Monday, November 22, 2010

When you don't have an alternative to Microsoft Windows

After looking around for iTunes alternatives running under Linux, in the end I found out that Apple outdid themselves by forcing you to run iTunes, one way or another. Same goes for Ovi Suite by Nokia. Whenever I need to sync contacts between my N900 and iPod Touch, I have to do it on a Windows box, because sadly, there are no Linux ports to both softwares. The bigger question that comes to mind is, why there are no ports? I mean, the N900, Nokia's flagship that is running Maemo Linux, a Debian based Linux for the mobile devices and yet we cannot find a Debian based Ovi Suite. Until that puzzle is solved, I am forced to run a copy of Windows XP inside a VM. Till then I guess.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


A friend of mine was just telling me about a film she saw when she was young. The film is called Shakma. She kept on going about it that a "Raccoon" was killing people in the hospital. After googling it, turned out that the film is about a "Baboon", which is a very close resemblance to the raccoon. From a huge rat to a monkey, doesn't differ much.
Oh by the way she is the cutest girl ever!

A show not to be missed

Recently I have been watching this new show on Discovery Science channel, "Through the Wormhole". I urge everyone not to miss it if you are interested in the mysteries of our known and unknown universe. It is narrated by the legend Morgan Freeman, a man perfectly chosen to lay out the information. Yesterday's episode was about "dark matter", an invisible layer of our universe.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bad web programming is Bad web programming

I do not understand how some websites work. You sign up for example to a website that shall remain unnamed, they tell you that they will send you an activation email, but it never shows up in your inbox! You try to sign up again and the site tells you the email is already in use!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Back home

Been away for a week on a mission from work. Was a good week in terms of productivity but being away isn't quite a charmer either. Away from family, friends and worst of all, gym. Now I have a week to catch up for in many different places.