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World by Photography

Ξ May 30th, 2008 | → 0 Comments |
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I love to take photographs, but I also love to see other people’s photos… One site that focus on world sparse photos is woophy.



FF3 Download Day

Ξ May 30th, 2008 | → 0 Comments |
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The Spread Firefox community will attempt to achieve a Guiness World Record for the most Downloaded Software Application in a Day. For this, your help is required!

Please pledge to the initiative, and download the new Firefox 3.0 the day it is launched!


Programming Challenges

Ξ May 28th, 2008 | → 0 Comments |
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Let me just start by saying that “I love to be a computer programmer!”…

Yes, I also enjoy all the other stuff related with computers, but my main drive is pick up a problem, find an algorithm to solve it and then put it to work (programming like craky…)! One way to improve these skills is to solve programming problems.

There’s an excelent site where that is possible and simple. Just subscribe to the UVa Online Judge, select one of many problems available and submit your solution. Problem’s difficulty range from very easy to extremely difficult.


Storing Streams with Mplayer

Ξ May 28th, 2008 | → 0 Comments |
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My phrase of the day is “If you can play it, you can store it…”.

If you use mplayer as your usual media player my congratulations. This one of the best and more versatile media player I know. This shell command media player (there is also a GUI available to those who prefer the little buttons) never failed me…

The ability to play media streams over the net (through mms, rtsp, etc) is one of my favorite features. Another great feature is the ability to store locally the stream’s content.

Simply run:

$ mplayer mms://server/stream.wmv -dumpstream -dumpfile local_file.wmv

and all stream content will be stored in your local file repository.


Mom and Dad for a Week

Ξ May 22nd, 2008 | → 0 Comments |
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This week has been just me and my daughter. Everything is going well and I think we could manage for another week without mom… before the house simply collapsed into itself.

I’m sure that mom has heard the distant cries of “Come back, we miss you so much!”… yes, from the other side of the Atlantic, all well long…

Also, I found a video that I would like to share with you. Very funny! Enjoy!

Yes, I already said some of those this week!!!


SW Development Project

Ξ May 15th, 2008 | → 0 Comments |
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Standing Alone

Ξ May 13th, 2008 | → 0 Comments |
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Ξ May 13th, 2008 | → 0 Comments |
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I love to learn new stuff with my little daughter. She is reaching a age where lots a questions must be answered. The last question was about the meaning of PM that appears just after the time in the digital clock from my task bar.

The question caught me completely off guard, but I like to answer all my daughter’s questions… from the easiest to the most complicated!!! So, after a joint googling adventure we found the meaning of PM/AM.

From wikipedia we got: “The 12-hour clock is a timekeeping convention in which the 24 hours of the day are divided into two periods called ante meridiem (a.m., Latin “before noon”) and post meridiem (p.m., “after noon”).”.

Quite nice, acquiring knowledge this way!!!


My Top 10 Firefox Add-ons…

Ξ May 13th, 2008 | → 1 Comments |
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These are my 10 favorite Firefox add-ons… So that you can known and that I can’t forget!

  1. Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox’s tab functionalities providing a lot of customizable new option.
  2. Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer is your silent companion, synchronizing in background your bookmarks between all your computers.
  3. FlashGot gathers multiple links in a page and downloads them using the available lightweight. download manager available.
  4. DownThemAll is a completely built-in download manager that is very fast and lightweight.
  5. ForecastFox is an eye-catching weather reporting tool… for those days you don’t leave the house!
  6. Mouse Gestures creates ’shortcuts’ based on your mouse movements, which is a much more quick way and easy than reaching for your keyboard or selecting an option from a menu.
  7. Adblock Plus avoids those annoying advertisements.
  8. Download Statusbar provides a simple way to manage your downloading activities using little window space.
  9. Image Zoom allows the custom dimensioning of images in a webpage.
  10. PDF Download customizes the PDF downloading functionalities, avoiding those unnecessary empty tabs.

Please note that I’m currently using Firefox version, and not all above add-ons work on newer versions (such as version 3 Beta 5).



Ξ May 12th, 2008 | → 0 Comments |
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A Tale of Two Cities LITE(tm)
– by Charles Dickens

A lawyer who looks like a French Nobleman is executed in his place.

The Metamorphosis LITE(tm)
– by Franz Kafka

A man turns into a bug and his family gets annoyed.

Lord of the Rings LITE(tm)
– by J. R. R. Tolkien

Some guys take a long vacation to throw a ring into a volcano.

Hamlet LITE(tm)
– by Wm. Shakespeare

A college student on vacation with family problems, a screwy
girl-friend and a mother who won’t act her age.

by fortune(6)


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