Archive for February, 2009

CODOPERU: Dokeos 1.8.6 – Creación de contenidos

February 27, 2009 2 comments

Hola amigos!

Es un gusto saludarles y a la ves invitarles a la II Reunión de CODOPERU “Comunidad de Dokeos en Perú”, el 7 de marzo del 2009 en Miraflores – Lima.

En la reunión entre otros temas importantes se expondrá sobre la nueva versión de Dokeos 1.8.6 y sobre la creación de contenido en Dokeos donde todos los asistentes pondrán en práctica lo aprendido, creando sus propios contenidos.

Para mayor información sobre el lugar, inscripción e informes, ingresar a la pagina de Dokeos Latinoamérica haciendo clic —> AQUÍ , los esperamos!!


Categories: eventos, Spanish

Xorg, Ubuntu 8.10 and the resolution change bug

February 25, 2009 Leave a comment

Most of you playing with a laptop or a PC with a beamer will have noticed that when you change the resolution of your screen, applying the changes suddendly blocks your screen in a high frequency that prevents you from changing back to normal.

Didier Misson (one of my fellow BxLUGers) wrote an article about that desktop resolution bug (in French) and how to fix it changing the /home/[user]/.config/monitors.xml file.

Might help…

Categories: English, ubuntu Tags: ,


February 25, 2009 1 comment

Let’s talk about non-computer stuff for once…

I don’t know if you read about the Danton (a French military boat sunk during the first world war by a German submarine) discovery last week… Quite interesting.

A friend of mine sent me a link to this article about the possible discovery of the Atlantis today. It’s in French, but the idea is this: there is a strange sign of submarine structure more or less where Plato had determined the Atlantis would have been located before its destruction.

Although apparently scientifics say it is an artefact due to variable sources for the map generation data, I cannot help but wonder… why would that area be specifically be better analysed than others? Apparently, the area is more than 100km on each side…
See it in Google Maps

Categories: English, General Tags:

When it all started…

February 23, 2009 4 comments

Did you ever wonder when Dokeos really started to change code on the basis of the Claroline project? Well, Sourceforge’s got an answer for you…

The first commit ever made (by Olivier Brouckaert, like many of the first 2000 commits, I still don’t understand how it is humanly possible) was made on the 23rd of January 2004. So basically, as far as we talk about the code itself, Dokeos is celebrating its 5 years and a month today! Yeah.

The funny thing is that, following SourceForge, Claroline is only traceable up to June the 2nd, 2004 which, if we were to believe that bluntly, would post-date the first commit of Dokeos.

Of course, we all know that Dokeos forked from Claroline in 2004 (don’t we? :o)), and we also know that Claroline started in 2001, following this page

So that would mean the Dokeos code is about 8 years old…

If we are to believe Moodle’s CVS, Moodle’s code started in November, of 2001, as well. I honestly thought it was older, but I guess there’s some non-CVS work pre-dating this.

Asesoría de seguridad

February 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Gracias a mi amigo Enrique, hoy me he dado cuenta que tenemos la competencia para ofrecer asesoría de seguridad para scripts en PHP.

Detectamos y analizamos (arreglamos si fuera necesario) los riesgos de

  1. Cookies y sesiones
  2. Formularios y URLs
  3. Bases de datos y SQL
  4. Ficheros y comandos
  5. Autenticación y autorización
  6. Alojamiento compartido
  7. Inclusiones

Hay bastante documentación por internet para encontrar detalles de estos temas. Lo que hacemos es ahorrar tiempo por conocer estos problemas muy bien (Dokeos nos da mucha práctica para hacerlo).

Speaking of Dokeos in Japan?

February 23, 2009 Leave a comment

That’s where I think I should have went on taking Japanese classes…

Categories: Dokkeos, English Tags: ,

Giving PHP training as a means of recruitment

February 22, 2009 Leave a comment

It’s been a while since the idea first came to me, but yesterday we managed, with a bunch of acquaintances, to setup the basic structure so, starting 23rd of May, I’ll be giving an 80-hours long specialized PHP course to 10 pre-selected candidates from Perú, in order for them to prepare for the Zend PHP Certification and for me to spot the good ones and give them a job right away.

The training will not be very expensive, but we will put a psychological entry test and will ask for a bunch of important prerequisites.

I’m used to give the training as I just ended up a 3-months training for my employees (most of them are ready to pass the exam in the next 3 weeks).

Categories: English, Organisation, peru, php
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