Project Management

Categories: Office
GanttProject is currently what I’m using for my project management duties. Why? it is multi-platform (works on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X); simple to use; open source; allows me to manage well dependencies, resources and milestones. The main drawback is that it is Java based so a bit slower to run than other native programs.

Transfer files through ftp with FileZilla

Categories: Utilities
Throughout my blogging years and web experiences Filezilla has been of great use. The Filezilla client allows transfering of files through FTP, FTPS, and SFTP. Actually, you can also delete files on your server or rename them. It runs nicely on Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, and you can run it through a USB drive with Portable Apps. If you prefer to run something similar on your Firefox, you may also try out FireFTP.

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Colonization gaming – FreeCol

Categories: Games
FreeCol is an open source clone of the Colonization game. I admit, during college I was a bit addicted to this game, my style of strategy gaming. For those who are not familiar, this is a strategy game where your objective is to Colonize the entire world with your nationality. So, you build your cities, grow them, build an army and expand your borders. Sounds pretty simple but for people like me, fun stuff to do for hours and hours.

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Coding in Linux – Bluefish Editor

Categories: Programming
I’m starting my baby steps into web coding, really starting out with the basics of the basics. But, I didn’t want to start with a WYSIWYG editor, those are too simple and will not teach much of coding per se. So, I went searching for a nice editor for my Linux box and found Bluefish Editor. From their site, “Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code.

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3D modeling with Blender

Categories: Imaging
Blender is an open source, cross-platform 3D content creation program. This kind of stuff is way too off my league, but if you’re in to creating images and want to do some 3D work, Blender will surely be for you. I’ve heard a great many things about this software. First and undoubtedly that it is feature rich and extremely resourceful. I’ve seen a lots and lots of work done on Blender and they look amazing.

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