Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category


Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

While surfing the Slashdot comments to their current poll entitled “What Kind of Bot Would You Be?” I had some of the most funny moments of the week. Specially this comment: «Personally I picked Soongian android partly for that reason. We know they come “fully functional”, so it’s close enough. Just make sure you get […]

The C(haos) day

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Slashdotted and reported by many other news sites, IE will change the way it handles ActiveX content. They tell you that there will be minimal impact, but I don’t believe it. Some problems will be with ads, you’ll need 2 clicks to close those nasty things, to stop music and the case is worst in […]

Torrent Web

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Torrent is a nice techology that enables distributed access to a file. Users share their connection and in the end the server doesn’t need to handle huge bandwidth problems and it saves costs. While this is desired by some, there are places where this scheme needs changes. For instance, Torrent could be used to balance […]

Cool bet from Microsoft

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

I’ve checked the news (sourceforge) before, but now I needed to check some information about Microsoft Expression ?suite? and I saw the videos again. I’ve to confess that I’m impressed with their work. Not only they are managing to create a possible Fireworks/Photoshop killer but they are bringing together the designer and developer rules. This […]

Managing my email

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

For about 2 years now, I’ve been using dovecot as an local IMAP server to store my email. Truth is that it is becoming more slow each day. So, I’m planning to move it to my server and start handling all the email in there. I’m thinking of giving a try to cyrus and something […]

XML and Global Warming

Monday, February 6th, 2006

For a long time now I’ve been thinking about the impact of XML in computer developers and global warming. In fact there isn’t a direct relationship, but here’s the point: XML is a great markup language that makes our life easier in a lot of situations. It is self described and human-readable,bla, bla, bla… but: […]

Spamers and Google

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

I was just thinking… yes! I do think! And I’m not blond! LOL Just like there are web spiders searching for each and every page, so their owners can show some results on their search engines, I bet spamers have their own too. No matter how they get your email, the problem is that if […]

Suse review part 2

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Well, after a while playing with Suse, the (previously) notable distro, I’ve to say I’m seriously disappointed with it. The first problem is that I can only use my pen when the pen is plugged at boot time, if I plug it after that I need to mount it in the terminal because Suse keeps […]

Suse, a notable distro

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

When my girlfriend bought a new computer I thought about giving a try to Suse 10 – many had suggested it to me. So, as her name is Susan… Suse it’s a nice match One of the main reasons I has willing to try Suse is because of its nice integration with Mono and related […]

Microsoft Max

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Windows Vista and WinFX is on his way, but taking too long. Meanwhile it seems like Redmond guys are trying to tell their fans they are still alive and trying to convince us that the delay is worth. Microsoft Max is not one more Microsoft product: «Microsoft® Codename Max is not like any other product. […]

Gulp, the Google Drink

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

Maybe you already know it… «designed to maximize your surfing efficiency by making you more intelligent, and less thirsty.» «a DNA scanner embedded in the lip of your bottle reading all 3 gigabytes of your base pair genetic data in a fraction of a second, fine-tuning your individual hormonal cocktail in real time using our […]

UFO… am I missing something?

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

UFO’s can have ET’s… or not. But, if the UFO uses something to protect himself and even stealth… it has ET’s then. Am I missing something? Check the articles: NewsIndia I | NewsIndia II | NewsIndia III | NewsIndia IV Are this guys for real or do they need to upgrade their brains?

Back to blogging

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

After a while of beeing without hosting (I tried a few) I decided to get a a cheap VPS (Virtual Private Server) and register a domain. I must say it has been a very pleasant experience, I’ve root access and can install anything in there, even Mono! Of course I’ll give it a try but […]

Sleep well little hacker

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Today someone tried to hack one of my pet servers. Unfortunately he hacker gave up after I noticed his attack and nmaped him. 😛 Been fixing some errors on a friends portal. That’s a cool portal, with lots of news, but lacking a better design and more users. I added RSS2 support to it and […]

Just installed WordPress

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

I’ve just installed WordPress it works perfectly and its amazing. The installation couldn’t be simpler except, IMHO, by the fact that we must setup the MySql database by our own. Although I don’t have root access to my hosting server, if I had, it should have an option to handle that – I believe MediaWiki […]