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Semitransparent windows...

Semi-transparent windows to see what's behind... this looks familiar.

Semi transparent windows to see what's in the desktop. Who is copying who?

Kids just want to play

Saturday at the beach


Diego really enjoyed the time we spent at the beach last saturday.

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Learn to read and write..

The problem is that if the person does not how to read or to write how is he/she supposed to read that?, Plus.. how it he/she supposed to use a computer?

This is the only possible way to use the computer on this hot days...

Trying to not to touch the computer...

Colors

Women, Men, IT Guy

More than three years

Coconut battery


This is one of the things that I like the most of my MBP, the battery still last around 4 hours, my old Acer Aspire with one year just lasted about 1.5hrs, and not to mention the Compaq/HP I had before.

Also, in three years I haven't changed anything but added more memory to the computer, I usually changed the keyboard of the laptop by the second year.

The only thing that I think this laptop needs now is an SSD drive to speed things up.

What's Happening in Mexico? A global call for freedom #EPNvsInternet

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This video pretty much resumes what's happening with Mexico in terms of Internet and other ways of communications, the government states that "for security reasons" they want to be able to shut down internet and any other way to communicate (cellphones, land lines, TV, Radio). With just one "competitive authority" that ask it , the communication providers must shut down the service on some sectors or even in the whole country.

The President Enrique Peña Nieto is bay far the one of the most hated presidents in history, I know, many if not all Mexican presidents have been hated. But this one in particular because we all believe he is dump. C'mon, he couldn't tell the title of three different books that made a mark in his life!!!.

The "LeyTelecom" also means that ISP can charge for service that are by now free, this includes accessing to services that are not property of the ISP, like Youtube, Netflix, Spotify, Grooveshark or any other, just imagine having to pay for a VIP account in order to have access to Youtube.

What's more important to me, well, youtube is important to me, but what will happen with me that I need, but I really mean it, I need internet to wrok. What if they decide that in order to avoid people using VPN's to workaround their filters decide to shut down all the freaking ports and leave nothing but 80, 443 and the IMAP/SMTP ports?.

I don't wanna have to pay more just to work, I'm already paying a lot just to work (IVA, ISR), I do not want to pay any more.

I'm really worried about this, if this law is approved then we all Mexicans can forget about getting a better Mexico, we will be in a fairy tale.

Maybe it is just the right time to move to another country?. Who wants a handsome Mexican that can also write code?
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Making cookies

Making cookies


Yesterday was the day, I've finally made cookies :-P, well, my wife made the mix and I just made the form of the cookies in company of my helper (or was I the helper?) Sofia and the little Diego.
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Yahoo really screw up with Flickr

Yahoo really screw it up Flickr for android :-(


I've been a Flickr user since 2004, 10 years since I bought my Pro account and I love the service it provides. For a long time it was pretty much the same but since Marissa Mayer took the rides of Yahoo one of the service that has received the most changes is Flickr.

Many of this changes are good changes, I love the new web interface, although is not mobile friendly it works like a charm in the desktop. Also is more picture centred without cutting any of the features that make Flickr what it is: A community for photographers.

The Flickr App was also good, still there were some bugs but in general was pretty good. They recently (a couple of days ago) released the Flickr 3.0 app for iOS and Android. They are a mayor overhaul of the app and even when the app looks prettier they did something that never, never should had done. They removed features.

Many users are complaining that there is no longer possible to add a picture to a group/set, one of the key features of Flickr (communities). Also, the main "page"shows one picture at the time of your contacts, while the version 2.X shoed several pictures in a tile.

One of the most complained changes is that now the pictures tile is a squared cropped set of pictures, many don't like this, flickr should respect the picture aspect. I do like it, it's just a simple way to present a thumbnail, but also, liked a lot to see the whole picture (in thumbnail) at the picture list.

One of the things that I'm not so happy is the new camera, it looks nice, but cropping the picture is missing, at least in the Android app. There is no way to fine tune the picture as it was before, There are no ways to add frames, just some filters, white/color balance and that's it. Just too simple to be taken serious (I'm using Snapseed by now and sharing via email).

At first look it seems that The 3.0 version is a good upgrade, but it's just a good looking featureless upgrade.

My dirty start to get a Google Drive command line client

Okay, I've started to work on a personal project, nothing too complicated just something that makes my computer what I want it to do.

I've got around 160GB of storage in Google Drive, and I'm backing up a bunch of files, most of those files are small, but there are some quite big (some hundreds of MB). If I were in a country with a good internet connection that may not a problem, but I live in Mexico and uploading those files take its time.

There is a google drive client for OS X, works nice, but the problem is that it takes files as they come, no matter the size and there are almost no options, also, it runs in a graphical way (an icon in the top bar).

There is another program, Grive which works pretty fine (I've been using this for a couple of weeks I believe), and works on the command line, the problem... it takes files as they come and if it fails you have to start it again. which takes a lot of time, it looks like it has to download the list of all files/directories from Google Drive.

So, my script, which basically just upload files/directories by now, let me skip big files (there's an option to set the limit) and there is no need to download the whole file list, which makes it to start uploading faster than the other two options.

The script is still pretty ugly, and again, does just the basic (what I need now), but I hope I can improve it to have a good google drive sync client for the command line.

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