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Hi everyone, my name is Adrian. I am a software developer, a trainer and a writer, and currently I'm the co-editor of, a monthly magazine about the human side of . My current interests are Linux, F#, functional programming languages and quantum mechanics.

My personal website is here: . I will toot in English, Spanish and French, sometimes in German and sometimes in Italian.

when you think about it, a 503 is quite an appropriate way to celebrate the 30 years of the world wide web

"Java and Objective-C are compiled languages. They require you to build your application before running it. WebScript, which is based on Objective-C, is a scripted language. It allows you to make changes to your application while it is running."

"Getting Started with WebObjects" (1997)

Libertarians attempting to do irony, but proposing a good idea instead:

(Good morning.)

Dear America,
Please stop using the term “leader of the free world”.


A free inhabitant of the world who doesn’t consider your orange puppet (or any other person living in your White House) his leader.

@yogthos I've said it before, but... at this point, I'm pretty convinced that Zuckerberg could admit that they have a team tasked with breaking into people's houses and stealing their organs, using the Facebook app to know when they're at home and asleep, and people would still not delete their accounts.

Alles wird von unten gehalten.
Tudo é feito a partir de baixo.
Alles wordt van onderen gehouden.
Wszystko odbywa się od dołu.
Tout est tenu d'en bas.
Everything is held from below.
Все держится снизу.
Tutto è trattenuto dal basso.
Todo se sostiene desde abajo.

Roses are red
Something else was blue
Sorry it's not me
it's all about you

Roses are dead
Violets are dead
Everything's dead
Climate change

in a similar research, the Setun computer in the USSR (1958-70) used trinary logic as well.

"…it had notable advantages over the binary computers which eventually replaced it, such as lower electricity consumption and lower production cost."

the trinary logic of the Aymara language was used as the basis of the Atamiri multilingual (EN, ES, FR & DE) translation system in 1985. Atamiri was later used as a basis for Qopuchawi, a free chat app featuring ilve translation in 2002.

of course, all of this breakthrough research which led to _real_ working systems remained largely ignored because not coming from Silicon Valley, but from Bolivia.

"I have always been fascinated by the law of reversed effort. Sometimes I call it ‘the backwards law’. When you try to stay on the surface of the water, you sink; but when you try to sink, you float . . . insecurity is the result of trying to be secure . . . contrariwise, salvation and sanity consist in the most radical recognition that we have no way of saving ourselves."

– Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity

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