Friday, August 24, 2007

Capoeira Videos

I recorded these videos yesterday at the gym using the camera of my N73. They had the baptism and belt change ceremony, which is, for those of you who don't know about capoeira, the equivalent to graduation exams in any other martial art.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

New stuffs

Here it goes another post with various topics and bullet lists. I realized I really appreciate this style of writing.

  • Project

    As Kenneth already posted, I've joined the Canola team since last week. I'll be working mainly in the infra structure code, dealing with ETK. It's API is quite similar to GTK+ but it's far far away in terms of maturity. I'm still getting used to it and I already have some ideas to improve it.

  • Cellphone

    After two years, I decided it was time to replace my good ol' Nokia 6170 cellphone. Besides being a very good device, solid (and heavy) as a rock, it lacks of some features considered basic nowadays, such as bluetooth and expandable memory. So I bought myself a brand new Nokia N73 phone. I've not even got the chance to explore all its features yet, but the very first thing I got impressed is the quality of the pictures taken with this phone.

  • Plush penguins

    During my trip to europe to attend GUADEC, I had the opportunity to buy another four penguins for my collection. One was a talking Pingu and the other one was that crazy Mexican penguin from the happy feet movie, called Ramon. The other two I bought at Lisbon Oceanarium shop. I'm now getting afraid there won't be room over my desk for the ones I may buy.

  • Hackergotchi

    Thanks to Hub, I've got a new hackergotchi from the picture he took at a pub in Birminghan. After clicking that special "I'm feeling lucky" button in Picasa and some Gimp work here is the result:

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


From this day on, I'll never play Wii Sports Bowling anymore.

Thanks Vivi for playing as my sparring. :)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Maemo related news

There are guys at INdT who have been doing wonderful jobs but they still don't have their blogs syndicated in any planet. This way, I thought it was a good idea to have a post with some interesting news and links:

  • LLVM performance tests

    Lauro has been working on the ARM backend of LLVM for quite some time. It's been a year since the backend was included in the project. After lots of improvements, tests and bug fixes, it's now possible to compile complex programs and libraries.

    Lauro has just started his blog and has already published quite impressive results of tests comparing programs built with GCC and LLVM. I just can't wait for whole distro built with LLVM. :)

  • Hildon bindings for Vala

    Marcelo Lira (aka setanta) introduced this brand new language called Vala for us some time ago. He's been posting about it since then, including the following diagrams illustrating the basic differences between Mono and Vala.



    Vala bindings are growing really fast. One of the latest additions were the Hildon bindings Marcelo has provided. It's approaching the day we won't need to code GObjects in plain C anymore.

  • Maemo SDK Applicance

    Marcelo Lira (again) has published a cool screencast of Maemo SDK appliance running. The video is on YouTube but I'd recommend you to download the Ogg/Theora Version available in Maemo garage project page.

That's all folks! (At least for now). ;)