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Por lo me­nos lo li­mi­ta­ron a 5 dí­gi­tos y los te­lé­fo­noes no te de­jan usar pun­tua­ció­n. Me gus­ta­ría mu­cho sa­ber por­qué de­ci­die­ron usar és­te nú­me­ro. No es fá­cil de mar­ca­r, no es es­pe­cial­men­te fá­cil de re­cor­dar y por lo que sé no se usa pa­ra emer­gen­cias en nin­gu­na otra par­te. ¿Es que hay un nerd ma­te­má­ti­co con po­der en Bue­nos Ai­res?

Ya que es­ta­mo­s: es la pri­me­ra vez que com­pro un te­lé­fono con cá­ma­ra, y re­sul­ta que tie­ne blue­tooth y an­da per­fec­to con Li­nu­x.

rst2pdf: Nuevo y mejorado

  1. Hay otra pe­r­­so­­­na ayu­­dan­­do: Ch­­ris­­to­­­ph Zwer­s­­chke

  2. Es­­tá en google­­co­­­de: http://r­s­­t2­­pdf.­­google­­co­­­

  3. Ch­­ris­­to­­­ph im­­ple­­men­­tó va­­rias me­­jo­­­ras (es el chan­­ge­­log no lo voy a tra­­du­­cir ;-):

    • bu­­­lle­ted and enu­­­me­­­ra­ted list si­­m­­­pli­­­fie­­­d, use sa­­­me font as text for bu­­­lle­­­ts and nu­­m­­­bers

    • li­nks in ta­­­ble of co­­n­­­ten­­­ts wo­­­­­rk

    • co­­­m­­­press li­­­te­­­ral se­­c­­­tions ho­­­­­ri­­­zo­­n­­­ta­­­lly so that they alwa­­­ys fit on the pa­­­ge

  4. In­­te­­gré guio­­­na­­do (a­sí se di­­ce hy­­phe­­na­­tio­­n?) usan­­do wo­r­­da­­xe (fun­­cio­­­na so­­­lo con re­­po­r­­tlab 2.1)

El re­sul­ta­do usan­do wor­da­xe es bas­tan­te feo aho­ra (por ejem­plo, veo un cua­dra­do ne­gro en vez de un guió­n) pe­ro es un pa­si­to ade­lan­te.

Rebelándose contra la locura: Wicd depende de la mitad de GNOME

Es­toy usan­do mi eee ha­ce ya un tiem­po con una es­pe­cie de Ku­bun­tu.

Sin em­bar­go, mi apli­ca­ción fa­vo­ri­ta pa­ra ma­ne­jar re­des wi­re­le­ss o no es wi­cd, que usa Py­tho­n/­GTK. O usa­ba, ya que la ver­sión 1.4.1 re­quie­re py­tho­n-g­no­me2-ex­tra­s.

Lo que a su vez de­pen­de de...

libart-2.0-2 (>= 2.3.18), libaspell15 (>= 0.60), libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.13.2), libbonobo2-0 (>= 2.15.0),
libbonoboui2-0 (>= 2.15.1), libc6 (>= 2.6-1), libcairo2 (>= 1.4.0),
libfontconfig1 (>= 2.4.0), libfreetype6 (>= 2.3.5), libgconf2-4 (>= 2.13.5),
libgda3-3, libgdl-1-0, libgdl-gnome-1-0, libgksu1.2-1 (>= 1.3.3), libgksu2-0 (>= 1.9.6),
libgksuui1.0-1, libglade2-0 (>= 1:2.6.1), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.14.0), libgnome-keyring0 (>= 2.19.6),
libgnome2-0 (>= 2.17.3), libgnomecanvas2-0 (>= 2.11.1), libgnomeui-0 (>= 2.19.1),
libgnomevfs2-0 (>= 1:2.17.90), libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.12.0), libgtkspell0 (>= 2.0.2),
libice6 (>= 1:1.0.0), libnspr4-0d (>=, liborbit2 (>= 1:2.14.8),
libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.18.2), libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.13-4), libpopt0 (>= 1.10), libsm6,
libstartup-notification0 (>= 0.8-1), libx11-6, libxcomposite1 (>=1:0.3-1),
libxcursor1 (>> 1.1.2), libxdamage1 (>= 1:1.1), libxext6, libxfixes3 (>= 1:4.0.1), libxi6, libxinerama1,
libxml2 (>= 2.6.29), libxrandr2 (>= 2:1.2.0), libxrender1, zlib1g (>= 1:,
python-support (>= 0.3.4), python (<< 2.6), python (>= 2.4), python-gtk2,
python-pyorbit, python-gnome2-desktop

O sea: a ba­jar 87M­B. Eso no es­tá bue­no. De he­cho, ca­si no hay cam­bios con res­pec­to a 1.3.1 que no re­que­ría to­do eso! Sal­vo por un cam­bio muy im­por­tan­te en una eeeP­C: se pue­de achi­car la al­tu­ra a 400 pixel­s.

Así que sien­do lo que so­y, hi­ce es­to:


Es un reem­pla­zo de gui.­py y tra­y.­py de wi­cd. Só­lo ne­ce­si­ta Py­Q­t4, que ya lo te­nía ins­tal­do y de­pen­de de:

libc6 (>= 2.6-1), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.2.1), libqt4-core (>= 4.3.2),
libqt4-gui (>= 4.3.2), libstdc++6 (>= 4.2.1), python-central (>= 0.5.8),
python (<< 2.6), python (>= 2.4), python-sip4 (>= 4.7), python-sip4 (<< 4.8)

¿Se ve la di­fe­ren­cia?

