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Prakash

I started blogging on 3rd March 2003 — that makes it 13 years of blogging today. Makes me feel older, when there are people who are not even 13 and have started blogging!

Thanks you to all those readers and followers for all your encouragements, comments and feedback.

For those interested in the History, you can read it here.

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Prakash

From a numbers standpoint, Google is actually a distant fourth in the $23 billion cloud infrastructure services market, according to Synergy Research Group. AWS ranks first with 31 percent, followed by Microsoft Azure at 9 percent, IBM at 7 percent and Google Cloud Platform at 4 percent, Synergy data show. That means of Google parent Alphabet’s $75 billion in revenue, less than $1 billion came from cloud infrastructure.

Read More: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/23/google-aims-to-catch-amazon-microsoft-in-cloud.html

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Prakash

New research has found, for the first time, a scientific solution that enables future internet infrastructure to become completely open and programmable while carrying internet traffic at the speed of light.

Read More: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160126110910.htm

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Prakash

When Internet of Things devices debut at this year’s CES, one of the biggest questions will be how they’ll connect to all the other smart-home gear on display. But anyone who expects a clear answer to that is like a kid who gets up Thanksgiving morning looking for a bunch of gifts under a tree.

The fact is, it’s too early to say what standard or protocol will become the glue that can turn a pile of cool gadgets into a system that runs your whole house for you. New systems are just starting to emerge, and though they may eventually work with each other and with older platforms, buying one of each and expecting harmony is still wishful thinking.

Connected homes may make life easier eventually. A thermostat linked to a garage-door opener could tell who’s coming home and set the heat or air-conditioning for their preferences. Compatible room lights and an audio system could join in, too.

Read More: http://www.cio.com/article/3018836/internet-of-things/what-you-need-to-know-about-home-iot-standards-at-ces.html

 

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Refresh de pelis de fin de año


Buena temporada para ver películas fue. Muchas vistas, pero con resultados variados... mucho voto negativo, y un sólo +1!

  • Beginners: +0. Linda película sobre la aceptación de lo que uno es. Muy buenas actuaciones, y lindo como está contada.
  • Chef: +1. Linda película sobre la búsqueda de lo que te divierte hacer y vivir. Imperdible si te gusta cocinar o ver cocinar.
  • Drinking Buddies: +0. Relaciones humanas, tan difíciles. Esta peli muesta un lado que no siempre se explicita, entre la amistad y la atracción, muy buena.
  • Edge of Tomorrow: +0. No es Groundhog Day, pero está bien tratado el tema. Y el resto de la peli divierte, pero termina siendo sólo una peli de acción.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: -0. Todo lo que es construcción de bichos o mundos extraterrestres, está muy bien, y tiene bastantes partes con buen humor... pero el resto es muy childish, no termina de armar una película en serio.
  • Her: +0. Una buena historia, destacando que las relaciones humanas son siempre desde el punto de vista de las partes que componen la relación.
  • I Give It a Year: +0. Una comedia romántica suave. Todo predecible, nada particularmente interesante, pero vale la pena si estás buscando algo pasatista.
  • In a World...: -0. Una comedia semi-romántica, con nada especialmente interesante para destacar.
  • Leonera: +0. Cruda y fuerte como todas las de Trapero, pero es más importante la historia, que está buena.
  • Lucy: -0. Tiene partes muy interesantes, pero es demasiado flashera, demasiado... poco sustentable.
  • Mindscape: +0. Un thriller que te tiene hasta último momento tratando de entender lo que pasa. Me gustan las pelis así, especialmente cuando al final explican todo :)
  • Non-Stop: -0. Tiene algunos giros interesantes, y un suspenso y una resolución que fueron lo que me llevaron a verla... pero realmente, todo termina en un "suave" que no vale la pena :/
  • Out of the Furnace: -0. Con buenos actores, y aunque la historia está bien, deja demasiada cosas sin explicar o a medio sugerir.
  • Passion: -0. La historia podría estar buena... pero está mal "contada", las situaciones están mal llevadas, no tiene ritmo. Y el final... bleh.
  • Primer: -0. Interesante, pero muy rebuscada. Aplica un concepto que está piola, pero le sobra mucho alrededor y finalmente no explica bien lo que pasa.
  • Sabotage: -0. Tiene sus momentos interesantes, el misterio, la dinámica de algunas personas, la violencia cruda... pero no suma. No suma.
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For: -0. La fotografía es simplemente maravillosa, impecable, exhuberante... pero no tiene mucha historia, y es muy monótono todo.
  • The Family: +0. Típica comedia de gangsters, sin muchas pretensiones pero divertida :)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel: +0. Bizarra, divertida, dinámica. Me gustó mucho la forma en que está contada, y la fotografía es GENIAL. Alta concentración de actores buenos, también...
  • The Kitchen: -0. Tiene sus momentos que valen algo, y es interesante la dinámica de filmar todo desde una habitación, pero no mucho más.
  • The Lifeguard: +0. Una linda historia sobre la búsqueda de qué ser, de que hacer con la vida.
  • Wakolda: +0. Interesante historia (no sé cuanto de verídica), buena peli.
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past: -0. Por momentos interesante, especialmente el juego de pasado/futuro, pero más de lo mismo, y aburre que no haya nada nuevo. Demasiado pasatista.


