Hazard, his mother, Olga, and me went to the Kakopetria today for an excellent picatto. On the way down we stopped for a walk nearby the Kouris dam. The church that I’ve made lots of pictures of last time is now almost completely under water. Only the cross is hanging above. I’ll post some pictures soon. :)
Forums usually have pretty much the same rules – no bad language, no pornography, no rasism, etc. Well, I’ve just registered on the forum of Joe Rogan’s web site (the guy who is hosting “Fear Factor” on NBC) and the rules there are a bit different. Here is a copy-paste for you to enjoy:
NEW PEOPLE, READ THIS BEFORE YOU POST!
The posters here, especially the long time veterans have administered a rule that you must post porn within your first 10 posts or be ignored.
What the newbie porn rule DOES do is weed out Christians, those who would be offended by pornography, squares, and feminists..
In one fell swoop of posting it provides the proof that you are neither one of these things, and it makes it a little more pleasant for the rest of the members by giving us something nice to look at.
It also sets the tone that this is not a place where anything should be taken too seriously, and even though it certainly does reinforce an internet geek stereotype, I don’t really have a problem with that.
I feel the positive aspects of pornography far outweigh the negative stereotype that is reinforced.
In closing, I feel it’s an excellent rule, ….You have 10 posts to post porn or be ignored.
Ok, this might seem like too much narcisism, but I’ve just found out that my “Vim for Perl Developers” paper comes out as the first match for “vim and perl” search. Apparently, a lot of people were coming to this site because of this. Heh.
I’ve rearranged few of my tips on image processing and posted it on FedoraForum.org, where they got frontpaged. Feels good. :) Here is a link to the forum post. I’ve also resubmitted them later as an article, as suggested by one of the administrators, so I hope they’ll stay there for a long time. :)
Yesterday we went to see “Cold Mountain“. Both Olga and I are very impressed. Still. :)
There are not that many films that make you think how wars really suck. Sure there is usually a lot of shooting and shouting, but the atmosphere is totally wrong. “Cold Mountaint” doesn’t have lots of shooting and shouting. But it makes you hope that you never see a real war. No matter how far people are from the battlefields – they still suffer, they still change.
The film is excellent as a whole. Soundtrack is great. Plot is great. Acting is great. And it doesn’t come as a surprise. Most of the people who worked on the film, are very well known. Producer – Anthony Minghella, the same guy who produced “English Patient” and “Talented Mr. Ripley“. Main roles were played by Jude Law (“Enemy at the Gates“), Nicole Kidman (“Moulin Rouge!“), Renï¿½e Zellweger (“Me, Myself & Irene“).
This film is not something that I want to have on DVD, but it’s a definite must see.