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Maybe crazy... By: andres

While changing the quote in my signature using cough pySignature cough, I found this quote. It describes me quite well. Without further introduction:

Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.

As for the blog, I'll start writing to it more consistently from next week on.

Posted on: Wed May 12 15:56:22 2004 | Edited on: Mon May 17 13:08:01 2004

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Ricky Martin's latest album By: andres

I can't believe I actually like Ricky Martin's last album. The songwriting in this was is just perfect!

I haven't been very fond of Martin's music (wasn't Juego de la vida and Living la vida loca overplayed?). The songwriting in his previous two disks was just non-existant (what's the point of Shake your bon-bon?). In this one, with writers like Ricardo Arjona and Franco de Vita on board just makes the album almost perfect. Almost, because Martin's singing it. :P

Posted on: Sat May 8 19:46:17 2004 | Edited on: Sat May 8 19:46:17 2004

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Documentation, a Programmer's Best Friend By: andres

This is only a test on some of the capabilities of the *ABS GUI*, but at the same time a small rant.

\Always\ be sure to check the documentation of what you're using. Just reading something "for fun" in the Python Documentation (at http://www.python.org/doc/ ) about regular expressions, I found a way to shorten a couple of regex I have around. _Wiigii_!

Posted on: Sun Apr 25 14:21:25 2004 | Edited on: Sun Apr 25 14:32:07 2004

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YABA becomes ABS By: andres

While searching SourceForge.net the other days, I found another project using the name YABA. I looked into other alternatives and the new name (for now) will be ABS.

Posted on: Fri Apr 23 21:30:31 2004 | Edited on: Sat May 1 13:45:52 2004

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YABA se convierte en ABS By: andres

Buscando en SourceForge.net los otros dias, encontre que existe otro proyecto registrado con ese nombre. Busque otras alternativas y por el momento el programa de blogging se llamara ABS.

Si les esta raro el post de hoy, se debe a que estoy probando la parte de los lenguajes. :D

Posted on: Fri Apr 23 21:24:04 2004 | Edited on: Sat Apr 24 17:19:48 2004

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FFR -- Not Worth the Tears by Scott Kampa By: andres

I'm kicking off a more regular FFR on the stories I read. This one is an oldie, but it's still a great one.

Not Worth the Tears is a strange story in itself. We are presented a Decepticon who is trying hard not to mourn the death of an Autobot who once was his friend. The story is narrated by the unknown Decepticon.

The plot is how the Decepticon has delt with his former friend's betrayal and now with his death. The Decepticon is restraining his own emotions of hatred, love, anger and sadness with varying degrees of success. While reading it, I felt all the repressed pain and anger the narrator felt.

Conclusion: An excellent reading. It doesn't have much action, but lots of emotional distress. 10/10

Posted on: Thu Apr 22 22:52:41 2004 | Edited on: Sun May 16 13:51:35 2004

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What is a Hacker? By: andres

I got asked today, for the nth time, how to hack into a system. I'll try to explain here what is to be a real hacker (second definition, first item).

What my friend today, as countless other people have done in the past, was asking was how to be a cracker. The cracker is the God-damned guy who enters without authorization into a computer system, possibly to do damage or steal credit cards. A real hacker wouldn't do such thing. Here is good description of what is to be a hacker was written (and it is manteined) by ESR.

A few other notes on been a hacker:

So here is the an abstract of the abstract of the abstract of ESR's great work.

Posted on: Wed Apr 21 21:50:28 2004 | Edited on: Tue May 18 21:14:13 2004

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Distance Between Us (Nonet) By: andres

This is my latest poem. It is dedicated to a very special person for me.

Distance Between Us

I can only give you words right now,
my love. The distance between us
is great, but what I feel for
you is even greater.
When we meet again,
I shall make up
the lost time
with great
love.

Posted on: Mon Apr 19 17:08:48 2004 | Edited on: Mon Apr 19 21:19:45 2004

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Updates and upgrades By: andres

Now this blog, Glitches and Primes is officially incorporated into my site!

As a bonus, I upgraded the getMessages program. It contains many little enhancements over the previous version. A huge thanks to Sylvain Langlois for his input on the program.

Posted on: Mon Apr 19 13:19:34 2004 | Edited on: Fri Apr 23 22:45:43 2004

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Suzie's Sanctuary By: andres

The creative writing professor sent us this link. It's a site where Suzie explains several types of poetry. There are several that have taken my attention.

Sigh, I need for more time to write anything.

Posted on: Sun Apr 18 22:07:55 2004 | Edited on: Sun Apr 18 22:07:55 2004

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