Notes on a web journey

posted on: 06 December 2006

First rate pursuits

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On The Nonist:

It is only possible to succeed at second-rate pursuits - like becoming a millionaire or a prime minister, winning a war, seducing a beautiful woman, flying through the stratosphere or landing on the moon. First-rate pursuits - involving, as they must, trying to understand what life is about and trying to convey that understanding - inevitably result in a sense of failure. A Napoleon, a Churchill, a Roosevelt can feel themselves to be successful, but never a Socrates, a Pascal, a Blake. Understanding is ever unattainable. Therein lies the inevitability of failure in embarking upon its quest, which is none the less the only one worthy of serious attention.
Malcolm Muggeridge

The trap of first rate pursuits

Another outstanding post from The Nonist. Food for thought.


posted on: 28 July 2006

Man and Sword

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My contribution to eEmadges:

Man and Sword - from the movie Hero


posted on: 15 July 2006

Dalai Lama,Plato and Brian Eno

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Food for thought:

The Missing Peace

Peace starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities.
His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, 1989 Nobel Laureate for Peace

Plato as Software Designer
Plato's Ideal Types helps explain not only how our minds work, but perhaps also how computer software should work.

The Big Here and Long Now
an essay by Brian Eno


posted on: 22 June 2006

Aboriginal life expectancy

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On the Guardian: Aboriginal life expectancy

That's their land..or at least used to be.


posted on: 29 August 2005

Meta data

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I came across an interesting article:

" The intent of using a centralized metadata repository as the basis of navigation for a website is to separate business concepts from the content or functionality about those concepts. "

Then, in the news, a staggering scientific discovery:

Well, that's some advanced theory...


posted on: 02 July 2005

A thought

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Today I had a thought, too long to be put in between the ones that show randomly in the banner:

“ I believe in faith because it is easier to do so

I believe in shaping my own destiny because it is easier to do so

To know myself is to doubt and that is where I learn. ”

..actually, I don't know if I learn but I do try and at least I can see that I should.


posted on: 15 April 2005

Rage and violence

filed under: @ 13:41:39 those caverns of eternity which open into every soul and which are filled with rage and violence until the time comes when they may be stored with wisdom and love..

..this cannot be until there are no more fools, for until the last fool has grown wise wisdom will totter and freedom will still be invisible..

From "The crock of gold" of James Stephens, poet and storyteller, born in Dublin in 1880.

Food for thought in times like these we are living in.


posted on: 12 March 2005

Awaiting for a phone line and Javascript menu

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I'm still waiting for the phone line...

I just came up with a new Javascript powered menu for a friend. I will post about it in the “studies” category whenever I have a Internet connection again.


posted on: 04 March 2005


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I am done moving but I still have no phone line so...I'm checking emails from public Internet places .

The spam has a way of getting in the way. On my computer I got all the message rules set up to move all known addresses to the respective folders and leave the spam in the inbox (the server that hosts my work web site doesn't allow me to set up anti spam filters) but from a public place I just have to go through each email and delete spam until I'm left with only the proper emails. A lenghty and boring process.

Hopefully I will get the phone line connected soon..


posted on: 26 February 2005

Moving house

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I am moving to a new house.

I will start posting again when I'm done..


posted on: 11 January 2005

Credit card and server

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I got hit by one of those Credit Crad scams. Now, still waiting for the new card, my server shut me down...


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
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