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Josip Lisec
I make balloons go wild.
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trifle (v): to waste time or money

+Kristijan Štokan and I started a little website. Feel free to check it out during your lunch break. Or right now. Don't be afraid.
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For TL;DR folks:
1. Install VirtualBox - http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
2. Install BOINC - http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php
3. When asked by BOINC to which project you would like to join, use: http://boinc01.cern.ch/test4theory
4. Profit!!!

(via +Artem Harutyunyan)
Our project is in BBC, MSNBC, The Inquirer, Gizmodo, Engadget, Wired UK, ZDNet UK, and more, many more!! You can check all of them in this link http://boinc01.cern.ch/media
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Sunday Funday
(or: Blog post no.3)

One of my favourite Sunday activities is flicking through online archives of old photos, letters, newspapers and other silly little things. So I've made another Bitly bundle (I can't even describe how fun those bundles are!) with links to some of my recent favourites: https://bitly.com/bundles/liio/7

PS. I hope I have filled my weekly quota of Google+ originals. TY.
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Databases, cloud computing and COBOL
(or: Blog post no.2)

Strange things have happened in the database world past week.

YesNoMaybeSQL (http://unqlspec.org/display/UnQL/Home)
Just yesterday, CouchDB and SQLite teams announced the UnQL language: 'Unstructured Query Language is an open query language for JSON, semi-structured and document databases.'

I have always wondered how long it will take for NoSQL folks to come up with something that will look like SQL but, obviously, will have a different name. Basho guys announced a few months ago that they are working on a SQL-like language for Riak, dubbed RQL, Cassandra has CQL, Apache Hadoop/Hive has QL, etc., etc. And now CouchDB, which was (for me) always the flagship NoSQL database, will support SQL-like queries as well. It should be more than obvious by now that 'NoSQL' term was an ill-fit from the start. Hopefully someone will come up with a (probably) less catchy but technically more accurate term.

Microsoft SQL Server on Linux (http://hal2020.com/2011/07/27/porting-microsoft-sql-server-to-linux/)
No, MSSQL is not actually coming to Linux, the article is actually about MSSQL's history, state of the database market in early '90s and *NIX vs. Windows way of doing things. First three or four paragraphs were interesting to read, but after a while the density of Microsoft-related terms and abbreviations became too high for me so had to close the tab.

IF COBOL IN CLOUD ADD 10000 TO SUPERVISOR-SALARY. (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/29/fujitsu_cobol_java_azure_cloud/)
On a related note, Fujitsu announced Azure-powered cloud service for... COBOL systems! You can't say there isn't any innovation happening in banking software!

Graphs and papers (http://substance.io/#michael/data-js)
Can't exactly remember how I got there, but Data.js is a fascinating graph database/'data persistence framework' for JavaScript apps (node.js + browser). The particularly interesting thing here is that it's being used for storing text documents on http://substance.io and data filtering (mining?) on http://beta.dejavis.org. + it talks with CouchDB out of the box.

(The bitly bundle below has links to all the articles mentioned in the post)
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Moving on to less dreadful topics.

Their bandcamp page: http://talkingpictures.bandcamp.com/
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Caption below the photo reads: 'A dying Rwandan woman tries breastfeeding her child next to hundreds of corpses waiting to be buried at a mass grave near the Munigi refugee camp, 20 km north of Goma.'

Which brings up another question: what was the photographer doing at the time? Following Starfleet's Prime Directive, not to interfere with primitive cultures? (I'm well aware that there's little that could have been done, but still...)
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Planking was never my thing. hoot hoot :D
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