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Kig on Frameworks!

Truly magic things happens in Randa :) After months of suffering, reading porting notes, asking questions in the KDE Frameworks mailing list, bugging people in IRC, questioning if my purpose in life was really to be a programmer, etc; I was finally able to port Kig to KDE Frameworks 5. If you don’t know what KDE [...]

Digital Segregation

If you live in the so called 3rd world countries, you often come across media that is not available for your location. Every time I saw those, I thought of Tim Berner-Lee’s Internet and what it has become. Everybody that is not profiting from the business decision around these artificial boundaries hates those and, even [...]

Shell Access to your Raspberry Pi over Bluetooth

I wanted to be able to shell into my RPi without the hassle of carrying a keyboard and HDMI display with me all the time – after all, that’s why that thing is supposed to be portable. A  network cable was OK, but not the ideal solution because it is enough hassle to connect that [...]

Developers in Randa

While Elon Musk has committed himself to the task of putting a human in Mars in the next couple of years, KDE has set itself to a similar goal in a shorter scale: putting a (large) bunch of KDE developers, including me, in Randa, Switzerland for the traditional Randa Meetings. While this is my first [...]

Why Not ?

I thought I would write a post clarifying why I don’t  use whatever is the next hype in chat clients because people ask these questions way too often and, while the answer is not so complicated, I’m just too lazy to explain this verbally. The answer is: I want to use an open protocol with [...]

Open Letter to CSEdWeek About Hours of Code

I received an e-mail today about the Hours of Code initiative for this year’s CSEdWeek. I have always been very enthusiastic about CSEdWeek and had made plans to participate in some way several times before. But going through the promotional text of this Hours of Code idea truly made me explode in anger, and send [...]

Wiki Loves Monuments Panama Provider for KDE Plasma Picture of the Day

It all started during our last FLISoL when Ricardo Chung commented, while looking at the calendars we sell with pictures from Wiki Loves Monuments Panamá 2012, that we were missing a desktop integration. In case you didn’t know, I’m head of the technical team behind WLMPA, which is a team comprised of… well, me, and [...]

Bluetooth and the Year of the Linux Desktop

First, my flame disclaimer: This is not a constructive post, it is just me letting off some steam accumulated while figuring out how to configure a Bluetooth microphone to record my voice in Gentoo Linux. You won’t find a HOWTO here (I will probably post one soon), just some ranting going over a topic a [...]

Multiple Compilers with CMake and KDevelop

I my recent endeavor to shut down all warnings in Kig, I found myself in the need to compile the code in GCC 4.7, GCC 4.8 and Clang. It took me a couple of searches to find out exactly what I wanted and, although it is very easy to set up, it is probably not [...]

Leading by Example

A couple of months ago Floss-Pa was invited to an event at Colon. I attended the event with fellow members Monica Mora and Alejandro Perez. The event was amazing (I should have blogged about it but was very short on time those days) and I actually had my slides ready before arriving (whoever knows me [...]