It has been one year since I started doing changes in the way I do my computing. And i have to say it feels much better to have recovered control of some of my data and my privacy and stop being the product of the “free” services that are governing most of the web.
Even though I had to put some work on this and maintain my own things there is a lot of work behind made by communities, individuals and foundations. So, for this first year I decided to donate to some of them that have made possible for me and many others to use their tools in a truly FREE way. Continue reading →
This should be the third post in a series “How I do my computing” but the other 2 are still on draft version, so this one comes first. but it was actually the last that happened. Everything started around October of last year when I started to make changes in the way I was using internet and technology in general, motivated mostly by feeling used and looking for getting back some control over my digital life, in other words privacy. Continue reading →
Difícilmente se podría responder NO a esta pregunta, cualquiera que lo haga tiene tendencias psicópatas y difícilmente serian mayoría en una sociedad que ha sobrevivido un bicentenario juntos y mas de 50 años en conflicto armado. Esas no son las razones por las que ganó el NO en el plebiscito de ayer 2 de Octubre en Colombia.
Si la pregunta formulada en el plebiscito inducia una respuesta afirmativa fue discutido y luego desmentido por el mismo gobierno explicando que ese era el nombre del acuerdo “Terminación del conflicto y construcción de una paz estable y duradera”. Sin embargo esto provocó una sensación de manipulación del voto que sumado a la obsesión del presidente Santos por conseguir la paz, generó desconfianza en el acuerdo logrado. Continue reading →
This time I will write about a couple of events I had the opportunity to attend at my hometown Bogotá.
The first was an exposition about a project called “100 vaginas Bogotanas” from the Colombian-Swedish artist Alexander Rudenstam within his Vaginarts work. It is an artwork with a political and moral view supporting the way from shame to pride for the women and against the sexual violence. Continue reading →
I just read this post from Omid Safi and I want to share it in this blog.
The Disease of Being Busy
I saw a dear friend a few
I saw a dear friend a few days ago. I stopped by to ask her how she was doing, how her family was. She looked up, voice lowered, and just whimpered: “I’m so busy… I am so busy… have so much going on.” Continue reading →
The second part of the trip was in the region of Capadoccia. To arrive there we took a local airline flight to the airport of Kayseri, from there we rented a car for the days we were there. We stayed in Göreme, a small town located in a semi-desert valley surrounded by other valleys and interesting geological formations. It is common to find hotels built in the hills and the rooms are real caves with all the modern commodities but still caves in the sandstone. Continue reading →
For the Summer 2013 we decided to make a short trip to Turkey. The trip was in 2 parts, the first days we stayed in Istanbul and then we travel to the region of Cappadocia.
It started well when we were relocated in the plane to first class! We traveled with Turkish airlines and we got the first taste of the Turkish cuisine that was one of the things we most like from this visit. Continue reading →