Year: 2006

Top ten everlasting quotes

My picks:

 

“We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are – that is the fact.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.” -Italian Proverb

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” – Isaac Asimov

“Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.” -Kurt Vonnegut

“I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.” – Stephen Hawking

“In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying.” – Bertrand Russell

“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible. “ – Virginia Woolf

“I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.” – George Bernard Shaw

“It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.” – W. Somerset Maugham

And one extra, my favourite:
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”- Dr. Seuss

Happy new year!

a jazz sKOOp of pure pleasure in life

Imagine mixture of jazz Bird’s Parkers Mood and John Coltrane’s Alabama playing the piano in a succession of jazz combos and hip hop’s Golden Age of Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions to the Detroit-techno euphoria of Inner City. Magnus Zingmark and Oscar Simonsson, both from Sweden’s main university-town Uppsala, were the first jazzheads in their hometown (late 90’s – Sons of Koop, 1997 ) responsible for the groundbreaking music – under the name Koop. They brought new sound for Swedish jazz (Waltz for Koop, 2001) and gained the recognition of fellow European jazz/electronica fusion. Waltz for Koop brought out in daylight two great female vocalists, Cecilia Stalin and amazing Yukimi Nagano. After 2003., Koop published remixes that included singles for “Summer Sun”, “Bright Nights,” “In the Heartbeat” (feat. Terry Callier), Koop released this winter pleasure – Koop Islands Blues. Enjoy listening Koop Island Blues feat.Ane Brun.

Yukimi Nagano

Yukimi Nagano

JPG magazine

For Issue no.9, the themes are: ‘street’ and ‘from 9 to 5’ and ‘elegance’. About JPG magazine, who are not familiar. Competition is closed in 32 days. Register, post your great photos (if you are passionate photograher). If not, register to JPG and VOTE!:)  If you want to vote for my photos (I know I’m bad for this self-photo-promotion, shot me!), you can do it here: 1. In the waiting line, 2. Simplicity and 3. You can look but …

iCommons, semantic,meta/Media.wiki

As I was awaken for the one meeting ( useful and brainstroming), then the other meeting, running through one part of the city to the other (downtown, my base: i like:) , I found out on the Board meeting of (meta)MediaWiki, many interesting facts and things: ‘am i the one who started the story on semantic web‘?, as well that some talks on intiative – Semantic media wiki and Meta Media.wiki projects, with plans for the next year (though’support’ in this is needed!). Good thing (stats) : Serbian WikiMedia (40/24 founders) has wider board than French (19 members) and Swiss Wikimedia (26 board members) and immediately got message from one of the Swiss admins’ (slade). Anyway, here’s the link to special photo i made Oscar Van Dillen last weekend (with German sticker on his laptop for wikipedia) – <promise to upload wikicommons.org>. And how the day continued – read above the post.

Serbian ScIndex

Serbian Citation Index is database with locally published journals classified as periodicals of scientific character. It is project of Ministry of Science and Environment Protection – Directorate for the Environmental Protection, CEES – Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science  and project of National Library of Serbia . Tomorrow at 10 am is meeting on this SCi Index project – amphitheatre of NBS. Access to the SCindeks is unrestricted and free for all.