Showing posts from December, 2020

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

Here we come again 🚴🏻‍♂️

After two years of letting the blog gather dust, I have finally decided to resume the beautiful habit of creating content to share with others in the vast internet space. This time I am starting a new stage in which I will share content in English. So I can reach more people and by the way I practice the language a little. It's a Win-win. Don't you think? See you soon