in the college dorm. Yale Daily News has an article about it and the creator, Patrick Fitzsimmons, was kind enough to answer a few questions I had for him."

Lanovision Streaming video client and an interview with its creator

Lanovision Streaming video client and an interview with its creator | PVRblog: "There's a new P2P video streaming client called Lanovision. It works much the same ways that iTunes shared music libraries work, where you can view everyone's stuff on your network, but only for video. If you have videos on your desktop, you could stream them onto a laptop that was plugged into your TV and it also works great for sharing video in the college dorm. Yale Daily News has an article about it and the creator, Patrick Fitzsimmons, was kind enough to answer a few questions I had for him."

CornerClick Software for Mac

CornerClick: "CornerClick allows you to assign actions to each corner of your screen in Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther). Your screen corners can act like four buttons which will never move. You will never miss when you try to click the corner of the screen."

March 09, 2005

Would you pay 5 cents for a song?

The Globe and Mail: Would you pay 5 cents for a song?: "An academic at McGill University has a simple plan to stop the plague of unauthorized music downloads on the Internet. But it entails changing the entire music industry as we know it, and Apple Computers, which may have the power to make the change, is listening."

Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes

Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes - Welcome: "Download 325 free user-contributed AppleScripts for Apple's iTunes that will make maintaining your digital music collection easier and more fun."

Linux creator Torvalds switches to an Apple Mac (PowerMac running Linux actually)

Linux creator Torvalds switches to an Apple Mac: ZDNet Australia: News: "'My main machine these days is a dual 2GHz G5 (aka PowerPC 970) - it's physically a regular Apple Mac, although it obviously only runs Linux, so I don't think you can call it a Mac any more ;)' he said."

TheLinker software for folder publishing

Web Tools: TheLinker - Introduction: "theLinker is a Macintosh 'droplet' which builds navigation links between pages within a folder hierarchy, such as the one you are viewing now. The navigation links render the folder hierarchy as HTML links."

Stellarium Astronomy Software

Stellarium Astronomy Software: "Stellarium is a free GPL software which renders realistic skies in real time with openGL. It is available for Linux/Unix, Windows and MacOSX. With Stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope"

March 08, 2005

Open Source Web Design

Open Source Web Design - Home /\^/\: "Open Source Web Design is a community of designers and site owners sharing free web design templates as well as web design information. Helping to make the internet a prettier place!"

The Emerging Economics of Open Source Software

The Emerging Economics of Open Source Software: "Open Source developers have, perhaps without conscious intent, created a new and surprisingly successful economic paradigm for the production of software. Examining that paradigm can answer a number of important questions.

It's not immediately obvious how Open Source[1] works economically. Probably the worst consequence of this lack of understanding is that many people don't understand how Open Source could be economically sustainable, and some may even feel that its potential negative effect upon the proprietary software industry is an overall economic detriment. Fortunately, if you look more deeply into the economic function of software in general, it's easy to establish that Open Source is both sustainable and of tremendous benefit to the overall economy.

Open Source can be explained entirely within the context of conventional open-market economics. Indeed, it turns out that it has much stronger ties to the phenomenon of capitalism than you may have appreciated."

Revenge of the Right Brain

Wired 13.02: Revenge of the Right Brain: "Logical and precise, left-brain thinking gave us the Information Age. Now comes the Conceptual Age - ruled by artistry, empathy, and emotion."

Tiger vs. Longhorn

Yahoo! News - Tiger vs. Longhorn: "Relations between the users of Apple and Microsoft computers have never been particularly cordial. Windows users claim they've won the war for the desktop: all you have to do is look at the numbers and you find the most of the world using a Microsoft OS. Mac users point out a near total lack of security problems, along with a bombproof operating system that never seems to crash. (Then they sneer at the Windows masses.)

The truth is that both operating systems are powerful, especially compared to what either company offered a decade ago."

The Tragically Neglected Economics of Abundance

The Long Tail: The Tragically Neglected Economics of Abundance: "The Long Tail is all about abundance: the economic effects of infinite shelf space. Unfortunately, neoclassical economics has virtually nothing to say about abundance. Indeed, the economics of abundance is almost exclusively the domain of extropians, a few other transhumanists, and science fiction writers. How can this be?

Well, for starters the classic definition of economics is 'the science of choice under scarcity'. That's a warning sign right there. From Adam Smith on, economics has focused almost exclusively on behavior within constraints. My college textbook, Gregory Mankiw's otherwise excellent Principles of Economics, doesn't mention the word abundance. And for good reason: if you let the scarcity term in most economic equations go to nothing, you get all sorts of divide-by-zero problems. They basically blow up."

