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Apenas para informar que a Microsoft disponibiliza, desde 2008, software para estudantes em:

Para os estudantes universitários, basta registar no e introduzir o número de cartão bancário universitário da Caixa Geral de Depósitos. Mais informações

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I got an error today trying to upgrade a gentoo cluster:

[blocks B ] >=sys-fs/udev-126 (“>=sys-fs/udev-126” is blocking


emerge -u cryptsetup

Done! After try to reboot to check if the udev detects all your network devices correctly.

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If you got an error like this:
Error 51: Unable to communicate with the VPN subsystem

There is how to fix it:

  • Turn off your bluetooh (if active);
  • Restart CiscoVPN service (in my case I’m running Mac OSX: sudo /System/Library/StartupItems/CiscoVPN/CiscoVPN restart)


  1. Install Discover app ( – It’s free;
  2. Start Discover app ;
  3. See the hint msg (it will show the address that you should visit with your browser);
  4. Choose your files with “Add files” button and after click “Upload All” button;
  5. On your iPod, click on a PDF file and start to read!

Because of the Hiccup video of HotforWords, I decided to write my method how to cure hiccups. I use it since I was 11 years old and it always worked with all the people that I taught it! So, there it is:

  1. Fill your mouth with water, but don’t drink it;
  2. Bend down keeping your legs strait. The goal is to put your head as low as possible – please don’t drink the water during the way!;
  3. Drink the water slowly and wait a little while (about 5 seconds);
  4. Stand up… “et voilá”!!

You may experience some second effects after standing up (1 or 2 burps may occur 🙂 )

If you tried, could you please tell me if it worked for you?

Btw, do you know another method that is 100% guarantee?

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Devido ao volume de visitas que recebo no post “Criar calendários de papel para qualquer ano!“, resolvi ajudar os visitantes fornecedo-lhes links directos da informação que procuram.

Assim sendo, quem quiser pode consultar o calendário para 2009 com os devidos feriados portugueses para impressão. Se quiserem podem alterar o formato ou os parâmetros de criação do calendário.

Para aqueles que são mais adeptos das versões electrónicas, podem adicionar o meu calendário ‘Feriados Nacionais Portugueses‘ disponível no google calendar, já com os feriados actualizados para 2009, em formato XML, ICAL ou HTML.

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from : Cannot open the disk ‘/path/to/virtual-disk.vmdk’ or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. Reason: Failed to lock the file.


cd /path/to/virtual-disk.vmdk/
rm *.lck


This problem happens when the server didn’t shutdown properly.