Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Niath's new home

It is with great pleasure that I'm announcing to everyone that Niath's new home is finally ready.

I've registered a new domain, tiagoboldt.net, and the blog is now hosted in tiagoboldt.net/blog. I changed the theme a little bit, I'll write about some of those changes later.

Please tell me what you've thought about it!


Monday, April 23, 2007

Last post from blogger

I've been working, for a couple of days now, in a new blog, were Niath will be ported to. It will be wordpress based, and in my own domain and hosting. It will be up whenever I like it enough. Be patient, I'll try to make it worth the waiting!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Joost Invites - Delivery

As I've said, I had 3 Joost invites to give away. I've sent them to rizzah@gmail.com, brhersh@gmail.com and pbmoita@gmail.com. I hope to get some feedback from them:)

Ubuntu 7.04

Today it is the scheduled date of the final Feisty Fawn version of Ubuntu, 7.04 which has been under development for the past six months.

Ubuntu's website is already under heavy traffic, and, for those who will want to download the distribution right after the release, bit torrent should be the best choice. There will be hundreds of people sharing, so, speed won't be a problem.

I hope that Ubuntu 7.04 is at least as successful as the previous version, and I'm happy to congratulate everyone involved in this awesome community. Thank you for your work. We're all making the most usable Linux distribution out there! Let's keep raising the bar!

It is out, see the release notes, or, go get it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Joost invites

From Joost:

Hello Tiago,

We hope you are enjoying your Joost experience.

Good news! We've posted 3 invitations in "your Joost" so you can invite
your friends to watch your favorite program with you. To invite your
friends, start up Joost, click on "my Joost" and fill in your friends'
details in the "invite friends" widget box. Enjoy the ride!

So, just comment me your email address, I'll randomly select 3 emails tomorrow:)
And tell me later what you've thought of it!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Midterm tests

I've been really busy in this past weeks, due to the tests which I had these last days. I'll will probably have more time now, meaning some more time to blog.

I've been thinking on how I could improve Niath, probably a change to a better blogging engine and get it it's how (I'm really tired..) own domain.

Suggestions are accepted.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Heroes @ TVI

That's it, it has just started at 13h52, portuguese hour, in the portuguese channel TVI. Go watch it, you won't regret it!

Learn more from the tv series post.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Gutsy Gibbon

Ubuntu's Feisty has already got a successor. With the release of Ubuntu 7.04 scheduled for April 19th, Ubuntu 7.10, to be released in October, is already being thought, and it as been codenamed Gutsy Gibbon.

Congratulations to everyone who worked in this version, it kicks ass!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Feisty is shipping

Ubuntu's ShipIt is already accepting orders for free feisty cds! Unfortunately, we can no longer order large amounts of cds. I've already ordered my 3 feisty cd's, go get yours:

Monday, April 9, 2007


It is usual to have in a Linux system several programs used for the same task, for example, several text editors. To choose the default program for a certain task, update-alternatives is used. I'm now aware of a graphical tool to do this, galternatives.

Galternatives is intuitive and really useful to simplify those configurations. It is easily installed with a sudo apt-get install galternatives in Ubuntu.

In the screenshot, I'm configuring java6 as the default java interpreter.

Known through Marco.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Gaim has become Pidgin

Probably, every Linux user out there knows GAIM, the instant messaging client for Linux.

Well, due to some legal problems with AOL, this great project has changed it's name to Pidgin. The story was covered in slashdot.

They now have a new URL, pidgin.im.

GAIM Pidgin is a fast and light IM client, best integrated in GNOME, which I recommend to everyone.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Ubuntu Shipit

Marco has just blogged about the recent ShipIt status. I was in doubt if Feisty would be freely shipped, since Edgy was not. Well, there is no confirmation, but the ShipIt site says:

ShipIt is currently closed while we prepare for the Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) release. We'll be back in a few days.

That seems to be good news, those free cds are always a great way of spreading the word through friends! I'll be hoping to see Feisty available there, so I can get everyone around here trying the last Ubuntu version.

After login, we can read the following:

We'll be back in a few days, shipping Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) CDs.

I'll be waiting!


Yesterday I've won two tickets to the premiere of Dot.Com. I've just answered a couple of questions and received an email announcing that I was one of the winners.

The movie was AMAZING. Everyone was laughed from the beginning, until the end! Portuguese movies aren't usually really that good, but this one amazed me.

The story begins with an engineer who is trying to get the government to build a decent road to a small village, Aguas Altas, to make the beautiful village known. To do this, he registers the domain aguasaltas.com (it is really online), and starts promoting the village through the website. The problems start when Drinam, a Spanish company, demands the domain, to promote their branded water, aguas altas (aguas is the Portuguese/Spanish plural of water).

When a small village takes on a big multi-national company, nothing can go right!

IMDB link



FireGPG is a Firefox extension, which allows the user to immediately encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify his email through GPG in Gmail. It will merge with the Gmail's interface, in order to smooth and integration. Great tool, for those who want to keep their secrets safe!

Monday, April 2, 2007

Launchpad out of *private* beta

Launchpad, the web interface managing Ubuntu bugs and packages and a lot of other projects, has finally came out of beta private beta. It is all 2.0 now, more usable, but, the most important about web2.0, it looks really much better! :P

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Gmail Spreadsheet Integration

Today, someone emailed me an attached .xls spreadsheet file from Microsoft Office's Excel. My surprise was when google offered me the option of opening it in the browser with Google Docs & Spreadsheets.