Friday, August 31, 2007

This week.

So this are the 3 stories that I pick from digg to post this week. Enjoy


Wireless TV

Metro picnic

In the last one I have no idea what is going on. I like the technology in the second news. Just imagine get home, turn on your tv and start using it as your laptop monitor without having to connect any cables, that would be sweet.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Coming Soon, And this time I mean it.

Well I'm starting to do things a little bit different, and I'm starting to feel confident I can do something worth on this space. Starting this Wednesday I will be introducing 3 new periodic sections on my blog.

On Mondays I will publish, "This week on the Scientific Journals." I will start talking about some articles worth reading on a few scientific journals. As expected this articles will somehow related to my field.

On Wednesdays; "Visual GSL" I will be giving a brief progress on my visual GSL project. I hope I will be able to make the program available to anyone who find some use for it.

Finally on Fridays; "My top 3 stories of the week." After a long week is time to relax so I will be publishing my favorite 3 digg stories of the week.

I hope you will find something in here that you will enjoy.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

MBP will delete your work!

I should have learned the lesson by now. If you are going to carry a USB thumb drive with all your work on it, MAKE A COPY!!!

When I get my thumb drive on December everything was great, I made a copy of all my code on it, after that I just start working on top of it. I would carry it everywhere and if I had a brilliant idea away from home I could just ssh into one of my accounts, code, compile, save results and keep going.

In the middle of march I lost such a small piece of technology. And what a big annoyance it became, losing all that work in 5 seconds just doesn't seem fair. Lucky enough I found it the next weekend. And I made a mental note, "don't loose it again."

When I move on June to a new department I though I had lost it again. Wow saving half a year on such a small device and make no copies of it just seems stupid. Well it is. After one week or so I finally found it, I was relieve. I made a mental note, "make a copy."

Finally the wait was over, my mac book pro arrived, right on my birthday July 12th, that was a nice present, and finally after a few days of installing applications I got a nice system to work on. Took my usb thumb drive and plug it right next to the mag-safe power adapter the mac book pro sports. I know if I put the mag-safe close enough to a magnetic device it will delete its data. But I believed it should be fine since apple put the usb port right next to it. (Put usb device on usb port)

While the mag-safe didn't manage to destroy all my work it did actually manage to delete one of the programs I was working on along with some data. I guess this time I learned my lesson since this time I didn't made a mental note but take action making a backup of everything on the drive.

I will try to get in the habit of posting things on here. In the mean while enjoy this picture I took of my mac mini crashing.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I will be back soon.

I just moved to a new apartment. But now I'm getting ready to continue with all my crazy ideas, I have a few new ones. I will be back real soon.