domingo, marzo 20, 2005

Night transforms people

Listening to: Whitin temptation - Caged (The silent force).

I already knew this happens. People is happier on weekends (even more in weekends at night) and talk to you even when they almost don´t salute you when meet them during the week. But when last night one of my work colleagues began to scrub his nose over my face while he was talking to me... My God. One day you see him at the office, as serious as always, and in 24 hours he is totally alcoholizated and telling me about i-don´t-know- what...
Definitely this society is in decadence :).

The rest of the weekend was right. Nothing new. At last i could suscribe to various php mailing list, i have decided to go to euskal party if i can get a day free... But i hope my mates tell me something about it before going. The fact that there will be 400 people, we will only be 20 girls and that 70% of men interested in computers are sexually reprimited, makes me feel a bit ¿insecure?. But i know it will be entertaining, as my mates have been going lots of times.

I´d have gone to Enredada past year but my poor computer suicidated itself a bit. And i was such a bad person that i didn´t kill it definitely, to aliviate its suffer of having a freak mistress :). (Which means that it has to be on almost all day in weekends, and has to suffer all of my experiments). Well, i try to keep it safe from viruses, trojans, i keep it clean and try it to be in good form (or perfomance, as it is a machine) .

The fact is that i have regretted a lot not having "unfixed" it a bit more so my parents should have bought me another (at last, it was their fault). And it´s a luck that it was not me who was carrying it, as i would have thrown myselft so it would have fallen on something soft and not have get spoiled (my bones doesn´t cost that much ). Well... first, i wouldnt have let if fall.

At last, nothing happened. Some unuseful parts of the mother board got broken, the box, the floppy disk drive broke definitely. Too little bad things for a computer which has gone down rolling ten stairs.

I´m thinking on publishing the english version of the blog at da and the castilian version here, but i should erase my name from there (the only place in overall internet where i use my real name and i´m registered in a thousand places, more or less ) or i shoudn´t talk anymore about private issues.

How can people talk about controversial things with their real names? For controversial i mean political opinions, problems at work, love affairs... It can ruin you if it gets in the wrong hands! (Scientia est potentia, knowledge means power). But, i have always been terribly paranoid about privacy in internet. I think i have used more my false name than the real one (as i work in web development i have to register or subscribe to a zillion of things and i don´t want to have my personal data in all of those sites).

Well, that´s all folks.

ps: i never thought online translators could be that bad. I have just seen one which tranlates "mistress" for "lover" instead of "owner" :D.

jueves, marzo 10, 2005

Comunicado

Escuchando: Jarabe de palo (El lado oscuro).

Lamento comunicarles que en los próximos tiempos van a verme poco en persona. No les voy a dejar divagar mucho sobre las razones (todavía no han conseguido que me meta a monja, no me han detenido por tráfico ilegal de obras registradas y no me ha tocado ese viaje al caribe). Sencillamente voy a recluirme voluntariamente y solo saldré de mi casa para trabajar, para estudiar, y un día a la semana, por un plazo no mayor de cinco horas, para manterner contacto con el resto de la humanidad que no viva en mi casa. Sí, ya se que entre mis propósitos estaba lo de dejar de ser una chica ocupada, pero existen motivos...

A raíz de este comunicado, y ya que este blog va a ser mi único contacto con gran parte del mundo durante cierto tiempo (máximo hasta junio) me estoy acordando de esa gente 'viciosa' de internet que pasan horas y horas frente al monitor. Gente como ud. y yo, no crean que son bichos raros. A primera vista podría decirse que es malo, que porque depenter de algo que no hacía falta hasta ahora en las relaciones humanas (el pc). Opino que quizá sea un nuevo paso en el sistema de comunicación. Ahora, con el pc, con los móviles, es mucho mas fácil expresarse.
Sobre los blogs, es soprendente conocer las vidas de la gente. Y útil, si me permiten añadir.

Sobre otros temas... recomendarles que vean la última produccion china que ha llegado a pantallas españolas (esta frase es improcedente, lo se, porque pueden estar leyendo esto desde cualquier sitio). A lo que iba: 'La casa de las dagas voladoras'. Me gustó bastante (la critica seria de esto vendrá próximamente, hoy es tarde).

Sobre libros y esas cosas, acabo de empezar "Globalhead" de Bruce Sterling (a quien quizá tambien conozcan por otros titulos como 'The hacker crackdown'). PArece un poco difícil en inglés, aunque tampoco tengo mucho tiempo para dedicarle ahora.

Ah! un detalle interesante, pero sólo para programadores, una vez más :( . Los profanos pueden saltarse tranquilamente este párrafo. Yo nunca había comprendido mucho la filosofía del software libre, aunque tampoco lo conozco mucho. Lo de compartir [código] está muy bien, pero ¿Cómo es posible que exista un producto comercial (por ejemplo, ms office) y una alternativa (openoffice) prácticamente igual en funcionalidad, pero gratuita?. No me entra mucho en la cabeza. Y que los programas deberían llevar consigo su código fuente, a disposición del usuario... .Vamos, que yo no tengo ningún problema en compartir código, solo que no entra dentro de los cánones de competencia comercial a que estamos tan acostumbrados en occidente.
Y ahora precisamente una librería con licencia gnu es la que me salva la vida (poco más o menos). Concretamente, una librería para generar archivos pdf desde php sin necesidad de librerias externas (lo cual es muy útil ya que no hay que recompilar el nucleo de php, lo que no es generalmente posible cuando tienes contratado un servidor compartido).La libreria es esta: fpdf. Por cierto, ya sé que no he discernido muy claramente los conceptos de soft libre, soft gratuito, etc, así que no se me echen a la yugular. Es un tema interesante, habrá que investigar sobre ello.

