Month: April 2007
There must be people who visit this blog, since it was featured on the “Growing Blogs” page on April 23, 2007 as number 48. That is a result of about a thousand visits in a week’s time. So thank you, keep coming back for more :)
Tonight there was a special energy in the air – something tranquil, quiet as the night it enveloped the movements of those awake and the dreams of those asleep. It had been raining – finally. The rainy season arrived for a day and a half, it rained.
The forest is dying of thirst, it cannot breathe; but tonight it lived for a moment. The rain had come and the rain forest sighed in relief – a deep breath and the half moon lit the night.
“We retire into our tents and into our dreams“, tomorrow we enter the future of our lives, so we better be ready!
Coming to a city near you soon! For example:
- 1 May, London MayDay 07: Dancing In The Streets | Autonomous Workers Bloc
- The Agitator writes:
- “As I mentioned in my previous post Precarity, or Why 69 is Pink, the EuroMayDay Network as a central organizing group was a bit slow getting things rolling this year, but local organizers in many countries, working autonomously, have put together an impressive array of events for EuroMayDay007. A rundown of the events I could find online, from Spain to Finland, from Britain to Greece, follows in the extended text.”
I am using Thunderbird for email. Used to use Evolution, which has some nice features, but which is a serious hassle to migrate across system updates. Thunderbird is very easy to move between systems – whether across to a a new version of GNU/Linux or from Winblo$e or to/fro wherever (I should think?).
However, Feisty Fawn has seen the break of dawn without the new Thunderbird 2.0 (TB2), which is a shame. But just as it is easy to move your configuration, preferences and mail from one system to another, it is easy to run two versions of Thunderbird in parallel within the same system. So while we wait for a .deb of TB2 to appear, check this out…
Just saw the film Mouth to Mouth
– a disconcerting piece of right-wing propaganda, some utterly unrealistic realism. This sums it up pretty well:
“We laughed on the way out that this movie is practically designed to innoculate the viewer against anything collective. If it’s a collective, it must really be an authoritarian cult. In that sense, it is a straightforward attack on the possibility of breaking free of this society, reinforcing the larger right-wing discourse of the past decades that argues the “sixties” were just a childish diversion, hopelessly trying to create false alternatives, that when really examined are actually authoritarian nightmares.”
The most disconcerting thing about the film is that it shows that Ms. Murray has insights into alternative environments – the clothes, the hair, the vans and the classic rave in Portugal, the connections between London and Berlin and so on.
She has been there, it seems, but then proceeds to present a completely distorted picture, vicious even:
Cyberspace is like the rain forest – full of indigenous peoples. Tribes and groups, roaming about, creating spaces and exchanging ideas. Community.
Cyberspace and the software that makes it possible are like eco-systems, vast complex messinesses of interaction; and like the forests they threatened by hostile take-over. Companies like Micro$oft and Appl£ (which is really just another word for Disney) are to cyberspace what the oil and mining companies are to the rain forest (and Iraq!); but let’s not worry about those dinosaurs anymore – let’s be positive and instead go grab the new Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04:
http://us.releases.ubuntu.com/7.04/ – for most users this is the .torrent to get (if you’re on 64 bit or other platforms, you’ll probably know what to do):
Tune in to the world of Free Software – close the Windows! there is a storm front coming!
I leave you with this article called “Microsoft is Dead“…….