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Paradígmas digital – novos ditados populares

Como estamos na ‘Era Digital’, foi necessário rever os velhos ditados existentes e adaptá-los à nova realidade.

Vejam alguns:
1. A pressa é inimiga da conexão.
2. Amigos, amigos, senhas à parte.
3. Antes só, do que em chats aborrecidos.
4. A arquivo dado não se olha o formato.
5. Diga-me que chat freqüentas e te direi quem és.
6. Para bom provedor uma senha basta.
7. Não adianta chorar sobre arquivo deletado.
8. Em briga de namorados virtuais não se mete o mouse.
9. Em terra off-line, quem tem um 486 é rei.
10. Hacker que ladra, não morde.
11. Mais vale um arquivo no HD do que dois baixando.
12. Mouse sujo se limpa em casa.
13. Melhor prevenir do que formatar.
14. O barato sai caro. E lento.
15. Quando a esmola é demais, o santo desconfia que tem vírus anexado.
16. Quando um não quer, dois não teclam.
17. Quem ama um 486, Pentium 5 lhe parece.
18. Quem clica seus males multiplica.
19. Quem com vírus infecta, com vírus será infectado.
20. Quem envia o que quer, recebe o que não quer.
21. Quem não tem banda larga, caça com modem.
22. Quem nunca errou, que aperte a primeira tecla.
23. Quem semeia e-mails, colhe spams.
24. Quem tem dedo vai a
25. Um é pouco, dois é bom, três é chat ou lista virtual.
26. Vão-se os arquivos, ficam os back-ups.
27. Diga-me que computador tens e direi quem és.
28. Há dois tipos de pessoas na informática. Os que perderam o HD e os que ainda vão perder…
29. Uma impressora disse para outra: Essa folha é sua ou é impressão minha.
30. Aluno de informática não cola, faz backup.
31. O problema do computador é o USB (Usuário Super Burro)…
32. Na informática nada se perde, nada se cria. Tudo se copia… e depois se cola.


Top 10 Lies Told to Naive Artists & Designers

Mark W. Lewis © 2005

1 “Do this one cheap (or free) and we’ll make it up on the next one.”

No reputable business person would first give away their work and time or merchandise on the hope of making it up later. Can you imagine what a plumber would say if you said “come in, provide and install the sink for free and next time we’ll make it up when we need a sink.” You would be laughed at! Also the likelyhood is that if something important came along, they wouldn’t use you.

2 “We never pay a cent until we see the final product.”

This is a croc, unless the person is leaving the door open to cheat you out of your pay. Virtually every profession requres a deposit or incremental payment during anything but the smallest project. Once you have a working relationship, you may work out another arrangement with a client. But a new client should not ask you to go beyond an initial meeting and, perhaps some preliminary sketches without pay on the job!

3 “Do this for us and you’ll get great exposure! The jobs will just pour in!”

Baloney. Tell a plumber “Install this sink and my friend will see and you’ll get lots of business!” Our plumber friend would say “You mean even if I do a good job I have to give my work away to get noticed? Then it isn’t worth the notice.” Also the guy would likely brag to everyone he knows about how this would normally cost (X) dollars, but brilliant businessman that he is he got if for free! If anyone calls, they’ll expect the same or better deal.

4 On looking at sketches or concepts: “Well, we aren’t sure if we want to use you yet, but leave your material here so I can talk to my partner/investor/wife/clergy.”

You can be sure that 15 minutes after you leave he will be on the phone to other designers, now with concepts in hand, asking for price quotes. When you call back you will be informed that your prices were too high and Joe Blow Design/Illustration will be doing the job. Why shouldn’t they be cheaper? You just gave them hours of free consulting work! Until you have a deal, LEAVE NOTHING CREATIVE at the clients office.

5 “Well, the job isn’t CANCELLED, just delayed. Keep the account open and we’ll continue in a month or two.”

Ummm, probably not. If something is hot, then not, it could be dead. It would be a mistake to *not* bill for work performed at this point and then let the chips fall where they may! Call in two months and someone else may be in that job. And guess what? They don’t know you at all…..

6 “Contract? We don’t need no stinking contact! Aren’t we friends?”

Yes, we are, until something goes wrong or is misunderstood, then you are the jerk in the suit and I am that idiot designer, then the contract is essential. That is, unless one doesn’t care about being paid. Any reputable business uses paperwork to define relationships and you should too.

7 “Send me a bill after the work goes to press.”

Why wait for an irrelevant deadline to send an invoice? You stand behind your work, right? You are honest, right? Why would you feel bound to this deadline? Once you deliver the work and it is accepted, BILL IT. This point may just be a delaying tactic so the job goes through the printer prior to any question of your being paid. If the guy waits for the job to be printed, and you do changes as necessary, then he can stiff you and not take a chance that he’ll have to pay someone else for changes.

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Google: 11 anos de história em 2 minutos de video


Bug Killer – A Channel 9 Halloween special

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Have you spent countless nights up late writing code? Have your eyes burned after staring at a monitor for 18 hours? Have you ever wanted to hack up a co-worker or two? Sure, we all have! Here’s the story of what happened to one developer on a dark and foggy night when the pressure was just too much…–A-Channel-9-Halloween-special/


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LIPDUB – I Gotta Feeling (Comm-UQAM 2009)


ASP.Net Recipe

Next time you invite your buddies to a cookout, how about making something special? May I suggest a roast recipe?

* 1 cup sliced CSS
* 1 teaspoon JavaScript
* 1/2 cup XHTML powder


1. Grind tables.
2. Place ASP.NET in a roaster, stab with knife to allow view state to escape.
3. Fill layout with semantic markup.
4. Blend CSS with well-beaten JavaScript and pour over the top.
5. Continue making layers until all the ingredients are used.
6. Serve with modern browsers.




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