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Pretty cool!


holy guacamole! it's been now at least 2 hours since I've started the VS.NET instalation in my notebook....and I am still in the first CD...and counting..

Well, look at the bright side. I can have some free time now, finally

(no. is not slow...just corrupted files..try...retry stuff)

The Star War Kid�s Day!

Yeah, I know...everybody is talking about him, so why do I :-)

A couple of webloggers are raising money for an unfortunate teenager humiliated worldwide after a private video of his energetic lightsaber moves was leaked to the Net.

The video shows a lone, overweight teenager fighting a mock battle with a broomstick lightsaber. In the two-minute video, the teenager twirls the broomstick ever more energetically while generating his own lightsaber sound effects. The video, which is obviously not for public consumption, is amusing and excruciating.

Baio and Mukerji, who linked to their video from their weblogs, identify the Star Wars Kid as a 15-year-old French Canadian named Ghyslain. Because Ghyslain is a minor, the pair is protecting his identity. Ghyslain couldn't be reached for comment

"He's given us a lot of amusement, so we thought we should do something for him," explained Mukerji. "There's been a lot of sympathy donations. A lot of people see a little bit of themselves in him. We've all done the same thing. Maybe it was the Saturday Night Fever thing. We've all done it."

According to Baio's website, the video was secretly recorded by Ghyslain at his school's A/V lab, only to be discovered by some kids at school who digitized it and uploaded it to the Kazaa file-sharing network.

"It only took two weeks for the video to spread around the world," Baio wrote.

In late April, an edited version of the video, which added music, video and sound effects, was created by Raven Software's Bryan Dube, according to Baio.

"A week later, both videos were linked on every major gaming- and technology-related website, forum, and chat room online," Baio said.

It's impossible to say how many times the videos were downloaded from Kazaa and countless websites, but Baio claims 1.1 million downloads from his site alone, a total of 2.3 terabytes of data.

"Most people who had it up on their sites had to take it down rather quickly because their hosts choked," said Mukerji.

Mukerji, a biologist who lives in San Francisco, said Ghyslain is well aware that his video was distributed around the world. Mukerji telephoned Ghyslain last week and posted a transcript of the conversation on his site.

"He's a young guy," said Mukerji. "He has self-confidence issues. Obviously, the video didn't help, but hopefully the donations will."

Mukerji said the fundraiser was prompted partly by guilt at laughing at Ghyslain, partly by geek sympathy.

The other weblogger, Baio, said, "I thought he deserved better. This video was uploaded to humiliate an awkward and overweight computer geek. But the truth is, he's not too different than many of us (were) in 10th grade. I was furious at the hypocritical comments being posted to my site ... all these geeks and dorks were trashing one of their own.... I'm hoping he records a sequel."

The video is pretty cool !
Right on Kid!


N�o vim at� aqui pra desistir agora
...[n�o cheguei a casa dos 30 pr� me suicidar]

Entendo voc� se voc� quiser ir embora
...[a vida � um grande espet�culo, eu sei]

N�o vai ser a primeira vez nas �ltimas 24 horas
...[essa sensa��o de vazio � antiga e constante]

Mas eu n�o vim at� aqui pra desistir agora
...[chegar a casa dos 30 pr� me suicidar? n�o!]

Minhas ra�zes est�o no ar
...[de onde eu vim n�o � o ponto]

Minha casa � qualquer lugar
...[a interroga��o � quem Eu sou?]

Se depender de mim eu vou at� o fim
...[minha fun��o � a de viver at� morrer]

Voando sem instrumentos
...[crescendo com independ�ncia]

Ao sabor do vento
...[ouvindo o meu interior]

Se depender de mim eu vou at� o fim
...[minha fun��o � a de viver at� morrer]

N�o vim at� aqui pra desistir agora
...[chegar a casa dos 30 pr� me suicidar? n�o!]

Entendo voc� se voc� quiser ir embora
...[a vida � um grande espet�culo, eu sei]

N�o vai ser a primeira vez em menos de 24 horas
...[essa sensa��o de vazio � antiga e constante]

A ilha n�o se curva noite a dentro vida afora
...[a esperan�a se constr�i aprendendo a se amar]

toda a vida, o dia inteiro
...[desde sempre, aqui e agora]

N�o seria exagero
...[� o que tenho]

Se depender de mim eu vou at� o fim
...[minha fun��o � a de viver at� morrer]

Cada c�lula, todo fio de cabelo
...[o sentido est� no meu corpo]

Falando assim parece exagero
...[felizmente � o que tenho]

Mas se depender de mim eu vou at� o fim
...[minha fun��o � a de viver at� morrer]

N�o vim at� aqui pra desistir agora
...[chegar a casa dos 30 pr� me suicidar? n�o!]

N�o vim at� aqui pra desistir
...[chegar a casa dos 30 pr� me suicidar?]

(from the Onion)
Thank you for considering me for this position. As you can see from my r�sum�, my extensive work experience in the field makes me a strong candidate for this job. My r�sum� doesn't, however, convey the many intangibles that I bring to the table. For example, I'm incredibly driven. I'm also excellent in crisis situations, doing my best work under pressure. And, of course, I'm an attractive-people person.

I'm not sure where I got it, but I have a gift for getting on well with attractive people. I've always been able to connect with good-looking people of all types. It doesn't matter what race, color, or creed they are. So long as they're not unpleasant to the eye, chances are good that we'll hit it off.

I like nothing more than to sit in a public park on a Sunday afternoon and attractive-people watch. It's fun to look at beautiful people and try to imagine their lives. I picture them dressing to the nines, dining at the finest restaurants, and then dancing the night away at the hottest clubs with other fabulous people in their appearance bracket. Sometimes, I'm even blessed to see a budding romance between a ravishing couple. Nothing brings a smile to my face like the sight of two attractive people falling in love.

I've always liked attractive people, even at an early age. When I was 3, my only playmate was the homely kid next door. I thought I liked him, but once I began attending Rosewood Day Care, I saw other kids my age who were adorable like me. After that, my neighbor and I drifted apart. In the years since, I've met lots of attractive people, and I've liked them all. That's the amazing thing about attractive people. They're all different, yet deep down, they all share one essential, fundamental quality: great looks.

The ability to connect with attractive people is certainly a valuable skill in the business world. Sometimes, I walk into a conference room and meet a stunning client, and before I even speak to him or her, I think, "I like that beautiful person already." Maybe it's the way they carry themselves. There's something about a woman's smooth olive skin or a man's broad, muscular shoulders that says, "I deserve�nay, demand�your attention and respect." Those are the kinds of people I want to be in business with. They sense this and, in turn, want to be in business with me.

So that's it. That's my pitch. If you hire me, you'll find that I have a way with beautiful people in just about any imaginable workplace situation. Whether we're brainstorming a major proposal or racing to meet deadline on a project, there's no high cheekbone or pouty set of lips that I'm not capable of working well with.



Leather Trenchcoat day !!!


Recebi do meu amor :-)

a solidao desloca-me
a companhia oprime-me
a presenca de outra pessoa
descaminha-me os pensamentos
sonho a sua presenca
com uma distracao especial,
que a minha atencao analitica
nao consegue definir
(Fernando Pessoa)

LINDA !! :-*
So por causa disso vai ganhar janta especial qdo te ver ;-)