Category: Technology


    This is the second part of a post I shared recently regarding best practices to help us with your online privacy and security. Email Be aware that when you use an email account from GMail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, etc you are compromising your privacy. These companies give you a free email account, but in exchange […]

  • Privacy and security in the covid-19 times

    With everyone staying home the use of online platforms for communication has increased and with that the inherent problems that some platforms have when it comes to protecting security and privacy increases too. So why not use this opportunity to share some best practices I follow in order to keep myself and those I communicate […]

  • brewery plans update

    This is a less verbose English version update of my brewery plans that partially repeats some of the information posted here. 2001 – Graduated from Computer Science degree in Medellín, Colombia and moved to Austin, Texas to work for National Instruments. 2014 – Unhappy with role and salary at National Instruments began the process of […]

  • Programming Interview Tips

    Behavioral Questions Think about good examples you can describe from school (or internship) projects that were successful, in which you played an important role. Think about projects that went wrong initially and how the situation was corrected. What did you learn from the situation? what would you do different next time? think about a difficult […]

  • Testing M Chart

    Created a chart using M Chart plugin. Really impressed with how easy it was to create a chart. Now I need to figure how to modify data dynamically. [chart id=”1085″]

  • Hacked too

    A few days ago, my fellow blogger Kirsch posted about his blog being hacked. Well, I was victim of the same attack. Both of our blogs run on DreamHost and use WordPress. I found a detailed description of the attack here, however this description refers to a 2 year old attack. I highly doubt WordPress […]

  • Why can’t Skype have a slick user interface like Adium?

    I read that Skype had released a beta of their latest version for OS X and decided to give it a try, hoping to see some improvements on the user interface, but I was really dissapointed. Why does it have such bulkier and wasteful user interface? Skype could learn a thing or two from Adium. […]

  • Nuevos álbumes iWeb

    En un nuevo intento por encontrar una solución eficiente, sencilla y elegante de compartir el material fotográfico de Chichipanguanorrea, he creado una nueva sección utilizando iWeb.

  • El centro de entretenimiento perfecto

    El título de este artículo suena mucho mejor en inglés, pero ese es el precio que tengo que pagar, desde que decidí escribir en español. Les presento mi nuevo centro de entretenimiento, que lejos de ser perfecto si está increible: Televisión LCD de 42 pulgadas Westinghouse (VK-42F240S) Mac Mini (MB138LL/A) Amplificador Onkyo (TX-LR552) Bocinas Wharfedale […]

  • High dynamic range (HDR) imaging

    High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging is the process of taking several pictures of the same subject with different exposures and then combining all of them to produce an image with a wide range of intensity levels. In other words, HDR uses the pictures with longer exposure to obtain more detail and color on the darker […]