Saturday, November 26, 2011

Practical science

More work done on the site, since its first publication...
This time I devoted some time also to technical minded people ;-)

Main changes:

  • 1) Updated pages to link to this blog and show mail information (thanks for letting me know about bugs so early!)
  • 2) Created page for the Electronics section (I mainly had to choose the right graphic appearance)
  • 3) Created foreword to the Electronics/HIGHVoltage section (This has been tough... )
  • 4) Project added - my first Nixie Clock prototype (revisited and rethought)
  • 5) Project added - Experiments on OTL amplifiers (It already existed on the Net in some other place... but now it changed shape)
I even succeeded in making Google crunch the sitemap xml, at last... And I am experimenting the fascinating Google Analytics Realtime (BETA) Report!

See you soon!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The dawn of a new mqcvisions site...!

After three year of abandon of my site (and a long period of asociality, for that matter) I am having some days at home due to some annoying circumstances... and decided it was definitely time to completely rewrite it. 

There are whole new sections, a lot of new content... and it is drastically changed in the graphic appearance.

Although there were 'philosophical' reasons behind the interface of the old one, the final result was simply ugly in terms of usability. I hope the new one is better... 

I am eager to receive any kind of feedbacks and comments! So I put it online even if it is not fully completed; I hope to add many other things in the next two weeks.

The address is always the same:

Have a pleasant navigation... and remember to check the 'UPDATES' section :-)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The hidden life of things

I remember sitting outside in the porch of a hut, high in the mountains. No maintenance asked, no maintenance given since the 1700's.

The quiet was pervading. I sat on a log in the snow, smoking my pipe and looking at the crystal clear, black sky.
The simplicity of nothingness, the beautiful feeling of not having anything to say or to do.
That feeling only very young or very special people can afford, of being simply alive.

Inside, an ancient stove, the oldest I ever saw, cracked open by the heat of the flame during centuries, was lightening that small space with its warm red glow. Probably my lust for ancient, gleamy things comes from there.

This is one of my favourite memories, choosing from many loved ones. Its quality is not the one of a dream.

Things usually invisible to everyone often had their moment of glory, maybe only once. But having been so important, even once, they somehow conquered their reality.

Invisible things. Those are the one I want to live with.

Touching something coming from the past you can feel Time unroll through its texture. A rusted screw that someone in some time used to build some unknown else. An imperfection in the carving of a wooden box (is that microscopic stain the human mark from a slipped scalpel?). The slight dent in a lens coming from the USSR. A small handmade cog...

Any object is a silent witness, and is waiting for that touch to unveil emotions and a small tile of the big jigsaw puzzle of History.
Today many things are happening in the world. Dictators are falling, people is dying, as many other times in the past. And nevertheless, or more probably because of this, today I am feeling better looking again at my invisible things, one by one. Because they will bring their stories along, silently including mine.


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