2 Oct 2003 caio1982   » (Journeyer)

Voltei

Sorry, this beginning part is for those that can read portuguese. Finalmente posto novamente alguma coisa aqui, depois de muito tempo (o último post tinha sido em 29 de Julho). Muitas coisas aconteceram, muitas mesmo, e algumas listarei aqui em pt_BR, outras em inglês... nas outras partes deste post gigantesco.

Novidade mor, se tudo der certo como estou planejando, irei novamente para Curitiba por volta do dia 14. Sim, pra ver a minha Danielle. Saí do emprego. Quer dizer, eles me saíram... meu ex-chefe (imbecil e despreparado, diga-se de passagem) disse que Linux não dá dinheiro e que não teria o que me dar como pagamento de salário. Ótima, que morra.

Estou livre novamente, em todos os sentidos. Indo atrás de freelances de webdesign (é difícil aqui na região) e tentando me envolver com um ou outro projeto de Software Livre. Veja mais no tópico abaixo sobre o Mozilla. Falando em outros tópicos, tem coisas neles que são relacionadas ao que eu fazia no tal antigo emprego, leia se quiser saber. De resto, eu estou bem. Tenho falado mais com o Josh também (temos algumas coisas bem em comum), e inclusive o convidei pra vir ao Brasil pra participar do CONISLI este ano. Talvez não dê pra ele, mas acho que ele virá no próximo FISL em 2004. Massa!

KDE

It's public, I'm really a KDE fanatic guy. It's a great project, a incredible desktop environment (KIOs and Kparts are the best ideas implemented that I ever seen). Don't get me wrong pal, but I really can't figure out how intelligent people can use GNOME. Wait, it's not a FUD nor a flame bait. I know the GNOME's accessibility/usability project is great and do a very good job, but their desktop software is strange for me. Despite the fact I'm on a dial internet connection, I'll try to install another Debian SID here probably with KDE 3.2 (actually in alpha2). Then I'd say more about it with extra arguments so you all couldn't say it's FUD. Fuck off, this is my diary, it's my personal opinion about GNOME. Read this article about GNOME vs. KDE and how GNOME became lame. It's very old, but enough for now.

A friend of mine (spuk) do a lot of programming, maybe I'll use him as my slave to do a new KIO to handles Macintosh resource icons heheh :) actually only the Bearca's icn2png can do it under Linux.

Mozilla

Another magnific project that I love, a lot. We are starting a localized project of it called Mozilla Brasil and I have already translated some articles from Gemal and others. How I said in the past, I'm a mozevangelist. It's all. Unfortunately we are having some issues with marketing and promotional stuff, since Mozilla Fundation seems to haven't any good material so that localized projects could use right. Did you know that Mozilla default font is proprietary (not open source or free software)? It's the Revolutions.ttf, and costs too much for me. If you know a site or FTP or something where I can grab some Mozilla's promo stuff, please, let me know sending me a e-mail through entercaioATuol.com.br. I am looking specially for SVG and PNG images (in a high resolution).

MoreGroupware

MoreGroupware. Cool. It's the free software tool I was using in my last job (I got fired... as related in the first topic of this post, only in portuguese). I know there are many groupwares but I didn't know this one and I liked a lot. Probably because it's simple to install, a really small list of dependencies and came with a brazilian portuguese pack. You must try it!

Pictures

Yay, I borrowed a digital camera from my uncle for some days and... well, see the links for some pictures: a flower, a bush from my front yard, my dog' shit and me (caio1982). Also, as bonus a real screenshot of my actual desktop. Wanna a normal screenshot? My KDE with Liquid Style and KwinAcqua. Someday I'll upload to some decente machine my hack of WinampX (skin for XMMS).

Papers

Recently I've written some articles and translated others and now you can read some of it. The first issue of Mozilla Links Newsletter translated to pt_BR (I'm working on the second issue). A weekly special reviews of some KDE/Mozilla apps that I recommends. If you gimme some hosting I can upload more stuff, so? ;) ah, I still have not converted my articles about QtMozilla, Checky and Devotod to Rich Text Format so that I could send them to Revista Do Linux (there's a myth they are accepting any kind of writings).

FB/TB

Yeah, the birds. Thunderbird and Firebird softwares of Mozilla Fundation. Man, I really hate this hype created about both programs. I'm a SeaMonkey guy, sorry, I really can't use them. They have weird options and a small number of. I love options, that's why I like KDE not GNOME. Anyway, I don't like their XP'ish style... for me they are just marketing. See, some days ago I got both plus the latest SeaMonkey (the classic Mozilla suite) release, 1.5b IIRC. I couldn't notice any better thing of the birds over the suite, for me they runs perfectly equal and dispends the same ammount of RAM. So, what should I use them? If you read regularly some Mozilla weblogs and news you probably knows about the SeaMonkey vs. Birds developers rift. If not, long live to SeaMonkey (unfortunately impossible):

Healing Firebird vs. Mozilla Suite rift crucial to Mozilla's Success.

Clarification for a SeaMonkey User (thread really big).

Mozilla Suite vs Firebird causing a rift among developers.

Mozilla Firebird and the Part 2 of it...

CC

I didn't release any of my designs under Creative Commons licence yet but I'll. But now CC is more known in Brazil, at least.

Friends

Boto sent me a memo in OFTC summoning me to post more diary entries here (boto, you could join spuk and I in the ouie.org, huh?). Hey, I just did it :) but sorry for my bad english, as always necessary to say.

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