Sunday, 30 November 2008

Reopening I

The last day of December

Frank Zappa - Tengo Na Minchia Tanta

Carbonare, A. - Dindo, A. - Frank Zappa for Alex

Saturday, 22 November 2008


Morning Routine

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Beer Street , Gin Lane - William Hogarth

Beer Street and Gin Lane (1751)

Gin Lane

Beer Street

Beer Street and Gin Lane are two prints issued in 1751 by English artist William Hogarth in support of what would become the Gin Act. Designed to be viewed alongside each other, they depict the evils of the consumption of gin as a contrast to the merits of drinking beer.

On the simplest level, Hogarth portrays the inhabitants of Beer Street as happy and healthy, nourished by the native English ale, and those who live in Gin Lane as destroyed by their addiction to the foreign spirit of gin; but, as with so many of Hogarth's works, closer inspection uncovers other targets of his satire, and reveals that the poverty of Gin Lane and the prosperity of Beer Street are more intimately connected than they at first appear. Gin Lane shows shocking scenes of infanticide, starvation, madness, decay and suicide, while Beer Street depicts industry, health, bonhomie and thriving commerce, but there are contrasts and subtle details that allude to the prosperity of Beer Street as the cause of the misery found in Gin Lane.

in Wikipedia

A Rua da Cerveja e a Rua/Alameda do Gin são duas gravuras editadas em 1751, pelo artista inglês William Hogarth, que apoiaram aquilo se tornou no Acto do Gin. Pensadas para serem vistas lado a lado, uma da outra, elas retratam os malefícios
do consumo do gin em contraste com os méritos de beber cerveja.

No nível mais simples, Hogarth retrata os habitantes da Rua da Cerveja, felizes e saudáveis, alimentados pela cerveja nativa inglesa, e aqueles que vivem na Rua do Gin destruídos pelo vício do espírito estrangeiro do gin; mas como muitos dos trabalhos de Hogarth, uma inspecção
mais pormenorizada descobre outros alvos da sua sátira, e revela que a pobreza da Rua do Gin e a properidade da Rua da Cerveja estão mais intimamente ligadas do que aparece à primeira vista. A Rua do Gin mostra cenas chocantes de infanticida, fome, loucura, deterioração e suicídio, enquanto a Rua da Cerveja descreve a indústria, a saúde, a bonomia e o comércio, mas há contrastes e detalhes subtis que referem à prosperidade da Rua da Cerveja como causa da miséria encontrada na Rua do Gin.

Wikipedia (tradução jm.)

Rua do Gin 2
1 - A marginal
2 - Agora que eu sei
3 - Júlia
4 - Aparição
5 - Deixaste uma porta aberta
6 - Diz qualquer coisa
7 - Uma vez
8 - Eu,tu e a luz
9 - Espera por mim
10 - Negras barcas
11 - A casa em frente

Rua do Gin 1
1 - Gina
2 - Agora que eu sei
3 - Júlia
4 - Aparição
5 - Deixaste uma porta aberta
6 - Diz qualquer coisa
7 - Sanguesuga
8 - Eu,tu e a luz
9 - Espera por mim
10 - Negras barcas
11 - A casa em frente
12 - A marginal

Um ensaio na Rua de São Victor.
A rehearsal at Rua de São Victor

Faixa 1
Faixa 2
Faixa 3
Faixa 4
Faixa 5
Faixa 6

4 pistas gravado em Maximinos, Braga na casa do Manuel Leite por volta de 1990.
4 tracks recordings done in Maximinos, Braga at Manuel Leite's around 1990.

1 - Paraíso
2 - O que os meus olhos
3 - Negras barcas

Check it here
Rua do Gin 1
Rua do Gin 2

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Hieronymus Bosch

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Olivier Messiaen

Messiaen - Oiseaux Exotiques - Aimard, Boulez Part 1

Ondes Martenot / Messiaen 4° Feuillet Inédit by Thomas Bloch

Theremin Lesson One

Thomas Grillo

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Intruders II

Today after a scan, the following message appeared in Spybot (antirootkit software - looks decent), it was deleting a key in the registry, probably from my last operations, see post Intruders.

