Jul 26, 2012
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
May 19, 2012
May 2, 2012
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.