Category: Blogging

How to use Boonzi in Ubuntu

Hi everyone 🙂   Recently I noticed that I’ve been spending to much money and decided that I needed to find out where I was spending it and start controlling my expenses. I started searching for some free software to easily control my expenses. Using spreadsheets was not an option since I’ve tried it a…




Video of Episode 5 of Portuguese Makers Hangouts

Hi everyone 🙂 As I said in my previous post, Episode 5 of the Portuguese Makers Hangouts was live on the 16th of October. Once again, it was very interesting to watch and hear about the projects made by other portuguese makers. This episode’s participants were Guilherme Martins from ArticaCC, Ferdinand Meier from FabLAB EDP…




Sapo Codebits VII

  Today I’m going to tell you about the major (and only?) event in the Maker/Hacker scene in Portugal. SAPO Codebits is a Hackathon held in Portugal annually, organized and sponsored by SAPO. The event lasts 3 days, runs for 24 hours a day and includes talks, a programming contest and several sattelite activities. It…




Portuguese Makers Hangout – Episode 5

Hi! 🙂 This post is just to let you know that tonight, at 10:00 PM (Portuguese time) you’ll be able to watch the live stream of the 5th Episode of the Portuguese Makers Hangouts.   The purpose of these Hangouts is to gather the Portuguese Makers and get the world to know about their talents…




Upgrading bq Pascal 2 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Recently I found out in the bq readers website that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware was available for my bq Pascal 2 and decided to upgrade it. According to the instructions on the bq website it should be very straightforward  process: copy the “.img” file to the root of the internal memory, reboot the…




Adding 3G to a bq Pascal 2 tablet

Hi! 🙂   Some time ago I bought a cheap tablet, a bq Pascal 2. Basically, it is just one of those cheap chinese-made Android tablets but with a spanish branding. It runs Android 4.0.3. I only wanted it to read some ebooks, check my email, browse the web and use google maps and I thought…




The BiT Bang Theory blog evolved!

Hello everyone! 🙂 It has been a long time since I last posted something in this blog but I’ve been busy (and still am) with lots of other stuff. In May I decided that it was about time to get dedicated hosting in a server and a domain name for The BiT Bang Theory blog….




How to Download all photos from your Picasa account in Ubuntu

Hi! 🙂 This short post follows my recent post on How to Download Complete Albums from Picasa in Ubuntu. A blog reader asked on the blog’s facebook page on how could he download all the photos and after a short research I found the solution. To download the entire photo set from a specific user…




How to Download Complete Albums from Picasa in Ubuntu

Hi there! 🙂 As you might have already noticed, all the photos used in this blog are stored in Picasa Web albums which was the photo service that, in my opinion, is the winner in a Flickr vs Picasa battle (see the Picasa/Flickr comparison post here). However, I don’t have Picasa installed and sometimes I…