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Keep contacts plain

In the last 3 years, I have used many contact management tools. This is the story of how I changed contact organization tools across time. This is my story.

At the beginning there was a phone. I didn´t have any contact information anywhere so I started off by introduccing my contacts on the phone. Thus my mobile phone became the base of all my contact management. As time went by and I changed the phone I had to find a way to copy things to the new one.

If you keep the contacts on the SIM card, this tasks it's easy. The only thing you need to do is insert the old sim card on the new phone and of you go.

However, as a programmer, I soon realised the limitations of this technique. At the end of the day, you have a very limited storage on the card. At the same time, I was too dependant on the SIM card. Had I lost it, I would have lost all my contacts. So I imediatelly started thinking of a way to keep the contacs in the computer and being able to sync them to the mobile phone.

These were …

Work hard!

My grandpa says "When you work hard, there might be a point where you feel down. But if you manage to continue further, suddenly everything will fall into place".

Today I had one of such days. I manage to open a domain and point it to Blogger using this. You can do everything I did through blogger, however, I wanted to learn how difficult it might be to get a domain. So, I first went to Godaddy and opened a domain there. After that I went to Blogger and opened a new blog. Finally, following this link I pointed the domain to the blog.

On the other hand, I have managed to make a dual display and external only display out of my hp laptop and Eee PC respectively. Note that the HP laptop is running XUbuntu and the Eee is running Debian.

The first step is to have the drivers of the graphic cards recognised. In my case, they were installed with the OS without requiring any effort from my side. For the HP laptop I use extended view display. Basically, the external screen sits on top of…

Simple is beautiful

Forgotten old mistakes and miseries, let's make it simpler. Let's make it better. I've got the intention to post more often to keep track of the evolution of my ideas and to have a place for reference too.
I found this at Hacker News. This is a collection of video lectures by Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988). Not very mathematically complicated and very interesting.