Dear Mom and Dad

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Please help me to love myself.
Don’t spoil me; I know quite well that I shouldn’t have all that I ask for.
I’m only testing you – give me the discipline I need.
I need my sense of dignity so don’t belittle me in front of people.
I’ll take more notice if you talk to me with as much respect as you give your grown-up friends.
Don’t be too upset when I say that I hate you. It isn’t you I hate but your power over me.
Please be patient with me, I may be a late bloomer.
Please keep me feeling good about myself by telling the good things about myself more often than you tell me of the bad things you don’t like.
Don’t bribe me or make rash promises. Remember that I feel badly let down when promises are broken.
The more you give me the safety to expose my true feelings the more of my inner beauty I will risk showing.
Don’t be inconsistent, that confuses me and makes me lose faith in you.
Please praise and acknowledge me for who I am and not for the things I do, for then I will grow up without the stress of comparing and competing.
Please keep reminding me that I am good, capable and worthwhile, so that I grow up loving and accepting myself.
And finally, don’t forget that I can’t thrive without your love and understanding… but I don’t need to tell you, do I?

Apple soundtrack

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With only Mac OS X sounds, this guy composed a music, using, of course, GarageBand. How geek can you get?

Welcome to the 4th screen

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Via KludgeHack, a very insightful ad from Nokia, to think about:

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iPhone vs Symbian

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The following graphic, proudly copied from a TechCrunch post, blowed up my mind: I was expecting a big success for Apple's iPhone, but not this kind of numbers, this is huge!

Chrome, some bad news

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Update: Google's has changed the Terms of Service for Chrome.

Everyone is talking about the new Google's browser, coined Chrome. and the idea of launching a comic book to explain the advantages of Chrome a day before the launch is absolutely brilliant, and surely must be responsible for some of the hype generated along.

Since there is no Mac version available yet, I still haven't try it, but after reading some posts today, I'm glad I haven't:

  • Ryan Narraine, a security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, found out that Chrome has inherited a serious security flaw from the old version of WebKit is based on: by combining a flaw in WebKit with a known Java bug, is possible to an attacker to trick Windows users into launching a Java file in one's computer. Try this demo to see the bug working (don't worry, it's only a proof of concept, the Java application that will be installed in your Windows computer will do no harm);
  • The other issue has to do with Chrome Terms of Service, which I believe will be changed in a near future, since point 11.1 states, and I quote, "By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services". In my opinion, this make sense when we are talking of services like YouTube and such, but in this case we are talking about a browser, so, by accepting this term, I would be allowing Google to own any content that I would access through the Chrome browser, which is pretty abusive, don't you think?

In summary, I will wait for the version 1.1 of the browser, and for a change in the Terms of Service before trying it.