Older blog entries for andrelop (starting at number 4)

6 Feb 2004 (updated 6 Feb 2004 at 15:29 UTC) »

Wow ! I guess I have just won the prize for being the world's lazzier poster know to date. 4 (yes, it's four) years without writing a single word.

Ok, let's see. Too much changed since my last post. Let's begin by what didn't changed (not too much I mean) :


I'm still working with FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open Source Software). Surely, things changed heavily since I joined the company and I have moved from being fixing computers in classrooms (they teach about FLOSS) to technicall support, did dome consulting jobs and "graduated" to higher levels of technicall support.

Now I'm hoping to be given the responsability for developing new solutions based on FLOSS, which in turn will be sold to our costumers. At least that's what I'm told I will be going to do.


Since the last post I also managed to graduate from a common Debian user to a Debian Developer and worked hard to give back to Debian as much as I could doing a lot of work translating some Debian manpages, website content, Debian's installation manual, debconf templates and much more. These days I'm fighting to keep Brailian Portuguese (pt_BR) translations of the Debian's next-generation installer, also know as ... debian-installer :-) Yes, no more boot-floppies for all of you which hated it.

I have also joined Debian-BR project and found some nice friends and hackers there with which I'm pleased to work with. Good people.

Oh ! And I also managed to buy myself a nice notebook. It's my litle toy and I used it to do my daily work related to Debian. It turned out that 2.6 kernels works beautifully with it.

18 Sep 2000 (updated 18 Sep 2000 at 12:48 UTC) »

Moved to Debian. Man, it's a cool distro . It offers everything that you need and apt-get is really the best tool I found .

I'm using the stable Potato release and updating my entire system with apt-get . Gnome 1.2 and all its packages are installed and working fine .

I'm back . Leaving the old job and starting a new one tomorrow . Finally i'll stop working with that ugly SO from that ugly software company .

Going to work with Linux . Man, it is cool and I hope I like it . No more need to tell people how good is that ugly system just to maintain my job .

First atempt to start writing my own guide to available Linux solutions. Started doing it first as a single SGML file and converting it to HTML. This was my first introduction to SGML but it is so easy to use that I could started doing it before. Reading some mails (and replying them too) and browsing some interesting pages. I think I could start working in a Linux-only specific job. Did you have one to me ?

Started adding my first diary entry . Working on KDevelop brazilian portuguese translation . I expect to send it to the translation project maintainers as soon as I finish it .

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