Friday, March 25, 2005

ZipGenius: free zip unzip utility

I found a good tool: ZipGenius: free zip unzip utility. File compression is finally easy and free, with no adware, no spyware, no ads, no money. ZipGenius is free and handles many archive formats: zip, rar, arc, ace, arj, cab, tar, 7-zip, zoo, tar.gz, gz, z, bz2, iso, nrg.: "If you need a compression utility, your search ends here: now you can count on ZipGenius and you it won't cost a dime to you, just because here you can find just FREEWARE programs."

Monday, March 21, 2005

trying the current version of weblogger. if this blog entry has a title, I'll settle with it. :)

Point one: with the weblogger package for emacs my subjects are nto appearing. gotta check why eventually. Point two: at INESC, I have emacs version GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.2.3790) of 2005-01-30 on NONIQPC. Well, this has support for 'jpeg, and not 'gif. In my laptop, I seem to miss both of those image types! I wonder why??

Saturday, March 19, 2005

I made some updates to ERC nicklist module. Basically, it now shows me who's online and availlable, along with it's email. Also, the menu is functional! Now I need some icons to put before each nick, to tell me the away state and the connection type (msn, icq, irc,...). But it's something I'll so with more time. I'm happy to be part of the erc community, for now! I was testing weblogger.el, and I said I would say something about it. Well, I'm still using it for this post, so that means something! Basically, it uses the blogger API, so it can do a lot more that my email sending approach (however, I allowed for making a new post from an emacs region - I might merge that functionality, someday). Cheers!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

I've found yet another existing method of blogging here. This may be more complete, i'll just have to try it out more.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

ERC and voice, with Bitlbee

I have noticed that the voicing system is used in Bitlbee to let me know wich users are availlable, instead of being away, DND or simply NA. So, my next ERC modding will have to be a notification, to let me know what's the status of my so-called "friends".

Also, I have to check erc-bbdb to know the current MSN nick of a particular buddy. I know they do this on /WHOIS, so i'l just grok that and make it into a popup message in erc-nicklist, or something.

Btw, I just came across C-M-w in Emacs. The kill ring still amazes me! (Go on, check it...)

Sunday, March 13, 2005

"Allows", and stuff like that

I've just discovered that english papers don't like to use sentences like "it allows me to do", or "i was allowed to evolve...". Live and learn!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Blogspot posting from Emacs

After setting up your blog to receive messages from a mail, eval this on emacs:

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;; Blogspot email sending:

(defvar blogspot-post-email "")

(defun blogspot (title url &optional text) "Opens a gnus msg buffer with the active region or the parameters passed in the body. Configure `blogspot-post-email' to set it up." (interactive "sPost title: sPost link: ") (let ((to blogspot-post-email) (subject (cond ((and title url (not (string= url ""))) (concat "" title "")) (title title) (t ""))) (body (or text ""))) (gnus-msg-mail to subject) (save-excursion (when body (raise-frame) (insert body))) (message "Edit your post and press \\C-c \\C-c to post it to %s." blogspot-post-email)))

(defun blogspot-region (beg end title url) "Call `blogspot-text' and inserts the active region as the post's body." (interactive "r sPost title: sPost link: ") (blogspot title url (buffer-substring-no-properties beg end)))

-- Edgar Gonçalves INESC-ID, Software Engineering Group (Technical University of Lisbon) Portugal

Monday, March 07, 2005

ICWI 2005: Call for Papers

IADIS International Conference is an opportunity to write a paper on my final degree project. While it may not be a hot-shot conference, it's another published paper for my CV, along with the increased experience, yadda yadda... For details on the conference, see: ICWI 2005: Call for Papers

Saturday, March 05, 2005

These are my two girls. Taken at my sister's (the one in the right) 14th birthday!
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RSS access to newsgroups via Google

Ever wanted to read newsgroups in Firefox? Well, yeah, you can use google groups to achieve that. But what if you already read RSS/RDF/Atom news? You can read any group via the google groups feeder. See RSS access to newsgroups via Google for more information.

The Carpathia Blog is back!

That's right. A new face, a new name - Carpathian Cloud - and a fresh motivation. I want this blog to have all of my daily discoveries (both social and techincal). But I mean to make some posts with some thoughts, some pictures I find interesting or relevant, and other stuff I may consider usefull to some viewer. I also have some new tools, and a ongoing idea to help me with my blog posting: Hello and Picasa are great to post images. JustBlogIt! is a Firefox extension that allows me to post something from any page, adding the link and title automatically. I also intend to make (or find, eheh) a mean to do the same from within Emacs. It would be great - and not that hard, I believe - more to come about this... Hope this can be of some use to someone. Cheers!