Let’s move on

August 24, 2008

Hi all,

you may wonder why there has not been any news in the last week. Well … I have been busy in two fronts.

First I wasted the first half of the week with an old bad habit I got from from Microsoft Windows, even if I have been using Linux for a year now: clean re-install; I was having some slowdown with the Internet applications, especially Firefox, and World of Warcraft under Wine kept freezing my PC very often; so, instead of taking advantage of the wide configurability of Linux, that is very useful even when there are problems to fix, I decided to take the quick and dirty way to do a tabula rasa and re-install everything from scratch. So far everything is going very well (even if I did not had the time to stress-test WoW to check if it is working well as usual).

After this boring part I spent the second half of the week in a particular project: despite the promise to my self to wait and plan for this, I have impulsively opened a new site for this blog!!! It is now called “Silicon Gadget” and its address is: http://www.silicongadget.com/.

As you can see the overall look is identical to this blog, but I have indeed made some changes.

For example, and it is the aspect that took the most of the time, I re-organized a little bit the categories and the tags; this work has been necessary since I decided to change the URL format from the date-based system used here by WordPress.com to the category-based system I am using there.

The second change, that you cannot see since it is beyond the scenes, is that I activated several plugins that will help me to better manage the blog structure.

There is a very important thing you have to take in mind: if you subscribed to the RSS feed of this blog, either with a RSS reader or via e-mail, you have to unsubscribe from those and subscribe back with the similar links you find on the new site.

From tomorrow I will start to write exclusively on the new blog, but this blog will still stay open as archive and backup.

I want to thank both the WordPress.com staff and the forum’s members for all the help I received for this blog.

See you at the Silicon Gadget!!! 🙂


Install a Teamspeak server on Linux

May 23, 2008

This guide has been moved to Silicon Gadget.

First impressions on Kubuntu 8.04

April 30, 2008

This guide has been moved to Silicon Gadget.

Kubuntu 8.04 under testing

April 29, 2008

As many of you have probably found out, last Thursday, 24th, Canonical released the 8.04 version of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and all other variants.

Why didn’t I wrote any news about it (and any news in general for the last five days)? Simple: I rushed on the download an install. 😀

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Use Windows software on Linux

April 14, 2008

One of the biggest limitation that most user have when they would like to migrate from Microsoft Windows to Linux is that some application they are too familiar with (and maybe have spent some money on to get the license) is available only for Windows. Fortunately there is Wine (http://www.winehq.org/) an Open Source (and free) implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix.

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Knights of the Old Republic’s Hints

April 11, 2008

WARNING: this is a very old article I wrote for an old website of mine; I merely adjusted the formating to adapt it to this WordPress blog, but I have not updated its content (not even eventual grammatical and logic errors — English is not my main language 😀 ).


I hope you can find this mini-guide useful. It just contains some hints and tips about KOTOR and it isn’t a full walkthrough. Also I am not trying to illustrate the best ways to create your character and play the game, since I’m still not experienced enough on KOTOR and also because the best character/game play depends on your taste. 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »