A Media Center at Home

Since we got a 52″ Samsung LCD TV almost a year ago as a gift from relatives, I knew it was time to attach to it a dedicated computer and have a full digital media experience in the living room. I’ll tell you here my experiences building and running this thing that makes all my […]

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Compromised Passwords

I love to see crackers attacking my computers. I even wrote a Linux Magazine article about a successful invasion (portuguese). Since recently, I leave a virtual machine with an easy password ready to be attacked, just to see these crackers’ leftovers, their rootkits and what they’ll do once they brake into my system. Guess what. […]

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ODF versus CDF

There are some news popping on the web about ODF to be substituted by W3C’s Compound Document Formats. Read them carefully, read other sources too and try to understand first before making judgements. Entities like OpenDocument Foundation are switching opinions in a quest for some sort of Universal Format, that still doesn’t exist, promoting CDF. […]

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MacBooks at IBM

I spend the first week of this trip to US in IBM Somers campus, a set of buildings where most of the company’s head quarters are located. I went to many meetings with people in the CIO organization, IBM Academy of Technology and others, and surprisingly many high level people have MacBooks as their primary […]

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Quando Abrir o Código Fonte

Num evento promovido na Universidade Federal de São Carlos eu fiz uma palestra longa sobre middleware IBM em Linux. No final os estudantes fizeram ótimas perguntas sobre carreira, trabalho, tecnologia e uma das mais interessantes foi essa do título. A resposta rápida é: se um software fechado ainda traz lucro para seu dono não há […]

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