También muchas nuevas anotadas para ver...

  • Air (2015; Sci-Fi, Thriller) In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent. Virtually all of humanity has disappeared and those chosen to reestablish society reside in a controlled state of suspended animation. Two engineers (Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou) tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind struggle to preserve their own sanity and lives while administering to their vital task at hand. [D: Christian Cantamessa; A: Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou, Sandrine Holt]
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016; Adventure, Family, Fantasy) When Alice wakes up in Wonderland she must travel through a mysterious new world to retrieve a magical scepter that can stop the evil Lord of Time before he turns forward the clock and turns Wonderland into a barren, lifeless old world. With the help of some new friends, Alice must also uncover an evil plot to put the Queen of Hearts back on the throne. [D: James Bobin; A: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman]
  • Amnesiac (2015; Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller) The story of a man who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife may not be his real wife and that a web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a prisoner. [D: Michael Polish; A: Kate Bosworth, Wes Bentley, Olivia Rose Keegan]
  • Anesthesia (2015; Drama, Thriller) Philosophy professor Walter Zarrow is wounded during a mugging. In an effort to escape he rings buzzers indiscriminately, waking Sam, a middle aged father of two having an affair in the city. Sam reluctantly answers Zarrow's pleas, and Zarrow loses consciousness in his arms. Through an exploration of why these men, along with the mugger, and an addict named Joe, come together, we explore New York City. The experience of Zarrow, Sam, Joe and Zarrow's assailant ripple quickly out to include the connected lives of a housewife struggling with alcoholism, a stoner teen desperate to lose his virginity, a brilliant but failed writer fighting addiction, two parents confronting the prospect of terminal illness, and a brilliant grad student who wounds herself to feel alive. [D: Tim Blake Nelson; A: David Aaron Baker, Derrick Baskin, Jacqueline Baum]
  • Black Mass (2015; Biography, Crime, Drama) John Connolly and James "Whitey" Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the late 1970s, they would meet again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI's Boston office and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish Mob. What happened between them - a dirty deal to trade secrets and take down Boston's Italian Mafia in the process - would spiral out of control, leading to murders, drug dealing, racketeering indictments, and, ultimately, to Bulger making the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. [D: Scott Cooper; A: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch]
  • Chloe & Theo (2015; Comedy, Drama) Theo, an Inuit from the Arctic, travels to New York City to warn world leaders about the catastrophic impact of global warming on the planet. Upon arrival he meets a homeless girl named Chloe, who has an unusual vigor for life, is mildly delusional, and completely obsessed by Bruce Lee. Together, they will save the world. [D: Ezna Sands; A: Theo Ikummaq, Dakota Johnson, Mira Sorvino]
  • Deadpool (2016; Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller) Based upon Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. [D: Tim Miller; A: Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ryan Reynolds]
  • Experimenter (2015; Biography, Drama, History) Experimenter is based on the true story of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey by using electric shock. We follow Milgram, from meeting his wife Sasha through his controversial experiments that sparked public outcry. [D: Michael Almereyda; A: Winona Ryder, Taryn Manning, Kellan Lutz]
  • Hail, Caesar! (2016; Comedy, Drama, Musical) A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line. [D: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen; A: Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes]
  • Jane Got a Gun (2016; Action, Drama, Western) Jane Got a Gun centers on Jane Hammond, who has built a new life with her husband Bill "Ham" Hammond after being tormented by the ultra-violent Bishop Boys outlaw gang. She finds herself in the gang's cross-hairs once again when Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets after dueling with the Boys and their relentless mastermind Colin. With the vengeful crew hot on Ham's trail, Jane has nowhere to turn but to her former fiancé Dan Frost for help in defending her family against certain destruction. Haunted by old memories, Jane's past meets the present in a heart-stopping battle for survival. [D: Gavin O'Connor; A: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro]
  • Momentum (2015; Action, Thriller) Alex, a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for one last heist. She quickly finds it was never just about the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a cat and mouse chase between Alex and a master assassin. Now she must uncover the lies behind the heist and discover the secrets behind the men who have made her a target. [D: Stephen S. Campanelli; A: Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, James Purefoy]
  • Now You See Me 2 (2016; Action, Comedy, Thriller) One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. [D: Jon M. Chu; A: Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Michael Caine]
  • Rock the Kasbah (2015; Comedy, Music) A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star. [D: Barry Levinson; A: Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson]
  • Sleeping with Other People (2015; Comedy) A good-natured womanizer and a serial cheater form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in. [D: Leslye Headland; A: Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Jordan Carlos]
  • Snowden (2016; Biography, Drama, Thriller) SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. [D: Oliver Stone; A: Shailene Woodley, Scott Eastwood, Joseph Gordon-Levitt]
  • Spectre (2015; Action, Adventure, Thriller) A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre of National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of MI6 led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of the assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks. [D: Sam Mendes; A: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux]
  • Star Trek Beyond (2016; Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller) The plot is unknown at this time. [D: Justin Lin; A: Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Idris Elba]
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015; Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi) 30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. [D: J.J. Abrams; A: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher]
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2016; Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi) Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. [D: Bryan Singer; A: Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender]
  • Youth (2015; Drama) Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again. [D: Paolo Sorrentino; A: The Retrosettes, Gabriella Belisario, Harvey Keitel]
  • Zipper (2015; Drama, Thriller) Sam Ellis is a man on the rise - a federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career. [D: Mora Stephens; A: Patrick Wilson, Lena Headey, Ray Winstone]


