Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Music we listened to with the cousins

So we created a popurri of music this night while sharing music with grooveshark... here's what came out of that

Sunday, October 04, 2009

emesene on opensolaris

I've just ported emesene to opensolaris, why? Well, the people in the Argentina Opensolaris User Group thought it would be a nice idea and also, Mariano G. who is one of the developers working on that application happens to be a colleague of mine at work. In the presence of problems, he would of been easy to reach.

Needless to say, there was basically no porting. Disregarding the fact that I don't connect to the MSN or Live network anymore, this would be a nice to have for many as it's one of those few just works applications and has webcam support integrated. Did I say no trouble in porting? It's mostly python, that may be the reason.

Without further a due, if you want to try out the package on opensolaris, just click on this link and it will install using the package manager, just take into account that this is in the pending repository. If you happen to be an approver and want this in, please vote it into contrib!

So now for the screenshot

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Just added vagalume to spec-files-extra

I've just added vagalume to spec files extra, if you don't know what vagalume is, check it out here:

A full desktop screenshot follows:

It's running quite nicely on my opensolaris snv_111 revision and the pidgin status updating is working OK. That's all I've tested so far, it's nice to have a compact client and something not depending on flash, this is a perfect application for my EEE 701!

The spec file is located here

Next step is to integrate it into

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How to get vmware tools going on fedora core 9

After install the official VMware-Tools RPM, download the open tools from here and do the following:

tar -zxf open-vm-tools-2008.11.18-130226.tar.gz
cd open-vm-tools-2008.11.18-130226/modules/linux/

for i in *; do sudo mv ${i} ${i}-only; sudo tar -cf ${i}.tar ${i}-only; done
mv /usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source /usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source.orig
mkdir /usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source
mv *.tar /usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source

And then run the

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hiring filters

I copied this from some guy on slashdot, who copied it from a comment poster from here:

Methods from Human Resources...

  1. Put 400 bricks in a closed room.
  2. Put your new hires in the room and close the door.
  3. Leave them alone and come back after six hours.
  4. Then analyze the situation.

a. If they are counting the bricks, put them in the
Accounting Department.

b. If they are recounting them, put them in Auditing.

c. If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks,
put them in Engineering.

d. If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order,
put them in Planning.

e. If they are throwing the bricks at each other, put them
in Operations.

f. If they are sleeping, put them in Security.

g. If they have broken the bricks into pieces, put them in
Information Technology.

h. If they are sitting idle, put them in Human Resources.

i. If they say they have tried different combinations and
they are looking for more, yet not a brick has been moved,
put them in Sales.

j. If they have already left for the day, put them in

k. If they are staring out of the window, put them in
Strategic Planning.

l. If they are talking to each other, and not a single brick
has been moved, congratulate them and put them in Top

m. Finally, if they have surrounded themselves with bricks
in such a way that they can neither be seen nor heard from,
put them in Congress.