Rai TV Streaming

Recently italian nataional TV channel Rai tv changed its streaming website, adopting the SilverLight technology.

9 March 2009 at 9:15 am 1 comment

Clonezilla : the cloning utility

Next time I have to clone my disk probably I’ll use Clonezilla, a Debian based live utility to clone disk.

1 March 2009 at 5:55 pm 1 comment

C importance.

During last months I had experience in C teaching. Many students told me that C is not important : in their opinion it is obsolete, useless, less attractive than other object oriented languages (someone included VisualBasic 6 also :-)). Well this morning my Linux Box alerted me with new updates included security option for “sudo” command. I gave a look to the description of the problem and this is the code updated (if you have some C basics you shoudn’t have difficutl in reading and understanding it) :

static int command_matches_dir __P((char *, size_t));
@@ -651,9 +651,11 @@ usergr_matches(group, user, pw)
      * If the user has a supplementary group vector, check it first.
-    for (i = 0; i < user_ngroups; i++) {
-	if (grp->gr_gid == user_groups[i])
-	    return(TRUE);
+    if (strcmp(user, user_name) == 0) {
+	for (i = 0; i < user_ngroups; i++) {
+	    if (grp->gr_gid == user_groups[i])
+		return(TRUE);
+	}
     if (grp->gr_mem != NULL) {

 	for (cur = grp->gr_mem; *cur; cur++) {

Now I ask : is it the C language really useless?

18 February 2009 at 9:58 am 3 comments

CMax Bug?

I’m very happy with my CMax. She’s almost two years old, but it feels like new, both in performance and in aspect.

This winter is very rainy round where I live, so I need often to use windshield wiper. It happens then that when I’m parking, at the moment that I use the reverse gear the posterior wiper take up office automatically!!!

Very strange….. 🙂

13 February 2009 at 11:11 am 2 comments

Shinelco DTD113

Dopo lunga assenza riprendo a scrivere sul blog, con la speranza di poterlo aggiornare un po’ più spesso.

Scrivo questo post in italiano visto che l’argomento di cui tratto non credo abbia molto interesse al di fuori dei confini nazionali. L’altro giorno ho acquistato presso la “grande distribuzione” un decoder DVBT aggiuntivo per casa.


12 January 2009 at 10:25 pm 4 comments

Free Photoshop Tutorial

An interesting blog with many photoshop tutorials.

25 August 2008 at 8:03 pm Leave a comment

Ubuntu Partition Managing

Despite tons of manuals and documentation, here’s a nice post about partition managing in Ubuntu (italian only). It’s a summary of main commands in partition creating, editing, mounting, etc…Thanks to Ubuntu Block Notes.

23 August 2008 at 7:23 am 1 comment

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