Y hablando de yugulares... muy buena la campaña de los donantes de sangre en Madrid, con motivo del estreno de Blade III. XD.Me parece un poco ridículo comentar aqui noticias del telediario (por eso de la información redundante) pero me pareció gracioso. Por lo visto, actores disfrazados de vampiros animaban a la gente a donar sangre, a cambio de una entrada para la susodicha pelicula. Un chollo, la verdad, te pasas media hora antes de ir al cine, y lo tienes gratis. Ya que estamos, y como donante de sangre, animo a todo el mundo a hacer algo por el prójimo. No cuesta absolutamente nada (no duele, no se tarda mucho, te dan de merendar luego y sólo es medio litro, poco más o menos :) ).

Y por hoy vale, que tengan uds un buen día.

ps: Dentro de las cinco horas se incluyen las partidas de naipes, pseudo rol, o como quiera que se llamen estos juegos (ciudadelas, carcass-lo-que-sea, etc.)

ps2: No se engañen por el tono formal (tanto usted y tanto rollo). Solo que hoy me ha dado por ahí :).

miércoles, marzo 02, 2005

A hundred things to do before...

If there´s any programmer out there (non programmers can start a few lines down), let me inform you that you can find some useful information about real programming in the comments of my previous chapter. About real programming i understand not only write programs, but also write programs for a client, which involves important things as delivery times, clients who doesn´t know what they want, the fact that clients and programmers does not speak the same language and how lots of things that professors teach you at university are impracticable, and others are not teached. :).

Ahm, the text is in spanish, but the links are in english.

The fact is that this theme was making me grow mad, as it is my first job in this subject and i don´t want to fail, but noone has teached me how to do it right! Fucking university. So much money, for what?. Well, i know why university is like this and maybe is our own fault... lets be realistic: it is what we have, so lets live with it. Um... I´m gonna take it as my new personal quote :).

Non programmers can start reading after this.

Sunday morning i woke up really bothered so i began to write and began to wonder what of the chapters i have already written should post. I chose a frivolous one because if i go on grunting this will seem a kind of egocentric orc´s blog (to those who are not acquainted with J.R.R. Tolkien books this nice race is all day fighting and grunting).
Monday morning: i was totally indiferent. The world will end today? i don´t care... . So i changed my opinion and chose to post an objective post (100 things to do before dying). Does it sound too much suicidal for you? Then you can change the title for something like "long-dated things". The phrase was original from one of my friends and sounded funny the first time we used it. Now it has the only propose of causing efect (was i successful? :P). It´s just a way to describe things to do... at any time.

Now, tuesday, i am totally relaxed. I have just had a shower, completed another phase of my dear nolf in a smarter way, and i have my mind prepared for stuyding. I recommend this method for un-inspired students: a shower and a meal ("full stomach, satisfied mind": castilian proverb).

After all, now i prefer the objective post, so here it is.
ps: i admint corrections, specially in english post.
ps2: for my ill friends, who are a lot this weekend (what the hell have you being doing? and what the hell have you being doing without me??). Hope you all recover soon.
ps3: i hope no one will get frightened for the title...

A hundred things to do before dying:
- Get a fucking driver license (this subject makes me go angry).
- Learn about photography.
- Learn more about chess.
- Become a game programmer, professional or not.
- Get a (fucking) graphic card which almost supports Transform & Lighting (i´d give my reign for playing nolf2).
-Do everything i have lately promised.
-Try to be forgiven for some things... (don´t try to think about that if you know me, you won´t suceed).
- Re- introduce me to everyone who has met me for first time between 9/3/2004 - 15/10/2004.
- Have the life i want. This will start a bit from june.
- Meet my family? I mean, family from abroad.
- Meet again lost contacts? Amost, those who deserve it.
- Lose that 3 kg.
-Get des- adicted to chocolate (this is almost done, as everyone has gave me a chocolate present this christmas. Thanks to everyone :) ).
- Get des-adicted to deviantart. Again, almost done. I connect just a day a week. Idem with internet.
- Get an adsl connection.
- Get a boyfriend? Damn it, it is horrible a girl saying that.
- Learn more languages.
- Visit lots of places. Nowadays i know a bit from France, Spain, Portugal and Cesch Republic. Targets in mind: Nottingham, England (this summer, i hope it will be possible). For laters summers it may be Finland, Sweden... ( Scandinavia in general ). Russia (i would love cross the country in train). Middle european sounds good also. But i suppose i will end up visiting the little towns of my country XD.

That is enough for today, i will be updating.