July 31, 2003

Bulk view

Mozilla

Pfft. I want all extensions to be installable by normal users.
I also wish that Mozilla paid attention to http_proxy and ftp_proxy…

State of OSS in the Philippines

This paper provides an overview of the state of adoption of Open
Source software in the Philippines as well as the policy initiatives
and challenges that it faces. Perspectives from the public sector,
the academic sector, as well as the private sector are presented.
http://www.asia-oss.org/sympos/downloads/JaySabido/Report/pdf/PhilippinesOSSpaper.pdf

The Little World of Dan Camillo

Dominique Cimafranca said:

Memory is a very funny thing: all of a sudden it occurred to me to look up
some web references to a series of books I had read a long long time ago.
I don’t even remember what I was doing or thinking about.

Anyway, the series is called “The Little World of Dan Camillo.” It’s
about a priest in a little country village in post-World War II Italy and
his skirmishes with sometimes-friend sometimes-enemy Peppone, the leader
of the local Communist cell. It’s rollicking good fun.

Lo and behold! The complete stories are available on the web! Check out
http://members.tripod.com/~vajrang/littleworld/stories.html. If you can
get past the pop-up ads, you’ll find little unknown gems of stories.

Pop-up ads? What pop-up ads? I love my browser. =) Emacs/w3m is cool.

Roden’s MP3 encoder

Roden has designed an MP3 encoder – given a text file, it will convert it into an MP3 or WAV file. Cool!