Year One

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 →

How I Do My Computing: Mobile

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 →

¿Apoya usted la construcción de una paz estable y duradera?

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 →

Erotic Bogotá

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 →

101 Reasons to love Bogotá

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1. Coffee here is divine. Step forward Juan Valdez.

2. Everyone’s an eco-Hitler. There is a ‘No Car Day’ once a year. Your flatmates will be obsessed with turning out lights.

3. People are paid to wear orange jackets and help adults cross the road.

4. There are palm trees in Calle 57. We’re at an altitude of 2,600m, somewhere in the middle of the Andes and there are palm trees in Calle 57.

5. Sometimes people sell chocolate on the buses. Sometimes they rap.

6. Random power cuts help maintain that Blitz spirit.

7. Two-hour salsa classes cost £1.75 and that includes a beer.

8. Hearing “You look beautiful” three times a day is probably good for you.

9. Britain never invaded.

10. Manicures cost £1.75. They last for two weeks.

11. Streets are numbered, not named. You don’t need an A-Z.

12. Even if your haircut takes 3.5…

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