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12 May 2002 (updated 12 May 2002 at 06:40 UTC) »

It's been a while :D... let's get this thing updated:

* eBeatrix will be presented at the 3rd Portuguese Comference of Linux Users, next 18th. I'm really excited for having a chance to show something interesting that I've doing for quite a while now. Anyway, there's also another invitation by the University of Evora for presenting there the same project. I'm thrilled :D

* I'm using now a changed version of blackbox, where the standard bar has been removed and, instead, it calls gnome's panel and gmc. It's fast and practical. Screenshot here.

* I finally bought a iBook, a month ago. Specs here . Screenshot here .

:: Reading and Listening::

Octave Mirbeau "O Jardim dos Suplicios"
Edgar Allen Poe "Complete stories and poems"
Michael Ende "Neverending Story"

Lali Puna - Scary World Theory
Cat Power - The Covers Record
Julie Doiron - Doresmais
The Microphones - Tests

:: Hacking ::

I've been setting Minix in a 286 box. It will be my diary box :), and it will have a forwarding from my gateway and it will be ULTRA secret :)
I have been reading the Beeh's Network Programming Guide, as the iptables documents, and Linux Security Related stuff.

:: Reading/Listening ::
Reading: The God Of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
Listening to: Tom Bennett, Eric Clapton, Glen Moore
:: All in all is all we are ::

Hey.. it's been a while...
OK, the vacations are over and the work is starting... No a lot more to say. eBeatrix is staning at the same point as one month ago.

:: Hacking ::

Done this, done that... no big stuff. I've been reading alot, and even improving my (argh) Flash skills. Anyway, I'm mounting a LAN at my house, where I live for studying, but I still couldn't find a hard disk for my gateway.

:: Reading/Listening ::

I've been reading shade's book and listening to 60s Jazz and the usual rock stuff.

:: New E-Mail ::

10 Jan 2002 (updated 10 Jan 2002 at 20:50 UTC) »
:: Hacking ::

WebDesign + PHP + MySQL for the university. All day, and all night, for the last 2 days. I also helped all the elements of grin on doing they're pages. I'm completely fucked up now, I'm going to sleep.

:: Music ::

Me and sarahhave been collecting pink floyd videos, official ones and the Pulse concerts, and have bought yesterday the Wall (concert) DVD (half/half :)). If you have the Pulse concert, or just the song Comfortably Numb of those concerts, check the "there'll be no more !"#"#%!" part. It's orgasmatic!</a>
7 Jan 2002 (updated 7 Jan 2002 at 07:21 UTC) »
:: Hacking ::

Helped some frients till 7:30 am, while we were preparing the C programming exam tomorrow. The first casual grin meeting.
5 Jan 2002 (updated 5 Jan 2002 at 20:41 UTC) »
:: Hacking ::

None! although I have prog test monday. I'll give it a look tomorrow :)

:: Oddities ::

Dedicated the day on continuing to learn the Elvish language, along with pronunciation.You can know more on this subject with the resources I provide on my page.

:: Music ::

Pixies - Doolittle
Flaming Lips - Zaireeka
:: Hacking ::

I've been awake for two days learning stuff. I'm so happy I got together with the right people, and I'm learning more stuff in a couple of days than I ever learnt in my life. The topics of learnt/searched for the last two days were:

- shadow passwords: manually creating and decrypting
- SSHd security related stuff
- Network programming (Doc: Beej's Network Programming)
- protocols with things, other than computers, via C programming

:: eBeatrix ::

The system can already look for another gateway, in case the one predefined is down. It can go through a list of gateways stated on a file.

The script to decode the emails to real actions is being recoded using C code. It's almost done :)

The project is now "co-sponsored" also by another "company", and will be released by two different sides, with two different codes, as I'm now developing it for two differente purposes. Details soon.

:: Casual Life Causes ::

There is a group of people that will start to get together frequently for computer investigation, at my house. It will start next sunday. As so, the network in my house is being re-thought and now there is an independent server/firewall, which is not used by noone. Port forwarding is one of the next things to study. I already got the pdf's and the apps :)

:: Music ::

Pink Floyd - The Wall
Velvet Underground & Nico - The Banana Album
2 Jan 2002 (updated 2 Jan 2002 at 15:39 UTC) »
-={ e-Beatrix }=-

The project is now hosted by SourceForge, here. We received and commented some suggestions. Tx to ppl who sent them :)

-={ Culture }=-

Top 10 álbums of 2001
1 - A Northern Chorus - Before we all go to pieces
2 - Low - Things we lost in the fire
3 - Radiohead - Amnesiac
4 - Spiritualized - Let it come down
5 - Björk - Vespertine
6 - Stereolab - Sound Dust
7 - Microphones - The Glow
8 - Mercury Rev - All is dream
9 - Matthew Shipp - New Orbit
10- Death Cab for Cutie - The photo album
-={ e-Beatrix }=-

Me and Sara Afonso have released the first presentations of our project, as ppt, html, zipped or tar.gzipped html . The ChangeLog is also available. The code isn't yet.

-={ 2002 }=-

Happy 2002 for everyone.

-={ Culture }=-

Reading: John Grisham - The Partner
Listening: Sakamoto and Byrne's The Last Emperor Soundtrack
New Blog: here - Check there for my brand new tLotR posters :)
28 Dec 2001 (updated 28 Dec 2001 at 14:14 UTC) »
-={ Hacking }=-

I've been pretty busy with my project, but I can say little is left to be done. The crontab is set on the server, the shell for getting the messages from the email is done. Another for interpreting them is also done. I found a way of sending and receiving sms' and mails, through a "women only" server :) I've been also starting to do an easy security program to fit my needs, only based in C, netstat, syslogs and iptables. As is, I've been reading about iptables (and ipchains).

-={ Oddities }=-

I've been learning the Elvish language through a book that I bought and a couple of documents I found on the web. I already can say a couple of senseful sentences :)

-={ Music }=-

Bach's Requiem, Explosions in the sky and Godspeed you black emperor (I already got the ticket for their concert here, @Portugal, next 29th January.)

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