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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

3.11

Three years ago, on March 11th, a tsunami hit the east coast of Japan killing 19000 people and leaving many others homeless. Still today many of them can't return to their home due to radiation near Fukushima disaster. Yahoo!Japan had a great initiative, donating 10 yen for each search for “3.11”
See the announcement: http://promo.search.yahoo.co.jp/searchfor311/ and the video below:




There's a YouTube channel, Kizuna311, with messages and videos dedicated to those who suffered on the disaster. It starts with Watanabe Ken, known for The Last Samurai, Inception and Letters from Iwo Jima. I watched this over and over:



For those curious about the tsunami, here's a footage (I won't embed it):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0YOXVlPUu4

Happy Birthday, WWW

25 years ago, Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web, read about it on Computer History Museum.

Seeing the pictures makes me nostalgic. I used WindowMaker when I started using Linux in 1999 and it's inspired by NeXTSTEP.

Update:

Another legendary Tim made a nice post: https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2014/03/11/The-Web-is-25
(that's Tim Bray, co-creator of XML).

Also, celebrate at http://www.webat25.org/