Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Singing a song


I discovered a new music service, it is funny! With Midomi you can use your voice to search music, basically you sing into your microphone and then it guesses what song it is.

The Police

The Police originally came together in London in 1977, they are certainly one of the greatest bands of the 80s and had a great influence on the 90s. It was my favorite band for a long time. They will reunite at the 2007 Grammy Awards on February 11, that's a great new for me, at least! :)

Monday, January 29, 2007

Turning Vinyl into MP3

I already was a great fan of vinyl, but I have a huge Vinyl collection still, and I would like to get it digitalized some day. Few days ago posted a Guide to Turning Vinyl into MP3 , and I discovered that the process is not quite as simple as just ripping CDs and it is quite expensive, anyway one day it will be cheaper and I will have my Vinyl collection digitalized .

Monday, January 22, 2007

More about books

"Working together, Google and the University of Texas will digitize over a million books from the university's collection. Anyone will be able to freely view, browse, and read the university's public domain documents."

University of Texas Libraries are the fifth largest academic library in the United States. This initiative will be available on Google Books Library Project.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Shelfari - Social Network For Book

Yesterday, Osvaldo told me about Shelfari , it is a social network for books, it has all the familiar trappings of social networks such as profiles, tagging, friends and recommendations. It lets you create book list for books you’ve read, books you own and books you plan to read. It seems an interesting social network, I am enjoying it.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Python 2.5 for Maemo released

Python 2.5 is the latest major release of Python, the highlights of this version are:

* Support for N800 device/software (SDK 3.0)
* Language updated to Python 2.5
* Updated bindings
* Added bindings to new Hildon widgets
* Improved OSSO bindings
* Project home has moved to
* The new project page is

Monday, January 15, 2007

Bossa Conference

Bossa Conference - Who's coming

INdT is promoting an International Conference in Recife, Brazil, from March 12th to 14th. You can check some confirmed names and lectures in the Conference website!


"Brisa is written in Python and enables to create MediaServer/MediaRenderer devices allowing users to share and search content from UPnP A/V devices. It will offer a plugin architecture enabling new services such as Flickr to be added as UPnP services"

I tried Brisa Media Server in my Nokia 770, and it is working quite nicely with Canola and MediaStreamer! I am waiting for Flickr and Playlist support!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


About Cingular, actually Apple chose GSM, it was an excellent marketing decision, i suspect that Cingular will have the exclusive for a short period of time. About iPod's future, I think in the future the Apple could easily decouple the "phone" part from the rest of the iPhone, and iPods will have a multi-touch interface with cheaper price.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Nokia N800

"Nokia is launching a Developer Device Program to provide open source developers with Nokia N800 Internet Tablets at a discount. will be providing 500 devices at a price of 99 Euros per device to selected open source developers. Eligible developers will be provided a discount code to be used at the Nokia N800 online shop."

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Gnome Love - Tell your adventure!


My wife loves to talk about adventures with her best friends. She has a lot of Photos, but many times is so hard to find and to share the right moments with the friends. If you imagine that every picture may represent a place, a person and a special context, we could link them to each other based on place, person and context.


Gnome Desktop Application and tools to create connections among the people, places, and contexts in your photos, and share! The concept could be extented to video, i.e, if I have a video where my brother appears three times, he would be just interested in that specific moments.

  • To set relationship between me and others.
  • To represente a person at different stages of life by photo’s date and the birthday.
  • To create filters by Life Periods.
  • Who’s in the photo and where it was in that moment.
  • To plot the location that person on a world map (web services).
  • To see a specific month based in a context, i.e, Christmas photos in December!
  • To connect pictures with other medias.
  • To create audio/visual presentations and tell your adventures.
  • Annodex
  • Gstreamer
  • Flash (?)

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Gabriel 0.1, "Fly Gabriel Fly" released

"Gabriel is a client-server application that allows you to create D-Bus connections on a remote machine over a secure (SSH) channel. The project is the first step towards the GOD (Gstreamer On-Demand) project, which would allow applications to create multimedia pipelines (or parts of the pipeline) on a remote machine. Nonetheless, Gabriel can be used by other projects as well."

Good Job Zeenix! Gstreamer on Demand is coming soon ...

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Listening and Reading

Most Listened To 2006

These were the artists that I have maintained their spots in my car in 2006:

1. The Killers
2. John Mayer
3. Phoenix


I want to start reading more this year. My first choice will be Long Tail by Chris Anderson. A colleague recommended this one to me. It seems an interesting book in terms of its approach. It promises to be a good source of information by someone who wants to understand how the Internet impacts marketing and distribution.

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