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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Giant ants and old Metallica cassettes [no killer pandas today]

We went to Sanisor near Targu-Mures to cook some debrecen hot dogs (hot spicy ones) in open wild fire
and we saw one huge [pictures will follow soon] colony of huge ants
and we could hear the noise of the ants moving and it was scary , Life sometimes can
be unexpected and show you that you are small in the great ecosystem ,
I felt like a small creepy creature , unwanted and without vital force .
Can you imagine that we are so small in the great plans , i felt without any will and lost in some grand scheme.
Yes it was fun but painful for me in some sense without a stable girlfriend for the moment , but in other ways i felt great i found there is other beautiful plans and there is inner wild child with no reserves . I climbed a huge tree for the first time in many years and Yes it felt good : i like climbing trees and to be wild beyond imagination only a few can sense this part of myself.
I'm not the good child i'm the wild one that can move in ways unexpected and i'm not going where you are going , I have my own path that doesn't resemble the path of anyone else on earth . The truth is i don't know who I am but i don't care and i don't want to find my definition because that is my tomb's motto and you don't want it to know it yet.
Is good to find the inner child , the one that cares about fun life and everything
After the fire and Sanisor we went home and i was falling asleep in the car maybe because i Found myself in the inner mist . After Ecstasy of fire and sleep i went outside in the town
Maybe it wasn't time for vhrpub and heavy rock and roll but i went to G-coffee/G-point and i have met one of old Friends from Targu-Mures and we drank a few beers there and after that we went to his home . The strange thing is he had to give his laptop to his sister and we had to listen to Cassettes yes the analog ones and It felt great to listen to Metallica's Master of Pupets album in the old format and sound with noises . And one of the songs were Orion and and that night it impressed me much because i could understand it .That was one of the greatest days/nights of my Life and it was great in many ways , sometimes is good to take a wrong path to reach to the Good friends and good Love , sometimes God plays you tricks and takes you out of your house and shows you that You are not Alone and good Love is Everywhere in diverse forms and shapes.

my next vid card will be a ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series for OpenGL 4.0

Here is the ati series . And here is why : OpenGL 4.0 ready driver for Linux/Ubuntu














I was inspired by these related opengl 3.x/4.x posts and tutorials




you can spot the visual difference between opengl3.x/4.0 or directx10/11 versions by watching the bumps on the road :

 

Looks impressive, isn’t it?

Sqlphobia Fear of the SeQuel

my response to "Sqlphobia: The Irrational Fear of SQL"

Sometimes when i use various frameworks is better to express myself in sql than in the orm included by default in cakephp or django
I can give the simplest example in python+firebird
# Execute the SELECT statement:
cur.execute("select * from employee")
it's simple and clean and i can do infinite joins there.

And yes i can speed the things by writing stored procedures or triggers directly on the firebird sql server side
Maybe sql language/standard must be revised and made again sexy (these days is transformed in some sort of cobol/java) and that is a pity

and let not get me started by the dumb heads that push nosql just because they really don't know
sql or relational algebra and they say they are scalable when they are NOT

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Are we humans/ants or are we angels

Each day we do our chores and we forget to please our imagination
There are no borders or walls between us , just in our zombie heads
I saw a movie on SciFi where the rule of the society is to become
an amorphous mass off emotionless robots or in our case ants with
special skills with only the mind at the task and not at the full life picture.
If outside is beautiful one friend said that he is "forced" to stay inside
the building and instead of drinking beer he got to code in whatever he does.
If is beautiful sun stay in the sun , if life sux stay in the sun.
There is always the power to say yes or no when you can't do it anymore or
when there is something more important to do outside of the social networking prison.
Sometimes is better to change the rhythm and do the dance from inside out
it feels way better


All the town is sick these days with flu but all the town "works" for the flu
i wonder what would happen if all the people will just stop 1-2 weeks from working and they should stay at home without making ill other people i think it can be done
and maybe all will be more sane at work and not breathing like Darth Vader
Yes i'm sick for about 1 month and you know why each time i kill the flu beast
some good friends (hi roxa) or some good colleagues bring it back to me and to other people
around so the answer is to antisocial a few weeks
so a live in a sinusoidal alive->sick->alive with treatments like :fervex, vodka , beer , vervex
vitaminC , black tea , mint tea , again fervex , lemons , garlic ...

