One sky, one destiny

May 13, 2006

Pandora on my PC

Filed under: Main — Datrio @ 6:40 am

Okay, I just need to blog about this. I finally tried Pandora – and hell, I love it!

I added three radio stations – a punk one based on music by Green Day and Nirvana, a soft one based on “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston, and a pop one based on “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira.

So far, I’m happy from 97% of the music that played. The only song I didn’t like I thumbbed down and was happy with the radio from now on.

Right now, there’s only one last thing that I want. And believe me, I’ll get it.

May 6, 2006

To all the spammers out there…

Filed under: Main — Datrio @ 9:06 pm

Exactly three hours ago, in my Gmail mailbox, in the SPAM folder (bolded by me)…

Dear Blue Frog Member,

As a follow-up to our previous emails, and, as promised, we are stepping up in the fight against Blue Security.

The Blue Frog member email database has been compromised, and is currently being distributed worldwide to spammers and to the public. Attached to this email, you will find a zip file of the Blue Frog database, which includes your own personal or business email address(es). If you have not uninstalled Blue Frog yet, we highly suggest you do so now in order to avoid your involvement in this war any further.

Leaving your email address on the Blue Frog list is a risky choice, as we will uphold our promise not only to increase your spam by 20 times the amount you are receiving now, but to continue to make this list publically available as well. Also, as the Blue Frog member database is updated, we will find more creative ways in which to use it, and frequently release it to whomever we wish.

Blue Security, Inc

I'm currently getting 100 SPAM messages a day. You want to send me 2000 of them, per day?
Like I care.

Come on, you've already got my email. You could give it away to the public anytime you want. Besides…

Personalized Results 110 of about 52 for "datrio@gmail.com".

Oh yeah, like I care.

And the best part? You are calling it a war, even though you ignored us (the Blue Frog community) in the very beggining.

Tell you what – you won this battle, but if you think you can win the war

…I don't care.

April 23, 2006

Writely invites

Filed under: Main — Datrio @ 7:23 pm

I've got 25 Writely invites to give out, if anyone wants an invite, just leave a comment and leave your email in the email field.

April 21, 2006

What I want to accomplish soon

Filed under: Coding,Internet,Main,Software,Wikimedia — Datrio @ 7:07 pm
  • Maintain both of my blogs and get a personal webpage running
  • Integrate an AJAX module into MediaWiki
  • Beat the guys over at ajaxLaunch to release ajaxPaint
  • Integrate some Office 2.0 apps in one webpage with their APIs
  • Get a life

January 15, 2006

Five years

Filed under: Main,Wikimedia — Datrio @ 12:07 am

On the 15th of January 2001, Larry Sanger and Jimmy Wales founded Wikipedia, the free Internet encyclopedia. In February, the main page of Wikipedia was saying:

We started work in January 2001. We’ve got over 1,000 pages already. We want to make over 100,000. So, let’s get to work!

What can we say now, when we are on the list of the most popular websites in the world, with 20th place on Alexa and a Google PageRank of 9?

In this English version, started in 2001, we are currently working on 917,700 articles.

And that’s only the English version. The whole project has now more then 3 million pages/articles.

Ignoring what Larry, Jimbo, and anyone else is thinking at this moment about Wikipedia – it’s one of the biggest non-profit projects in the entire world. I really like what Jimbo said one day:

Imagine a world where every single person is given free access to the sum of human knowledge. We don’t have to imagine it. We’re doing it.

Today, with more than 170k articles, the Polish Wikipedia will soon become the fourth biggest Wikipedia in the world, right after the English, German and the French one. Our quality still isn’t the best, but we still have a lot of information, and we’re ready to improve our work.

And, lastly, to quote Jimbo Wales just once more:

I can’t speak for everyone, but I can speak for myself. I’m doing this for the child in Africa who is going to use free textbooks and reference works produced by our community and find a solution to the crushing poverty that surrounds him. But for this child, a website on the Internet is not enough; we need to find ways to get our work to people in a form they can actually use.

And I’m doing this for my own daughter, who I hope will grow up in a world where culture is free, not proprietary, where control of knowledge is in the hands of people everywhere, with basic works they can adopt, modify, and share freely without asking permission from anyone.

We’re already taking back the Internet. With your help, we can take back the world.

January 2, 2006

Wikipedia.org – 24th in Alexa

Filed under: Main,Wikipedia — Datrio @ 10:05 pm

In less then a year Wikipedia.org jumped from the 100th place to the 24th place in the Alexa ranking. And taking into account the latest media attention the Wikimedia Foundation got, I don’t think this will stop anytime now.

So how about it? There’s Myspace, Amazon, Microsoft, eBay, Google and of course, Yahoo! to beat. Will you help us?

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