• General

    Great service Netsons!

    This blog is hosted on a professional hosting service (Linux-based, of course 😉 ) offered by Netsons, an Italian hosting provider which operates in Italy and Europe. I would like to thank them for the highly professional and extremely fast service they offer. Recently my account had a minor glitch with the database server. Netsons staff fixed it in minutes, after I reported the problem, and their personnel was very professional and friendly. Good job Netsons!

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    Are you a Linux desktop user?

    DudaLibre.com is trying to establish if the Linux desktop users are more than 1% of the total desktop users. If you are a Linux desktop user, you can report it there, specifying your distribution.

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    Let’s help Bryen replace his equipment!

    A friend, and openSUSE board member, Bryen, also known as suseROCKs on the openSUSE network, has been robbed of his 17” laptop, an Amazon Kindle, 1 TB external hard drive, and his camera and lenses while traveling in Spain. These tools are very important to him, since he is almost blind and deaf, and he needs them to be able to perform activities we give for granted. Stephen Shaw from Novell/openSUSE organized a fund raiser to be able to help our friend at least a bit. If you can, donate here. Thanks 😀 Update: As you can notice from the counter above, donations exceeded the established goal! Bryen decided to…

  • General,  Linux

    Sintel is out

    The Blender foundation, which develops the well known Blender software for modeling, animation, and 3D graphics, announced the availability of Sintel, a new movie realized with their software. Definitely worth a look (it is also on YouTube). If you enjoy the movie, you might want to consider buying the DVD, to support the Blender Foundation.

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    Typesetting equations in your blog

    Typesetting equations in a website is not always an easy task, and it would be wonderful to have the power of LaTeX available. Well, if you use WordPress to manage your blog, that’s possible, and all it takes is installing the wp-latex plugin. WordPress offers a public LaTeX server, where your equations will be generated and converted into images in the displayed web page, however, if you have a LaTeX server on your host you can use it in place of the public server. Example? Let’s write a kinetic equation: As you might have noticed from the presence of special fonts, support for AMS packages is provided automatically, without any…

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    New look and updates

    It has been a while since I changed look to my blog, so I’m trying some new theme. Also, the Works and CV pages have been updated, and a page on CFD, with some details on my work is coming. 🙂