ele says thinking out-loud (one of elefteria's bad habits) http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/feed/entries/atom 2008-12-10T01:47:06+02:00 Apache Roller (incubating) http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/impact_mozilla Impact Mozilla Elefteria 2008-12-10T01:47:06+02:00 2008-12-10T01:47:06+02:00 <p><a title="Impact Mozilla" target="_blank" href="http://impactmozilla.com/vote/">Vote for the Impact Mozilla Winner!</a></p> <p>Voting closes on December 17th at 12:00 noon Pacific Time.</p> <p><a title="Impact Mozilla" target="_blank" href="http://impactmozilla.com/vote/"><img vspace="2" hspace="2" border="0" align="left" style="border: medium none ;" alt="Vote for the Impact Mozilla Winner" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/impact.png" /></a> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://docs.google.com/Presentation?id=dgfj2tc3_33f82rpfk5" linkindex="2" set="yes">How do you Firefox?</a> It’s your life. Your browser should reflect it.</p> <p><a href="http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dftvp8jf_88cbv49xhf" linkindex="3" set="yes">Customization Campaign</a> Community-driven campaign to spread awareness of Firefox add-ons to new users.</p> <p><a href="http://docs.google.com/View?docid=drzjmqz_10gv2hbm6k" linkindex="4" set="yes">La Conexión de Mozilla</a> Building South American communities around a free and open web.</p> <p><b><a href="http://docs.google.com/Present?docid=dfpdfzx6_50fxbmxcdt" linkindex="5">Project MOE</a></b> Spreading the Firefox story: harnessing open-source to do good.</p> <p><a href="http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=d6xnpzh_0f684vtgn" linkindex="6">Fox for All</a> Personalize Firefox for the masses, plus two ad strategies.</p> <p><a href="http://docs.google.com/Presentation?id=dfbcfsr4_80dfxgtcw7" linkindex="7">Surf on Your Own Turf</a> Showcase Firefox’s benefits and expand its community.</p> <p><a href="http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=d288pd8_22cp4gtvfm" linkindex="8">Microcampaigns</a> Firefox download pages just for your group or community.</p> <p><a href="http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dfb6cwsn_28grcmdrfj" linkindex="9" set="yes">Phone Support</a> An experiment to see if poor retention is caused by confused users.</p> <p><a href="http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddv6dm5b_11f65437hr" linkindex="10" set="yes">My Firefox</a> The first browser customized out of the box.</p> <p><a href="http://docs.google.com/Presentation?id=df9kh55c_7gnf439f5" linkindex="11" set="yes">What’s Your Add-On?</a> Creating loyal Firefox users by driving add-on penetration.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/new_mozilla_t_shirt new mozilla t-shirt Elefteria 2008-09-21T07:15:05+03:00 2008-09-21T07:15:05+03:00 <p><a title="The Mozilla Store" target="_blank" href="http://store.mozilla.org/category.php?catid=9"><img vspace="0" hspace="0" align="right" style="border: medium none ;" alt="the new mazilla t-shirt" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/mozilla_t-shirt.jpg" /></a>It has been a while since the last time I've been looking around the Mozilla store...</p><p>The latest addition to the t-shirt collection is really good!</p><p>It features the lizard's head (front) and the &quot;internet by the people for the people&quot; moto (back)... and it is black... <b>I just love it!</b></p><p>Definitely a &quot;must-have&quot; item for my wardrobe...<br /></p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/the_first_international_animation_festival the first International animation festival in Greece... Elefteria 2008-09-19T02:09:40+03:00 2008-09-19T02:09:40+03:00 <p><a title="animasyros" target="_blank" href="http://www.animasyros.com"><img vspace="0" hspace="0" style="border: medium none ;" align="right" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/maskot.gif" alt="animasyros" />Αniμasyroς</a> festival is an annual international animation festival located in Syros island in the Aegean Sea in Greece. The festival is an initiative of <a linkindex="0" href="http://www.platforma.gr/" target="_blank">Platforma Urban Culture Co.</a> and is organized in collaboration with the <a set="yes" linkindex="1" href="http://www.hermoupolis.gr/" target="_blank">Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Hermoupolis</a>.</p><p>It aims at presenting Greek and foreign animation, attract a wider audience and attempt to decentralize cultural events from the monopoly of Athens.</p> <p>Αniμasyroς will last for three days (19-21 of September), during which a variety of animated films from all over the world will be shown and seminars on the history and techniques of animation will take place.</p> <p>Professors of animation as well as animators and representatives of corresponding festivals from abroad will carry out the seminars and the workshops.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>It looks very interesting and I am really sorry I cannot be there :(</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/dokeos_linuxformat dokeos@linuxformat Elefteria 2008-09-05T02:25:03+03:00 2008-09-05T06:46:00+03:00 <img align="right" style="border: medium none ;" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/dokeos_linuxformat.png" /> <p>The September issue of Linux Format (<a href="http://www.linuxformat.gr/?q=this_month">#23 of the hellenic version</a>) hosts an article presenting Dokeos LMS.</p> <p>Taking the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dokeos.com/">Dokeos Learning Platform</a> discussion a step further, the article provides an overview of features and system characteristics.