Thursday, March 30, 2006

Wah we doing in JA in terms of TECHNOLOGY

Venezuela Promotes Microsoft Alternative
By JORGE RUEDA, Associated Press Writer Wed Mar 29, 7:11 PM ET

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez, long critical of big transnational companies, is promoting free open-source software as an alternative to market-dominating Microsoft Corp. Venezuela's science and technology ministry recently held the Latin American Free Software Installation Fair, an event promoting the use of the open-source Linux operating system and other nonproprietary programs over Microsoft's Windows. Groups of Linux users have been organizing similar events in other Latin American countries, including Argentina and Colombia, and the Venezuelan government has signed on as a promoter. The technology ministry said the fair is part Venezuela's move toward "technological sovereignty, and taking advantage of knowledge for building national scientific independence." Chavez, a vehement critic of the capitalist system, issued a decree in 2004 ordering all the country's public institutions to actively move toward open-source alternatives, hoping to save millions of dollars. Government agencies have gradually been making the change. Chavez says previous governments spent more on licensing fees for proprietary software than social programs to fight poverty. The Venezuelan government hasn't focused direct criticism on Microsoft, but Chavez has regularly condemned "the hegemony of the multinationals" — saying many big companies are to blame for putting profits above the needs of poor people across Latin America.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Yannick: Keeping it retro...

AND here for all my adoring fans (I wish!!!) we now present, Yannick Nesta Pessoa, the RETROSPECT... looking back almost 1/4 century at the young man who has grown up to forever alter the world and destiny of black people everywhere...

if you look hard enough at my pictures, you may be able to make out my halo... hahahhahahahahahahahaa

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

New Proverbs out of Montego Bay City

New Proverbs out of Montego Bay City, adding to the rich linguisic and folk culture of Jamaica...

"Idle dog f_ck John Crow"
This I think means the same as "the devil finds work for idle hands"

"Pickney food share a grung"
~Paradise Acres
This I believe means the same as "spare the rod and spoil the child"

"Don't f_ck with the lightning"
~Paradise Acres
This means don't stir up my wrath

"Keep yuh d_ck up"
~Tickle Puss
The philosophical rant of a 90+ alcoholic, who patrol Paradise Acres