Thursday, June 21, 2007

Holy Broccoli!

Follow the adventures of Fr Roderick making a Broccoli Soup using his brand new Philips blender.

And, as good a dutchman, he also shows how to save money making your own pizza!

This show is gathering a good crowd in Ustream and really makes you hungry.

Santa Cucina #3: Broccoli Soup and Pizzas

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Não sei porque ainda me espanto....

Não sei porque ainda me espanto....

1. Assistindo o jornal via internet acabei de ver a posse do Roberto Mangabeira Unger como "secretário especial para o planejamento de longo prazo".
Mais um ministério! E para o cara que pediu o impeachment de Lula no primeiro mandato. Político realmente é fiel =-O as suas convicções....

2. Governo Lula cria 626 novos cargos de confiança após reajustar salários em até 139,75% para cargos comissionados.
Novos cargos vão custar R$ 2 milhões. Cargos de confiança passam a ser 22.189.
10% da maioria vai para os cofres do PT (o dízimo partidário).
Ao todo, a MP reajusta os salários de 21.563 funcionários em cargos de comissão. O aumento salarial, é retroativo a 1º de junho.

3. No começo do mês, o Senado publicou dois decretos que reajustam em 28,5% os salários dos parlamentares, presidente da República, vice-presidente e ministros. O reajuste é retroativo a 1º de abril deste ano.De acordo com o primeiro decreto, o salário dos parlamentares passa a corresponder a R$ 16.512,09 --contra os atuais R$ 12.847,20.Já o salário do presidente sobe de R$ 8.885 para R$ 11.420,21. O salário do vice-presidente e dos ministros passa de R$ 8.362 para R$ 10.748,43.
Não que mereça, mas o presidente deve ganhar menos que os parlamentares? (sem contar as verba de comissão, etc).....

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Flushing Renan

According to Josias de Souza, senator Cafeteira told his peers that he "has manipulated" the process against Renan Calheiros in the toilet...

It does not surprise me, since it's so full of c****.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Safari 3 Public Beta - now for windows as well

Steve Jobs announced the new Safari 3 Public Beta and with an added bonus that it runs on Windows.

According to Apple it loads pages up to 2 times faster than Internet Explorer 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2, and it executes JavaScript up to 2.8 times faster than Internet Explorer 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2.

I installed the XP version and I was not very impressed with it.

It looks nice, pages seem to display faster.

Pages in Japanese do not work at all. I tried to change the font and encoding - all fonts render as dashes. I tried also some pages from UOL news that have an embedded Windows Media player object and the browser crashes. Yahoo and You-tube work.

I still prefer Firefox, but will keep an eye on these developments.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Santa Cucina! Episode #1

He did it again! Fr Roderick starts a new video podcast Santa Cucina at SQPN.
Here, in the first episode, he cooks Italian pasta with mushrooms, bacon and green beans in a creamy sauce.
And while cooking, he chats about Rome, podsafe music and horror movies! Another great podcast (video in this case) from the coolest priest in the Netherlands!

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What's inside our food...

Moira Gunn interviewed Steve Ettlinger for TechNation about his book Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats.

It is a bit scary to know what is inside inocent looking food!

Some examples:

-Glucose, a sugar that adds bulk and sweetness to Twinkies' crumb and filling, also adds glossiness to shoe leather and prolongs concrete setting
-The iron compound in enriched flour is also used as a common weed killer
-Only a small percentage of the cornstarch that's manufactured annually goes into food like Twinkies. Two-thirds is used to make paper, cardboard and packaging "peanuts."
-When cooked, cotton cellulose is transformed into a soft goo, perfect for lending a slippery sensation to the filling in snack cakes - and rocket fuel

The complete interview is available in the ITConversations Technation Podcast series.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Great Jazz from Italy

Just listened a great Jazz from Italian group Boom Boom Beckett in the episode 118 of Catholic Under the Hood podcast, one of my favorite podcasts from SQPN.

TechNation interview with David Weinberger

Moira Gunn interviewed David Weinberger for TechNation about his book Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder.
They talk about the three orders of order, "meta-business," Wikipedia as a guide to what humans are interested in, and the Internet and politics.
The complete interview is available in the ITConversations Technation Podcast series.
David Weinberger is also the author of the The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual - check his site".

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Episode number 4 of That Catholic Show

Check the fourth episode of That Catholic Show called Charity and Mercy.
That Catholic Show is a Video Podcast produced by Rosary Arm and SQPN.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Joint Interview

At All Things Digital 5, the historical interview with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

The other parts of this interview can be seen at D5 Website .