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Huge dust storm in Sidney

September 24th, 2009 · No Comments   

Unreal images.

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Fix MacFusion on Snow Leopard | Racker Hacker

September 23rd, 2009 · No Comments   

First off, credit for this fix goes to Geoff Watts from his two tweets.

If you’re using Snow Leopard, you’ll find that the current version of MacFusion refuses to complete a connection to a remote server. You can fix this in two steps:

First, quit MacFusion.

Second, open System Preferences and then open the MacFUSE pane. Check the “Show Beta Versions” box and click “Check For Updates”. Go ahead and update MacFUSE.

Third, open up a terminal and do the following:

rm /Applications/

Your MacFusion installation should now be working on Snow Leopard. I’ve tested SSH and FTP connectivity so far, and they both appear to be working. Thanks again to Geoff for the fix!

Worked perfectly for me. MacFusion is such a great tool.

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STS-128: Burritos in Space

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments   

Must be trickier than it looks :-)

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At the Tufi fest in Adliswil

September 20th, 2009 · No Comments   

Also, testing to posterous from my phone. –Diego

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Going home

September 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments   

Thirteen years ago, I left Mexico to study a Ph.D. in the U.S. In the meantime, apart from doing that, I got married, we moved to Switzerland, and we formed a beautiful family. I have learned so many things, I have changed in so many ways. In the words of my advisor, during one of our very early email exchanges, before I went to Purdue:

It isn’t so much a leaving as a beginning of something else.  When you return, as you will, it will be with a more wordly viewpoint.  That is both a loss and a gain.

Now, after all these years, it’s time to go home.

At the end of October, we will be moving back to Mexico, to live in the beautiful colonial city of Queretaro. I will take a very interesting job offer, which I will tell you about at the proper time.

Going back to Mexico is something Susana and I always said we wanted to do eventually, and this seems like the perfect opportunity to actually do it. The girls are still young, we are going back with a solid job offer, and to live in a very nice city. We are truly excited to go back. Still, it’s not without some mixed feelings. We have been out of our home country for so long, that I think it’s inevitable there will be some reverse culture shock. Switzerland is a beautiful, nice and safe country, which has given us a lot, and I very much like my job here. Still, I jump from joy every time I think we will be back in our home country, every time I realize there won’t be any more harsh winters, every time I think I’ll be able to eat Mexican food anytime I want, and so many other things I miss. Going back just feels so good!

The next step, of course, is to execute the plan. We are already waist-deep in preparations, planning, searching, and so many other things. It’s an exciting time. Stay tuned.

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Send to Posterous directly from Google Reader

August 14th, 2009 · No Comments   

We’re big fans of Google Reader. It’s one of the easiest ways to view everyone’s stuff fast. Yesterday, Google Reader added a new Send To feature that lets you post to your favorite places right from Google Reader while you’re looking at stuff.

By popular demand, now you can use this new Send To feature with Posterous. Go to Settings > Send To in Google Reader and under “Don’t see your favorite site?” click Create Custom Link.

Then copy and paste the values below into the custom link fields:

Icon URL

It should look like this:

Click Save and you’re done.

Now when browsing Google Reader, you’ll see a “Send To” option for Posterous at the bottom of each reader entry like so:

When you click Posterous, you’ll be sent to our “Share on Posterous” page that works like our Bookmarklet. We’ve also revamped the way the bookmarklet handles text posts so if you don’t select any text on a page, we’ll still try to extract the meatiest part of the content of a page.

Of course, you can always still just click “Email” to, and that will still work just great too.

Feel free to email us at if you run into any problems.

Testing :-)

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Kuroshio Sea – 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world – (song is Please don’t go by Barcelona)

July 23rd, 2009 · No Comments   

Beautiful video.

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Toothpaste For Dinner – Antidextrous

July 22nd, 2009 · No Comments   

I must be antidextrous too.

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Posterous keeps getting better

July 12th, 2009 · No Comments   

Posterous now supports even GitHub Gists – they keep adding support for more and more different sites, both for embedding and for auto-posting. I can’t wait to get my iPhone, to use it more and more effectively everywhere.

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things2thl – migrate from Things to The Hit List

May 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments   

I’ve been meaning to give The Hit List a good try since I got it as part of the Macheist 3 bundle. However, I have to continue tracking my tasks, and I have all of them already in the awesome Things (about which I have written before). So I have spent the last few days putting together a script to migrate my data from Things to THL. You can find it here: You can install it as a gem package or download the source code. There is not much documentation for now, but look at the help (things2thl -h) and you should figure it out quite easily.

If you find anything that is broken, or you have any type of feedback, please let me know (ideally, create an issue in github).

A full review of THL will follow when I’ve had a few days to play with it.

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