sweating like a pig in the night with fever , the solution is the mad sun
of spring and summer and i wait it like the life
now i understand why they were praying to him in Ancient Egypt
it brings life to us and death to the sick spirits

Parts from The Dream comes true Digital Effect : Korg AX1500G ToneWorks

Kork AX1500G is on the way , today i brought another cable (Jack to Jack) that is longer so i can jump around in the house
Is good because i can forget about the pc and play only with guitar ,
internet is tempting and is better to stay powered off.
My next part of the journey is a Vox amp
Not just for the fact that Placebo added it to their rig but i really want that sound
Maybe i will buy some cheap amp from vox



Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm wet after this toy : Misa Digital Guitar with Linux kernel on it

If you have seen anything like this tell me
and yes it runs gentoo linux and you can ssh it and recompile the kernel while playing with it




Here are some demos



and here with more synths , samplers etc ...

What is your oppinion about Farmville?

At first i hated farmville or scamville but i created an account only for kicks
and now i still play it once in a while but i ignore all the spam they send to me
I do only some basic stuff and don't care about their prizes and crap


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What's your favorite Internet Browser?

Like you see this is a new service for creating Polls . Amazonaws seems to be slow for static content also expire headers must be configured so it will not be loaded each time

What is the best OS Kernel?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My best spaghetti ever

Thanks to one of my best friends he gave me a very good spaghetti recipe for tonight

but in my case I have modified a little bit :
-one onion
-some garlic
-300-400g of meat
-one pack of spaghetti barilla
-dolmio or any tomato sauce would do
-chili (piper cayenne)
-celery
-parsley
-paprika
-basil
-lovage

The mixing and the process is the same so i will quote him

You need some ground meat (pork or beef I like the mixed), an onion, some garlic and tomato sauce. First you need to chop the onion and put it the pot with some olive oil for a few minutes. Then put the meat in the pot and stir until the meat turns brow. At this point you can season the food with the garlic, some chili, salt & pepper, paprika and my favorite spice bay leaves. after the meat got brown you can add the tomato sauce and you can season it with oregano and basil. When the meat is cooked you put it on the cooked spaghetti. Enjoy

Don't put too much paprika it can burn twice (quote from wikipedia)

According to an old Hungarian saying, good paprika burns twice. Paprika contains strong spices, these may cause a burning sensation in the mucuous membranes of the anus.

It can be served with wine , i would love to have some white wine but only got some red one in the fridge
The meat was so good that when tasting if is cooked that i couldn't stop to keep tasting i can say it eats itself

Friday, March 12, 2010

nvidia gpu fan issues and uninstalling drivers manually

seems that 195.36.* drivers are broken if you installed them on ubuntu or any linux
but i didn't noticed because my fan is stucked and i only noticed today on my borkstation32
machine , for the moment i have to use the intel gma video but glx is broken just because i have installed it manually so i have found one tutorial to fix the glx issues (it keeps trying to use nvidia's glx even after an uninstall sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-195.30-pkg1.run --uninstall)

the good news is that now i have 2G in this machine and i hope by monday to have the beloved nvidia card back

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Compiling #firebird 2.5 Release Candidate on #ubuntu #karmic

seems that Firebird 2.5 final is on the way and i wanted to test it on my Karmic machine
There is Branch  B2_5_Release for this release so I used this way

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@firebird.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/firebird co -r B2_5_Release firebird2



./autogen.sh --prefix=/opt/firebird2.5.x --enable-superserver
make 
sudo make install 

and that is all

Another alternative is to use the Debian git tree for 2.5
apt-get build-dep firebird2.1
git clone git://git.debian.org/pkg-firebird/2.5.git
cd 2.5
./autogen.sh --prefix=/opt/firebird2.5.x --enable-superserver --with-system-icu --with-system-editline
make
make install