Finalmente, el conteo de pendientes por fecha:

(Sep-2010)    9   2   1
(Dic-2010)   12   5   1
(Abr-2011)   23  22  17   4
(Ago-2011)   11  11  11  11   4
(Ene-2012)   17  17  17  17  11   3
(Jul-2012)   15  15  15  15  14  11
(Nov-2012)   12  11  11  11  11  11   6
(Feb-2013)   19  19  16  15  14  14   8   2
(Jun-2013)       19  18  16  15  15  15  11   2
(Sep-2013)           18  18  18  18  17  16   8
(Dic-2013)               14  14  12  12  12  12   4
(Abr-2014)                    9   9   8   8   8   3
(Jul-2014)                       10  10  10  10  10
(Nov-2014)                           24  22  22  22
(Feb-2015)                               13  13  13
(Jun-2015)                                   16  16
(Dic-2015)                                       21
Total:      118 121 125 121 110 103 100  94  91  89

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Prakash

IoT Standards – LMFAO

If you are a company that is interested in connected devices or the Internet of Things (IoT), you better not be waiting for standards to emerge. This will not be happening anytime soon. IoT is a multi-trillion dollar market, and, with so much potential business on the line, the big technology companies are all angling to create their own standard.
Of course these companies all say they want to create common protocols and framework. But let’s face it, there is too much at stake for any of these companies to not try and get the upper hand on the competition. As a result, we have an explosion of consortiums and “open source” projects that are intended to create these standards.

