Sebastian Raul Wain Page (aka Sebastian Wain)
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After a lot of years accumulating and processing data indiscriminately, I finally decided
to gradually share many things on a more organized manner.
Philosophical reflections may appear between soon or never.
Where are the revolutions today?
When I look at the Open Source and related movements, the big quality obtained for many projects, not
just in the "products", not just in the "process" not just enhancing standards and tools to collaborate.
I think the Open Source Movement is an example to follow in many areas of the Society in many kinds of forms.
It's far beyond software.
Insightful publications in these issues at: The Pro-Am Revolution and
Some things from my stuff:
- CookiePie: Manage multiple accounts in FireFox on each different tab. This Firefox extension enables (for example) you to have
many gmail/yahoo/hotmail accounts in the same browser in different tabs.
- ISE (IRC Search Engine): Will be uploaded some day.
- Googolplex: Do you know that the name Google is based on the word
Well a Googolplex is a very big number
and is the name of This Python class to search in Google and return
the result of the query as a list so you can make some esoteric things.
- SqueakOS: It is a "proof of concept" floppy disk like the QNX Demo,
it's a single 1.44M disk booting GNU/Linux and running Squeak. The semi-original page (dated from 1999) is now at:
SqueakOS. The goal of this project was just put Squeak with the graphical environment in one floppy disk,
at that time Alejandro Weil and me ported Squeak to use svgalib instead of X-Windows. It's not waterproof it's just a demo.
A whole project dedicated to do a complete operating system based on Squeak is at: SqueakNOS
Projects where I work:
No Pop Corns here please!
- I am a fanatic of the big screen Here is my IMDB ranking:
(The scores are mainly from films seen on the Cinema, since films on TV are usually underscored)
A recent incursion in the genealogy field began with the building of my genealogy tree and collecting all information that I can.
More information on resources and my genealogy tree is on My Genealogy Page
I use the most impressive software to do genealogical research: Gramps
I am writting some things about Genealogical Data Mining to help on the search. (I love buzzwords!)
A list of recommended books of my own at: Recommended!
The list is growing.
I think currently the best interface is the human interface, the non-linear conversation between a group of people (not in the virtual space).
The Story Telling approach is taking big appeareance in Knowledge Management
( look at: Knowledge_Flow -> Storytelling)
I will try some techno/personal story telling.
I lived the Dot Com Era and at this time with a group of friends we did our own .com called Helicoid (and we had an Investor too!).
The idea of our .com was to do many products and services for the geek community worldwide.
Since some things we did has very high quality it deserves some nostalgia,
I put 6 chapters of the very high quality flash comic we produced here: Zeek and
the computer geeks t-shirts we designed here: T-Shirts, I don't mirror the site's esthetic
, just the content (swf and images). Banners of our previous site Soberbia.com can be seen here: Soberbia.com Banners[UNDER CONSTRUCTION]
Here is my personal list of awards to companies, products and media in no special order:
- Software for programmers and you can try tags search like reverse engineering software
- Nektra's Transcript ala Twitter.
- Operating Systems: NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, GNU/Linux.
- Collaborative Software: Groove.
- Languages: Python, Squeak
- Unique Tools: SoftICE, IDA Pro Disassembler
- Code Quality: QMail
- Most practical windows telnet/ssh: Putty
- News: Ha'aretz, Guardian
- Toys: RCToys
- Card Games Rules: John McLeod's Card Games site
- Worst Software Installer: Cygwin Installer
- Drug Development: Optimata
- Best Yoga and related sites: Yoga Meditation of the Himalayan Tradition, Sanskrit, Non-dual Shaivism of Kashmir, Yoga and more, Knowledge Representation in Sanskrit and Artificial Intelligence
- Best Kabbalah site: The wisdom of Kabbalah
- Citrus: Jaffa
- PIMH (Portable Idea Manager Hardware): A5 (not A4)
- Best Free Windows ToDo List Manager: ToDoList
- Best Free Multiplatform Audio Recorder: Audacity
- Best Commercial Graph Visualization Software: Tom Sawyer Visualization
- Practical piece of hardware: D-Link DI-604
- Best Arg. Economic Journalist: Julio Nudler
- Best Ads Provider: AdWords from Google
- Worst Ads Provider: Overture
- Open Source RSS news reader: RSSOwl
- Most unusable (and used) webmail: Hotmail
- Biggest newspaper deception: Pagina/12
- Most practical local newsgroup software: Niouz
Some Bad Companies:
- Toshiba Warranty/Garantia problems. See the Garantia Toshiba specific site in spanish.
- If you would have your own company and some people call you to work for you for free and for your own business.
What would you do?
Divio doesn't think like you.
Many people (including me) contacted Divio to disclose for example the
NW-802 technical details to migrate it to linux, but they didn't answer.
Munaut Sylvain is doing a big effort on his NW802 Linux Driver for some
webcams. But Divio deserves some kind of boycott because some customers who spend money on their products
- Fuji, ooooooops! I bought a Fuji Film Finepix 2600 Zoom for my genealogical
research. It's broken now, the warranty doesn't cover this kind of problem and the reparation cost me more than the camera.
Obviously I think this camera is very weak.
You can see some posts about this subject on: Google Groups
- Demo The launchpad for emerging technology.
- DLD Digital, Life, Design.
- TED Ideas worts spreading.
Other Personal Pages:
The email is an excelent medium, normally I hate the telephones, and the instant messengers may be worse!
So, currently I am using this email: sebastian_wain < at > gmx < dot > net (use your OCR).
I didn't put my Curriculum Vitae here, it's only sent if requested.
- Webframe.org for his Friendly Hosting Space.
- This page was based on this page: GNU
- The robot head at the top of this page is the head of the Force Commander toy at the Mego Micronauts series (my friend Gustav had it).
I had the Time Traveler, the
Hornetroid and the very odd
- Micronauts is (c)1998 Abrams/Gentile Entertainment, (c)1976 Mego Corporation. No infringement is intended.
- All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Updated: May 10, 1234