Jul 26, 2012

How much do you depend on Google?

Have you ever thought how much do you depend on Google? I've never thought, but I'm learning about it now.

It seems that Google is +almost+ down in Brazil right now and I don't know why, because the search is the most affected. I can't access my email or chat to someone else. The social network I've been using recently isn't working. But OK. I don't need to read my email everyday, right? Let's do something else.

Maybe I could watch some videos on YouTube. Wait... Let's try again...

The last week I was planning to learn a recipe, but I forgot about it. Great! Wait... The search is down.

OK. Let's read some news. At least I host my own RSS reader instead of using Google Reader. After reading some news I found a new word in English, but I couldn't look for its meaning. I read about an "interesting project(Projet Meshnet)":https://projectmeshnet.org/ that is planning to free the Internet, but I can't search for more information.

Obviously, I could use another search engine (and in fact I "did(DuckDuckGoog)":http://duckduckgoog.com/), but it's interesting to see how dependent we're on Google and The Cloud. And I can only conclude that freeing yourself from The Cloud is the best choice we have.

Jun 23, 2012

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Ocimum gratissimum

May 19, 2012

Sky today in Campinas

Sky today in Campinas

May 2, 2012

OpenStreetMap and Osmand map of Brazil

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I have been contributing to OpenStreetMap recently and most of the times I use Osmand to view/navigate the maps. The maps in Campinas are still changing a lot, so it's necessary to update them frequently.

~~As the process to convert these maps requires a lot of RAM and cpu power, I'm sharing the result "here"~~.

Edit: this isn't necessary anymore.

Apr 30, 2012

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Touristic steam locomotive in Campinas

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