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Escapándose


El jueves pasado jugué a mi primer "juego de escape". Fuimos a Eureka con mi amiga Silvana y dos compañeras de trabajo de ella.

Un juego de escape es como un juego de aventura gráfica, pero de forma reducida y en la vida real. En Eureka lo explican así:

Estas encerrado con tu equipo en una habitación y tenés 60 minutos para escapar. La única forma de lograrlo es ir develando pista por pista y avanzar hasta encontrar la llave que les permitirá abrir la puerta y salir de la habitación. Es una carrera contra el tiempo y el momento perfecto para dejar fluir tus habilidades como detective.

Nosotros jugamos a Enigma. Básicamente entramos a una habitación, y la persona del lugar nos dio algunas reglas básicas: tienen una hora, lo que se abre se abre sin esfuerzo (no hay que sacudirlo hasta que se abra, digamos, sino que hay que resolver algo que lo abre), hay una puerta que va a permanecer cerrada, etc.

Luego se fue, cerró la puerta por donde entramos, y empezó el juego. Una tele nos dió una explicación de escenario (o sea, nos puso en el contexto de lo que había que resolver... me hizo acordar mucho a los videos del japonés en Lost), y luego empezó a contar el tiempo.

La habitación era grande, y había varios elementos interesantes (tranquilos, no les voy a spoilear el juego, esto es lo que uno ve al entrar): una máquina con botones, perillas e interruptores, una mochila colgada, una computadora que decía "entren el código de los misiles (tienen 10 intentos)", un mapamundi con leds marcando algunas ciudades, un tablero con tres relojes, un par de mesas y sillas, y algunas cosas más (algunas importantes, otras no).

Y desde ahí para adelante es como jugar una aventura gráfica: hay que explorar, entender qué tenés que hacer, vas encontrando cosas, vas tratando de descifrar donde se usa lo que encontraste (si se usa), algunas cosas salen fáciles, a veces te trabás, no sabés como seguir y vas repasando lo que tenés y como puede servir, etc.

Estuvo muy bueno.

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Prakash

WHAT do you do when you have 30 seconds to spare? It may not sound like a lot of time, but there are productive things which you can try when the clock’s ticking away.

Here’s a list of 15 productive things for you to do within 30 seconds or less. No more complaints about “I don’t have time”, okay?

Read More: http://mypaper.sg/lifestyle/do-something-useful-within-30-seconds-20151117

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Cerrando etapas


El tiempo pasa, nos vamos volviendo tecnos.

No me voy a poner a hablar de la inevitabilidad del paso del tiempo, de que la flecha de la entropía sólo apunta para un solo lado, ni de esas cosas.  Quiero hacer foco en que hay que aprovechar el tiempo que tenemos.

Esta genial foto es de una de las últimas clases de natación donde llevé a Malena.

Male y Facu en el agua

Fuimos todo el año, una vez por semana. Empezó tímida, y terminó pasando más tiempo abajo del agua que arriba, totalmente acuática. Para mi fue un placer llevarla y disfrutar esa evolución con ella, lo mismo que hice con Felipe dos años atrás. Y ya está, ese tiempo pasó y nunca más los meteré en el agua con ellos agarrándose a mi. Más allá de la nostalgia anticipada, lo importante es que cuando tuve la oportunidad, la aproveché :)

Sé que van a haber mil otros momentos donde los lleve de la mano a territorios para ellos desconocidos. La clave es estar ahí, darles la mano, acompañarlos, y disfrutar ese proceso.

Otra foto del paso del tiempo: Felipe, en su acto de graduación del Jardín, donde él mismo estaba emocionado mientras otros compañeros pasaban a buscar sus diplomas (todavía no le había llegado su turno), y luego estudiaba la medallita que le habían dado...

Felu graduado

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Colin Watson

Here’s what the Launchpad team did in October.

