Encrypting your e-mails to yourself using GnuPG

It has been a while since I dream of being able to send encrypted e-mail to everyone in my contact list. It is still a distant future, but fortunately it is getting closer with campaigns like the Reset the Net. And while I already send encrypted messages to a couple of friends, it is always good to discover (and share!) some configuration tips to make your life easy :-).

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FISL 15: Impressões, opiniões e discussões

Após quase 1 mês, cá estou pra compartilhar minhas impressões a respeito do FISL 15, que aconteceu em Porto Alegre, RS, entre os dias 7 e 10 de Maio de 2014.

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Being Permissive, the new Popular

This post is massively inspired by a post in the gnu-prog-discuss mailing list. This is a closed list of the GNU Project, and only GNU maintainers and contributors can join, so I cannot put a link to the original message (by Mike Gerwitz), but this topic is being discussed over and over again at many places, so you will not have trouble finding similar opinions. I am also “responding” to a recent discussion that I had with Luiz Izidoro, which is a “friend” (as he himself likes to say) of the LibrePlanet São Paulo group.

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Zeladores da Coerência

Sei que ainda estou devendo um post sobre minha participação no FISL 15, mas o tempo anda meio curto pra falar tudo o que eu quero. Tenho decidido falar de maneira mais “picada”, até pra não fazer o texto ficar muito chato. E esse post aqui é sobre um comportamento que vejo há algum tempo, mas que foi exacerbado por conta do debate sobre a suposta morte do movimento Software Livre no Brasil.

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Privacy as a Collective Good

It has been a while since I wanted to write about this subject. At many presentations that I gave during these last 2 years, I used the expression in the title in order to try to raise more awareness about why we should take care of our privacy (and maybe everyone's). But what does it really mean?

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Migrating from Jabberd2 to Prosody

After trying (and failing!) to find a guide, how-to, or anything that could help me in the migration from Jabberd2 to Prosody on my personal server, I decided to write my own version here. I hope it can help other people who want to do this somewhat painful procedure!

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A Droga do Crédito

É uma droga querer crédito por algo. Alguns dizem que é seu direito, dado que você efetivamente tenha feito aquilo pelo qual está pedindo crédito; por outro lado, pessoas com almas supostamente mais evoluídas nos ensinam que o prazer em se fazer algo está contido no ato de fazê-lo, e não no crédito que nos é dado após a realização da tarefa. Quem está certo? O que funciona pra você?

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Narcissistic behavior

People talk about themselves all the time. Directly or indirectly, they usually have the intention to promote their views, opinions, or increase their self-esteem. I'm wondering now if I'm too radical when I say that I do bother about this behavior...

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Reflexões de um ativista -- Parte 02

Ainda não sei se estou preparado pra enfrentar a segunda parte dessa "série", mas também não adianta fugir... O que eu sei é que essas reflexões podem não ser condizentes com a realidade (ou com a sua realidade), e que talvez eu esteja exagerando (ou aliviando) nas minhas observações, mas em todo caso eu espero que seja possível para você, querido leitor, traçar alguns paralelos com o seu modo de ver o mundo, e, quem sabe, mudar algo na sua região.

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About coherence, Twitter, and the Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation has a Twitter account. Surprised? So am I, in a negative way, of course. And I will explain why on this post.

You may not agree with me on everything I write here, and I am honestly expecting some opposition, but I would like to make it crystal clear that my purpose is to raise awareness for the most important "feature" an organization should have: coherence.

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