Navegadores WWW livianos para win32: K-Meleon y Opera

Hay aquellos que usan MS Windows y se sienten incomodos usando Internet Explorer pero a los cuales Mozilla Firefox les parece muy “pesado”; ciertamente, la estrategia de manejo de memoria de Firefox deja mucho que desear.

Yo uso K-Meleon u Opera en esas circunstancias. Lo más usual, sin embargo, es que use Epiphany pero esa no es una opción para aquellos que están exilados en MS Windows o simplemente no tienen el valor de probar cosas nuevas.


The iPhone will fail. In your dreams!

My friend M forwarded a comment that crossed one of the mailing lists he subscribes to. (Not sure which one though, he sorta forgot to mention that). Well he is presently a Mac user while I’m a recovering one[1].

He cites a post (that I don’t want to quote it entirely without proper attribution). Here is an excerpt of the end of that post:

I’ve got guys at work who upgrade their phones faster than I change my pants ( Embarassed ) and they use practically none of the phone’s features, they have the ‘latest’ phone because it’s the thing to have! (One guy was getting the Nokia N80 – I commented on the fact he’d be able to use it for VOIP, because it’s got Wifi – He didn’t have a clue!)

The iPhone will succeed because the average punter will not know any better!

Another proof sent by M that the iPhone will sell, and profusely: There is already a shareware application for the iPhone.

I agree with the assessment. As long as there are people willing to throw money on useless objects (even if useless only to themselves) just for the sake of trying to achieve social status, products like the iPhone will have surefire commercial success. He! In fact, that’s a clear demonstration that we “humans” are just big hairless apes, ultimately we care about status in the herd and how much food and sex we can get out of it. It is difficult to leave our animal instinctual behavior behind after all. Things have gotten worse with the centuries, before women would have little bastards with the Landlord and expect a good future for the children (some even got to be Pope!), nowadays they do it with any loser who’s got a Nokia N80.

[1] Not really, I would buy one of them newflangled MacBook Pro thingies with an Intel quad-core in the spur of the moment, if I didn’t know already that those CPUs are pure crap: whoever buys one of those must know that that those Core Duo 2 are two Core Duo CPUs slaped together with nothing more than string and spit. If you want a real 4-core CPU, buy an AMD Opteron 64 or wait for the AMD Athlon 64 and Turion 64 quad-cores later this year, sometime.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 es oficial

De acuerdo al sitio de Debian, Etch fué lanzado oficialmente el 8 de abril de 2007, Domingo de Resurrección para los Cristianos (de todos los colores) y de Pascua para los Hebreos. Tiene algo de poético: Después de 21 meses de desarrollo y de que muchos sabihondos dijesen que Ubuntu había hecho a Debian irrelevante (sí como nó), este se ha levantado de entre los muertos.

Bueno nenes, es hora de pasarse a Lenny.

I’m switching this blog to English

I’ve decided on a whim, and several months of kettle boiling, that I rather prefer to use English as the main language of this weblog.

What does all this mean? At least two things:

  1. I feel equally at ease writing and ranting in English as in Spanish. I make myself look stupid in Spanish frequently, I haven’t in English for a while. Practice makes perfect.
  2. I much rather deal with English speaking losers than with Spanish speaking ones. Believe it or not(tm), the quality of the English-speaking trolling community is light-years ahead the quality of the Spanish-speaking one. I don’t mind a good controversy once in a while but I do like to be creatively insulted if ever; calling my mother names in public comments only bespeaks the reasons why we Latin Americans are considered lower life forms by everybody else on the planet (see my previous log entry).

Of course I won’t stop writing entries in Spanish, particularly those of a technical nature; after all, a good Vorbote has to bring the good news to the ones in dire need of enlightenment.

The sorry state of minorities in the US of A

Why does KDE use slaves? | Free Software Magazine

Reading the article and the reactions in the comments, I can see a clear confirmation of two different trends in USAn society I observed first hand during the years I lived there. People of african origin are, presently, more racist and classist than their european counterparts. And both ally themselves to justify their racism against other segments of the population: The real owners of the land who were dispossesed, and the immigrants and their descendants from other places of the planet. I wonder if the K.K.K. is an equal opportunity hatred society now.