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Leo's Technical Blog

Mostly about computer programming.


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Apple learns from Android

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[Alternative title: “Copying Ideas Has Always be Fine”] From an email by Steve Jobs in 2011: [...] Strategy: catch up to Android where we are behind (notifications, tethering, speech, …) And now (2014) from Apple internal slides: (Translation: Smartphone sa…

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Agile, “Corrupted” and Proud

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Bob Martin defends the coupling between culture and practices in his latest blog post. According to him: “You know the culture you are in by observing the practices of the people around you. If you see a woman in a burka, you can guess her culture. If you se…

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The Future of Bitcoin

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TL;DR: In my opinion, Bitcoin success depends mainly on beating credit cards, paypal and alike as a way to buy stuff online. It's unclear whether it will beat them. Read more to see why. Where Bitcoin has no future I'll start pointing out that Bitcoin is a bad…

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Fixed-width font to Gmail (yet again): Chrome extension

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Damien Nozay ported to Chrome the old fixed-width font trick I posted back in 2009/2010. Take a look at his gmail-fixed-width-chrome-extension. I forked the repo and added fixed font for the compose inputs too, which will hopefully be merged back in Damien's r…

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Last year as a StarTechConf organizer

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It's been almost 2 years and a half since we presented this slides of a crazy idea in a Startup Chile meetup: Those ugly slides are the oldest public record of our intention to create an unprecedented community conference around programming languages, web te…

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The real goal

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People who practiced waterfall methodologies were, at the time, looking for very local goals. For example: Rigorous, long, detailed, unambiguous specs were a desired result for braindead big-design-up-front people. A thorough manual test plan wa…

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Introduction to Stock and Options for startups

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This guide is a gem for anyone interested in the technology startup world. Hopefully, I'll contribute back in the future by pointing out what might be different in the Chilean/Latin-American context. An Introduction to Stock & Options for the Tech Entrepre…