27 March, 2019

Document Freedom Day (DFD)

Today is March 27, 2019 - Document Freedom Day (𝖣𝖥𝖣) - a day when people come together and inform themselves about the ever-growing importance of Open Standards. 𝖣𝖥𝖣 is all about compatibility, is more than documents.  During Document Freedom Day people discuss formats and protocols which everybody can use free of charge and restriction.

22 March, 2019

Amazing 4 Hi-Tech Giants

  1. Microsoft
    Head and shoulders photo of Bill Gates
    Bill Gates - principal founder of Microsoft - Image by United States Department of Health and Human Services - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hhsgov/39912162735/, Public Domain, Link
  2. Apple
    Tim Cook 2009 cropped.jpg
    Tim Cook - Chief Executive Officer of Apple - Image by Tim_Cook_2009.jpg: Kindly granted by Valery Marchive (LeMagIT) derivative work: RanZag (talk) - Tim_Cook_2009.jpg, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link
  3. Amazon.com
    Jeff Bezos at Amazon Spheres Grand Opening in Seattle - 2018 (39074799225) (cropped).jpg
    Jeff Bezos - the founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon - Image by Seattle City Council from Seattle - https://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlecitycouncil/39074799225/, CC BY 2.0, Link
  4. Alphabet - Google
    Larry Page in the European Parliament, 17.06.2009 (cropped).jpg
    Larry Page - principal founder of Google - Image by Stansfield PL - Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Those 4 amazing hi-tech multinationals have an extraordinary market capitalization of around 4 trillion dollars (trillion dollars can be thought of like a million of million), each with a similar value (around a trillion each). They are the biggest public companies listed in the stock market in the world.

20 March, 2019

Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach

Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach

Go behind-the-scenes of today's Doodle below! Today we celebrate world renowned German composer and musician Johann Sebastian Bach with our first ever AI-powered Doodle! Made in partnership with the Google Magenta and Google PAIR teams, the Doodle is an interactive experience encouraging players to compose a two measure melody of their choice.
In this link above you can see and hear the composition, I did with a help of Johann Sebastian Bach and the first-ever AI-powered Google Doodle.

Go behind the scenes with Google:

Happy International Colour Day - March 21!

International Colour Day promotes colour awareness. Visit https://www.luka.jagor.info/ - Luka Jagor - Digital Art for colourful artwork.

17 February, 2019

New Protocols, Standards, File Types

Are you into virtual reality (a gamer)? What is the difference between WebGL, ‎OpenGL, WebVR? Are you into cryptocurrencies? What is the difference between Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple?

In my youth internet was becoming more and more popular, for web designers it was all about HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Web developers did programming with PHP, MYSQL, and the help of web designers.

Tomislav Uzelac is the Croatian programmer who created AMP, considered the first successful (real-time) MP3 player. When MP3 got popular it was all about MP3/MP3-VB, AAC, Ogg for people into music processing.

Now I would like to introduce you to Vladimir Vukićević and WebVR from the Mozilla community:
Vladimir Vukićević is a Serbian-born American Software Engineer, known mostly for his work on open-source graphics libraries, including those used in the Mozilla projects. Mozilla came out recently with "Firefox Reality - A new browser for virtual reality".

I hope for reconciliation between the Serbs and the Croatians at all levels.

Good luck to all of you hard-working people!

11 February, 2019

Please Stop Concreting and Other Traditional Construction Methods

Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'

Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review
Stopping traditional construction - although such an event has benefits for nature - it ruins current economic indicators. I understand we could be facing a recession threshold. If so, in the end, we should know the answer to how to gain a sustainable economy that will not conflict with climate, nature. There must be more in the economy than issuing construction permits, especially in a sustainable economy - it's the entire service sector and people should focus more on service rather than physical build (concreting and other traditional construction methods)

Please listen to what the richest man in the 2018 list of the billionaires has to say:

Jeff Bezos thinks we need to build industrial zones in space in order to save Earth

Elon Musk wants us to build human colonies on Mars. Jeff Bezos has a slightly more measured take. Onstage at the Code Conference on Tuesday, the Amazon founder and 𝖢𝖤𝖮 said that we have to start bringing parts of the industrial economy to space in order "to save Earth."

27 January, 2019

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Resolution 60/7 establishing 27 January as International Holocaust Remembrance Day urges every member nation of the U.N. to honor the memory of Holocaust victims, and encourages the development of educational programs about Holocaust history to help prevent future acts of genocide.
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Genocidal state, medical experiments ⇒ Holocaust victims were people who were targeted by the government of Nazi Germany for various discriminatory practices due to their ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, or sexual orientation.

I'm gay and I can imagine the hard times gays had in Nazi Germany, especially the ones that talked openly about their sexual orientation. There is still pressure towards minorities here in Croatia.

I wish to express my deepest condolence to all the Holocaust victims.

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