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Posts tagged ‘Firefox’

Optimus em Ups! I did it again

Descobri hoje que a Optimus é só para Microsoft Internet Explorer e Microsoft Windows.

Penso que em breve a Microsoft irá anunciar a aquisição da Optimus passando esta a chamar-se Microsoft Optimus. Uma excelente oportunidade para mudar de fornecedor de serviços não concordam?

O .NET não veio para salvar o mundo, se se dessem ao trabalho de ler um pouco mais, explorar, aprender um bocadinho viam que existem outras soluções. Cada uma mais ou menos indicada para cada função, CLARO!

Para a Optimus parece-me evidente que não é o mais adequado dizer aos clientes: Está a usar OS-X/Linux/Whatever. Solução: Olhe, use Microsoft Windows.


Na volta na próxima estão-me a dizer que tenho que ir a este café ou aquele café porque apenas ai posso fumar. Devem achar que este pais é uma republica das (e dos) bananas. Mas não é Optimus, não é.

Também estou aqui a tecer considerações sobre a empresa que fez isto. Sinto a necessidade de mudar de operadora só é pena que não haja concorrência. Vai tudo dar ao mesmo, o mesmo antro de incompetência e mediocridade que as nossas empresas se orgulham de ostentar como bandeira.

Força pessoal, peguem na bandeira e nas medalhas, juntem-se ao Socrates, ao Cavaco, ao Rui Rio, ao Menezes. Mais uns litros de gasolina e aposto que davam uma fogueira impecável.


xForms Resources

We will post a xForms/METS/DB2 screen-cast in this website soon. To get you prepared for this I advice you to download this firefox plugin and read the following articles:

In case you are looking for good examples you can visit this wikibook or better yet… Open your console, and create a directory in your home folder. Enter the folder and write this:

svn checkout xforms-examples-read-only

These are some great samples from Google Code. Believe me I’m saving you time with this advice. You won’t need to spend hours on badly executed examples from companies that are supposed to be building xForms implementations. Outch!?

Piada do dia

You’ll also be installing an XForms extension that lets you view XForms documents directly in current versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Seamonkey, or Mozilla. If you don’t currently have one of these excellent, standards-compliant browsers installed, now’s a good time to get one.


O Internet Explorer 8 deverá ser a primeira versão do browser a suportar totalmente os padrões web como CSS e RSS, uma vez que passou no teste de padrões web Acid2 Browser Test.


Misturar Microsoft e standards na mesma frase é, para mim, sempre uma boa piada. E, já agora, que raio é o Acid2 Browser Test? Santa ignorância. A minha, claro!

[EDIT: Se estão interessados em saber um pouco mais sobre o assunto podem ler o excelente contributo que o André Luís deixou como comentário]

Novo Internet Explorer

Li aqui que vai sair uma nova beta do Internet Explorer. Finalmente posso morrer feliz.

Agora uma pergunta ainda alguém usa Internet Explorer? Se sim carreguem num destes links:

E descubram o porquê desta pergunta.

Informação de última hora: O recorde de SMSs de natal foi batido este ano. Estava enganado, apenas agora posso morrer feliz.

From Ubuntu/Windows to Mac OS-X Leopard

I just got my first brand new MacBook and, as one would expect, some problems emerged by leaving my usual OS combo (Ubuntu/Windows) for Mac OS X Leopard. I’m still undecided whether to install Ubuntu or use VMWare Fusion to use Linux. As for Microsoft Windows as long as I don’t need to use .NET I don’t think I’ll install it. Not even with the free licenses Microsoft provides University of Minho students.

First I had to decide what to install:

The question you are probably asking is why Firefox instead of Safari!? Because the damn unsafe add-on for is just that:! I just can’t live without it. Maybe if the guys over there worked the basics of security we could say that it’s both excellent and safe! And don’t say there’s a add-on for Safari as well. I’ll only accept it if the add-on is as good as the one provided by Yahoo.