Company: Marketflip Technologies, LLC
Product: RegistryFix
Threat: Malware

Company URL:
Company product URL:

Software belongs to Marketflip Technologies like the rogue antispyware software NoAdware or Spyware Solver. Its domain is registered through domains by proxy. Neither license nor website state proper contact information or any information about the company. False positives and warning messages serve to make the user buy the software. This software is identical to ErrorClean which is also from Marketflip Technologies.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Laurie Anderson

only an expert

the ugly one with the jewels


Friday, 17 October 2008


On the 12th of October, I've inadvertedly turned off my firewall/anti virus for a few minutes. The result as you can imagine is that I've got infected, not me, my computer, by a series of weird diseases, all grouped in the same package, or probably from the result of the same original sin. My firewall started shooting scary messages like the one in the picture. The funny thing is that when I clicked on "enable protection", it'd just send me to a page telling me to buy antimalware/antivirus software from two different brand. To buy an antivirus I didn't even know?! I thought it was really weird. And scary, seen the nature of the messages popping up in my screen. So I took note of the names of the trojans, and after digging in the net here's what came up.


Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Tiny.h Description
Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Tiny.h is an imaginary Trojan name used to threaten and trick users into buying the rogue anti-spyware application PC Antispy. The user gets infected after downloading the video codec that infects the computer with a nasty Trojan. This Trojan then displays a fake "Windows Security Alert" message which recommends to download a software (most probably PC Antispy) to resolve the issue. The message reads:

"Windows Security Alert
To help protect your computer, Windows Firewall has detected activity of harmful software. Do you want to block this software from sending data over the internet?
Name: Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Tiny.h
Risk Level: CRITICAL
Description: This is spy trojan that installs itself to the system, hides itself and then captures screen images and saves them to disk files in encrypted form. Thus it allows to a hacker to watch screen images."

PC Antispy or whatever software the fake Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Tiny.h alert message recommends will not fix your PC but might actually expose you to more security threats
from ""

PCAntispy, also known as PC-Antispy and PC Anti Spy, is a rogue anti-spyware program that sells itself as a spyware removal superhero under the slogan: "Protecting Against Intruders". Ironically, PCAntispy is an intruder itself. PCAntispy is a clone of PCAntispyware and will use any means necessary to lure you into buying the full PCAntispy program.

Zlob Description
Spyware Image
It is a backdoor designed to give the attacker remote control over a compromised PC. It changes essential computer settings and modifies certain files. Zlob starts automatically on every Windows startup and hides its activities by injecting code into explorere.exe. It waits for remote connections and allows the attacker to download and install additional software, execute certain commands and manage the entire computer. Zlob can be very dangerous. Use antivirus and malware removal tools in order to get rid of this spyware.
from ""

This Trojan opens a range of web pages without the knowledge or consent of the user. It is a Windows PE EXE file. It is 5120 bytes in size. It is packed using FSG. The unpacked file is approximately 23KB in size.

The Trojan adds a rule to the Windows Firewall which permits any network activity caused by the Trojan.
from ""

Trojan-Spy.HTML.Bankfraud.dq (Kaspersky Lab) is also known as: Phish-BankFraud.eml.a (McAfee), Trojan.Bankfraud (Doctor Web), HTML.Phishing.Bank-1 (ClamAV), HTML/Bankfraud.gen (Eset)
from ""

First off, never trust a bug that tells you to buy something to get rid of it. It's always a scam, exportion to be exact.

Run the McAfee free scan and see exactly which virus you have and list it out here. If the one you think you have is "Trojan.spy.html.bankfraud.dq" you need to dig a little deeper. That trojan was targeted towards a specific bank's customers (unless you are a Regions bank customer.).

