April Fool Jokes

Ha! Planet Gnome and Planet KDE have played their April Fools trick on me today. Apparently they’ve switched their DNS entries (or whatever it is that is required) so that people visiting Planet Gnome will be directed to Planet KDE (but the URL still says planet.gnome.org) and ...

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Bigger GMail

I’m really loving this “war” between Google and Yahoo, battling to see who attracts more users. I think we, the “middle man,” will only gain in the end. Today Google announced they’re increasing everyone’s gmail account to a whopping 2GB!!! Also, they’ve added the ability to ...

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Calling All Constructors

I wanted to change some code I had written last week so that an ::google(“overloaded constructor”, “overloaded constructor”):: would call the default constructor. This is usefull when you have to perform an initialization to a class member no matter what constructor is called during the class’ initialization. I faintly ...

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El Robot

My sister had told me about this when she called to wish us a happy Easter. She was very excited about it and thought I’d feel the same. For those of you who don’t read any “geek news” or avoid any conversations that don’t relate to music ...

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Ole' Ole'

An interesting read (sorry… free registration required) about Brazil’s involvement with the Open Source movement. It seems that Linux has joined Soccer as this country’s passion. The New York Times says “Brazil: Free Software’s Biggest and Best Friend”.

Looking to save millions of dollars in royalties and ...
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Namber

Interesting:

A namber is part name and part number. Each number between 0 and 255 has a namber. For example, 1 is fun and 213 is star. A namber address is an internet address that uses nambers. For example, mysteryrobot.com’s namber is drum.start.orange.hope.mysteryrobot.com ...
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Paradise City

Found a couple of pretty usefull and cool Gnome applets for my laptop over the weekend: netapplet and gnome-blog. Netapplet allows me to store multiple settings for different wifi access points for easy switching while on the road. Very usefull and easy to do! Gnome-blog is supposed to allow you ...

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