I’ve been always curious about sounds, particularly those that can be spoken. I also had the luck of growing in a multilingual environment (Spanish, French, English) I’ve discovered through the years that:
A language is one of the most representative elements of any culture.
Translation is only a functional lie, to understand what you are reading, you must learn the language.
Bad accent and bad grammar are not issues to communicate, you will improve with practice.
Vocabulary must be huge, even if you are not fluent in a particular language, you should be able to say all body parts.
If you want to learn a new language, it’s always better if you have a human partner.
As an example, I write this blog in English, it is not perfect, but it allows me to communicate.
i needed to send automagic answers using a telnet connection to my VoD server in order to achieve a little less shocking home Vod experience for news users, beta testers, friends.
The code can by optimized, and needs handling error exceptions.
By some obscure reason, indentation is not working. I;m sorry for this.
from telnetlib import Telnet
from time import sleep
## INSTALL this in your PC #
#set up your own data, see the setupify.sh script
#for additional info
serverHost = '192.168.0.13'
serverPort = 4212 #you shouldn't need the change this
serverPassword = 'videolan' + '\r\n'
serverDown = 'shutdown' + '\r\n'
serverLoad = 'load /home/<your_user>/vod-setup' + '\r\n'
data = True #don't you dare...
vlc = Telnet( serverHost, serverPort )
sleep(3) #some sleeps are made only for waisting your time
sleep(1) #some sleeps are made to wait for the server (fine tuning)
print "type x to exit, l to load setup file"
while data != "x":
data=raw_input('send to vlc: ')
if data == 'x':
print "connection to VoD server closed by user\nBye!"
elif data == 'l':
instruction= data + "\r\n"
why pay for something that is too complicated and will finally not work?
why buying French cars?
why buying Chinese tools? (In previous both cases I’m talking ’bout the cheap ones)
why hiring Chilean workers?
None of this will work, and it is usually a little bit more expensive that it was calculated.
Then, that’s when you decide to go for the big American expensive, energy eager, top hardware, obsolete technology muscle car that will run flawlessly for 30 years unless you forgot fueling it (every Wednesday).
Why buying an American OS that is crap? And expensive! and that will run flawless until you turn on your computer.
For almost the same money you can by a true OS that is as sexy as an OS can be, and it works, and it’s American too.
If all of this is too expensive, instead installing pirate Windows copies, tell you geek friends to install Linux (there is an aberration called Ubuntu (Ooh-boohn- tooh) that works out of the box, you can even choose you desktop environment painlessly.
because everybody else does?
Music that’s not relevant, old Brit bands that no one listens to. Canadian bands that were not a commercial success. Talented and misunderstood musics, particularly the discrete ones, playing the discrete instrument, the underlying force under the volcano. This is my tribute to all bassist that made it.
since October I’ve been swimming using fins. Same pool, same people, but now I’m focusing in underwater techniques, apnea and the use of a pair of fins. I would really like if some physics genius ever falls on this site a corrects me, but if I can go THAT faster underwater, this means that my muscles are using much more energy than when I swim without fins.