Code

  • Ensure that enabled and restricted processors are left untouched when submitting Archive:+edit (#1501519)
  • Describe merge proposal listings in the second person (#991945)
  • Increase Git backend communication timeout to 30 seconds (from 5), as detecting merges can be quite slow on large repositories (#1502748)
  • Link directly to the recipe/snap in the one-recipe/snap case, rather than redirecting from +recipes/+snaps views (#891918)
  • Add GitRepository:+subscription traversal (#1503749)
  • Send notification mail when a merge proposal is superseded (#716169)
  • Add Branch:+dependent-merges and GitRef:+dependent-merges views (#496056)
  • Parse extended header lines in git diffs correctly (#1510337)

Additionally, we’ve added webhook support for merge proposals, made a few more UI improvements, and enabled webhooks for beta testers.  Feedback welcome!

Snap packages

  • Allow snap package owners to enable/disable unrestricted processors (matches the change made for PPAs last month)

Soyuz (package building)

  • Launchpad now accepts uploads of binary packages from builders with file modification times up to 24 hours in the future (rather than 8) or as early as 1975 (rather than 1984), to match Debian
  • Notifications are no longer generated for package copy jobs that in fact end up being no-ops

Also, as previously announced, we and our sysadmins have been putting a lot of work into extending ScalingStack to other architectures and making it more reliable, and as a result we can now offer general access to PPAs for the ppc64el architecture.

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Colin Watson

If you are a member of Launchpad’s beta testers team, you can now try out webhooks for Bazaar branches and Git repositories. These can be used to set up integration with external sites for various purposes, such as running CI jobs or publishing documentation. We expect to open this up to all Launchpad users soon, but in the meantime please do file a bug against Launchpad itself if you encounter any problems.

See our webhooks documentation for more details.

Update: as of 2015-11-20, this feature is enabled for all Launchpad users.

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El rumbo tan temido


Me gustó mucho la editorial de Eduardo Aliverti, en Marca de Radio del sábado pasado.

Me gustó porque se explaya un poco en conceptos que comparto, pero bien contado, mostrando lo que me parece que sería el rumbo si gana la derecha (a.k.a. Macri) en Argentina.

Acá pongo unos parrafitos centrales, pero pueden acceder al texto completo o incluso al audio.

Lean, por favor, que al final del post hago un par de preguntas...

Van a devaluar a lo pavote para recomponer la maximización de la renta agropecuaria exportadora. Van a satisfacer a una burguesía que es local, no nacional. Van a bajar la demanda por vía fiscal y monetaria, van a desregular el mercado cambiario, van a producir la caída del salario real, van a destruir a las pequeñas y medianas empresas, aumentará el desempleo y el trabajo informal y al final de la película que ya vimos y sufrimos chiquicientas veces van a reprimir y se fugarán de nuevo en helicóptero pero con su plata bien pipona.

Los científicos volverán a lavar los platos, a los pobres les mantendrán la AUH pero la cobrarán el día del arquero porque desfinanciarán al Estado como motor del consumo, los sectores medios se encantarán con ese comienzo de dólar para todos para más tarde o más temprano ir a reventar las puertas de los bancos, las empleadas domésticas tendrán que cantarle a Gardel en el reclamo de sus derechos adquiridos, los que tienen una pyme de producción quedarán en la lona por invasión de importados y los que la tienen de servicios sufrirán que no les pueden pagar la cuota o la tasa de lo que sea porque la gente se quedó sin laburo.

La inflación descenderá, eso sí, pero entonces habrá de preguntarse, otra vez, créase o no, para qué sirve que baje si no hay ni salario real ni empleo. Habrá ese período inicial de espejitos de colores porque, seguro, aparecerán los dólares que tienen guardados en las silobolsas (unos 10 mil millones, según cálculos aceptados por interesados y especialistas) y, grandemente probable, los que provengan de un nuevo endeudamiento internacional para engordar reservas.

No es tan sencillo como se lo expresa porque hay también reservas que no son monetarias sino sociales, y aun cuando ganaran en las urnas tendrán enfrente a una potencia movilizadora, combativa, nada despreciable.

Pero el rumbo es ése.

Si llegaron hasta acá, gracias por acompañarme :)

Entonces, creo que todos caemos en tres alternativas, luego de haber leido estos párrafos...

