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and clevercactus share...

clever_log.gif... will see its next release becoming public within the next few days. All the work we've done since we launched it is coming to fruition.

Tired but happy is an accurate description of how I feel. Stay tuned!

Categories: clevercactus
Posted by diego on June 6, 2004 at 3:46 PM

solar! wind! power!

If only solar power was more commonplace, and less of a luxury. Another problem is that solar cells today still take too much energy to be manufactured and they don't produce much over their lifetimes making the situation, energy-conservation-wise, something of a wash (or worse). Yes, they aren't practical in many situations. But they are still useful--and cool.

Here in Ireland it's much easier to use wind. Here's a map of some current wind farms, and a new wind farm is being built south of Dublin. When completed, it will be the largest in the world (200 turbines, three times the generating capacity of all current offshore wind farms worldwide).

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on June 6, 2004 at 3:36 PM

operation overlord, 60 years on

Through the weekend I've been reading articles on the 60th anniversary of the beginning of Operation Overlord. NYTimes, On Omaha Beach Today, Where's the Comradeship?, Economist: 60 Years on, or in the Washington Post, a theme persists: the comparisons, then and now, WW2 and Iraq, the alliance between the US and Europe, and so on. How anyone can compare World War Two with Iraq, or Hitler to Hussein, (or come up with similar analogies), is beyond me. This editorial makes some good points along those lines.

Less concerned about the current geopolitical situation, there's this In Depth Report from the BBC which includes a lot of good historical material, including news on that day in 1944. The Long Shadow (a book review), and this interesting tidbit BBC article on arguments between Eisenhower and Churchill as D-Day, H-Hour approached, and a page from the Eisenhower Library with his messages to the troops, including the draft of the D-Day message as well as the final version.

"The eyes of the world are upon you." And it was true.

Categories: geopolitics
Posted by diego on June 6, 2004 at 1:45 PM


Listening to All That You Can't Leave Behind which seems to be a (-n entirely unintended) mini-tradition of sorts by now. It's a beautiful day, too!

And still within the 5-bit boundary... :)

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on June 6, 2004 at 1:43 PM

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