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.…

Things that I think (about my thesys)

Things to improve– Application level monitoringDespite the monitoring is one of the many implementation dependent functionalities, at least, in the j2me implementation it should be done at the application level due the actual approach just checks the existence of the host address. What if the application failed but the device is still up? This may…

Asynchronic Model & Security

It’s been many weeks working on my thesis and as I see the deadline approaching there are still many things left, many things that I, as a developer using the framework would like to have. Among most important thing is the completely asynchronous approach to the message passing mechanisms and the improvement of the security…

Action always generates inspiration – Quote

This quotation really touched me today, I hope that you also find it interesting: We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. Frank Tibolt (no idea about who Frank Tibolt is, but there is a book in amazon written by him, I’ll…

Soy antioqueño, Visto de alpargatas

Soy antioqueño. Visto de alpargatas, carriel de nutria y ruana montañera. Tengo para el amor las serenatas y para los rivales mi barbera. Ningún bambuco a mi guitarra escapa, y en noches de jolgorio y aguardiente, sólo respeto lo que diga el Papa y tuteo hasta al mismo presidente. Miro la vida con desdén profundo,…

Thesis, thesis and thesis!

Today is the third day in a row that I have been working on my thesis. I took a week off work and confined myself to my room, my laptop and my flickering internet connection. If you feel a little interested about it, we (Andres Castano and me) designing and coding a framework for P2P…