Back in 2003, with CreaLabs we started the e-Socrates project, creating the first Italian portal promoting the free e-learning philosophy, because we truly believe that knowledge must be free. Some days ago Simone Brunozzi told me about an idea he was working on, a community made by students and teachers, together creating documentation that would [...]
Enabling compiz by default is one of the goals of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) release, but following a thread on the ubuntu-devel mailing list it seems that the final decision was not taken yet. I agree with all the points of view, compiz has some major problems and dependencies. Just an overview on the main [...]
with the help of Google, creating a company named gBox. This will only be a time-limited experiment to check the market but it’s always a good thing. Original news on Digg and Last100.
This post is OT in my blog but I think this news on TechCrunch needs attention, because technology should always be created keeping “life” in mind, any form of life.
htmlentities, htmlspecialchars and html_entity_decode have 3 parameters: string to be converted quote_style charset but charset default is ISO-8859-1 and there’s no way to change that default, what happens if you’re porting 1,000,000 lines of code from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8? you’ve to wrap those functions or patch every call passing all the 3 params. All these [...]
In the latest days I took a deep breath and went on finishing some pending tasks on P4A devel snapshot, they were waiting since too long… I was thinking about releasing the 2.1.4 as 2.2.0 but… better wait till the end of summer. The main part of the work was finishing porting the P4A_DB_Navigator drag&drop [...]
I took a few minutes to release the new beta, there were some interesting changes that need to be tested by users so here you have :) Changes since beta1: * GUI: * The question about which desktop environment will be used to manually customize the ISO was removed, this is now autodetected by the [...]