I’ve changed my keyboard

After a couple of years my Apple “Magic” keyboard started to fail, there is just one key that is failing but is a very important key… the “Left Shift” key.

It is a very important key since a lot of key shortcuts depend on it, and I had to get a new keyboard for just one key. Maybe if a complete row was malfunctioning I could feel a bit less frustrated, but one key.. one freaking key..

Redis y el fork “obligado” al cambiar la licencia

Esto es lo que me gusta el movimiento Open Source, si el desarrollador se va por un camino que es diferente al de la comunidad entonces la comunidad tiene el derecho de hacer un fork y continuar sin tener que estar a expensas del desarrollador.

Redis Labs obviamente ha puesto mucho empeño en el éxito de su motor de base de datos en memoria: Redis, así como de otros componentes, pero también consideremos que por mucho empeño que le pongan, no seria tan exitoso si no fuera por la comunidad. Es decir, no le quito ningún mérito a cualquiera de las dos partes. read more

Would making drugs “legal” in our country do something better?

TLDR; Yes, with some caveats. Long Story, well in many places they are illegal, there are some permissible laws that allows you to use them for either medical or entertainment at certain places, the purpose of this is to reduce the demand, supply and risk for users. The problem in a country like Mexico is how people is educated. Just like beer, many Mexicans use to go every Friday to the liquor store (Oxxo) and get a couple (maybe more) of six-pack of their favourite beer and get drunk as hell. Maybe with some more education we can make what we do now with tobacco, where it’s  allowed in “ventilated places”, restaurants, coffee shops or anything closed is now allowed except bars which of obvious reasons it’s allowed. So, the problem resides in the education of the people, if you allow them to get drugs like getting a candy they certainly will get hurt. Many would say, well is their lives, why am I supposed to care?. Well, think about a person under the influence of drugs driving. Just like we do now, is not okay to get the wheels if you are drunk, its not okay to get the wheels if you are stoned. And… I think what’s going to happen in my country, people getting stoned and felling the king of the world but only to hurt themselves or worse, hurting someone else. This is something that will not happen in the next 6 years.. just watch this clip from pulp fiction, it was 1994, and hell, that was more than 20 years ago!.  

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Having a third screen with the MBP 

  • Samsung screen: The usual VGA/HDMI adapter
  • iPad: Using DuetDisplay
Although there are some performance issues with Duet, to display text (which is what I do) is just fine. Now I can have the browser, the IDE (PyCharm if you are wondering) and iTerm 2. Since is another screen attached to the laptop you can use it to display any other thing that is being processed by your main computer, and can move apps between the screens with no problem at all.

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The iPad Pro as main computer for programming

Definitively an interesting way to solve his problems with carrying the whole laptop. To me having having a full laptop is more important than that mobility, this because the multitask capability of the laptop vs the “one or two” apps approach in the iPad. Still a nice way to work when you don’t have your laptop near to you.
Source: The iPad Pro as main computer for programming

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Ceramic phone, no thank you.. 

Xiaomi made a beautiful phone, with a huge screen in a relatively small body, with a ceramic back that is resistant to scratches.. what can be wrong??.. well, ceramic is not that good when hitting the floor. Is not that I’m getting it or not getting it because of this, I’m not fan of Xiaomi nor fan of anything that uses a heavily modified Android, just because updates are… well.. let’s say that updates are not that good in something different than vanilla android.

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