Monday, December 10, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Free Linux eBooks

Learn more about Linux with these (free) e-books:

Free Linux eBooks

Some are short, some are huge, all well worth of your time, if you want to learn more.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Elections in Poland.

This post is not about IT this time around...
This coming Sunday, there will be Parliamentary Elections in Poland, and more that I can remember, it is very important to vote!!! I can't, because I'm too far, but all that can, should.

I would also like to point to five great articles by Adam Michnik:

http://www.gazetawyborcza.pl/1,82049,4593239.html

http://www.gazetawyborcza.pl/1,82709,4592963.html

http://www.gazetawyborcza.pl/1,75515,4589169.html

http://www.gazetawyborcza.pl/1,82049,4592853.html

http://www.gazetawyborcza.pl/1,82049,4589105.html

Enjoy... contemplate and choose!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

12 Tips for KDE Users

If you are heave Linux and KDE user, the article below will give you some useful tips on how to maximize your productivity:

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/entdev/article.php/11070_3704311_1

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Browser Tests, Services and Compatibility Test Suites | Developer's Toolbox

Testing web sites, especially dynamic ones, is a daunting task. Add various browser incompatibilities to the mix, and your are facing the impossible.
The article below, lists some good testing tools, that might make your life easier:

Browser Tests, Services and Compatibility Test Suites | Developer's Toolbox

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

55 Reasons to Design in XHTML-CSS

A few reasons for a good Web design. Still hard to do in my humble opinion, given the state of the browsers and their support for CSS today. However, it's worth giving a try:

55 Reasons to Design in XHTML-CSS

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Associated Press: Scientology Faces Criminal Charges

The Associated Press: Scientology Faces Criminal Charges

Europeans do it again!!! When will we see this kind of brain processes in the USA, where any idiot can start a church, call it a "religion", save on taxes, and brainwash people openly.
I live close to Clearwater, Florida, where Scientologists own half of the downtown, and NOBODY cares that a cult runs its operations down here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Linux Foundation: Just say "no" to OOXML

Linux Foundation: Just say "no" to OOXML

The article above presents some of the issues with the new OOXML format from Microsoft. Like a lot of the technologies from "the giant", this one is being pushed for political/marketing, and not technical, reasons. JUST SAY NO!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Florida Wildlife

We live not far from the city (Tampa), but it's deep enough in the woods to see some nice wildlife around.

I started uploading photos I take to my Picasa gallery.


Monday, August 6, 2007

Apollo Photographic Support Data

No matter the original reasons behind the Apollo program, it was the highest achievement of human ingenuity and engineering of the late 20th century, still to be matched. Johnson Space Center and Arizona State University are making all the photographic data from the program available on the Web. The scanning will take some time, but the idea is GREAT!!!

Apollo Photographic Support Data

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A history of the Amiga, part 1: Genesis: Page 1

For all the Amiga fans out there, here is a great article (Part One) on the history of the greatest computer to date:

A history of the Amiga, part 1: Genesis: Page 1

My machines (three of them) have been collecting dust in the last few years, but one day, they'll be back with full force (together with a collection of C64s and C128 and one lonely Plus 4). Wasn't Commodore just GREAT!!!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Joomla! - Joomla! 1.0.13 Released

Important for those who run a Joomla-powered site. The incremental release of the 1.0 set: 1.0.13 is out, but since there are some core security improvements, unless you run a "pure" Joomla site (no major components or bridges), you should take extreme care before the upgrade.

Joomla! - Joomla! 1.0.13 Released

Gallery - Grand Canyon Trip

Here is the slideshow of our last Grand Canyon hiking trip.

We started off slowly, doing some day hikes in the Sedona area, and then moved on to the Grand Canyon National Park. We did a four-day loop hike via Boucher Trail, Tonto Trail and Hermit Trail, which comes with some nice boulder scrambling, steep descents and amazing views all along the route. Our next step was a backpack trip to the famous Havasu and Mooney Falls.



If you need more information about the trail we took, let me know.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

AstralSin’s Blog - Not-so Daily blog from The Astral Sin

Get you fix of some of the best Linux applications available. I have been in the Linux camp for more than 13 years (that's before version 1.0), and I'm not looking back.