  • Aliverti está equivocado, las cosas no van a ser así si gana Macri
  • Está en lo cierto, y es un bajón
  • Está en lo cierto, y es el modelo ideal de país ideal

A mí me parece (como anticipé al comienzo), que está en lo cierto, y que es un bajón.

Aunque Scioli no me representa, y creo que habría que marcarle la cancha muy bien, me parece que más o menos va a seguir llevando el país por el modelo de los últimos años. A Macri, sin embargo, le tengo pavor.

Vos, ¿de qué lado estás?

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Pico de segundo semestre


Ah, ¡qué semanas!

Vengo a recontrafull, pero fue un pico de un par de meses, ya se tranquiliza el segundo semestre. Bah, en un par de semanas se tranquiliza...

Se juntaron muchas cosas...

Estoy dando un curso de Python en Mercadolibre (bah, tres cursos) y eso me tiene ocupado los anocheceres de un día de la semana, o incluso de dos.

Pasó la charla que doy siempre en el postgrado para científicos en La Plata (de la mano de Manuel), y el PyDay en Junín (organizado por Juan), donde dí un taller de Intro a Python y además estrené una charla de programación asincrónica en Python 3.

Y el fin de semana pasado fue el cumpleaños de Felipe, que no sólo es que el sábado sea movidito (almuerzo con mi vieja, salón a la tarde para toda la familia y amigos con niños, más compañeritos del jardín, y cena con el resto de la familia), sino que hay mucha preparación los días anteriores.

Cumple 6 de Felu

Además, estuve corriendo para renovar la visa de USA, que me había expirado, y de repente pasé a necesitarla.

Todo eso teniendo en cuenta también que estoy bastante activo en varios proyectos de software libre.

  • CDPedia: Salió una nueva versión, la 0.8.3, principalmente con contenido actualizado y un par de fixes
  • fades: Con Nico sacamos la beta de la versión 4, con un montón de cambios! en breve sale el release final, una versión para no perderse!
  • Magicicada: seguimos laburando a full con Nati dandole forma para que sea ampliamente usable; estamos a un 80% de una gran beta inicial.
  • Encuentro: más allá de algunas acciones de mantenimiento que tuve que hacer, voy a tratar de incorporarle los videos de TED de Argentina...
  • Launcherposta: una nueva release, sólo en PyPI, con un par de fixes pequeños que fuí agregándole en algún momento.

En fin. Para ir cerrando ahora el año solamente (?!) me queda un viaje por laburo, más la PyCon Argentina en Noviembre (para la cual todavía tengo que preparar una charla con Joac).

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Colin Watson

October already! As the leaves start to turn red here in the northern hemisphere, here’s a brief summary of what we did in September.

Bugs

  • BugTask:+addcomment’s title doesn’t duplicate the bug number (#1323808)
  • The duplicates portlet of bug tasks no longer links to invisible private bugs and now uses the correct sprite for each bug (#1443418, #1465880)
  • Show hidden bug comments to their owners (#1391394)

Code

  • Line numbers in merge proposal preview diffs are now unselectable (#1483925)
  • Branch revision listings link more sensibly to merged branches and merge proposals (#711647)
  • Git repositories and refs have more sensible breadcrumb links (#1466271)
  • Source package recipe builds now include the distribution series in their titles (#1491336)
  • Allow archive owners to cancel their recipe builds, and make recipes use the normal cancellation infrastructure (#624630)
  • Make it possible to retry superseded builds, since there are situations where they can become unsuperseded (#444030)
  • The index page for Git refs is more useful
  • Fix crashes on various +activereviews pages when there are no active reviews (#1499744, #1501134)
  • Precache branch permissions in Branch.landing_candidates, fixing API timeouts (#1500576)
  • Add webhook support for Bazaar branches, currently enabled on qastaging though not yet on production

Mail

  • Team membership notifications now honour the “Include filtering information in email footers” setting, and have rationale information in the headers and footer (#296889, #508897)
  • There is a new X-Launchpad-Message-For mail header (or Launchpad-Message-For in expanded footers) giving just the name of the person or team directly subscribed to the notification (#1493844)
  • Treat “me” in person-or-team contexts in mail handlers as the current user (#340397)

We now consider the “Gmail filtering improvements” work complete.  Let us know if there are further categories of mail sent by Launchpad that you’re finding difficult to filter using Gmail.

