Archive for September, 2007

3 Excellent satirical shows

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

For about a year or so, I’ve been listening to the Bill Maher Real Time podcast which is a recording of the HBO show of the same name. It’s amazing as in this day and age comedians are the ONLY people that can speak freely against the actions of their own governments (and when they were censored we can freely say they were REGIMES) even if the countries are actually democracies. Look at Italy where the best political comments came out of comedians like Sabina Guzzanti, Daniele Lutazzi or more recently Beppe Grillo with his V-Day campaign which is gathering some momentum that surprised the established politicians. Anyhow, this is not a post about Italian politics, I wanted to add two more great shows, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report both on The Comedy Channel. These two are not available as a feed (a shame) but their sites offers quite a bit of excellent content.
I heard about The Colbert Report when I saw a shootout between him and Bill O’Reilly (a right wing political opinionist on Fox, a centered and balanced news network – NOT) floating on youtube and it was cute even though I didn’t actually see the similarity, however after seeing the videos of the real show it really was grasping and reminded of the approach that Borat uses to expose hypocrisy by pretending to be racist or bigot.
I wonder what would happen if we’d elect comedians as politicians, that would be SOME comedy show.
On a side note, I find very interesting when these people talk about the net, I guess we finally entered their demographics, or vice versa, they entered ours… Naah, they probably use it only to download their porn… like everybody else 🙂
Which would be a great segway to my next blog post: “Where do porn stars download their porn from”… or not.

Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007)

Monday, September 10th, 2007

As Pavarotti left us this week, I think I’ll always remember him singing “Nessun dorma” by Puccini. His voice and talent were indeed unique and the world will honour him forever. Thank you maestro.

Nessun dorma

Nessun dorma,
nessun dorma …
Tu pure, o Principessa,
Nella tua fredda stanza,
Guardi le stelle
Che tremano d’amore
E di speranza.

Ma il mio mistero è chiuso in me,
Il nome mio nessun saprà, no, no,
Sulla tua bocca,
io lo dirò
Quando la luce

Ed il mio bacio scioglierà il silenzio
Che ti fa mia.

Il nome suo nessun saprà
E noi dovrem, ahimè, morir, morir…

Dilegua, notte!
Tramontate, stelle!
Tramontate, stelle!
All’alba vincerò!

Giacomo Puccini

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Saturday, September 8th, 2007

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La coda lunga

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Sebbe sul web se parli già da tantissimo tempo, ho pensato cmq. di postare un pò di risorse al riguardo; a cominciare dalla definizione su wikipedia, a questo post a questo video del barcamp con relativo podcast.


Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Chi ci segue via feed avrà notato che non siamo stati più raggiungibili al vecchio feed, questo perchè non siamo più sotto apache ma siamo sotto IIS6 :'( per ovviare alla mancanza di url rewrite (e quindi dei link “umani”) ho creato un account su feedburner. Ora dovremmo aver messo una pezza a tutto!


Link della settimana

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Ecco una lista di link interessanti

Login grafico via ssh

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Non sarà spiegato benissimo consiglio cmq. la lettura di questo post che ho trovato in rete; in sintesi un modo per avere un remote-desktop alla linux via ssh , il server Xephyr inoltre per chi è sotto linux lo ha automaticamnete abilitando nelle use flag di xorg-server kdrive.

$$>> ssh -X -f macchina_remota xinit /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc -- /usr/bin/Xephyr :1 -screen 800x600