The reason Why I've migrated from Gentoo to Debian

Gentoo, my old love. My linux favorite disto for 3 and a half years. My almost perfect OS ... The trick is in the details, one has said. Here the word "almost" is the key. The key to the answer - is gentoo the perfect OS.

No, definitely not. Every update, every portage sync is like debuging, building again and again. It's true, that if everything is ok, gentoo is fast. I mean, really, REALLY FAST. But the effords, the endless hours of building, rebuilding, fixing things. 80% of the time, gentoo reserves for itself.

The Zen of Python

Beautiful is better than ugly. Explicit is better than implicit. Simple is better than complex. Complex is better than complicated. Flat is better than nested. Sparse is better than dense. Readability counts. Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules. Although practicality beats purity. Errors should never pass silently. Unless explicitly silenced. In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess. There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it. Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch. Now is better than never.

Microsoft to release VB6 as Open Source

After many years of complaints from the VB6 developers around the world, Microsoft has finally agreed to re release VB6, not as a full product, but as a full featured, not crippled free Open Source product with source code on CodePlex.

Developers around the world should rejoice at the prospect of writing again good old VB6 apps that use ADO to connect to Access databases.

Howto set up manget links to work with Firefox 4

Do you have problems setting up magnet links to work with Firefox4. Here's the way.

Open a new tab and type:

  • about:config
  • next you have to do Right-click -> New -> Boolean -> Name: network.protocol-handler.expose.magnet -> Value -> false

Next time you use the magnet protocol, it will give you the familiar "associate application" box. Navigate to your magnet-compatible client, (probably /usr/bin/transmission or /usr/bin/deluge ;-)) and there you go.

Enjoy.

OMG - Millions of Facebook Users Underage

It's the social network bombshell no one in a zillion years saw coming: millions of Facebook users are underage. I know. Gasp.

That's according to Consumer Reports' annual "State of the Net" survey, in which the watchdog routinely checks with over 2,000 U.S. households about Internet usage and related online behavior. Last year the survey revealed the majority of U.S. households using social networks like Facebook and MySpace had doubled between 2009 and 2010.

Your camera is stolen ??? Find Your Stolen Camera with Stolen Camera Finder

What can you do if your camera's been stolen?

Oracle gives up on commercial Open Office

Oracle announced Friday that it will no longer sell a commercial version of the Open Office productivity suite, and that the open-source OpenOffice.org will be transitioned to "a purely community-based open-source project."

"Given the breadth of interest in free personal productivity applications and the rapid evolution of personal computing technologies, we believe the OpenOffice.org project would be best managed by an organization focused on serving that broad constituency on a non-commercial basis," said Oracle Chief Architect Edward Screven in a statement.

The Future of Linux ...

Linux is already successful on many different kinds of devices, but there are also many technological areas where Linux is moving towards, even as desktop and server development continues to grow faster than any other operating system today.

25 Lessons Learned from Bill Gates

25 Lessons Learned from Bill Gates
Bill is full of lessons and insights.  Here are 25 plays we can take from the pages of his playbook:

Easy changing a passphrase with ssh-keygen

The -p option requests changing the passphrase of a private key file instead of creating a new private key. The program will prompt for the file containing the private key, for the old passphrase, and twice for the new passphrase. Use -f {filename} option to specifies the filename of the key file. For example, change directory to .ssh:

$ cd .ssh

To change RSA passphrase, enter:

$ ssh-keygen -f id_rsa -p

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