I would run MSCONFIG and stop disable all programs you do not recognize, then reboot and perform another scan. Then go to and reseach each one of them. Trend is pretty good at giving the manual removal workaround.
from ""

I checked a few forums, all saying to download such and such software, which I did for a few, but after running them, nothing could be found, desperatly. On one the forums, someone had the idea (I've lost the address of that source, forgive) to check all files created and modified during the last two days, in the System32 folder in Windows, you know, with the search tool (or find, on other OS's). In the list that's come up, there was someting called "juxslopm.exe" which caught my attention, well that a very strange name that I've never come across before. At first, I could not delete it, which was a quite risky solution if my suspicion was proved wrong. So I changed its name to C:\Windows\System32\juxslopmOld.exe and left it for a while. After a few hours, the creepy messages were gone, and all was back to normal. So I've assumed that was my culprit, I've moved to my desktop, and now it allows me to delete. And more, my antivirus (AVG) has recognized it and accused,
trojan horse generic11.azou
process Name: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Process ID: 3440

too late, I did it first. I still don't understand why it took so long to identify the trojan. It's still on my desk, where I can see its dead corpse, yeah, I feel like a bounty killer.
Conclusion: they infect me and then offer to cure me, my computer actually, I'm still allright. That's a bit sci-fi, but probably a good marketing strategy, for who is not, or can't afford to inform himself. Those guys who are selling the miraculous software should have problems for doing that.

Friday, 3 October 2008

About Tesla coil (II)

"Energie" de Thorsten Fleisch - 2007
Thorsten Fleisch

Another blog worth checking. Esoteric.
Outro blog de interesse que vale a pena percorrer. Esotérico.


About Tesla coils

A few sites for the seriously mad with tendencies for moments of high voltage.

Apenas uns sites para apanhados do clima em último grau com fracos para momentos de alta voltagem.

Florians Teslacoilpage

Tesla Downunder

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Cure for insomnia

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


First take





Tom Waits

Tom Waits Press Conference

Sunday, 14 September 2008








Sunday, 7 September 2008

Uprising in Tibet 2008

Uprising in Tibet 2008 [Video - English Language]

From the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Dharamshala, a non-edited video of the events in Tibet, earlier this year. That is, non-edited by the Chinese authorities. A complete rendering of the facts, and as it is commonly said in China, learn the truth from the facts.

Download high resolution video:
UPRISING IN TIBET 2008 - English Narration (MPEG-4, 181 MB)

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Staff Benda Bilili

A group of disabled Congolese musicians is threatening to take the United Nations peacekeeping mission to court over a song for last year's elections.

BBC News

STAFF BENDA BILILI (et le sex machine)

Test cards

Dutronc - Gainsbourg

Jacques Dutronc - L'opportuniste - Le Clip - 1968

Serge Gainsbourg - Je suis venu te dire

Tuesday, 2 September 2008


Bus 3

Bus 2

Bus 1

Ashton Moss
Ashton Moss

Sunday, 31 August 2008


Tejo Lisbon




Terreiro do Paço

Terreiro do Paço2

Terreiro do Paço1



tejo x4

Tejo x4

Monday, 18 August 2008


The coqueluche this week, those awfull pimps from Funkadelic, giving free lessons to anyone who wants to hear them, they are still inspiration for a whole generation of rappers, and George Clinton is still around, his great grand daughter is part of the band. Long live and free your mind.

A coqueluche esta semana, os horrendos chulinhos dos Funkadelic que a gente gosta tanto e não se cansa de publicar. Ainda dão lições de moral de borla a quem quiser ouví-las, e ainda são inspiração para uma geração inteira de rapeiros, e mais o George Clinton ainda anda por aí, a bisneta faz parte da banda. Longa vida com Free Your Mind ...

Funkadelic - I Got A Thing 1970

Into the Groove