Archive for August, 2008

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As it seems, Brazillian Digital TV System is doing well.

This week, the SET (Television Engineering Brazilian Society) is hosting a meeting in São Paulo and many manufacturers and development groups are showing off their products.

As Cristina Diluca says, some of these groups (MOPA Embedded Systems and TQTVD) have already installed its system on Set-top boxes which rendered them able to decode and display applications downloaded over the air.

The guys at MOPA are also, the most advanced team on integrating cellphones with set-top boxes, using them as a return channel for it. Besides that, they are using Wiimotes! Two games have been developed and are installed on MOPA Set-top Boxes.

portuguese version

Ao que parece, o Sistema Brasileiro de TV Digital vai muito bem.

Essa semana, o SET (Sociedade Brasileira de Engenharia de Televisão) organizou uma conferência em São Paulo e muitos fabricantes estão presentes e mostrando seus produtos.

Como dito por Cristina Diluca, alguns fabricantes (MOPA Embedded Systems e TQTVD), já tem Set-top Boxes com seu sistema capazes de decodificar e apresentar aplicações interativas que são baixadas juntamente com o fluxo de vídeo.

A MOPA são também os mais avançados em integrar os celulares com os STBs, usando-os como canal de retorno. Além disso, eles estão usando os controles do Wii em aplicações! Como Cristina Diluca cita, dois jogos foram desenvolvidos e estão instalados nos STBs MOPA.


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Last week links

I’ve noticed that on most blogs, writers tend to share what they’ve been reading with their readers, that way, I decided to do the same. Interesting stuff floating on the web:

Mary Poppendieck article on people management

Boston.com – 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony

Wanokoto Labs – Turning new pictures into old ones

IStock Diary – Learn Illustrator CS3 in 30 days

Download Squad – 5 Apps you run that suck

Francesco Mugnai Blog

Coding Horror – Coding Without Comments

Ubuntu Artwork Team

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As always, today I was reading the news on Google Reader and came by a nice post from CyberNet News regarding (again) the Intrepid Ibex Dark Theme.

So, quick roundup:

  • Intrepid Ibex new theme is dark
  • 63.88% of everyone who voted on this poll at Ubuntu Forums doesn’t like it
  • It sucks

Now, for the record, neon who is a great contributor for the Ubuntu Development (precisely, the 312th best idea contributor), said:

How many times do we have to remind people, the dark theme was only for testing purposes; in fact, for default it’s been switched back to the light version.

And, Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical‘s founder said:

I think the great task in front of us in the next two years is to lift the experience of the Linux desktop from something stable and usable and not pretty, to something that’s art

This is how all that stuff adds up:

WillWill’s Ubuntu Mockup

That’s just a mockup, but it surely is GREAT!

I don’t know if that GDM is possible, as the GDM is edited through an XML file and I don’t know whether or not one can customize the selector for it to look like that yellow bar. I believe the whole rest may be achieved through a GTK Theme.

I’d only remove the Avant Window Navigator and set the Gnome Do as the default.

I do hope this theme gets official on one of the future Ubuntu releases.

DanRabbit just implemented some of the GDM Screen. It isn’t like the original yet, but he did an amazing job in there.

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