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Important MO file optimisation for en_* locales, and partly others

During GUADEC, Tomas Frydrych gave a talk on exmap-console, a cut-down version of exmap that can work well on mobile devices. During the presentation, Tomas showed how to use the tool to find the culprits in memory (ab)use on the GNOME desktop. One issue that came up was that the MO files taking up space …

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GUADEC Day #2

(see http://www.guadec.org/schedule/warmup) At the first presentation, Quim Gil talked about GNOME marketing, what have been done, what is the goal of marketing. He showed a focused mind on important marketing tasks; it is easy to get carried away and not be effective, a mistake that happens in several projects. The next session was by Tomas …

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The OLPC and Greek

(oh, I am writing this through a lousy Net connection; thanks Engelados) I tried out the latest OLPC image, specifically build 218, on Qemu and my aim was to get Greek support configured, if it was not there already. The OLPC does not currently come with a good set of Greek fonts; you will need …

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Σπάσαν τα καλώδια

Την περασμένη εβδομάδα έγινε ένας ισχυρός σεισμός κοντά στην Ταϊβάν. Το επίκεντρο ήταν στη θάλασσα, κοντά στις νότιες ακτές του νησιού. Υπήρξε ένας αριθμός θυμάτων που ήταν σχετικά μικρός λόγω των αυστηρών πολεοδομικών κανονισμών της χώρας για ανθεκτικά κτίρια. Ένα από τα θύματα ήταν τα καλώδια οπτικών ινών του συστήματος APCN 2 που συνδέουν την …

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How to easily modify a program in your Ubuntu?

Suppose we want to change the functionality of an Ubuntu application but we do not want to go into all the trouble of finding the source code, installing in /usr/local/, breaking dependencies with original versions and so on. Let’s change Character Map (gucharmap), and specifically change the default font size from 20pt to 14pt, so …

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Επίπεδο στάθμης της θάλασσας στην Ελλάδα

Sea level rise data at Piraeus, Greece Ο συνδυασμός των Google Maps και υψομετρικών δεδομένων από τη NASA βοηθούν στη δημιουργία του http://flood.firetree.net/, που μπορεί να δείξει κατά πόσο θα καλυφθούν οι παράκτιες περιοχές από τη θάλασσα όταν το επίπεδο της θάλασσας αυξηθεί. Η προσομοίωση μπορεί να δείξει μέχρι 14 μέτρα αύξηση στο επίπεδο της …

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