</p><p>Dokeos is an open source professional learning suite, which you can easily use to build e-courses using templates or import SCORM courses, to assess your students through tests and surveys, to coach them through interaction tools.</p><p>I am not going to say more here; if you are interested, you know where to find <a target="_blank" href="mailto:%65%6c%65%66%74%65%72%69%61%40%61%62%69%73%73%2e%67%72">me</a>.</p><p>---</p><p>The main article of this issue, written by <a href="http://blog.abiss.gr/mgogoulos/entry/article_on_linux_format_magazine" target="_blank">Markos</a>, is introducing the advances in Grid Computing, focusing on the EGEE grid and it's close symbiosis with open source software.</p><p>Well done Markos!</p><p align="right"><i>... and welcome to <a href="http://blog.abiss.gr" target="_blank">blog.abiss.gr</a>!</i></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p align="right">&nbsp;<br /></p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/gnu_is_turning_25_this GNU is turning 25 this year Elefteria 2008-09-04T02:36:29+03:00 2008-09-04T02:36:29+03:00 The <a href="http://www.gnu.org/" target="_blank">GNU operating system</a> is turning 25 this year, and the <a href="http://www.fsf.org/" target="_blank">Free Software Foundation</a> (FSF) has kicked off its month-long celebration of the anniversary by releasing <b>&quot;Happy Birthday to GNU&quot;</b> a short film featuring the English humorist, actor, novelist and filmmaker Stephen Fry. <p>The <a href="http://www.gnu.org/" target="_blank">GNU operating system</a> is turning 25 this year, and the <a href="http://www.fsf.org/" target="_blank">Free Software Foundation</a> (FSF) has kicked off its month-long celebration of the anniversary by releasing <b>&quot;Happy Birthday to GNU&quot;</b> a short film featuring the English humorist, actor, novelist and filmmaker Stephen Fry.</p><p>In the five-minute film, Fry compares the free software operating system to &quot;good science&quot; and contrasts it with the &quot;kind of tyranny&quot; imposed by the proprietary software that it<br />replaces. He encourages people to use free GNU/Linux distributions and free software generally, for freedom's sake.</p><p>Watch the video <a href="http://www.gnu.org/fry/happy-birthday-to-gnu.html" target="_blank">here</a>. Additional resources <a href="http://www.fsf.org/news/freedom-fry/" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /></p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/play_ogg play Ogg! Elefteria 2008-07-19T12:05:34+03:00 2008-07-19T12:08:32+03:00 <p>I just want to let you know that there is an ongoing &quot;<a href="http://www.fsf.org/resources/formats/playogg">Play Ogg</a>&quot; campaign. The main idea can be summarized as follows:</p><a title="Play Ogg" target="_blank" href="http://www.fsf.org/resources/formats/playogg"><img vspace="0" hspace="0" border="0" align="right" style="border: 0px none ;" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/play_ogg_large.png" /></a> <p>Are you fed up with seeing new gadgets that only use incompatible and restrictive audio and video formats?</p><p>Did you know that it's not a lack of technological know-how that causes this, but software patents and other legal restrictions?</p> <p>What's the solution? <b>Play Ogg!</b></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/athens_digital_week Athens Digital Week Elefteria 2008-07-05T08:52:59+03:00 2008-07-05T08:52:59+03:00 <p>A friend told me about the upcoming Athens Digital Week... not much is so far published (you can check out the <a href="http://www.athensdigitalweek.gr/" target="_blank" title="Athens Digital Week">official website</a>) but it looks very interesting: Digital Music, Visual Art, Robotics, Telecom, Astronomy, <strong>Open Source</strong>, Modding, Gaming...</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img align="left" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/adw1.png" alt="Athens Digital Week" style="border: 0pt none ;" />&nbsp;</p><p>Save the dates and I will get back with more details... that's a promise!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/it_is_official it is official! Elefteria 2008-07-03T00:50:20+03:00 2008-07-03T00:56:12+03:00 <p> <a title="firefox worldrecord" target="_blank" href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com"><img vspace="0" hspace="0" border="0" align="left" style="border: 0px none ;" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/GWR.png" /></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>so, the Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours is 8.002.530...</p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/planet_in_red planet in red! Elefteria 2008-06-26T08:30:47+03:00 2008-06-26T08:30:47+03:00 <p>and as we are waiting the answer from the Guinness people, the planet is becoming more and more red... even Greece is no longer blue!<br /></p><p> <a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord" target="_blank" title="firefox worldrecord"><img vspace="0" hspace="0" border="0" align="left" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/red_planet_2.png" style="border: 0px none ;" /></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/foxy_planet foxy planet! Elefteria 2008-06-19T00:59:24+03:00 2008-06-19T01:04:27+03:00 <p>our planet turned red... more than 8 million Firefox 3 downloads in 24 hours... impressive!</p><p> <a title="firefox worldrecord" target="_blank" href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord"><img style=border:0px hspace="0" vspace="0" border="0" align="left" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/red_planet.png" /></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p>