Dec 15 2015

Anumerismo con anteojeras ideológicas

¿Qué pasa cuando se combina el anumerismo, la incapacidad para interpretar correctamente datos numéricos, con esas anteojeras ideológicas que solo nos permiten interpretar la realidad de forma que favorezca nuestros prejuicios ideológicos? Continue reading

Nov 14 2015

Por qué nos importa París y no Kabul

Cada vez que se produce un atentado en Occidente que acapara la atención de los medios, surge una réplica que reprocha que no se le dé la misma atención a los ataques en otros países menos desarrollados. ¿Qué factores explican este agravio en la atención mediática? Continue reading

Mar 28 2015

Cómo el Gran Firewall chino troyanizó Baidu para atacar GitHub

Esta mañana se han producido interrupciones en el servicio de GitHub debido a un ataque DDoS que las evidencias apuntan a que estuvo coordinado desde el Gran Firewall chino que troyanizó Baidu para usarlo como vector de ataque. Continue reading

Mar 23 2015

Reallocating partitions usage in Linux without formatting

Something that is not unusual to happen: you do a bad planning of your disk partitioning and at the end you find out that you have a partition that is nearly full and want to move a directory from that […]

Jan 21 2015

Odio Hangouts (Google adopta, extiende y extingue XMPP)

A ver, esto es una especie de encuesta pública, abierta, universal, transparente, empoderada, transversal, desesperada, integrada, dinámica, indignada, paradigmática… Vamos, que quiero que me respondáis a las cuestiones que planteo. A la mayoría os veo muy felices con Google Hangouts, […]

Dec 26 2014

How Android managed to scare me

This is the story of how one day Android music player gave me such an unexpected surprise that was able to scare me due to such concrete details of my life that it related, involving my relationship with a friend’s girlfriend through music and a potato. Continue reading

Dec 12 2014

No, it doesn’t work for you

We’ve all heard this ever. Some may even have used this argument: “it works for me.” It seems that it serves as a defense of the effectiveness of everything. From homeopathy to ouija including NLP or MMS. If you’ve tried it and you’ve seen that it works and maybe you even know more people that say that it works, we could say that its effectiveness is proved, right? Let’s see why this argument could be wrong. Continue reading

Nov 28 2014

“Science is just an opinion,” said the postmodern

“Science is just an opinion, as valid as any other,” said the postmodern guy in a tweet sent from his smartphone with 4G connection while the MEPG stream received through a fiber optic cable was being decoded to stimulate the electrodes that will polarize the glass that will shape the image of Deepak Chopra on his TV. Continue reading

Nov 9 2014

No, don’t blame the user

It is unusual to see a computer engineer defending users. Even more if the engineer is a system administrator. It is known that the relationship between system administrators and users is tense. But when somebody tries to fool me, I get even more tense. Continue reading

Nov 9 2013

Why there are no good video editing free software

It’s something that I ever asked myself and recently I have somebody asked it to me again: what free (as in free beer or as in free speech) video editors are there?
A video editor is a very complex piece of software to develop, so there are not many free solutions, the few ones that we can find are not very good and the ones you have to pay for are quite expensive. Continue reading

Oct 14 2013

How I recovered the system after renaming

Yes, I know, it may be a little stupid renaming, can we skip this detail? It’s not something I do very often, but that day I felt like I had to innovate or something like that. But innovation was […]