Saturday, February 10, 2007

Generator eats garbage, poops energy

Wow, I hope this is not a hoax! According to a story, researchers at Purdue University are working on a generator that can very efficiently produce energy from garbage. This solves two problems at the same time! Oil companies will not like this a bit. They will surely try to kill this product, like they are rumored to have done in the past with engines that could run on water (I don't have any facts on this, sorry...)

I first read this on (link below)

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Sunday, February 4, 2007

Hello World!

Well, this is my first post using Blogger. I have been keeping some sort of a blog on my homepage (in French), but I have not updated it in almost a year and it was mostly about movies. The main reason for this is that I like my Internet "Old School", where I code everything manually using text editors, bu considering how often I'm doing this lately, maybe it's time I try a more modern way and finally enter the 21st Century.

Talking of the Internet, I have been using computers for a long time, starting with a Commodore 64, with which I discovered BBS's with a 300 bps modem. Not Kbps, but bps! I'll spare you the details (that's on my homepage!), but as far as the Internet is concerned, I got my first email address in 1993, using a GEnie account (similar to Compuserve) and got my first Internet dial-in Unix account in 1994, using an Amiga 500. All text, all the time! Using a Unix shell, I worked with Gopher, Pico, Pine, Get, Archie, Veronica, FTP and of course Lynx, the first Web browser I ever used.

One thing I do keep up to date is my Flickr account, where I post pictures and participate in groups, comment other's pictures and go on regular outings with fellow photographers. I'm not the best photographer, but I'm learning a lot and I think I can do decent pictures, using my Canon PowerShot S2 IS.

Well, that's it for now!