Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Shrek 2 and Red Hat

I've been looking over Red Hat Magazine, I've found a non technical article about Geek movies that should be on you queue (by the way here we got something similar with Top 10:las mejores películas geek) and reading some comments -'cause I feel that there're some importants absences, I've follow a link to Linux behind the magic of shrek 2 where it's reported that Red Hat Linux was used as a main platform to develop the film.

Nice, but not new, happen to ILM where started with SGI but they move to Linux (I really don't remenber which particular platform they choosed). If you need a sample on using Linux here you got once more.


Monday, February 26, 2007

Is there a place for a C programmer?

I've been talking yesterday with a colleague at the office. She kindly asks me about my bachelor's degree studies ... We end up talking about useless things at our company.

My mate supports that C programming is, more or less, useless ... she doesn't pointed very accurately about pointless for our company or pointless in general...

I should say that I don't agree with her. In fact I told her that I don't agree with this particular subject. I do believe that C keeps a wide area in companies, specially in low level programming devices, such as toys, mechanical components, ... and for sure, low level programming subsystems.

Obviously web environment has caught general atention, also java developments. It's clear and fair. The first one is becoming an easy and fast way to develop across internet and let your applications running inside a simple web broser. The second one is wide use in big companies.

Despite the majority, don't confuse majority with the whole thing. And, yes, I know that it doesn't necessarily means that it could be a good idea keep yourself learning C as a future option. Keep you mind wide open.


Friday, February 09, 2007

How to join several pdf's files in just one

Thanks to Pablo Iranzo for send me that line:
gs -q -sPAPERSIZE=a4 -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=out.pdf $* it is usefull to join several pdf's files in just one.

Imagine you download the book Linux Kernel in a Nutshell (which is a good idea if you wanna learn things about Linux kernel ). That book is free offered in multiple pdf's files, but you want to send it straight to the printer in just one step and without blank pages, you'd better got a single pdf file.


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Finding a north, changing new blog target

In short: my duties has been changed ... in a few months I'm not longer going to be postmaster
... so I'm going to start a new kind of functions, on the other hand, it release me more free to writte and do things related with FOSS also in this blog.

Who knows? probably I may even colaborate with some LUG or something... let's see what future brings