same designers?

I think teethers and rattles these days have a remarkable resemblance to those adorable adult toys in the cute spicy stores (the kind friends buy to each other as wink-wink-gifts).

pagerank is not enough

We need an internet garbage collector, for obsolete GL1.2 tutorials, JQuery stack overflow responses, etc. Pagerank is clearly not enough

as of today, we aren’t ready for mars

Going to Mars without a political and scientific road map parallel to the technological plan is irresponsible.
– the first human martians, how long will it be before their new country declares independence from eath’s laws and poltics? do we know what we are doing here or will just improvise and resolve this with wars once again?
– are we just stepping in blindly and disrupting the local geology, history or even ecosystems that might exist. Once again?

I love the idea that we are going to mars, but all I hear is about rockets and fuel. nothing about politics or environment. we need a more adult conversation that rockets. soon.

no longer a startup

you know your startup is no longer a startup when you don’t facebook friend every coworker and that is alright.

still a few decades away

Since C++11/14/17 it seems they are seriously trying to make C++ be a lot more like Javascript (almost in a rush).

On the other hand, since ES5/6, the other guys are trying to make Javascript a lot more like C++ (trying too hard really).

I do see a beautiful language in the intersection. But it will take a decade or two for this seismic collision happen and a couple more for its aftermath to settle and solidify in a serious candidate to a language we can be proud of.

sin M

hay gente que se llama Antonio, pero no hay nadie que se llame Sinonio


this person is a complete idiot. it seems the less smart people are, the more willing they are to produce harm, although often, as in this case, they fail. but the intention is still there. some people should not exist.

(basically, he tried to copyright a simple mathematical formula. at my job, every month i create hundreds of formulas, some way more complex than this. but of course i’d never cross my mind to patent or own them. imagine that in a world that speaks news, songs, conversations, novels, jokes and poems, a person decides to patent the sentence “good morning” for everybody to pay him for using it. the amount of wrong is so big i cannot describe it)

just drop it

15.95 pounds is not 15 pounds and 9 and a half ounces. it’s 15 pounds 15.2 ounces.

i had to explain this to an adult recently.

if you cannot use your own twisted measure system, just drop it. make yourself a favor!

we still don’t know how to write code

Since it seems I’m in lecture mode lately, here goes a not so serious (or maybe yes?) message to Google and their AI / Deep Learning team:

You are showing machines to paint, compose music, talk or synthesize piano from current paintings, music and recordings. Fine.

However, tempting as it is, I hope you realize you should not, I repeat, you should NOT, feed the Deep Learning machines with contemporary source code in hoping they’ll learn to code.

Because, you surely must know that as species we haven’t figured out coding yet. We’ve been painting for 20 thousand years. We’ve been talking for way longer. But coding, we’ve done it for 50 years, we are still at the infancy, we basically haven’t figured it out yet. So, by showing the machines code NOW you are almost certainly teaching them bad coding, really really bad coding. You realize, right? RIGHT?

speaking of education

speaking of education, don’t tempt your luck as a country by giving democracy to the people but not giving them good, free, public education at the same time.

not only you should believe this is the right and fair thing to do, but also, pragmatically speaking, if you don’t then you are putting the whole country at risk of making poor choices based on fear and personal interests.

basically, democracy doesn’t work without a well educated population.

good public education IS free

Where I come from, about half the adults have university degrees, and half of those have a degree on sciences, technology or mathematics. All powered by public high quality education. That probably explains why people there are innovative and why there we are doing way better than most parts of Europe.

So, as far as I am concerned, quality public education not only does not cost money, it’s actually free and makes money for the region. And it can be as solid as the best university in the world. This is a believe I hold strongly, for I’ve seen it working on myself. Or, also, ask any of your scandinavian friends.


“Formula 1”, triple English homonym, because why use different words if you can make things extra confusing.

the USA is big

according to many americans, the USA is bigger than Earth. in fact, the planet is made of 150% USA and 75% water

(to be fair, so are many other countries according to some of their citizens)

that’s what i do

i’m one of those few men who close the toilet lid every time after i pee. i know i’m in the minority, like with most other things i do


maturity is when you realize your opinions and positions are not necesarily the only right ones

14 emails

Today I got 14 emails in my inbox from myself. Must . Stop . Having . Ideas . At . Night