1 Feb 2003 lsdrocha   » (Apprentice)


Funny thing happen two days ago. I decided to hack html-helper-mode.el and try do do a similar stuff for the Apache-docs project, to make it easier to translate/edit its docs (ok, actually it was for fun...) when I got a call for a job interview. Despite the joy, I felt a little sad, like, I won't spend my days playing with computers/codes anymore. That really bugged me.

Not as funny as trying to explain my girlfriend that "Men hack, women nest", of course.

I'm also playing with some code a friend of mine is using on his job. Is a mix between C and PHP. I realized that I don't suck in PHP as much as I thought.

Since the beggining of my "vacations", I've been swining every day, first thing in the morning. The rest of the day is divided between meals, Civ3, Python and other misc hacks. Girlfriend at night. I wish I was paid to do this, which bring us to the next issue...


I found a brasillian website dedicated to the "death of Linux and the GPL scum". Apparently, the website is maintained by some brasillian programmers who hate the GPL and the Free Software movement. They claim that free software will leave them without jobs and means to support their families. They really miss the point anyway, but the fact is that they seem to close-minded on this that I didn't wrote them a mail or anything. For people who claim to love coding, they should look further into the Free Software movement.

Anyway, that reflects that evangelism in Brasil is not as effective as it was supposed to be. The FS movement here is strong, especially in the south, but I guess it still need improvement.


There was a little discussion on PontoBR (a brasillian discussion website) recently between people who believes Linux is ready for desktop computers and people who believe that it is not. What really shocked me was the number of people who thinks that Unix-based system should ever be used for personal desktop computers, only for academic, development and networking purposes.

If a system is good enough, safe, secure and stable for this purposes, why not for desktop?

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