Category Archives: ICT

Ravings about ICT

Music for the masses

I’ve been quite active lately in Qaiku, a Finnish microblogging site built on open source platform that tries to do microblogging better than Twitter and even the relative “Mother” of it, Jaiku. Lately there’s been lots of buzz about a … Continue reading

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When have you last changed you password (and is it complex enough)?

I’ve had a policy of changing most of my passwords every 60 days since 2003 or so. This has made generating passwords I can remember an artform. Some people swear on pwgen, while I always brew my own. Here’s how … Continue reading

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ALD09: Better late than never: thanks to @kathysierra

Ada Lovelace Day of 2009 was yesterday and I scratched my head trying to figure out who of the female geeks I’d value in so much I’d mention them in my blogpost. Then today I shuffled through my old pictures … Continue reading

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HOWTO: sync s60v3 phone to Google Calendar and make backups of contacts/calendar/notes (in Ubuntu/Linux)

I’ve used a SyncML capable phone since May 2006. SyncML is a great way to synchronize my phone and some of its data to outside sources. I also try to put all my events and happening to my calendar either … Continue reading

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What is happiness / My latest visit to UK

I’ve been to UK before, last summer. That visit was quite short and was very tightly knit around LUGradio Live UK 2009, so I didn’t have that good chance of getting to know what life is like in the UK. … Continue reading

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Guess what?! Brussels and FOSDEM!

WOHOOOOO! As Mirv blogged earlier, three of Nomovokians, me included are attending FOSDEM this year. I’ve not planned anything big yet apart from meeting people involved with Maemo, Ubuntu and Ubuntu Women…

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Dear Sant^H^H^H^HPlanet Ubuntu

For years I’ve been crying after a proper knitting pattern editor that does KnitML. Yesterday, after rambling at my employers internal XMPP coffee room about how maemo really needs that, since, hey, it really would be a killer application, a … Continue reading

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Flash for 64-bit architecture

If you haven’t yet noticed, Adobe released a “pre-release quality” version of their penguin.swf version. That would mean, boys and girls, Flash plugin for 64-bit architecture. Installation might need some workout (I downloaded the installer script of the normal flash … Continue reading

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“It’s only a year late anyway…”

Once upon a time, many many years ago, I used KDE. This was sometime when Fedora was released, or thereabouts. I wasn’t that much into Linux at that time yet, but I hadn’t yet confessed to myself I was and … Continue reading

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Using sudo with graphical apps is bad, mmmkay?

Just a really quick note to check that all of you are really aware using sudo with a graphical app is bad. You did know that, right? RIGHT? I’m not an expert on this, but others are. So please, do: … Continue reading

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