By Adrian Kosmaczewski, since 2004. Updates every Friday.

FOSS in Developing Countries

The other day I had friends in Bolivia asking me if they could install Windows on a laptop they got through an NGO that initially came bundled with Linux.

GNOME Extensions

Last week I talked about Firefox extensions, last year I talked about VSCode extensions, now it’s time to talk about GNOME extensions.

Firefox Extensions

Everybody uses Chrome, but I don’t; Google is too powerful already, no need to feed the beast anymore. At most, I have a copy of Chromium installed, as a last resort. Because I’m a faithful Firefox user, and of course I install many extensions in it. Here are some of those that I systematically add to every computer I use.

Best Books of 2022

Here’s the list of books I read and enjoyed in 2022. Just like two weeks ago, there’s a little bit of everything, from poetry to programming to business to philosophy.

Shows and Movies of 2022

Here is the list of movies and shows I watched (or re-watched) this year. I do not recommend them all; some of it was great, some was utterly forgettable.

Best Books of 2021

Here’s the list of books I read and enjoyed in 2021. There’s a little bit of everything, from poetry to programming to business to philosophy.

Stockholm Syndrome in Software

Developers working for a particular vendor tend to develop a bizarre version of Stockholm syndrome. It’s something I’ve witnessed at least twice in my career.

What Objective-C 3.0 Could Have Been

In a parallel universe, in a parallel WWDC 2014, instead of Swift, developers got Objective-C 3.0, and this is what it would have looked like. It’s the same parallel universe where Russia doesn’t annex Crimea, by the way.

Cholila

Cholila is a little town in the province of Chubut in the middle of Argentine Patagonia inhabited by around 2000 souls. It is mainly known for its National Barbecue Festival and because Butch Cassidy lived there for a while.

How to Use Demo Magic

My colleague Tobru recently pointed me to demo-magic, and I now seriously wonder how could I ever do a live demo without this.

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