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Photos of conferences, people and things that do not belong to a specific timeframe

WTF

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:30
WTF

I frankly have no words to describe what the "artist" had in mind

(seen in Xochimilco, March 2011)

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With Nina and Giovanni in Xochimilco; March 2011

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:29
With Nina and Giovanni in Xochimilco; March 2011
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With Nina and Giovanni in Xochimilco; March 2011

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:28
With Nina and Giovanni in Xochimilco; March 2011
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More than one way to open a can of beer

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:20
More than one way to open a can of beer

...But something tells me this is not the optimal one.

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At the panel in the Mexican Senate

Submitted by gwolf on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 17:08
At the panel in the Mexican Senate

The discussion panel on Free Software and Society; «Free Software in Mexico: Reflections and Opportunities» forum; June 2, 2011

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At the panel in the Mexican Senate

Submitted by gwolf on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 17:08
At the panel in the Mexican Senate

The discussion panel on Free Software and Society; «Free Software in Mexico: Reflections and Opportunities» forum; June 2, 2011

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At the panel in the Mexican Senate

Submitted by gwolf on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 17:08
At the panel in the Mexican Senate

The discussion panel on Free Software and Society; «Free Software in Mexico: Reflections and Opportunities» forum; June 2, 2011

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At the panel in the Mexican Senate

Submitted by gwolf on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 17:08
At the panel in the Mexican Senate

The discussion panel on Free Software and Society; «Free Software in Mexico: Reflections and Opportunities» forum; June 2, 2011

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Safety restrictions in Chapultepec

Submitted by admin on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:26
Safety restrictions in Chapultepec

Umh… More than one strange thing here.

  • Adults are forbidden if not accompanied by children‽ First time I ever see such a sign...
  • It is common for people to bring several things to a park which might constitute a sign. But, please explain all of the icons…
    • Explain the relative severity of biking (0,0) or eating (1,0) at a park to… Bringing weapons? (2,0)
    • Oh, and of course, they have to be inclusive and list things — So not only it is forbidden to bring food and drinks, but also to serve drinks (3,0), or to cook food (which would have to take place in the non-existing grills) (0,1)
    • Not only they forbid biking (0,0), but also performing athletic competitions including biking (3,1)

    There also several flaws in the iconography used:

    • Is it forbidden to listen to music and to enable cell phones? (2,1)
    • Is it forbidden to use matches to light a lighter? (1,2)

…Seen at a Chapultepec park playground, Mexico City.

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Safe crossing‽

Submitted by admin on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:15
Safe crossing‽

If this qualifies as a safe crossing («cruce seguro»)… I should have stayed at home

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Starting work on KindleClip

Submitted by gwolf on Fri, 03/18/2011 - 19:09
Starting work on KindleClip

Quite probably, the best thing got for myself during the last year was my Kindle. I just love it! It has changed the way I interact with knowledge, and saved me from hours of boredom.

But it has also taught me the value of scribbling along the book pages and of underlining passages. Yes, I hold a deep regard for my regular (paper) books, and I never scribble on them, not even on text books. In any case, I can scribble on a post-it or something like that.

Still, when you underline or comment on a passage in the Kindle, what can you do with your annotation? Well, not much. Annotations (called clippings in Kindlespeak) are stored on an easily accessible My Clippings.txt text file, very easy to parse and work with.

So, I devoted yesterday evening to coming up with a first prototype of an app that I think can be very useful if you use clippings extensively: It displays each clipping with its base information separately, allows you to filter on the specific book to which each clipping is related as well as on the clipping type.

So, if it interests you, clone it away from github!

git://github.com/gwolf/kindleclip.git

Written in Ruby, Gtk (Glade). No further libraries are (currently?) needed. The code is far from beautiful, but is a first stab towards functionality.

Any comments welcome!

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Finally presented that long-overdue exam!

Submitted by gwolf on Wed, 02/23/2011 - 16:03
Finally presented that long-overdue exam!

What‽

Yes, I have not used this kind of outfit for over 20 years. And I hope it will be 20 more years before I do it again. But today, I was seen like this in public. Why?

Well, I won't explain the whole background yet again — I did it a bit over a month ago in this same space. Much much in short, I never attended university, so –after many years of working without any formal validation for my knowledge– I followed the CENEVAL Acuerdo 286 procedure to get a "Software Engineering" title and the corresponding cédula profesional.

Today I did the last portion of this procedure: Presenting an oral exam, defending the work I developed. Not precisely a thesis, but you can see it as an equivalent.

One of the requisites was to go on formal attire — Of course, I have some beautiful shirts I am very fond of, but I didn't want to risk it to such a detail, so I asked my friend and almost-neighbour Miguel Barajas to lend me the needed bits of clothing, and presented the exam.

Was it easy? No, not by a long shot. Did I pass? Yes!

Now, back to work!

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You are not stuck in traffic...

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 02/19/2011 - 11:40
You are not stuck in traffic...

Copied over from Win! section of the Failblog

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Dining in the sewages

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 02/12/2011 - 16:56
Dining in the sewages

In Spanish, "alcantarilla" is the sewage systems, or any canals made to carry away dirty water... Would you dine here?

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There are many ways to kill a beer...

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 02/12/2011 - 16:54
There are many ways to kill a beer...

At Sandino Araico's house, February 2011.And yes, not a drop was wasted.

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