Blog entries on May 2005

  • Voyager 1 has left the building

    By Nuno Mariz, on 26 May 2005 @ 01:22
    Voyager - Spacecraft
    Voyager 1 has officially left the solar system, having crossed the so-called termination shock in December last year. The craft crossed the boundary 94 astronomical units (the distance from the Earth to the sun is one AU) from the sun, according to NASA researchers based in Washington DC.
    Read more at The Register.
  • Learn Portuguese from a Rails application

    By Nuno Mariz, on 18 May 2005 @ 09:42
    Tim Case has recently launched theVerbalizer. It’s a learning tool for getting into Portuguese using a method of remembering verbs as the prime driver. You can find more information in here.
  • Oracle Launches new PHP Developer section on the OTN

    By Nuno Mariz, on 9 May 2005 @ 09:57
    PHP Developer Center
    After one of the major database company (SAP recently launched a new PHP Development Forum), Oracle launches new PHP Developer section on the OTN.

    Among other things you can read this interesting guides:
    Installing Apache, PHP, JDeveloper, and the PHP Extension on Linux

    Installing PHP and the Oracle 10g Instant Client for Linux and Windows

    Installing Oracle, PHP, and Apache on Linux

    Installing Oracle, PHP, and Apache on Windows 2000/XP

    Set Up Oracle Database 10g and PHP on Mac OS X

    Is great to see that large companies are becoming aware that PHP has moved from a thriving open source project to an enterprise solution for web applications.
  • Debian Sarge Freeze Is Now Official

    By Nuno Mariz, on 3 May 2005 @ 23:00
    Debian -- The Universal Operating System
    According to Debian Planet, the Sarge freeze(finally) is now official and a May 30 release date has been set.
    The timeline for the release is as follows:

    3rd May: Freeze time and security support now available for testing 5-8th May: BSP to bring bug count down from ~85 to ~60/70 15th May: Debian installer finalised 27th May: Zarro RC boogs 30th May: Release

    It's great news for our favourite linux distribution ;)