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Learning everything

Today I came across Liz Krane  on Google Plus - the girl that want's to learn everything. She reminded me of a idea for a project I had (that unfortunately never came out of my brain) that basically consists on a study of what is required in order to make Angola a better country. Basic things like education and related project, not tampered statistics generation, etc. If I remember correctly, the idea was to establish a period (maybe 1 year) and break that in parts so I would attack on problem at time so at the end of that period (year) a proper proposal for a better country could be presented. So, of course, like Liz, I don't know everything... no one does. But the beauty of this is exactly to learn and cross reference with other people about a give subject and try to come to practical  conclusions. In the process teach other people. ...Maybe I revive this idea. Along others I had when I was younger :) You can get more details on Ms. Krane project in her page .

Managing your money for free

So... today I took some time to finally decide (at least for the timebeing) between the two major - for me - options for personal financial management: Quicken (paid) and GNUCash (free). GNUCash I have installed and in use for a while and regarding functionality is just great. The problem is just... it is not that good looking. So I gave Quicken a shot . Downloaded a 'trial' version from my favorite usenet repository  and I was ready for the tests. Quicken is nice looking and can generate nice reports - which I like a lot. It has options to plan budgets and other nice little things and can become handy. In fact I was almost opting for Quicken until I realized one little thing missing: it cannot handle transactions with different currencies in the same account; and GNUCash does that like a charm :D. Kudows for the community work. That's it. Free Software 1 x 0 Paid Software :P. And I'm a proud user and supporter of Free Software. Related articles Whats th