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Leo's Technical Blog

Mostly about computer programming.


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java, ruby, inacap

Speaking at "Java Day", sponsored by INACAP Osorno

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What!? Didn't I hate Java? Well. not exactly. I do think that it is used for a lot of tasks in which a more powerful language should be used instead. For example, I think that doing web development in Java on 2011 is similar to have been doing web development…

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Passion

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Last night I came back at home late after attending to a Ruby metup organized by Continuum and made possible by many people passionate enough to attend, participate and later share a couple of beers while talking about many interesting topics. I should be tir…

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me, continuum

Double posting

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From now on, most of my blog entries will also be posted in spanish on Continuum's blog. Some reasons: One of the things I didn't do very well while working full time at Continuum was to contribute to our blog. Better late than never I also need to practice my…

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me, advising, english

English is a skill you can learn (quickly!)

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Open this video and move to 18:22. That was my spoken english just two and a half years ago. That was also my public speaking -- just terrible, look how I look at the screen on my back, even while having monitors on front. Later on (around 24:40) I seem to be…

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flex, oss

The "Flex Compiler Shell Daemon" now works on Mac OS X"

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As an open source developer, it always make you happy when someone finds your code useful for his needs. Specially with those small utilities you develop for personal use and post in the wild "just in case". So today I'm happy that a developer found the "Flex…

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me

Back in the game!

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It's almost 1 year since I made the last post on my blog. Reasons for that varies and include (but are not limited to): So now a new year starts. And I always thought that new year resolutions are kind of stupid -- Why wait for the start of a year to decide so…

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tips, git

Essential Git commands

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The following drawing illustrates the basic Git commands I tend to use everyday. It was extracted from a presentation (in Spanish) I made on Continuum a few weeks ago. (Drawing by Ricardo Alfaro, who took my ugly whiteboard sketch and somehow translated it in…