Friday Apr 06, 2007

Joost

In his MetaMedia blog, Thomas Crampton gives a nod to Joost, and the folks behind it, who also brought Kazaa and Skype to the Internet users.

By the way, did you know that Skype uses PostgreSQL as its system DB?

Saturday Jan 06, 2007

To Will One Thing

The theme and objective of certain parts of Sören Kierkegaard's Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing reminds me of the same in certain sufi texts including some very early ones such as Al-Gazzali's The Alchemy of Happniess. Both bring attention to material we often ignore. Kierkegaard positions his work primarily to respond to the distractions of modern life and to awaken commitment. For the same purpose, Al-Gazzali takes sure steps to unfold the compendium of sacred knowledge already available in the midst of his world. The former still insists in adopting a philosophical language. The latter puts pure philosophical methods behind him to reach a community.

Tuesday Dec 05, 2006

The Tale of Two Diverging Economies

Chris Giles and Ralph Atkins of Financial Times tell the tale of two diverging economies.

While there are many "good examples of the new European economy: robust, diversified and able to sustain growth without a US motor...anecdotes cannot supply conclusive proof of Europe’s new resilience," they write. "In recent months, the debate has been fierce, with opinion among economists split roughly equally between optimism and pessimism." Wild differences seem to be part of the common course when it comes to much of economic opinion. It seems that Europe is finding its own internal growth engines, and having continually improved its infrastructure and expanded on trade with others while paying very little military tax, it has braced itself to weather changes.

A similar story by Marcus Walker appears on page one of The Wall Street Journal on December 6: "Europe is Giving Global Economy A Surprise Boost Amid U.S. Lull."

In the meantime, ties remain and mutual investment between the two economies has dwarfed all others.

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