Registry

  • Distribution index pages hide links to disabled features (#80315, #257627)
  • Set consistent colour for the “Opinion” bug task status (#648645)
  • Blueprints on milestone pages have icons again and are sortable (#1354387)
  • Old user-to-user email database references no longer prevent changing team privacy (#1498497)

Snap packages

  • Snap packages now have edit, administer, and delete views
  • Branches, Git repositories and refs, people, teams, and products now have snap package listing views
  • Members of ~launchpad-snap-builders can create snap packages in the web UI based on Bazaar or Git branches
  • Snap package owners can request builds in the web UI

Soyuz (package building)

  • Stop showing the confusing .dsc component on source package index pages (#521722)
  • Export archive deletion on the API (#814633)
  • Allow overriding the build version for live filesystem builds (#1496074)
  • Archive owners can change the “build debug symbols” and “publish debug symbols” settings on their own archives, rather than needing to ask an admin
  • The publisher no longer sometimes tries to update Contents files for immutable suites such as the release pocket of stable series, which could cause checksums in Release to get out of sync (#1448270)
  • Publishing PPAs now creates clearsigned InRelease files to improve reliability of updates (#804252); we intend to add this to the primary Ubuntu archive as well once one last piece of mirroring infrastructure is made ready for it
  • Archive owners can enable or disable unrestricted architectures on their own archives, rather than needing to ask an admin; we will unrestrict further architectures once they have adequate virtualised build infrastructure available
  • Enabling a test rebuild archive no longer times out (#1500973)

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Prakash

Open Source key to innovation at Telstra says Frank Arrigo, API evangelist at Telstra.

Telstra is looking to stay ahead of the curve by encouraging technological innovation through collaboration with startups, machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, and the Internet of Things (IoT) — but said that ensuring its network continues to be the best in Australia is still at the core of its business, and the driving force behind being able to deliver these capabilities.

Speaking at Telstra’s Vantage 2015 conference in Melbourne on Tuesday, Telstra CEO Andrew Penn said that IoT is integral to all businesses now, because by 2020, “everything that can be connected will be connected”.

Cisco, which has a long-standing cloud, communications, and collaboration partnership with Telstra, predicted that there will be 50 billion IoT devices by 2020.

Read More: http://www.zdnet.com/article/telstra-ceo-eyes-innovation-through-startups-iot-m2m/

 

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Prakash

Last week, Wired published an account describing how two security researchers, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, were able to wirelessly hack into a Jeep Cherokee, first taking control of the entertainment system and windshield wipers, and then disabling the accelerator. Andy Greenberg, the Wired writer who was at the wheel as the self-described “digital crash test dummy” explained what happened next:

Immediately my accelerator stopped working. As I frantically pressed the pedal and watched the RPMs climb, the Jeep lost half its speed, then slowed to a crawl. This occurred just as I reached a long overpass, with no shoulder to offer an escape. The experiment had ceased to be fun.

Miller and Valasek also wirelessly disabled the Jeep Cherokee’s brakes, leaving Greenberg “frantically pumping the pedal as the 2-ton SUV slid uncontrollably into a ditch.” In response, on July 24 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced a recall impacting about 1.4 million vehicles, stating, somewhat incongruously, that “no defect has been found.”

This is the one of the most dramatic demonstrations to date of the cybersecurity challenges that will accompany the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). And, it offers an opportunity to make some broader observations about the changing landscape of cybersecurity as systems become increasingly connected and decentralized.

