Miriam Ruiz
random thoughts on technology and life

{February 29, 2008}   International Women’s Day

Celebrated on 8 March, International Women’s Day (IWD) is the global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential. Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900′s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

{February 21, 2008}   FOSDEM’08: There I go!
I'm going to FOSDEM From Valladolid (VLL) to Charleroi Brussels (CRL)
Fri, 22-Feb-08; Flight FR1912, Depart VLL at 17:25, Arrive to CRL at 19:35

From Charleroi Brussels (CRL) to Valladolid (VLL)
Sun, 24-Feb-08; Flight FR1911, Depart CRL at 15:00, Arrive to VLL at 17:00

I hope not to have problems with the flight this time! See you all there!

{February 20, 2008}   #466664: Such a cute number!

#466664 , not only a palindromic number, but also its digits sum 32!

{February 12, 2008}   Gnash: State of the packages

As many people keep asking me about the state of the current packages of Gnash, I’ll give a quick overview of it. As Qt 3.3.8 has now entered Debian (it is triple licensed under the QPL, GPL 2 and GPL 3), the license incompatibility problem is already solved (Gnash is GPL 3, which is incompatible with strict GPL 2). I’ve added the code for generating the KDE-based flash player (Klash) and the Konqueror plugin again. The only missing bit right now is some kind of problem related to the usage of gstreamer, with the result that Youtube videos do not work right now. I hope to have that bug fixed soon, and to be able to upload the newer packages to the repositories.

{February 11, 2008}   HIZ’s abstract shooters: Finally in Debian

HIZ‘s games Tatan, ProjectL and ES (ii-esu) have finally arrived to Debian repositories: tatan, projectl, ii-esu. Even though I’ve had some packages available for them for some time, I finally had to remove the music from them, as it wasn’t DFSG-free. The games are great anyway. They’re japanese abstract shooters of the style created by Kenta Cho, and also coded in D language. We had to rename “ES” to “ii-esu” (more or less its phonetical translation in japanese, AFAIK) as “es” was too much a generic game for a package and the binary. The next ones in my Indy Games TODO list are Linley Henzell’s Excellent Bifurcation and Garden of Coloured Lights.

{February 02, 2008}   is Yahoo! Answers rejecting Open-Source options in their forums?

Guess what happens if you recommend free software in Yahoo! forums? Your message might just be deleted for violating their Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. Someone got a computer from a friend that had some serious problems with Windows. They had none of the disks (XP or restore) and were asking for recommendations. Amanda Kerik’s suggestion was to install Ubuntu or Kubuntu instead. It seems that they didn’t like that suggestion in Yahoo! Answers, as they simply deleted it. Might it be that Yahoo! simply loves Microsoft too much?


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