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Name: Alberto Velázquez
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I'm proudly Mexican. I study Computing Engineering at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México. I'm primarily interested on Free Software, Free Knowledge Sharing, and Privacy Protection. I'm also attracted to Mathematics. My hobbies are reading, photography, music, learning Esperanto, and learning to play Go.


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9 Jul 2005 (updated 9 Jul 2005 at 04:42 UTC) »

In the past month a lot of things happened (well, few things, actually):

  • I switched my e-mail program from Evolution to Mutt. This activity was quite amusing, and I'm really happy with the results.
  • My personal site went offline for several days, and finally resucited today. But my Spanish-written regular-life blog's database was fscked. :-(
  • The EU directive for software patents was rejected!
  • I officially hate OOP.
  • I was tempted to install Gentoo. I'm still thinking about it.
  • And some other things I don't remember now...
7 Jun 2005 (updated 9 Jun 2005 at 23:06 UTC) »

I know you know, but I couldn't resist this:
After almost three years of development, Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge) has been released!

Today is an incredibly great day for the Debian users and developers worldwide community.

31 May 2005 (updated 9 Jun 2005 at 23:05 UTC) »
29 May 2005 (updated 9 Jun 2005 at 23:05 UTC) »

A story on Slashdot says that Intel has embedded DRM support in their new chips. This is really bad news. If you want more information on the issue, you can read Cory responds to Wired Editor on DRM on Boing Boing, or the EPIC DRM pages (which have lots of links with very useful information).

As Miguel de Icaza said: It's not about what you can do today, its about they will allow you to do tomorrow (sic).

7 May 2005 (updated 9 Jun 2005 at 23:04 UTC) »

Today I wrote a very little Perl program, called 'gale' that creates HTML galleries.

Well, what it really does is to create a thumbnail of each image found in the working directory using ImageMagick's 'convert' program, and then to write an 'index.html' with each thumbnail linking to its corresponding image.

I recognize it's very simple and very ugly, but I'm only trying to (re)learn how to program in Perl. Excuse me, please.

Update (21:59 GMT -0500): I decided to upgrade the program. Well, it's actually a minor upgrade, only. Now, it creates a single HTML file for each image in the gallery, and you can place a comment for it. Nicer, ¿no? :-)

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