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  • From WordPress to Hugo
    So far, I've been using WordPress for this website. It's a very powerful and complete blogging software, with a lot of plugins, themes, search engine optimizations, etc. It has been in the market for more than 15 years and continues to be actively developed. It's the undisputed leader in blogging and it's very easy and quick to produce content with it. On the other hand, I haven't updated this blog for two years, with a single entry in the last 5 years.
  • So what do you think about Bitcoin?
    Every time someone asks if I have heard about Bitcoin or tells me they want to invest, there are so many things that I think I could tell and so many links that I would like to share, that I thought it would be better to compile everything in a blog post. And, what the hell, nowadays you're nobody if you do not have a blog post about Bitcoin and which topic could be better to wake up my blog from its two-year lethargy than the bubble of the moment.
  • Reallocating partitions usage in Linux without formatting
    Something that is not unusual to happen: you do bad planning of your disk partitioning and you eventually find out that you have a nearly-full partition and you want to move a directory from that partition to a new disk. If you already have some experience with Linux and command line you will probably know how to safely do this from the same machine and without losing any data, but it may be something a little more difficult for less experienced users.
  • The umpteenth moving
    Since I first set up this web page, six years ago, I moved its hosting four times. I don't know if this is too much, but it looks so for me. And the reason for so many movings is that I used poor quality web hostings. I've never worried about having a good web hosting since I maintain this web site as a hobby and it won't be a great disaster if the web is offline for a while, so I never spent any money in hosting.
  • The ingredientes of the success
    Two litres of water 5 or 6 large spoonfuls of sugar Salt Some lemon juice 9 eggs Half glass of water 1 kg. of flour Fat (to grease the frying pan) As you put them out of the frying pan, you spread each one with anisette using a small brush and sprinkle with some sugar.
  • Looking for the perfect hosting
    This is a post that was in my ToDo list 'cause I said I will leave SDF-eu to be hosted at HyperPHP because I've read they offer free PHP and MySQL without advertisements. And according to my latest comment, it seems that I was satisfied with that server, but the story didn't finish yet. This server does include banners and pop-ups in hosted pages, but I didn't notice because I had blocked their advertisements.
  • Who I am
    Today I will become narcissistic. Because who hasn't ever googled his/her name while being bored? Looking for my real name, besides a Canarian paper maker, there is no much more that doesn't refer to me. But anyone aspiring to be someone on the Internet must choose an original, unequivocal nickname. Since originality is not my talent, as a fan of The Simpsons, I tried at a first time with homer there by the beginnings of IRC-Hispano when I didn't know yet who was that Scytale that was in all channels, but since that nick was taken, showing my originality, I derived it to h0m3r, and this was what remained.
  • Changing again said bye to SDF for those reasons already explained, now it's time to do the same with my web page. In addition to those problems, I had more with my page: after the server being down for two days, my webpage was blocked arguing traffic limit exceeded after transferring 5 KiB, while my quota is 10 MiB/day. A so low limit usually causes my webpage to be blocked, so I started using Coral CDN cache in addition to other measures to mitigate excessive traffic.
  • Bye, SDF
    I've announced in opening that it was entirely made with free software and it was hosted in a not-for-profit server managed by a community of UNIX users. Finally, this final point is no longer true. First, they came the attacks against the server (it's not their fault, but doesn't help), then the constant hangups and finally our service is suspended without notice saying that we didn't pay for July, which is false.
  • Amelia - A Utility to Free Disk Space
    Since I don't know about any utility to free disk space and what I rm to get free disk space is always the same (Portage temp files, thumbnails, kernel temp files, ...) I decided to make a quick-and-dirty script with graphical interface which automates the process. I named it Amelia in memory of the cleaning woman used by my teacher school to threaten us, if you are interested in this utility:
  • Forges: developers, developers, developers
    It's the current fashion: forges. There are so many that you don't know which to choose. The forges are websites hosting software projects that, in addition to hosting your code, offer the services the developers need for their project, like mail lists, bug tracking, revision control for team developing (CVS and/or SVN), forums, web hosting, ... The most known and used is SourceForge, but more began to appear and now even Microsoft has its own open-source repository.
  • New Website Online
    I set up my new website over PHP. I tried to improve its appareance and functionality to a less about:blank based schema, though it still need much improvements. When it become developed and tested enough I may do it open source, but nowadays it's still too much beta and untested. It also has not much content (in fact, most of I added it for testing), more will be added. Mid term planned improvements include: