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11Jan/170

VeraCrypt: the successor of TrueCrypt

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In 2009 I wrote an article on security. The best that I could find online to encrypt their files was TrueCrypt, at the time was a safe & software. I can not say the same thing seven years later. The development has been arrested in 2014, but good news there. I could recommend a list of software that do the same thing, but I would not do is leave open questions and invite people to spend time (time that I have already spent). For this reason I will not go further and recommend a project fork that has been followed to the present day. It's called VeraCrypt (the latest release to date is dated October 2016).

3Apr/150

Proprietary software loves you… like a parasite loves his host

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Arrival in this reflection after happened on the Adobe website, to sales page Photoshop CC. I take the guise of the slogan of a commercial software to get to talk to the school system. No less than.

In the page footer sales photoshop found a box that reads "We love students & teachers"... and for some reason.

10Nov/141

Google Webfont: dentro la talpa WordPress

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Today (after more than five months) I get to write on the blog. And back at breakneck speed with an article to 007 that will make your hair stand on end users WordPress.

I discovered today that the version in WordPress 3.8 (Today we are 4.0) has been enabled by default in the backend the Open Sans font. In fact I had already noticed little slow in loading the backend, but I thought it was due to the new "engine" ie WordPress, instead is due to direct inclusion of a branded Google webfont.

14Jun/140

Tesla releases its patents with the open source license. But will this really happen?

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Here is the news of the day - taken from OSVeichle.

Some of you may know that Tesla - the famous car manufacturer for electric cars - recently announced in a press conference (directly from the mouth of CEO Elon Musk) come - to approach the global interest that revolves around vehicles and elettcici, in general, to sustainable mobility - intend to allow access to their patents to other park users who will want to consult.

This is certainly great news, probably the most resonant in the history of modern mobility and the transport industry. At least as regards the last decades. Although this position seems to be difficult to understand according to the viewpoint typical of the companies that are trying to capture market share, this makes perfect sense if you look at the mission of Tesla: "accelerate the advent of sustainable mobility".

12Oct/132

The bizarre requests in the graphics industry

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For some time now I'm running in a variety of (and for "several" I mean "a myriad of") graphical ads in Itaila. More than the amount of ads, amaze me the skills required. Let's take a premise.

If I cook a cake it is important that at the end is as good as I had it in mind before you start cooking, regardless of the fact that I use an electric oven, o of the largest gas, or that bake in the sun of mid-August 3pm. Similarly if I decide to buy a pair of shoes to play tennis me I'll find comfortable, resistant, that meet certain characteristics ... no matter that I shop in a mall, in a shoe store or at the market.

20Jun/130

M5S: we need an open source software

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With today's article I'm going a bit 'out of the sow, but do not want to open a flame with the subject Movement 5 Location, I just simply observe the facts. I see today that expelled through an online vote, with the 65% majority, Adele Gambaro, a senator of M5S with which I have no ties of any kind. Perhaps not everyone knows that if the Gambaro did not want to resign could continue to occupy the chair that already occupies, although consistency wants you to resign.

My purpose is to be political judgment will not, but only a reflection

27Apr/130

OpenKiosk: un browser “nato” for internet point

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Years ago I became interested in creation of an internet point using an older pc and a any linux distribution. On that occasion I used Opera, a free browser (the open source) that integrated and integrates still one of the best ways "kiosk".

Since then it's been almost three years, Opera has evolved and continues to integrate the kiosk mode, but steadily growing new projects open source they make their way.

I'm talking about OpenKiosk.

16Mar/133

Redacted: font that replaces the “lorem ipsum” #2

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The saga fonts suitable for wireframe, in this article we Redacted, clearly inspired by a font Blokk (of which has been discussed in the previous article), but with a difference: the possibility to choose a layout block, handwriting or hand writing in bold.

17May/120

Fusion News: another project agonizing

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It 's been almost a year since my last article about a an open source project in a state of neglect. The project was Linux4one, a distribution optimized for Acer Aspire One. Linux4one then made the natural end of each small project that is incorporated, more or less happily, in a bigger project.

12Feb/123

LibreOffice “Calc”: define the first row of each page

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LibreOffice is a suite of open source office for excellence, created by the project OpenOffice when it was bought (along with other products SUN Microsystems) the Oracle. "Calc" is one of the programs included in the suite LibreOffice, it is a spreadsheet. Today's article tries to make life easier for those who need to always have certain cells as a page header.

The header row included in Calc, reached by following the menu "Format" - "Page" - "Header row"- "Edit", is basic and is explained in the screenshot taken from the program, below.