Fun fact: Gmail is a Google service. Blogger is a Google service. Google talk is a Google service, based on accounts created on Gmail. Blogger doesn’t offer the option of “Google Talk” as an IM protocol when you are editing your Blogger profile.
Someone forgot to connect the dots here…
I finally managed to clean up the code for the Sql*Plus plugin I was promissing some time ago and put it available to download on my homepage.
There are a few missing bits, but nothing too serious. Contributions are welcome.
Here, a nice explanation of how X work (and yes, I took it from Slashdot, but I wanted to keep it here to remember to read it later :) ).
I finally managed to finish reading my The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide book, with all the stories about Arthur Dent and the famous guide.
As I pointed before, there are 6 stories inside of it, all related. And, as I pointed, the first books are quite good, going pretty close the movie (or the other way around, if you read the book before seeing the movie).
The problem is that, for some reason, the things I found most amusing about it were slowly being removed for the story. “Hitchhiker’s” do an excelent job playing with the infinite improbability generator, but it got somewhat forgotten on “The Restaurant”, so Douglas Adams focus on something else for the nonsensical fun of the book: Marvin. But Marvin also got out of the stories in “Life, the Universe and Everything”, so you got to hold on something else. And that something else also got scrapped later. And so on.
That’s what I think the later books fail: they lost completely the sense of continuity, there isn’t the nonsensical fun the first books had and they appear to be more a sci-fi book than a comedy book. Ok, they are somewhat fun, but not as fun as the first ones.
So, there was a long time since I didn’t post anything tech related. I really don’t know why, maybe ’cause I’m trying to fix some things in my life and such.
Just to put myself back on the road, I decided to split my blog. Yup, that’s right, now I have TWO blogs (well, actually three, if you count the one on last.fm, being music related). I decided to split just to rant/criticize/praise the Linux Desktop effort, and just to try something new.
The new blog is being hosted by Blogger. Why Blogger? Well, to be honest here, their multi-user-blog interface is way better than LiveJournal, looking more seamless. So, if you use a Linux Desktop other than I (which is GNOME, by the way) and have a Blogger account or just want to mess around with it, be my guest.
The new project starts at the road to linux desktop.
On our road in this life
Fate puts obstacles
And sometimes it splits the road
And we must choose one to go
But fate is a little tricky
And sometimes makes you believe
You have choices when you have none
This happened to me
I thought I had choices
Just to find out I had none
And in my wandering in the road
I ended on a dark, dead forest
A forest I know so well
The only choice I have now
Is keep going
I just woke up with a weird dream still in my head:
For some reason, I was using our railroad system, Metro. Well, not actually using it, I was running in its tracks, by foot. There was several obstacles (fences, wires, road blocks) but I stopped for none of them: I jumped over, crawled, anything, just to keep going. I even jumped over the roof of some broken train and use it as a bridge to get over something. And then, out of nowhere, a co-worked showed up and said “Why you weren’t there?”. And I still got this Nickelback-like song that was playing all the time in my head (and I don’t even like Nickelback).
Now, I know what means to run away, but not run to. I just thought I might need to remember this dream later.