If we have seen further

If we have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
You are very dearly missed, Ian. You were one of those giants.

Why "Colussion" is brilliantly named

Collusion is "an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web."
If you are not paying for something... you, the customer, are the product being sold.
-- Andrew Lewis , Mozilla.
I am very eager to see how this evolves given that things like Adsense, no less, belong  to Google, and Google (i believe, and please correct me if I am wrong), is one of Mozilla's biggest, erm, how to put it, "sponsors". Will Chrome get a similar feature? I am very veruy curious. This might be the biggest White Rabbit I've seen in a long time.

The mad ones

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the starsand in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”

~Jack Kerouac


Life update

I moved 600km away from Madrid, I quit my job because with all the coming and going I was barely making any money, and in order to keep a healthy, active mind, I'll keep working for Debian. I also started occasionally helping kandinski with sysadmin stuff for Barrapunto (the Spanish SlashDot), also for love, and because of incredible timing.

We also now have a new cat (an orange tabby named named gato, not very original nor practical as it's our fifth cat in the household). We also now have a small garden the cats love, even in bad, evil rain. I also now have a bright new horizon where a vegetable garden, civil marriage, quitting smoking, and motherhood will be slowly making it into my life as the dust settles down.

Last, but not least, I'll try to get back in touch with all the people I lost contact with because of, you know me, another one of my falls through the rabbithole I call depression. I missed two Debconfs in a row, this time it was bad. But I found the way out and I am back. So hurry up and drop me a line before three years (that's when i believe the rabbithole will eat me again). At least now I understand the cycles. It still sucks, but helps feel in control. Or something.

Anyway, if you ever show up close to Seville, I am up for keysigning, beers and rl spammer harassing, as always.

Moving Tips 101

Note to self:  Next time you move houses across the country, do remember to pack a small "survival" backpack with clean clothes and other basics *before* everything is packed up.

Indignez vous (III)

Nobody expects the Spanish Revolution.
But the revolutionary fervour has finally reached Europe.

Nobody expects the Spanish Revolution

Spain is struggling to recover from the double blow of the global recession and the bursting of a decade-long property bubble, and the unemployment rate is more than 21 percent.