Being an Alibaba Cloud MVP

What is the MVP Program? According to Alibaba Cloud (阿里云) website, the MVP program is “a program to reward community leaders that are devoted to helping others fully understand and use Alibaba Cloud technologies“. Anyone can apply to be MVP, the decision will come after evaluating every applicant under some criteria I’ll explain you in […]

Introduction to Alibaba Cloud and Devops tools [Meetup]

Our first Meetup in Brisbane! What is Alibaba Cloud? What are the differences with other providers? Get answer for all this questions and more in our first introductory event where we will review the Official DevOps tools available from Alibaba Cloud like Git repository, Docker registry, Swarm, Kubernetes, Terraform or Packer.   – Hands On […]

Redes sociales: el mal necesario que casi nadie quiere abandonar, en SBS Radio

Hoy se ha publicado, en SBS Radio, cómo Carmenza Jimenez y yo hablamos respecto a la famosa polémica de Cambridge Analytica y de cómo intentar prevenir esto en el futuro. En la entrevista realizada en la edición en Español de la australiana SBS Radio explico brevemente cómo ha sucedido, aparte de hablar en general de […]

World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1700 independent scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates in the sciences, penned the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity” (see supplemental file S1). These concerned professionals called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned that “a great change in our stewardship […]

Toy, Yello’s last album

My impression of the new album, Toy     The await was long, but finally arrived. The new album of Yello, Toy, is impressive, exceeding my personal expectations about an album of this kind of music that is released nowadays.     By far, my favourite song is Frautonium, and it’s because it uses a […]

‘Quixote & México’ vs ‘Quijote & Méjico’

Navegando por Internet he encontrado algunos interesantes debates sobre la pronunciación de la x en el español, donde sobresalen términos como ‘Don Quixote‘ o ‘México‘, los cuales se deben pronunciar como si tuviese una J, esto es, como ‘Don Quijote‘ o ‘Méjico‘. Aunque aquí tenemos la primera diferencia porque, en escritos contemporáneos, encontramos ‘Don Quijote‘ […]

The Bechdel-Wallace test

  The rules now known as the Bechdel-Wallace test first appeared in 1985 in Alison Bechdel’s comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For. In a strip titled “The Rule“, two women, who resemble the future characters Mo and Ginger, discuss seeing a film and the black woman explains that she only goes to a movie […]

El sistema anti-fraude de PayPal ‘defrauda’

No escribo esto para animarte a dejar de usar PayPal ya que, en mi caso, me parece un buen sistema de pago online y seguiré usándolo. Escribo esto para alertar de una práctica bastante “poco ética” y muy repetida por dicha empresa. Todo empezó cuando transferí $3500 a mi cuenta de PayPal el 30/11/14. Craso […]

Russell’s teapot (Bertrand Russell, 1952)

Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of sceptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them. This is, of course, a mistake. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would […]