Me to­mó unas 3 ho­ras pa­ra ar­mar­lo, y fun­cio­na (ex­cep­to red wi­re­d, dia­lo­go de pre­fe­ren­cia­s, IPs es­tá­ti­cos y scrip­ts) pe­ro lo di­fí­cil es­tá he­cho.

Si al­guien quie­re una co­pia, que pi­da no­má­s. ¿Su­pon­go que KU­bun­tu po­dría usar al­go así?

Yes, Xandros was horrible. But this ubuntu thing is working out nicely!

As I said be­fore, the bas­tardized Xan­dros [1] sucked. In fac­t, I man­aged to de­stroy it. So I de­cid­ed to switch to an­oth­er dis­tro. Any dis­tro.

En­ter ee­eX­ubun­tu, a eee-­tuned Xubun­tu [2].

Since I pre­fer KDE to XFCE, I start­ed hack­ing at it, and pro­duced, IMVHO, a much nicer thing.


As you can see, it takes slight­ly less space than ee­eX­ubun­tu's de­fault, and a whoop­ing 1GB less than the de­fault dis­tro.

How did I do it? First, by de­cid­ing what I want­ed.

  • No Open­Of­fice. Kof­­fice is enough to read doc­s, then there is Google doc­s, and I pro­­duce my texts us­ing do­cu­tils

  • No print­­ing. I have not used a print­­er in 5 years. What are the odds I will use one from the eee?

  • wicd for net­­work con­­fig­u­ra­­tion. It works for wire­­less/wired/en­cryp­t­ed and has no prob­lem what­­so­ev­er re­­con­nec­t­ing af­ter sus­pend.

  • yakuake for ter­mi­­nal. It us­es the least screen-s­­pace pos­si­ble: none if you are not us­ing it.

  • Fire­­fox + Flash (I would use Kon­­queror, if flash9 had not bro­ken it)

  • Kmail + Akre­­ga­­tor for mail and RSS

It works great, boots in 35 sec­onds (and I have not tuned that, yet).

Here's the list of in­stalled pack­ages and here's the list of re­pos I am us­ing

Maybe some­one more en­ter­pris­ing will make a re­al dis­tro out of it.

Asus eee PC 4G Surf: First impressions from an old Linux Guy

I fi­nal­ly got my eee PC last sat­ur­day. It's the 4G Surf in Gal­axy Black [1].

Ev­ery­one says the same thing, and so do I: you can't un­der­stand how small the thing is un­til you see it.

And then ev­ery­one takes a pic­ture of it sit­ting in­side its pre­vi­ous note­book. So will I, 2 times.

Here's the eee with a HP Pavil­lion zd7000, which has a 17" widescreen:


Here's the eee with a Toshi­ba Satel­lite with a very un­usu­al 16.6" 4:3 ra­tio screen:


But is it the small­est note­book I ev­er had? Nope.

Here you can see the eee, a Toshi­ba Li­bret­to and a HP Jor­na­da 720 lay­ing over the HP note­book, so you can get an idea of how much small­er all are. The Li­bret­to is small­er but thick­er and feels heav­ier.


Re­gard­ing con­struc­tion qual­i­ty, the screen is de­cen­t, if you can live with the low res­o­lu­tion (I can). The key­board is ok, even though I have large fin­gers [2] and the gen­er­al con­struc­tion feels good (not creaky, no flex [3]), but noth­ing re­mark­able.

The soft­ware... it work­s. But I am loook­ing to re­place it with an­oth­er dis­tro AS­AP. Let's get in­to some de­tail...

  1. Xan­­dros pack­­age avail­a­bil­i­­ty is abysmal. There's lit­tle, what's there is old, what I like is usu­al­­ly mis­s­ing, if you start pulling De­bian pack­­ages it will break, and if you don't want to use the Xan­­dros File Man­ag­er you may have to do evil stuff [4]

  2. KDE 3.4 is worse than 3.5. There's no kopete?

  3. The menus are in­­­com­­plete (in both the sim­­ple and ad­­vanced mod­­es). There are a bunch of things in­­stalled but not show­ing.

  4. If you have on­­ly 4GB of stor­age, lit­­tle RAM, and a slow­ish CPU, build­ing from source is prob­a­bly not a good idea, so I can't in­­stall that way even if I felt like it.

  5. No PyQt4? That means I can't blog from it :-(

  6. On the oth­­er hand, ev­ery­thing in the eee works us­ing xan­­dros, and I don't know if it will on an­oth­er dis­­tro.

The on­ly changes I made so far are:

  1. Switched to full desk­­top (KDE) mod­­e.

  2. I got rid of the sil­­ly union­fs sit­u­a­­tion (BTW: I did it us­ing the in­­struc­­tions at http://wi­k­i.eeeuser.­­com, but used RIPLin­uX as the USB bootable dis­­tro, it's the eas­i­est of them al­l)

  3. I re­­moved a lot of garbage (got 2.2GB free now)

  4. Moved logs to a tmpfs

Oth­er than that, it's still the orig­i­nal stuff, and I have been us­ing it to work around the house while watch­ing the baby, and from bars, and such.

Hap­py­ness-me­ter: 8 out of 10 so far.

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