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Peñafiel: Encoding fail

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:40
Peñafiel: Encoding fail

I'm sorry, this would not make any sense if I translate it to English. It might not be well understandable in locales other than es_MX. But anyway — It shows most clients have a clear use case for Tehuacán Peñafiel.

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More Mexican spelling jewels

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 17:00
More Mexican spelling jewels

Lets go eat some T.Bon (T-bone) and Ribay (rib eye)!

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Linear array of cats

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 16:55
Linear array of cats

After the strong and unexpected cold and wet weather that has lasted around two weeks, my cats decided on the best startegy to maximize the sun reception on the first sunny afternoon

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Happy Public Domain day, even for the inhabitants of the longest-copyright-term country

Submitted by gwolf on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 08:44
Happy Public Domain day, even for the inhabitants of the longest-copyright-term country

Every year, on January 1st, new material ceases to be protected by copyright and enters the public domain. This means, every year, more knowledge, literature, paintings, music, movies and a long etcetera becomes collective property, instead of being artificially held by the current holders of their rights.

As this image shows (source: http://publicdomainday.org/node/39 ), I have the honor(?) to live in the country with the longest copyright protection term in the world. Copyright in Mexico does not only last for 100 years — It lasts for the natural life of the author plus 100 years. This means that the popular corridos that tell the stories of the 1910 revolution are still not in the public domain. La sucesión presidencial, the book which Francisco I. Madero wrote to justify that a peaceful political change was needed for the 1910 elections, will not enter the public domain until 2014 (president Madero was killed during 1913). Does it make any sense to kidnap cultural, political or artistic works for over a century?

Not only that: Material that is legally sold as public domain in other countries is illegal in ours. Take as an example the recordings of Enrico Carusso, the great Italian tenor who died in 1921. Over 15 years ago, I bought a couple of CDs with his recordings (even if the sources were quite low-quality, as they had been copied over from wax cylinders to magnetic tapes to optical media). I bought them surprisingly cheap, as they were genuine public domain. But they are still protected in my country. That means, I ilegally have some stolen(!) works of art which I lawfully bought outside my country.

Copyright law needs to be revised to match reality. Technological advances have strongly changed reality since 1717's promulgation of the first copyright laws. The solution is not to extend the terms, but to rethink the whole process.

(yes, this rant was mainly made as an excuse for me to copy this image and put it in a location I can easily refer to later. But I hope it is interesting to you!)

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Gunnar the viking Wolf

Submitted by gwolf on Wed, 12/07/2011 - 13:05
Gunnar the viking Wolf

Thanks to Cripkey! :-D

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Al is happy!

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 12:01
Al is happy!

My friend Al shows his joy at Goran Bregović's concert, Mexico City, April 2009

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Meeting Al

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 12:00
Meeting Al

Meeting a good friend after a very long time, at Goran Bregović's concert, Mexico DF April 2009

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Among the crowd

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:59
Among the crowd

Before Goran Bregović's concert, Mexico DF, April 2009

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One bug less!

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:50
One bug less!

At our BSP in nul-unu, Debcember 2007

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BSP at nul-unu

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:48
BSP at nul-unu

December 2007

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Dinner after Expolinux 2001(Madrid)

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:45
Dinner after Expolinux 2001(Madrid)

Among us, and +- in order, Juantomás García, Amaya Rodrigo, Jordi Murgó, Mario Camou, Gunnar Wolf, Adriano Galano... Plus others who must excuse me for my memory after 10 years

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Dinner after Expolinux 2001(Madrid)

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:43
Dinner after Expolinux 2001(Madrid)

Mario Camou, Gunnar Wolf, Amaya Rodrigo, Adriano Galano, Jordi Murgó, and... Well, it's been 10 years! Who are you?

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Jordi Murgó and Adriano Galano

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:41
Jordi Murgó and Adriano Galano

At Expolinux Madrid 2001(?)

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Carrera nocturna 2006 (UNAM)

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:38
Carrera nocturna 2006 (UNAM)
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Yin and yang, empty and full, Gunnar and Giovanni

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:31
Yin and yang, empty and full, Gunnar and Giovanni

March 2011

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