A beautiful metaphor of books and reading

2012-01-27 22:50 (comments: 1)

I love animation. And I was really spoiled in the latest years with the great realizations of artists and great advances of technology. But I think "The fantastic flying books of Mr. Lessmore" is my favorite now. An artistically and visually beautiful metaphor of books and reading (another passion of mine).

This site and new internet censorship laws

2012-01-18 19:39 (comments: 2)

If your internet usage is not limited at e-mail and ping (and even the...) you most assuredly heard of law projects pushed to USA Congres (so called SOPA and PIPA).

When reading about those, I was forced to think to the future of this site and its related services.

Would I be better with a .ca (or even a .ro) domain name and out-of-US geographically located server? Granted, it might cost me 3-5 times more, not to speak of all the trouble with changing base public domain names, but it is probably worth it.

What do you think/do about all this?

Best radio show in a long while

2012-01-14 11:56 (comments: 0)

I had a steady liking for Terry O'Reilly's radio shows on CBC for a long time now. He started a new show recently: Under the Influence (a worthy companion of his older show, Age of Persuasion). This week's episode is absolutely great! If you're enraged by sexism (or even only concerned by it) and you'd like a week-end's worth of infuriating soundbite memories, you definitely shouldn't miss this: Men are from Sears, Women are from Bloomingdale. I love the careful data research, the comical yet subtle presentation and the profound socio-psychological suggestions and findings. Well worth 30 minutes of auditory and brain candy.

Digital art

2012-01-08 19:07 (comments: 0)

I was intrigued for some time already about the possibilities rising from taking some photos and giving them a rather radical digital treatment. Here is an excellent use of this technique (thanks to Joshi Daniel for the link).

 

Aaa! La poésie de la langue française...

2012-01-07 23:56 (comments: 3)

 

(yeah, I risk to become the target of irony of my french speaking friends, for my lack of "cultural experience" ;-)