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May 05 2009

Migrate from Hotmail to GMail

So you have this Hotmail account and you want to migrate to GMail for all the obvious reasons. How can you do that? A few months ago it was possible to forward your Hotmail e-mails to another e-mail account, which made it very easy to migrate to any other e-mail provider. However, Microsoft decided to …

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Jan 07 2009

Playing with Git

Git is a version control system (VCS) software that is used for source code management (SCM). There are several examples of VCS software, such as CVS and SVN. What makes Git different is that it is a distributed VCS, that is, a DVCS. Being a DVCS, when you use Git you create fully capable local …

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Jul 03 2008

Keyboard layout editor UI concept

(click for bigger image) At the top we select the keyboard layout file, the variant, and set the corresponding verbose name. The keyboard layout editor shows a standard keyboard, where each keyboard key can show up to four levels. When you select a key, the bottor-left window shows the characters that have been set (here …

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Jun 20 2008

Converting between XKB and XML

I completed the stage that takes keyboard layout files from XKB (X.Org) and converts them to XML documents, based on a keyboard layout Relax NG schema. Then, these XML documents can also be converted back to keyboard layout files. Here is an imaginary example of a keyboard layout file. // Keyboard layout for the Zzurope …

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Feb 29 2008

FOSDEM ’08, summary and comments

I attended FOSDEM ’08 which took place on the 23rd and 24th of February in Brussels. Compared to other events, FOSDEM is a big event with over 4000 (?) participants and over 200 lectures (from lightning talks to keynotes). It occupied three buildings at a local university. Many sessions were taking place at the same …

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Dec 06 2007

OpenOffice Writer training notes (request: make training video plz!)

OpenOffice.org is one of the most important layers of the open-source stack. Although it does a superb job, we really need to make effort to get more users working on it. Here we present training notes for the use of Writer, the word processor component of OpenOffice.org. We aim to make the best use of …

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