Notes on a web journey

posted on: 27 February 2009

Human rights world report 2009

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Sixty years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the governments demonstrating the clearest vision on international rights protections, sadly, are those seeking to undermine enforcement. In their foreign policies and in international fora, they invoke sovereignty, non-interference, and Southern solidarity to curb criticism of their human rights abuses and those of their allies and friends. Governments that champion human rights need urgently to wrest back the initiative from these human rights spoilers.

Human rights world report 2009

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posted on: 26 February 2009

Solar thermal power

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The second most abundant renewable energy source in terms of availability is concentrated solar thermal power. In terms of availability on a global scale it is second only to wind power.

Concentrated Solar Thermal Power

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posted on: 21 February 2009

GREENPEACE design awards 2009

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GREENPEACE design awards 2009

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace has utilised various forms of visual communication throughout its history. In recognition of the strong role visual communication has played in Greenpeace actions we have established the Greenpeace Design Awards. The aim is to motivate the global creative community to develop visually striking artwork that encourages the public to support Greenpeace and take action on critical environmental issues.

GREENPEACE design awards 2009

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posted on: 21 February 2009

Earth hour and watermarks

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Earth Hour 2009 is set to switch off the globe. Already 538 cities in 75 countries which is double the number of countries that participated in 2008, are committed. With hundreds more cities expected to sign up to switch off in the coming months, Earth Hour 2009 is setting the platform for an unprecedented global mandate for action on climate change.

Earth Hour

I think they got the idea from Bali where every year all lights are switched off and no cars or motorbikes are running for 24 hours in occasion of the balinese new year's day (Nyepi) which usually is celebrated in March.

Watermarks is a public art project that will use a series of large-scale projections at sites across the centre of the city to explore these questions. Flood level marks will be projected on to the sides of buildings, showing how high water levels could potentially rise as the sea inundates the central, low lying areas of Bristol. By displaying these levels in real space, the project aims to help us to imagine the depth and extent of this potential future flooding - allowing us to measure them against ourselves in familiar environments.

The Watermarks Project

A good idea, usually visual reminders are better eye openers then just words.

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posted on: 20 February 2009

Electronic waste

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Greenpeace has been investigating the immoral and illegal e-waste dumping in developing countries since 2002. After China, India, Pakistan and Ghana, this is the story of how one very broken TV managed to avoid being tested and recycled according to EU regulations and instead ended up in Nigeria as second hand goods.

Following the e-waste trail

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posted on: 18 February 2009

Grid system forum

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If you have any questions on grids, need help with a grid you're constructing, want to get some feedback on some work or just want to learn about the history of grid systems, sign up for the forum.

The Grid System Forum

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posted on: 13 February 2009

Aztec resistance fighters

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Archaeologists digging in a ruined pyramid in downtown Mexico City said Tuesday they found a mass grave that may hold the skeletal remains of the Aztec holdouts who fought conquistador Hernan Cortes. The unusual burial holds the carefully arrayed skeletons of at least 49 adult Indians who were buried in the remains of a pyramid razed by the Spaniards during the 1521 conquest of the Aztec capital.

Mexico mass grave may be Aztec resistance fighters

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posted on: 12 February 2009

Darwin 200

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Today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth :

Darwin200

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posted on: 11 February 2009

Airplot

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Airside's logo for Greenpeace's campaign against the third runway at Heathrow :

Airplot - Greenpeace campaign against third Heathrow runway

New York: Greenpeace presents Airplot

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posted on: 10 February 2009

Lying

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I wanted to think about this topic because it seemed to me to have a number of features not shared by other moral concepts such as murder, cruelty, theft, or promise-breaking. First,while almost all of us would refrain from these acts, most of us lie on a daily basis. Second, if any of us were to act cruelly when this was pointed out to us we would either deny that was an appropriate description of our action or admit we were cruel and, at least, feel guilt or remorse. Whereas many of us are prepared to defend our lies - indeed, to glory in them sometimes. Third, there seem to be contexts in which not only does the fact that something is a lie not count in any way against what we are doing, but seems to count in favor - poker, spying, lying contests, getting someone to a surprise party, lying to the murderer at the door about where his victim is hiding.

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posted on: 10 February 2009

Darwin the abolitionist

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Shackled legs, thumbscrews used to crush the fingers of errant female slaves, a six-year-old boy horse-whipped for handing out water in a dirty glass: these sound like scenes from a modern horror story, but all were seen by the young Charles Darwin on his travels with the Beagle around the slave-owning continent of South America. You will find no mention of them in the proudly reasoned, scientific pages of On the Origin of Species. Glance at Darwin's journals, private notebooks and family background, however, and you will find a man immersed in the rhetoric and fervent belief of the anti-slavery movement.

Darwin the abolitionist

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posted on: 07 February 2009

Javascript debugging

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On A List Apart :

Advanced Debugging with JavaScript

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posted on: 04 February 2009

Politicians camp training

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An estimated 2.7 million people are scattered in camps across western Sudan, dependent on an international community that has no clear idea what to do with them, no sure way of protecting them and has repeatedly failed to find a solution. Although the violence in Darfur has fallen significantly since its peak five years ago, both its victims and those who help them remain trapped in a cycle of fear, despair and powerlessness.

No way out for nearly 3 million

I have an idea. We, people of all nations, should demand that anyone that wants to begin a career in politics should first work in a refugee camp for two years at the lowest possible level, cleaning waste and dressing wounds. After that, they would, hopefully, be fit to begin making decisions involving other people lives.

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posted on: 02 February 2009

HTML 5 resources

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A list of resources on HTML 5 by Cameron Moll :

12 resources for getting a jump on HTML 5

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CSS,Javascript and Php studies

Anti spam email
A solution to writing an anti spam email contact link
filed under: Javascript
Background image
A background image randomizer that I used in the second version of this site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Javascript menu
A menu that uses Javascript and session cookies.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
MiniSite
Experimenting with CSS and Javascript.A simple but, in my opinion, nice navigation “system”. The MiniSite is a one page site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo display
Protect copyrighted photos: a simple but effective solution.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo gallery
A photo gallery made for a friend
filed under: Javascript
PHP menu
A PHP menu that can be updated without having to re-publish all the pages is on.
filed under: PHP
Pop-up menu
A very simple pop up menu powered by Javascript. It works also if Javascript is disabled.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
RSS feed
How to write and use an RSS feed
filed under: rss-xml
Tag replacer
The Tag replacer explained and a link to it.
filed under: PHP
Tags search
A search form build and powered using Javascript and the DOM
filed under: Javascript