Older blog entries for magsilva (starting at number 109)

Modified a spec file I got for Kile and created a package for Kile. I also wrote an email to Conectiva's maillist about a qt3-devel's wrong dependency, a very annoying mistake. I'm glad it was promptly fixed by Arnaldo, next step is report the XMMS error (hehe).

So Marcelo Tosatti left Conectiva? Urgh, that sounds bad. Till when it will hold on, keep on their feets, whatever?

At least one thing I'm excelling in university: throwing paper on backet, almost 100% hit ratio :-)

Sometimes São Carlos impress me: http://www.netvideo.com.br

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.

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