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05 July 2006

This Months Meaty Calendar Sheet

Another month, another souvlaki!
The famous souvlaki calendar - July

At the end of last year (right on time) here at the office we got sent a special calendar for the new year 2006. It came from one of the many Souvlaki shops of the area and it depicts for each month one of their foods. No, I don't know if there is any person who hangs a picture of meat and chips on their wall and flips it over every month.

But in order to share this beauty with you, I scanned in the sheet for July and posted it here. Yeah, I know, the scanner cut off some of the borders, but that can be considered part of the act of creating true art.

You can click on the image to view a bigger image... and even spot the phone number so you could order if this beauty triggers your appetite!

07 July 2006

I Can't Hear You

Is it my ears or podcasts in general?

The last week or so I have been playing around with podcasts. Or rather, I'd say "recorded radio shows", because I got those podcasts from NPR. My idea is that my eyes work way too much. All day in front of a computer screen, all work passes through my eyes. Then I go home and to relax I either read a book or do some of my own hacking with the computer. (Lucky me, at least I've cut the TV.)

It's all through the eyes, and the eyes sometimes get terribly tired. Using the ears for a while would be great. I listen to music (mostly from emusic, thanks to saadz0r's recommendation), but sometimes actual information coming in is desired. I have time to listen in the bus every day, so podcasts fit my need just right, except I have a little complaint...

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How To Associate Objects to a Cache Manager Programmatically

Got objects?

Zope offers a caching framework with some cache managers available "out of the box". Your friendly Zope documentation tells you how to add a cache manager in the ZMI and associate objects with it. Since my site setup for our application is done from python code, I want this automated. All I needed was a tiny bit of digging around in the Zope source code and here we go...

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13 July 2006

Escape to Hydra

Day trip to the island without cars

As you can see from the pic, the betabug escaped for a short daytrip to Hydra.

Right after arrival we resorted to the cafeteria σπυλια (spylia, cave) to relax and have a drink.

Weather is fine so far - let's hope the weather report is wrong on predicting rain. I'll go for a swim later, promise!

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23 July 2006

Get Notices on HelMUG Meetings

For Thessaloniki and Athens; also fixed monthly meetings in Athens

Mac users in Greece can now get advance notice of HelMUG's (the Greek Mac user group's) meetings. We've set up two announce mailing lists: Λίστα ενημέρωσης Δρώμενων Σωματείου - subscription for Thessaloniki and Athens. Since these lists are moderated and should carry only announcements, you don't have to fear getting too much mail from then.

In related news, at the last meeting in Athens, we agreed to have meeting fixed on the first Sunday of each month. Next one will be on the 6th of August, at the Café Ethnikon on Syntagma Square (11:30AM). Since there is free wifi reception on Syntagma, bringing your portable *book computer is a good idea.

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