What’s the point? even studies in the USA find out that DST actually costs more money than it saves. If it’s so ineffectual in northern latitudes, what the freaking hell are we doing following DST here in Mexico? A study performed in the state of Indiana found out that DST costs upwards of 7 million […]
After only 1 day, I made 2 releases of BerryUnitConverter. We’re now at version 1.1.1 and along with a few new units, it can quickly swap origin and destination units. More info at BerryUnitConverter’s page.
So I’ve released version 1.0 of my Blackberry Unit Converter, aptly named BerryUnitConverter, upon the world. If you’re looking for a handy unit converter for your Java-based Blackberry smartphone, I’d love for you to give this little program a try. It can be installed over-the-air, see the instructions on the BerryUnitConverter page.
So, I bought a cheap-ass (115 pesos) bluetooth adapter, thinking I might use it to establish a PAN between my macbook and my desk computer; this is due to a) no CAT5 cable and no IP address for my laptop on the lan, b) no WLAN coverage up here. I know Bluetooth will be kind […]
So the IAAF has ruled Oscar Pistorius can’t run in the Olympics. They argue that Oscar’s prosthetics actually give him an advantage over other runners, making him faster and more efficient. IAAF: Give me a freaking break. This is just finding excuses to not let the man run. Why? because of the fear he might […]
Gas prices suck. Most everyone knows this, but the situation in Mexico is really byzantine. In order to help their finances, the government has been increasing gas prices since Zedillo’s presidency (1994-2000). The increase has been slight, one cent per month. However, during Calderón’s period, the increases have been more frequent and more expensive, as […]
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Sucks or rocks? googleometer gives us a parameter. 20,900,000 pages mention ruby on rails, while 1,560,000 mention django AND python. These are our baselines. Now for the rocks: 714 pages think Django rocks. 1,000 pages think ruby on rails rocks. The sucks are as follows: 541 pages think ruby on rails sucks. 147 think Django […]
I tried to deploy to a remote debian (etch/testing) server running dropbear instead of openssh. Rake blew up (Vlad impaled it?) with an error such as this: Writing configuration file to /***/mongrel_cluster.conf. rake aborted! execution failed with status 255: ssh www.****.com mongrel_rails cluster::configure -N 2 -p 8000 -e production -a 127.0.0.1 -c /****/current -C ****/shared/mongrel_cluster.conf […]
rich: n. Laden with useless features and incredibly difficult to use in real life. Example: “ZK is a Web framework designed to enable Web applications to have both rich user experiences and a simple programming model. ZK includes an AJAX-based event-driven engine to automate interactivity, a rich set of XUL and XHTML components to enrich […]
Durante la debacle del año 2000 muchos programadores cayeron en cuenta de que era mejor utilizar 4 dígitos para almacenar el año. Muchos, por sistema, lo hacemos incluso desde antes. Sin embargo es curioso que una vez pasada la crisis, en muchos lugares se comienzan a utilizar nuevamente cantidades de 2 dígitos para representar el […]
Lawyers and accountants are self-replicating abominations engendered by their own trades. Truth is, if law and accounting weren’t such awful messes, there would be no need for lawyers and accountants. By making law procedures as well as accounting practice such a nasty and entangled mess, they effectively made sure that everyone was scared and chose […]