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Pixels Camp v3

Like I did in previous years/versions, this year I participated again on Pixels.camp, a kind of conference plus hackathon. For those who aren’t aware, it is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) technology event in Portugal (from a technical perspective not counting with the Web Summit). So, as I did in previous editions, […]

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Pixels Camp 2016

A few weeks ago took place in Lisbon the first edition of Pixels Camp (aka Codebits 2.0), an event that I try to attend whenever it happens (see previous posts about it). It is the biggest technology focused event/conference in Portugal with a number of attendees close to 1000. This year the venue changed to […]

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An heavy chat application

Following up the quote I pointed some time ago in an entry entitled “Bloat”, I will let here one good example. I know Slack it is a great application and it has some complex features, yet I don’t see any reason for any chat program to steal almost 900 Megabytes of my computer’s memory. Note: […]

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“Bloat”

Last week I’ve read a great post entitled “Web Design: The First 100 Years“, it is a long one but definitely worth reading. I will just leave here a quote (3 short paragraphs) because it puts into words something that already crossed my mind multiple times. “A further symptom of our exponential hangover is bloat. […]

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Folding@Home

Recently I’ve started “folding” again, to give a small contribution to science and research on important topics such as Alzeimer’s disease among others (as the above video shows). After 2 previous failed attempts (the old computer could not handle it), I’m currently on my longest streak and have just completed the first 100 work units. […]

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Technology and Internet

Lenovo and men in the middle

Another week, another scandal. The general public might pass by without noticing the recent news about Lenovo computers but the tech community in the Internet is incredulous. What we witnessed was serious and a betrayal of the customer confidence, so in this post I will try to briefly cover everything that I’ve read about the […]

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On buying new hardware

When I was buying my laptop some years ago, I wished I knew of a website with a database of hardware that works well with free software. Specially with any operating system based on Linux, so I wouldn’t get into too much trouble to get everything working. Instead I ended up purchasing a machine that […]

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Leap

Just found out about the existence of this device, at OMG Ubuntu, 5 minutes ago. This is one case where internet’s common expression “Shut up and take my money” fits very well. Seems to be amazing and is affordable. Can’t wait to put my hands on one of this toys together with one Raspberry Pi. […]

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Almost 9 zeros

Take a picture, add some pre-made effects and share. Now just wait for people to leave comments on your “work”. These were the steps that i made till i reach this photo: The biggest tech news in the last few days was around this simple process and the application that is behind it. It’s called […]