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Android, Imap, SSL and self-signed certs

So, today I needed to access one of my emails accounts from my Android smartphone.

I though it will be easy to configure it and tried many times but never worked. I was getting crazy until I found that: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=1016 Yes, that’s another case of “it’s not a bug but a feature”. It seems that the Android email app doesn’t accept SSL self-signed certs by default and you can’t do anything for forcing it to accept them. Seriously, who was the brillant mind who thought this could be a good idea?

Epic fail

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New books: Data Analysis and Calculus Made Easy

Two new books arrived from Bookdepository.

Data AnalysisCalculus made easy

Data Analysis Calculus made easy My story with “Calculus made easy” is a bit special. I was computing teacher for old people in a Spanish foundation years ago. One of my students was a retired civil engineer with which I spend long hours talking about science and maths.

One day he told me that he was looking for an old book he used in the 1950’s to learn Calculus, a book written by Sylvanus P. Thomson that was inscredible. After searching for it in Google and Amazon we found the title and he was thrilled when we found the book. I was curious about that book and found it one of the best books for learning maths. Now, finally, I’ve my own copy of the great work of Sylvanus P. Thomson: Calculus made easy.