Archive for June, 2006

June 24, 2006

The Satanic Elements of Scientology

I've known about Scientology from some years, so I thought that it mostly was a dollar-making corporation/cult. After a friend told me about L.R.Hubard's affinity with Satanism, and Aleister Crowley, I decided to put these two simple keywords in the popular search engine: scientology satanism.

Bang! On the first link found this very interesting article, called:

The Satanic Elements of Scientology

I'm posting it in full bellow: 



Graphical Debian Installer interface, and me

June 20, 2006

A while ago I presented some ideas, and graphics for Debian's graphical Installer which will be released for Etch. Actually, that page reflects the final graphics I presented to the debian-installer guys, with most being used. I quieted down as I became a bit confused on the entire thing, because it involved some constraints (either technical, or otherwise) which I didn't foresee, and couldn't work them out on my head. Also, at the time I didn't have a clear head for it, for various other reasons.

So time passed, and last night I decided to continue this. I had re-started thinking about it before, but never with the same commitment as now. So I think I've managed to work out some sketches of how would a perfect interface for D-I, within its constraints, be.

Constraints which I agree should stay, since, for instance, the graphical D-I will just be a different fronted to the installer. Another debian developer has also started making a web interface for d-i!).


Panel discussion at WSIS is a good overview of free software and open source today

June 4, 2006

Found this video, which you'll find interesting. Both old and new people coming to free software can learn with this, I think.

It's a panel discussion that happened at the World Summit for the Information Society last year (the one where Richard Stallman wrapped his RFID badge with aluminum foil as a protest).

Richard Stallman, Bruce Perens, a guy from Intel (lobbyist for "freedom of choice"), a UN person and Mark Shuttleworth speak and debate. Richard's talk was very powerfull! Also interesting was the UN person, which came just after the Intel guy, and smashed his arguments about proprietary software increasing the wealth of developing countries, with his own reports and came to a different conclusion: "Is free software the answer for development? In one word, yes!".

And yes, I see the irony of having to install non-free software to view this video …. But you can click the download link on the right bar, and download it.

Gulp, I have an audience…

June 4, 2006

I was checking out's statistical functions, and it seems that there are people who subscribe to the (rss?) feed of this blog.
That's right, around the world, a few saps are actually updating their blog reader to know what's the latest insanity that has crossed my mind! So now I have to begin the posts in a different, more personal way… I have to reach out to my audience, my peers.
What about, "Dear Reader"?

Debian-Install Beta 2 Testing (etch) installation in an Acer Aspire 3003LMI – updated

June 3, 2006

I've updated most of my previous instalation report of Debian testing on a Acer Aspire 3003LMI, installed with Debian-Install Beta 2 . You can read it at

There were a lot of improvements since I last installed Debian testing. The default Gnome 2.14 desktop (the default of the desktop environment task during instalation) is more ready-to-use than previously, with care taken to handle the needs of desktop and laptop users. It has an automatic update-manager, Gparted, OpenOffice, Firefox, Remote Desktop Client, and more. Debian "etch" is in development, and will be released later this year.

< end of press release 🙂 >
Would have been helpfull if the laptop task during installation, installed cpufreqd. This worked, while powernowd doesn't work with the AMD Sempron (in my experience, and so I've gathered by searching around the web).