AstralSin’s Blog - Not-so Daily blog from The Astral Sin

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Top 10 GMail tweaks : TrendPlex

If you use GMail (and why wouldn't you???), the tweaks below will make your experience even more rewarding. Now, e-mail can't be fun, but it can be easier to handle... :-)

Top 10 GMail tweaks : TrendPlex

Thursday, July 19, 2007

DesignVitality » Blog Archive » The Open Source Web Design Toolbox: 100 Tools, Resources, and Template Sources

If you are a Web designer, you might find the following resource very useful. As the issue for consultants is usually the delicate balance between their technical and artistic skills (and who has both?), the resources like that are life savers for all of us who can dissect the code left and right, but can't see the difference between color: #1c1c1c and color: #2c2c2c (!)

DesignVitality » Blog Archive » The Open Source Web Design Toolbox: 100 Tools, Resources, and Template Sources

Friday, July 13, 2007

Gallery migrated to PicasaWeb

Finally, I managed to migrate most of our travel photos from my own album solution (Gallery/PhpNuke), which was good, but the space was running short, to PicasaWeb.

The albums can be found here:
Pete's Wicked Gallery

Samples:


A trip to Mexico in 2003


Hiking in Grand Canyon National Park


As always, I promise I'll be adding more photos as I have free time.

Enjoy!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Micahville » Blog Archive » 69 Tech Blogs That Don’t Suck

Get you daily fix of blogging reads from the list below:

Micahville » Blog Archive » 69 Tech Blogs That Don’t Suck

Some of these blogs are really good and worth reading. I read many of them daily and get my share of news and commentaries.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Top 15 free SQL Injection Scanners - Security-Hacks.com

If you are running an interactive web site, that allows for user input, and stores data in any kind of relational database on the back-end, read on...

Top 15 free SQL Injection Scanners - Security-Hacks.com

phpBB • View topic - phpBB3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) released

Great news: phpBB V3 is getting closer and closer!!!
One of the best open source bulletin board system just released the first RC of the next version. I wouldn't put it on a production system yet, but we are almost there...

phpBB • View topic - phpBB3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) released

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Linux.com | Extending OpenOffice.org: Turning OpenOffice.org into a document conversion tool

Another clever use of OpenOffice: turn it into a conversion engine for your documents. Imagine all the uses of this for a company, running OpenOffice of a server, enabling users to convert their document, without even starting (or having) their local copy:

Linux.com | Extending OpenOffice.org: Turning OpenOffice.org into a document conversion tool

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Things I can do in Linux that I can't do on Windows. | dmartin.org

If you still wondering whether to switch to Linux and abandon Windows, and the recent decision by Dell to start selling Linux (Ubuntu) preloaded on their machines did not make up your mind, read the blog below to get a few more reasons to make the JUMP:

Things I can do in Linux that I can't do on Windows. | dmartin.org

Monday, May 7, 2007

How to make sexy buttons with CSS

CSS just gets better and better (well, it's been like that for a while, but browsers turned it into hell). Read on to see how you can make some nice buttons for your page:

How to make sexy buttons with CSS

SEOmoz | 17 New Rules for Successful E-Commerce Websites

Thinking about starting an e-commerce site? Great idea and server software are not all that will take you to the next level. Read the guide below, to see what can give you a winning edge:

SEOmoz | 17 New Rules for Successful E-Commerce Websites

Friday, May 4, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe

The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe is a great, weekly podcast from the New England Skeptical Society (http://www.theness.com/). Check out their web site here:
http://www.theskepticsguide.org
and make sure to subscribe the the podcast on iTunes.

I've been listening to the show for almost a year now, and I think it is great! Not only you can find out news from the skeptical world, but more importantly, you can find out where pseudo-science is creeping in. Two of the things I find particularly annoying are: Scientology and psychic readers. Scientology is crap beyond any criticism, and psychic readers, like Sylvia Browne are just pests, using unsuspecting for their own gain. Make sure to visit stopsylviabrowne.com to find out more abut this special case.

Monday, February 26, 2007

The 14 Point Web Design Checklist » Net Business Blog

Now, that's an easy way to come up with a price for your services... ha! I'm waiting for my next client, it'll be fun :-)

The 14 Point Web Design Checklist » Net Business Blog

Friday, February 2, 2007