Digital Pens and Mobile Real Time Surveys

Hello All, Some years ago I worked for a Colombia based company called Marketing Digital. It was a pretty small company and we were selling online marketing strategies: online surveys, newsletter, email campaigns (no spam), SEO, etc. One of our big moves was to introduce real time surveys from mobile phones. We bought a number…

Awareness in Social Networks

Back in 97, the CHI community was putting some effort in the creation of remote awareness platforms. These platforms allow friends and relatives to experience awareness of the other’s activities. These experiences are sometimes peripheral and sometimes more intrusive. Example of these systems is the AROMA platform in which two users could experience this kind…

Colombian Flag

Hello All, I was trying this cool page (Multicolor Search Lab) that my friend Valde forwarded to me, and made this little piece of art. The point is that you pick some basic colors from the color pallete or by giving the right RGB combination in the URL parameters and it fetches pictures from Flickr’s…

LAS IDEAS DE BENRUBI

Hola a todos, este es un pequeno aparte del libro Gog de Giovanni Papini. En este episodio Gog encuentra al hebreo Benrubi quien le hace un recorrido sobre los hebreos mas importantes del ultimo siglo y como ellos son parte constituyente fundamental de lo que llamamos occidente. Enjoy it! LAS IDEAS DE BENRUBI Ginebra, 30…

Memorias Colombianas – Colombian Memories

There we go again, and this time I am writing out to invite you to come and see the brilliant exposition “Memorias Colombianas” (Colombian Memories). There we will find great photographies taken in one of the poorest regions of our country: El Valle, Choco. The pictures you see were taken by my good friend Katherine…

How to become a Web 2.0 Developer – Part 1

Hello All, Though I have never written in my blog about web development, that’s one of my strongest skills. And now that I am back to lead Web development projects I have been faced with the reality of the poor preparation of the normal developer, therefore I prepared this set of email for a friend…

P2P Game Network Framework website is up and running!

Hello All, Now you can all visit the website that I have created (or that I am still creating) for the P2P Game Network Framework. It has been set up using the hosting services of SourceForge.NET and the cool PHPWCMS. From there you can download the framework, the documentation (which I will translate into English),…

P2P Game Network Framework in SourceForge

In october last year, when I was about to finish my thesis I announced that it would be made available as an Open Source project. Last week I wrote in this blog that I had started to work on a SourceForge account. For those of you that have no idea on what I am talking…

Mobile P2P Game

Hello People, DISCLAIMER: I have been trying to find a focus for this blog, and I have been carefully studying the statistics of visitors and specifically checking out what the people are looking at. So far, the topic of P2P Game development is leading the way (close behind is politics). Thus this post tries to…

We are all different

In 1982 Gabriel Garcia Marquez was awarded the Nobel prize in literature. In his speech in the ceremony Garcia Marquez stressed out how different the nature of Latin America was, how LA was unique and couldn’t be thought to be pro or against any of the superpowers of the cold war era (though a Latin…

Dodgeball & Colombia

Today I was approach by one of my very good friends for sharing some of my thoughts about the social network service of Google DodgeBall. He had been in turn questioned about the matter by Natalia … something, a girl that uses to write for the biggest local newspaper (El Colombiano) of my home town…

Frameworks

Hello, I’m back once again with a post about IT. If you thought it’s related with my thesis you guest it! We handed our thesis in some 4 weeks ago with great success. However all the advisory board and the judges suggested us to improve some very specific parts of it so it gets good…

Going Open Source

As the deadline approaches we already have a very functional framework. However there are some things we are aware are wrong I see no reason for not opening the project, maybe what I need is just some little pressure from outside, having some developers every where in the world asking for functionalities and bug fixing.…