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Brazil blocks port 25

In an attempt of diminishing the number of spams sent, Brazil Internet Committee has decided to completely shut the port 25.  It is an attempt to diminish Brazil’s ranking on the list of countries with the highest amount of spam sent. Currently Brazil is the 5th in this ranking.

The port will be completely shut in December of this year and replaced by the the port 587.

Original Article:

If you have a Reddit Account, you got check this discussion about the topic:


After seeing a good amount of comments on Reddit and a great amount of doubts, I have searched for the original resolution and with some help of a translation tool it can help to better understand the Port 25 block.

Here is the text:



Loving this. Looks like a focused micro-post streaming made only for Geeks and Nerds:

Off course I’m there:

Going dark!

Steve Jobs

I have to confess that I have been reluctant in writing about Steve Jobs. He have just passed away and how could I write about a man with so great brilliance and that brought to the tech world the innovation word.

For many he was more than an idol, for me he was the inventor of WAD (works as designed). Even knowing that this little flaw on the launch of iPhone 4 was probably a heavy weight for such a perfectionism man, it showed that he had at least some humor within.

Today’s morning the world knew that a the former CEO of Apple has passed away; Today’s morning I learned that I would not be able anymore to see one of the persons that I have looked for giving a speech on a tech conference.

Today we have lost not only a man, but also a bit of creativity, perfectionism and innovation. Hopefully the space that now has been created can be filled by more creativity, perfectionism and innovation.

Farewell Steve Jobs.

Springpad and Evernote – My Guide to Getting Things Done


Cool post, check it out!!!!

Springpad and Evernote – My Guide to Getting Things Done.

O’Reilly Ebook Deal – 50% off

O’Reilly is largely known for good books and paying half price is even better.

Follow the link:

AOL agreed to aquire Techcrunch network of sites

Now Techcrunch and all other sites of the network, like MobileCrunch are part of the AOL. Details released today and I got my share of the news from a friend on Twitter.

“San Francisco, CA, September 28, 2010 – AOL Inc. [NYSE: AOL] today announced that it has agreed to acquire TechCrunch, Inc., the company that owns and operates TechCrunch and its network of websites dedicated to technology news, information and analysis. TechCrunch and its associated properties and conferences will join the AOL Technology Network while retaining their editorial independence, further bolstering AOL’s position as one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality, tech-oriented content. The announcement will be made on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, CA.”

More at: Tim Armstrong: We Got TechCrunch!

On vacation

Times from times we do need a rest, so I’m going out on vacation. Be back soon.

Google WAVE is a gonner

No wonder Google pulled the plug on this. It was a confusing service to understand why to use it… let’s face it when you are thinking in about collaboration online you are looking for whiteboards with the use of voice and screen sharing. Editing documents online where you can text while editing, just didn’t make sense.

Anyway, more details on the un-plug:

PHP 5.3.3 released

PHP 5.3.3 has been released and the major change was a backwards incompatibility change besides some bug fixes.

Backwards incompatible change:

  • Methods with the same name as the last element of a namespaced class name will no longer be treated as constructor. This change doesn’t affect non-namespaced classes.<?php
    namespace Foo;
    class Bar {
    public function Bar() {
    // treated as constructor in PHP 5.3.0-5.3.2
    // treated as regular method in PHP 5.3.3

There is no impact on migration from 5.2.x because namespaces were only introduced in PHP 5.3.

More info at:

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