MiniMo(zilla) coming to a cell phone near you

rebron.org : MiniMo(zilla) coming to a cell phone near you: "I thought Asa was going to beat me to the punch with these photos. Here are a couple of photos of MiniMo on a cell phone and PDA taken on my camera by Doug or Asa, not sure who. Anyhow, it's very cool and can't wait for us (well, dougt) to get this out to people. A very rich browser experience on a PDA or cell phone is going to be interesting for both content developers and consumers."

Firefox like features for iexplorer

: "Maxthon Internet Browser software is a powerful tabbed browser with a highly customizable interface. It is based on the Internet Explorer browser engine (your most likely current web browser) which means that what works in the IE browser will work the same in Maxthon tabbed browser but with many additional efficient features"

How to Snatch an Expiring Domain

Mike Davidson: How to Snatch an Expiring Domain: "This article will explain the domain expiration process and what you need to do in order to use it to your advantage."

March 07, 2005

Colorware - Computers in Color

Welcome To Colorware - Computers in Color: "Our exclusive coloring service allows you to transform your favorite products into your color of choice.
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Think Pink iBook, iMac or any iPod.

iPod waterproof case

Waterproof MP3 Player Audio Solutions: H2O AUDIOKinda of expensive at 149$.

super OS X menubar items

super OS X menubar itemsGreat list.

Google Updates Desktop: MSFT Will Take Note

John Battelle's Searchblog: Google Updates Desktop: MSFT Will Take Note: "Taking off beta is no big deal, right?

Well, no. It's a pretty big deal, because Google is adding a couple of things in release 1.0 which 1/make a lot of sense, and 2/will stir up a pot o' press reaction, all of which will have some variant of this headline: 'Google Plans End Run Around Microsoft.'"

Google Desktop Search Download

Google Desktop Search Download: "# Find your email, files, media, web history and chats instantly
# View web pages you've seen, even when you're not online
# New! Search directly from your desktop with the deskbar"

Seems like it's finally a version of Google's expected quality

Google Updates Desktop: MSFT Will Take Note

John Battelle's Searchblog: Google Updates Desktop: MSFT Will Take Note: "Taking off beta is no big deal, right?

Well, no. It's a pretty big deal, because Google is adding a couple of things in release 1.0 which 1/make a lot of sense, and 2/will stir up a pot o' press reaction, all of which will have some variant of this headline: 'Google Plans End Run Around Microsoft.'"

March 06, 2005

Free Space on Internet

Xythos: "The SharemationSM service provides online data storage accounts for users to store, retrieve, and share their data online.

This site provides access to the Xythos WebFile Document Manager (WFDM) for the purpose of evaluation, review, and testing.

Evaluation accounts created using Sharemation have a 5M storage quota and a 5M / 3 hours bandwidth quota."

How Paris Got Hacked?

MacDevCenter.com: How Paris Got Hacked?: "Despite repeated attacks on her T-Mobile email and telephone records in recent months, the actress and heiress has persisted in using the little dog's name to secure her password at the T-Mobile site.

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Accessing WebDAV Windows XP Web Machine

Accessing WebDAV Windows XP Web Machine: "On Windows XP machines, a web folder may be created in My Network Places. Once this is done, the web folder may be accessed through My Network Places. Instructions follow: "

Great Freeware alternative list

Neowin.net -> Freeware alternative list Very complete freeware list form Neowin

March 05, 2005

A look at OpenSource.org 2.0 Beta

Tectonic -- Linux and open source news: "It is not too bold to say that OpenOffice.org 2.0 will usher in a new era of functionality, reliability, compatibility and ease of use. The extensive changes and enhancements which are to be included in the upcoming release are all the evidence needed to justify this assertion.
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G5-optimized Firefox nightly builds

BeatnikPad Journal: G5-optimized Firefox nightly builds"I’ve started building G5-optimized Firefox again, this time pulling from the latest nightly code. Thanks to everyone who sent in compliments, complaints, and feedback on the previous set of builds.

For those who missed it the first time around, these unofficial builds have been created with optimizations for Apple’s G5 processor, found in the more recent Powermacs and the latest iMac models. They should be faster and more responsive than the official builds."

March 04, 2005

BBC RealPlayer

BBC - Radio - Audio Help: "To use the BBC Radio Player you will need to have a program called RealPlayer installed on your computer. Download it for FREE by clicking below:"

The BBC Realplayer doesn't include any spyware and also doesn't needs that you provide an email for download.

March 03, 2005

The PowerBook Sudden Motion Sensor

The PowerBook Sudden Motion Sensor: "In modern disk drives, the 'flying height' between the platter and the head is very small. This increases the possibility of a disturbed head colliding with the platter. Modern drives support 'parking' their heads in a safe position under various circumstances. In particular, heads are automatically parked when a system is powered off or sleeping. AMS adds the ability to park the heads in the event of an accidental drop, strong vibrations, or other abrupt movements. It works by detecting changes in the computer's orientation or the presence of accelerated movement. When the threshold for emergency action is reached, say, because of shock or 'free fall', an interrupt is generated. Processing of this interrupt by the AMS driver may result in a 'park' command being sent to the drive in a platform-dependent manner."

