Author Archives: Helder

A triathlon before 30… Getting [in] shape!

Yeah, it’s a pretty old (almost silly) aspiration I have, born in the days I’d consider myself in “good” shape (read “late 90s”). I’ve decided to take that one down from my bucket list so it’s finally getting [in] shape! … Continue reading

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Extra! Extra! LEIC ties with Manchester City!

[People] struck the equalizer as LEIC deservedly took big-spending Manchester City to a replay after a pulsating FA Cup third-round tie. I was astonished. Spending quality time with the family in a Sunday evening, at a local bakery, I never … Continue reading

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Lthere “Returns”

Back when I entered college, I adopted the nickname HellThere in IRC and other chat services – ICQ was quite popular back then, remember? I don’t… The reasoning behind the nickname, as one probably already guess it, was the phonetic … Continue reading

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Using HTML for SVG intra-navigation

I’ve just finished a demo which tries to fill a long caveat among SVG implementations: a consistent front-end for internal document navigation (zoom, pan, etc.). It took me a while to workaround and document a few subtle bugs in several … Continue reading

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First Things… First?

Hello world! First of all, a quick apology to fellow Portuguese readers for deciding to publish this blog in English. It wasn’t very hard to decide, as English is the language of the Internet, but me being a big fan … Continue reading

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Emacs triggers bugs in SVG implementations

OK, I better start by stating this post’s title is actually a pun: as far as I know, Emacs doesn’t cause any interoperability issues with SVG implementations, but I thought like a sensationalist headline from time to time won’t hurt… … Continue reading

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“Introducing” Adobe SVG Viewer 8

A common belief is that ASV 6 Developer Release 1 was the last version of the famous Adobe SVG Viewer software (ASV 3.03 being the last stable release). Well, apparently not… Distributed with Adobe Reader 8, one can take a … Continue reading

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Don’t get fooled by “Full”!

Today, while browsing through my system’s BIOS for some tweaks, I noticed a strange sentence in my peripheral configurations: Configures the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480Mbps) or FullSpeed (12Mbps). Full-speed at 12 Mbps and Hi-speed at 480 Mbps? Damn, … Continue reading

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