El guardián entre el centeno, de J.D. Salinger (spanish)

 It is a novel that describes the experiences of a teenager who does not fit into the world of the time. The action takes place in New York sometime around the 1950s.  This book has caught my attention for a long time. There is like a halo of mystery that surrounds it. It is said that the FBI has had it under control in US libraries. Famous people in history had it as their favorite book. The book is written as if it were written by a teenager with some kind of psychological problem. The language used is typical of a teenager, with his way of speaking, his repetitive expressions, lack of vocabulary that leads him to repeat things several times, contradictions,... The truth is that I was surprised. I expected more. 

JavaScriptmas 2021

Another year, another JavaScriptmas to solve! This year you can win an annual subscription to Scrimba or 1000$ on December 24th. For those of you don't know, JavaScriptmas is a challenge run through the first 24 days of December. It's like an Advent Calendar but with javascript problems to solve. See the launch show here Thanks  Scrimba  for organizing this event. And here are my solutions:  Dec 1st Dec 2nd Dec 3rd Dec 4th Dec 5th Dec 6th Dec 7th Dec 8th Dec 9th Dec 10th Dec 11th Dec 12th Dec 13th Dec 14th Dec 15th Dec 16th Dec 17th Dec 18th Dec 19th Dec 20th Dec 21st Dec 22nd Dec 23rd Dec 24th

Energy focus and work optimization

  Last Tuesday I was in a "meeting" on ideas and strategies related to energy focus and optimization. It was organized by the company "Lidr" and different topics were discussed to answer the questions: - Do you struggle with effectively managing your attention, your energy and your time? - Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, and don't have the resources to increase your concentration? - What if you could actually train your focus? It was a collaborative event with several talks followed with those mini collaborative workshops.  They talked about how to prioritize tasks and plan effectively, delved into what distractions are, their different types and how to avoid them, and finally they also talked about everything from time to energy management to how to learn the art of living. It was a very enriching activity. And the speakers shared some resources to start implementing some solutions that make our professional lives more productive. I leave some links in the r

Zurrukutuna Soup recipe

The following post has nothing to do with technology, but it is something that I want to remember in the future. This last saturday I visited my mother and she offer me a very good soup she learnt from the cook "Arguiñano" on TV. She is a big fan of the Arguiñano cook, so everything this man does has relevance to her. The thing is that I was so delighted that she wanted me to keep the recipe. The content of the picture has been OCR'ed and edit after it. Sopa Zurrukutuna  ("sorber o chupar" en vasco) Pelar y sofreir unos ajos enteros. Poner 1 cucharada de aceite por comensal. Añadir pan "sopaco" o tostado. Remojar los pimientos (3) choriceros en agua hirviendo 5 minutos. Pan cortado en lonchitas finas o desmenuzado, se añade un trozo de guindilla y una cucharada de pimentón dulce o picante al gusto. Añadir el caldo, que se puede hacer con cebolla, zanahoria y puerro o un cubito de caldo de verdures. Hervir 20 minutos aproximadamente con un poco de sal.

Programmed obsolescence

One of the things that you find when you are cleaning your closet is that sometimes you discover some skeleton. You used a tool and it was discontinued and you didn't realize it. Some time ago (years...) I used Twitter Feed to automate blog publications in Twitter. This service closed 5 years ago 😅... Fortunately they offer a substitute: I guess it is time to try   🤷 Updated: After trying, I saw that the free account only allows you to connect two services. Given that I’m only playing with these types of services and there are other options that allow more interactions for free, I’ll try using a service on IFTTT that automatically posts a “tweet” on Twitter when I make a new blog post.

La Sombra del Viento, de Carlos Ruiz Zafon (spanish)

Se trata de una novela de suspense, primera de la saga  El Cementerio de los libros olvidados . La historia transcurre en Barcelona durante los años previos a la guerra civil española, la post guerra y más o menos hasta los años sesenta. La novela cuenta una historia que tiene una historia incluida. Explica cómo la vida de Daniel Sempere, con diez años, cambia cuando su padre, un propietario de una librería de Barcelona, le lleva al El Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados  y encuentra el libro titulado La sombra del viento  escrito por Julián Carax. Daniel se interesa por este autor e intenta buscar más novelas suyas pero le resultará una tarea muy difícil ya que casi toda la bibliografía del autor ha desaparecido misteriosamente.  Esta historia muestra una Barcelona muy distinta a la actual y nos transporta en el tiempo a los difíciles años de la guerra y post-guerra española. La verdad es que tiene de todo: acción, violencia, amor, amistad... Es una novela muy recomendable.

JavaScriptmas solutions

In December 2020 I'm participating in a programming challenge called 24 days of #JavaScriptmas , that's a month long event organized by  Scrimba  , the web in which you can learn to code with interactive tutorials.  The main idea is to program an easy algorithm that solves the problem posed.  It's like and Advent Calendar but instead of chocolates you solve problems using JavaScript.  I find it a pretty fun idea to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this language, don't you think? 😁 These are the solutions of that event: Dec 1st Challenge: Candies Dec 2nd Challenge: Deposit Profit Dec 3rd Challenge: Chunky Monkey Dec 4th Challenge: Century from year Dec 5th Challenge: Reverse a String Dec 6th Challenge: Sort by Length Dec 7th Challenge: Count Vowel Consonant Dec 8th Challenge: The Rolling Dice Dec 9th Challenge: Sum Odd Fibonacci Numbers Dec 10th Challenge: Adjecent Element Product D