Tue, 16 Aug 2005

the revolution will not be televised

I watched this documentory last night called "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" which covers the events that happend prior to and during the coup to overthrow Hugo Chávez in Venezuela. It was very well done, and gives an excellent and very up close story of the events. Here is a little blurb on the film:

On April 11th, 2002, Irish documentarians Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain were in Venezuela, with the intention of making a movie about the nation's democratically elected president, Hugo Chavez, whose support comes mostly from the country's impoverished, who make up 80% of the population. The film took a seriously unexpected turn when the filmmakers found themselves in the heart of a coup d'etat, trapped in the president's palace as Chavez's right-wing oligarchic opposition overthrew the leader. Chavez was able to return to power within 48 hours, buoyed by public support, but this film captures those frightening moments and days in which a nation's political future was fought over using both bullets and manipulation of the media. Venezuela's television networks, all owned by oil companies except for the state channel which the coup brought down, reported distorted interpretations of the coup, as proven by this movie's footage, which was then picked up by international news organizations like CNN. This movie also addresses what the White House thought about this coup in the world's fifth largest producer of oil (providing 14% of the United States' petroleum).


It's worth checking out if your interested or have been following the events there. You can download it over at chomskytorrents.org via bittorrent. Here is a directly link to the torrent as well.

posted at: 19:54 | path: /general | permanent link to this entry


Mon, 15 Aug 2005

sexy audioscrobbler

Audioscrobbler has got a brand new super sexy looking site online as of 9th. If you aren't using audioscrobbler already, I'd suggest checking it out and signing up. It's music suggestions are frighteningly accurate and gives you lots of new music to keep an eye out for.

posted at: 02:33 | path: /general | permanent link to this entry

subversion

I've been doing alot of coding lately and it's gotten to the point that keeping track of things is cumbersome. So I decided to start using cvs, and after getting it all setup and working stubled across subversion, which is a improved cvs in alot of ways. So I ended up setting it all up and getting it running with a local server. The setup of the server was pretty simple and it was just a matter of reading over the docs about how to actually use it. The other great thing is that it integrates nicely into komodo so I can do updates/commits and so on right in my development area. I'm only using subversion with a single developer so alot of the main features of subversion don't really apply to me, but it does allow me to keep revisions of everything I'm working on which is a good thing, and allows me to switch from working at home/work a few steps easier.

posted at: 02:21 | path: /debian | permanent link to this entry


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