Google Satellite

Amazing upgrade to the already amazing Google Maps site. Don’t really know when it was implemented but you can now switch from the map view to a real satellite view, down to the street level! I can only imagine the day you’ll be able to have a live ...

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Let Me Introduce You To My Little Friend

I was really bad over this weekend… I not only had a cup of (gasp!) Star Bucks coffee but I also managed to convince my wife that we deserved a new flat LCD monitor to replace our existing 17-inch. We finally settled (well, actually I settled for it… she wasn ...

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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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