Archive for October 11th, 2004

On my “journalistic” hobby

I started “working” voluntarily on a new web site. I am helping some friends with their Linux mobile site.

I am pretty excited about this project, but I think that I spread myself thin among that site, NewMobileComputing, GnomeFiles and OSNews. Too much work, to be justified as a hobby. Hobbies are supposed to be fun…

As for, we are now at around 185,000 pageviews per day, down from about 204,000 a few months ago. The reasons for this are:
1. The damn RSS feeds. Now that we give away the full teaser the people don’t bother to visit the site.
2. I don’t do much work on OSNews anymore, meaning that I don’t write many reviews, I don’t do interviews and when we have originals, I don’t go to web sites to submit the news as I used to.

I am fed up with this daily work, so I tried to lay back a bit the last few months and only do the minimal required to keep the site alive. And this shows on our statistics (we are still No2 behind Slashdot though on the alternative OS scene sites, but NewsForge is closing on us dangerously).

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s penis

Well, admit it. All Star Wars fans are curious about the Jedi’s out of this world’s sexual abilities (a.k.a. “lightsabers”).

Well, here’s a sample: 1, 2, 3. [click only if you are 18 years old or more]

Apparently Ewan McGregor has played in 4 films where he shows his stuff (among great artistic roles of homo- or bi-sexual, drugged characters etc)… He says that he tries to make up for all the women that are shown on serious films naked, while the males are kept hidden, as there seems to be some sort of taboo. Bravo Ewan!

The thing is though that the DVD and TV releases of these films have been censored here in US. So, even if you buy the DVD of “Young Adam” for example, the US version is censored with cut scenes (even if it’s rated “R” anyway). Bah…