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So there is an easy way to change ways Windows authenticates its users? http://pgina.xpasystems.com/plugins/

"When the FSF refers to the GPL license as being a "copyleft" they're making a joke, because they're using COPYRIGHT law to ensure that the code remains freely available. Copyleft is not a principle the law recognizes." Better remind this quote, very good and simple!

The world is falling into my head, but that's ok... Spent about on hour fixing Conectiva's Xmms's output alsa plugin and building a RPM package. I need to practice this more, hehe.

The machine switch finally comes to an end! I upgraded from a P2 400 (with a harddisk slower than a CD-ROM drive) to a P3-1 GHz with 512 MiB RAM and plenty of HD space (and speed!). All software is already installed (both Windows and Linux side), so I can start coding seriously.

From everything I planned for today, the only thing I did was buying the keyboard extension cable. Ah, and started looking for Japanese's stuff. Yeah, I think I'll try to learn this...

Spent the whole day fixing my computers: the good and old VLS, the Columbia and Atlantis. VLS is a 486, now with 20 MB RAM (it was 8 MB). The machine responds much nicer now, walla! Then I used it to test some hardware I thought was broken: DVD and CD readers, some cards, a keyboard. Everything but the SBAWE 64 was burned, literally. Even the keyboard (this is the first time that I saw one broken because of a power supply failure!).

Atlantis is a PPro 200. I just installed some software into it, no major hardware modification. Hum, the sbawe 64 is a nice addition, worthwhile indeed. I'll use it for writing some text, update my site, so on (this computer stays at my bedroom, much easier to use, whatever the date).

Finally, Columbia. It´s a whole new computer, now with everything just fine (software and hardware speaking). A really fast machine. Unfortunately, many people use it at home so I can´t do everything on it.

As you can see, all my computers have launch vehicle's based names. Columbia, actually, got destroyed one month after the real one and its crew died (one minute of silence). I'm glad to see my computer Columbia on again and I do hope the space shuttle's program restart, after everything is settled down, and the space, and the space restarts being explored by man at the pace it deserves.

After several days, I finish grabbing files and setting up the computer. Even the remote control is working now! There're some bits to setup yet (the ups communication, modem and hardware sensors) but nothing I can't live without. Till August, I think I'll have settle this down and created the RPM packages for the software I've installed. Great!

How simple things matters so much?! I recently bought a cable to use my stereo as my computer's sound output, what a difference! Now I can play UT2003 and watch animes without that infrared headphones (they were, are cool but too weak...).

Playing with Kmail's filters. And yes, spamassassin and its incredible statistical filter is enabled from now on! Nice piece of bit indeed.

Computer maintenance week. The free disk space saga continues. The first placa was cleaning by email. Oh well, not just clean but convert all them to maildir format. That took some time but I got 30 MB with this (I don't know why mbox wasn't being properly compacted with Kmail). The next thing was deleting everything unusefull (and that wasn't little). After all, 200 MB of freedom!

Started doing the backups too. I'll switch to a new computador (much faster!) next week, so much must be done before that. I hope it will be a smooth transition but...

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