Now we go for the fun part. The problems and solving them. Your attention please, this is only fun for me when I do it on my computer so it won’t be pleasure if you ask me to fix your computer! Joana this one is for you, I know how your mind thinks.. Almost as badly as mine. Oh well, we are related aren’t we? :\ Please release those crazy Christmas photos to the world! :X

I’ll start with a small OS free tip and then go for the Q/A part. If you are Portuguese like myself you just hate all the results that google gives you from .br domains. Most of the results are overrated and most of the times you just wish that they weren’t there. If this is the case just do your normal search in google but write -br in the end. Just test this, go to google and type governo brasileiro -br. It works ;)

  1. How do I get my mouse to behave like a normal one by removing this dreadful acceleration?

    Easy. Check Rúben’s blog @

  2. What’s wrong with the encoding on TextEdit? The automatic descovery does not work and even when I specifically tell him to use this encoding it won’t work. The Where is ISO 8859-15 dilemma.

    Still don’t know. Anyone? If you want to test the bug just do this (from here):

    $ echo é > ~/a.txt
    $ cat ~/a.txt
    Open a.txt with TextEdit and get:

    Cracked it! At least I have a partial fix for Migrating documents from Ubuntu to Mac OS X Leopard:

    cmd + space terminal enter

    {go to the directory where the file is}

    bash$ iconv -f ISO-8859-15 -t UTF-8 {filename} > UTF8-{filename}

    For me it was:

    bash$ iconv -f ISO-8859-15 -t UTF-8 Pam.tex > UTF8-Pam.tex

    And yes PAM is as in Pluggable Authentication Modules. So I have a latex work on that :P

  3. Where is type-a-name application? It’s not on the dock.

    Just press cmd + space and type what you are looking for. This is called spotlight. Either this or open Finder and go to applications.

  4. Why doesn’t it show my dashboard when I go to the left/whatever corner?

    Have you even configured your mac? Common.. Click the apple on the top left corner and go to System Preferences. Exposé and Spaces. And now that you are there take a look around and configure all the other things that you neglected.

  5. This computer is always underlining the words in red. (when the spelling is right :P If not you are a dumbass for asking this!)

    Just press cmd + mouse and change the language. Thanks Nuno Veloso from Apple Tech Team for this tip.

  6. How can I see the right mouse button menu?

    crtl + mouseclick

  7. PageUp/PageDown!?

    fn+ up
    fn + down

If after this you still feel like reading about Mac OS for rookies – like myself – you can check this section in Arun Gupta’s Blog or check this extensive list of Keyboard Shortcuts. Have fun!

Now let’s get back to work, something almost impossible when your doing a report on LaTeX and the encodings are never right.

One final touch: ctrl + alt + cmd + 8. Merry Christmas! :) security (or lack of it)

As you might as well have seen in my previous post I have recently joined daily blog posting service. However I’m not very happy with it, specially with the security.

If you use my computer to browse the web, go to and then click in settings -> daily blog posting will see the following page: security


AMinhaPassword stands for My Password in Portuguese. In this place used to be the actual password that I use on my blog. I cannot understand how a service as big as can:

  1. Store my password as plaintext!
  2. They actually show the password to ANYONE that uses my computer.

I have already emailed the a complaint but have received no response so far. I know that you have to be logged in for this error to emerge but almost every user uses the firefox add-on provided by yahoo, so we are always logged on!

format c:\

Chegou a altura de um novo format. Com uma licenciatura em cima este menino estava mesmo a precisar.


  • Windows XP SP2
  • Linux Ubuntu
  • Firefox
  • PDFCreator
  • Cisco Systems VPN Client
  • Open Office
  • Java Development Kit
  • Glasgow Haskell Compiler
  • Avast (Windows)
  • RocketDock (Windows)
  • Joost (Windows)
  • WinRAR (Windows)
  • Visual Studio (Windows)
  • Nero Burning Rom (Windows)