Here are five takeaways on the Security of Things (SoT) that designers—as well as companies building products for the cybersecurity market—should keep in mind as they build increasingly complex and connected systems:

Read More: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnvillasenor/2015/07/27/five-lessons-on-the-security-of-things-from-the-jeep-cherokee-hack/

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Prakash

Amazon.com released for sale a tablet that sounded too good to be true…. a 7″ quad core tablet for a mere $50. It took me about 15 minutes to realize that there were a lot of “fine print” to the deal and I think you need to be aware of them before you buy or before you recommend it to friends and family.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2015/09/17/read-the-fine-print-before-buying-the-50-amazon-fire-tablet/

 


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Prakash

From Forbes:

Traditionally, chief executive officers have come up through the ranks from the finance, sales or marketing side, so they don’t necessary bring an in-depth understanding of technology deployments. Not that it was necessary — the IT department ran its systems and spit out reports, while everyone else stuck to their specialties.

Now, everybody is getting into the technology act. A new study published by Deloitte finds that business executives — CEOs and CFOs — are getting directly involved in technology decisions. Maybe not studying and selecting application servers or hypervisors, but determining the technology direction that needs to be taken — whether it be moving to cloud, or deploying mobile to get closer to customers.

Close to two-thirds (62 percent) of 500 mid-market executives say their company’s C-suite leaders have “some” level of involvement in the adoption of next generation technologies such as cloud, social, analytics and mobile. In fact, nearly half (46 percent) say C-suite is “actively engaged.” A growing percentage (33 percent, compared with 20 percent in 2014) say their leadership is even “leading the charge.”

Read More: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joemckendrick/2015/09/12/should-you-trust-your-ceo-with-cloud-computing-decisions/

 

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Prakash

Facebook built the React JavaScript library so its engineering team could build interfaces for iOS, Android, and web with the same code. Now it’s giving that development super power to everyone by open sourcing the final part of the React trilogy, React Native For Android.

Read More: http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/14/react-native-android/#.q7nwkb:BMin

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Colin Watson

Here’s a summary of what the Launchpad team got up to in August.

Code

  • Webhook support for Git repositories is almost finished, and only needs a bit more web UI work (#1474071)
  • The summary of merge proposal pages now includes a link to the merged revision, if any (#892259)
  • Viewing individual comments on Git-based merge proposals no longer OOPSes (#1485907)

Mail notifications

Our internal stakeholders in Canonical recently asked us to work on improving the ability to filter Launchpad mail using Gmail.  The core of this was the “Include filtering information in email footers” setting that we added recently, but we knew there was some more to do.  Launchpad’s mail notification code includes some of the oldest and least consistent code in our tree, and so improving this has entailed paying off quite a bit of technical debt along the way.

  • Bug notifications and package upload notifications now honour the “Include filtering information in email footers” setting (#1474071)
  • Bug notifications now log an OOPS rather than crashing if the SMTP server rejects an individual message (#314420, #916939)
  • Recipe build notifications now include an X-Launchpad-Archive header (#776160)
  • Question notification rationales are now more consistent, including team annotations for subscribers (#968578)
  • Package upload notifications now include X-Launchpad-Message-Rationale and X-Launchpad-Notification-Type headers, and have more specific footers (#117155, #127917)

Package build infrastructure

  • Launchpad now supports building source packages that use Debian’s new build profiles syntax, currently only with no profiles activated
  • Launchpad can now build snap packages (#1476405), with some limitations; this is currently only available to a group of alpha testers, so let us know if you’re interested
  • Builders can now access Launchpad’s Git hosting (HTTPS only) in the same way that they can access its Bazaar hosting
  • All amd64/i386 builds now take place in ScalingStack, and the corresponding bare-metal builders have been detached pending decommissioning; some of the newer of those machines will be used to further expand ScalingStack capacity
  • We have a new ScalingStack region including POWER8-based ppc64el builders, which is currently undergoing production testing; this will replace the existing POWER7-based builders in a few weeks, and also provide virtualised build capacity for ppc64el PPAs
  • We’ve fixed a race condition that sometimes caused a user’s first PPA to be published unsigned for a while (#374395)

Miscellaneous

  • The project release file upload limit is now 1 GiB rather than 200 MiB (#1479441)
  • We spent some more time supporting translations for the overlay PPA used for current Ubuntu phone images, copying a number of existing translations into place from before the point when they were redirected automatically
  • Your user index page now has a “Change password” link (#1471961)
  • Bug attachments are no longer incorrectly hidden when displaying only some bug comments (#1105543)

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