Wists, Visual Bookmarks

Wists

Why working on the Mac is more productive

Gui Avoider"There is a school of thought out there that seems to think that there is little difference anymore between a Mac and Windows. Given that as a core belief, it is easy to see how those same people can dismiss the claims of Mac users that they are, in fact, more productive on their Macs. I’m going to tell you why I AM more productive on my Mac, and hopefully, give some concrete reasons why."

What's Special About This Number?

What's Special About This Number?: "0 is the additive identity.
1 is the multiplicative identity.
2 is the only even prime.
3 is the number of spatial dimensions we live in.
4 is the smallest number of colors sufficient to color all planar maps.
5 is the number of Platonic solids.
6 is the smallest perfect number."

UpTo11.net - Music Recommendations and Search

UpTo11.net - Music Recommendations and Search"upto11.net is a new recommendation service that helps you find great new music that is relevant to your tastes."

EssentialPIM - Absolutely free, powerful PIM

EssentialPIM - Absolutely free, powerful PIM: "EssentialPIM - free and innovative Personal Information Manager"

Apparently you can run it from an USB drive.

March 02, 2005

How to: launch programs quickly in Pocket PC

random snippets of gadgetty goodness: How to: launch programs quickly: "How do you get to frequently-used apps quickly? I like Windows Mobile 2003 SE's feature of having the last four recently-used programs on the Start menu, but you can also easily configure the other items on this menu in the Menus control panel in Settings. "

Yahoo! Netrospective: 10 years, 100 moments of the Web

Yahoo! Netrospective: 10 years, 100 moments of the Web: "Yahoo! Netrospective: 10 years, 100 moments of the Web"

MiMovies 1.0 for OS X

JS8 Media Inc. - Products - MiMovies 1.0 for OS X: "With MiMovies, you have a superb tool in your hands. Providing a tightly-integrated application with iLife that work together seamlessly."

Phew - a free backup app for Mac

Substance Software: "Well, lets face it, there's been pretty much nothing in terms of decent backup solutions for Mac without having to dig in your pockets. Even Apple (at the time this is written) only offer the 'Backup' application if you sign up to their .mac accoun"

Lektora - RSS Reader and Blog Reader, integrated in Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Lektora - RSS Reader and Blog Reader, integrated in Firefox and Internet Explorer.: "Lektora gathers the latest news from your favorite web sites and builds you an easy-to-read virtual newspaper.

Lektora enables easy and efficient reading of web logs and news site RSS feeds within IE and Firefox."

From NeXT to OSX

: "Shortly after the acquisition of NeXT, Apple canned their own next generation operating system, Copland, in favor of Rhapsody, which was to be based on OPENSTEP. Apple set to work porting OPENSTEP to Apple hardware, and removing licensed technologies like Display Postscript in favor of license free technologies like Quartz."

Weblogs, Inc. - Focus Ads

Weblogs, Inc. - Focus Ads"Weblogs, Inc. Focus Ads are meant to create transparency in advertising — helping our readers to gain insight and helping our advertisers to create a better product or service. Our advertisers participate because they believe in their brands and are willing to improve them through the feedback of enthusiasts."

March 01, 2005

Gmail now Acepts simple HTML browsers

About Gmail: "Not just any old computer. Actually, yes, any old computer!
Basic HTML view lets you access your Gmail messages from almost any computer running almost any web browser, even old ones (not just IE5.5 , Mozilla, and Safari). Especially great for traveling, since you never know what kind of browser that internet caf� in Siberia is going to have."

The Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)

Program Overview: "The Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) was established in 1975 under a Memorandum of Agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). FAA provides most of the program funding; NASA administers the program and sets its policies in consultation with the FAA and the aviation community"

Color Photos of WWI

The color photo was invented in: "The color photo was invented in 1903 by the Lumiere brothers, and the French army was the only one taking color photos during the course of the war."

THE GORGE by Umberto Eco

The New Yorker"Gragnola taught me about Socrates and Giordano Bruno. And Bakunin, about whose work and life I had known very little. He told me about Campanella, Sarpi, and Galileo, who were all imprisoned or tortured by priests for trying to spread scientific principles, and about some who had cut their own throats, like Ardigò, because the bosses and the Vatican were keeping them down. Since I had read the Hegel entry (“Emin. Ger. phil. of the pantheist school”) in the Nuovissimo Melzi, I asked Gragnola about him. “Hegel wasn’t a pantheist, and your Melzi is an ignoramus. Giordano Bruno might have been a pantheist. A pantheist believes that God is everywhere, even in that speck of a fly you see there. You can imagine how satisfying that is—being everywhere is like being nowhere. Well, for Hegel it wasn’t God but the State that had to be everywhere; therefore, he was a Fascist.”