Suppose you own a business. And there’s some good, like bottles of vodka, or some service, like massages, that you can sell to your costumers (I wonder what kind of business that is).
One fine day when you arrive you start opening your shop, turning on the lights. You turn the cash-machine and instead of the usual beeping, you hear an explosion and a funny smelling fume comes from behind the poor machine.
Continue reading “You will be out of business or you are scamming people”
This article is like a third edition to “Encrypted home in Ubuntu (or Kubuntu… or Debian…)”, although I keep changing the name. It’s the 8.10 edition. Many things changed and I updated the article for those, and the rest should work as well.
Every day we put more and more personal information on our computers, and our computers become lighter, smaller, more mobile. In other words, the importance of the information gets higher and the possibility of being loosed or stolen gets higher as well.
Continue reading “Encrypted home in Ubuntu 8.10”
This article is like a second edition to Encrypted home in Ubuntu (or Kubuntu… or Debian…). Important changes include that I have tested it for Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn and it works, but the devices are sd instead of hd due to all hard disk being viewed as SCSI (I am not sure why). Also I corrected some text layout problems of the previous article and I am no longer targeting Debian. Since Debian 4.0 Etch encrypting the whole file system (but /boot) is trivial because it is supported on the install, so you are not likely going to need this. Also, it seems more and more Ubuntu is taking a different direction than Debian so we may start to find big differences and I am not going to test this on Debian. Continue reading “Encrypted home in Ubuntu (or Kubuntu… or Xubuntu…)”
The explanations you’ll find here have been tested with Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) and Kubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft), they should work without any problem in other members of the Ubuntu family and with minimal changes in other Debian-based distributions like Debian itself or Mepis. In other distributions it might require even more changes.
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If you are looking for a rant about how Evolution is better than KMail, look elsewhere. I am running Evolution because I am giving Gnome another chance and I like using all the standard tools to get an integrated desktop.
Continue reading “From (broken) KMail to Evolution (or from maildir to mailbox)”
Linux Journal has just published an article I wrote title Programming Python, Part I. It is obviously an honour to have an article on such an important publication.
Thank you Ramiro for letting me know it was already published and write about it. Continue reading “Programming Python, Part I”
Just a quick note: I’ve been hired by Google. I will be a “Software Engineer in Test”. I start to work on May 28th on Dublin, Ireland. We, Sandra and I, are leaving Buenos Aires on May 20th. Continue reading “Google, here I go!”
I have just learned about Tramp. An extension to Emacs that let’s you edit file remotely. Very nice. Kate can also do it through the fish KIO, but sometimes Emacs is such a good editor.
If you normally edit files on remote server and you like Emacs, check Tramp. I don’t have special attachment to any editor yet and I really can’t make full use of any of Vim or Emacs (the two editors I use most). I think I should sit down for a couple of weeks and learn Emacs.
If I was using C it would have been simply a couple of calls to librsvg, but on C# things got a bit more ugly because Rsvg, the wrapper around librsvg is not finished. And other bindings are also missing. Just getting a Cairo context out of a Gtk.DrawingArea was not as simple as I would have liked it to be (I describe how to do it in a previous post, but I’ll do it again here).
Continue reading “SVGs in .Net using Cairo and Gtk+ (and C#)”
Tired of people smoking right in front of the no smoking signs. State your opinion with a nice shirt:
Or a sweatshirt, babydoll, baseball jersey, etc.
Also in Spanish (tambien en español).