Author Archives: José María Ruiz

Amazing recount of one of the most important meetings regarding HTML

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Is your update-initramfs finding missing kernels in ubuntu?

Check the files in: /var/lib/initramfs-tools This is how update-initramfs finds out the kernels to process. Just delete the files with the same version as the missing kernels.

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Django, Gmail and Error 534

Google has gone paranoid lately. Gmail accounts now have a high level of security by default. If you are using a Gmail account for sending email in Django and you get an error like this: SMTPAuthenticationError: (534, ‘5.7.14 Please log … Continue reading

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Dlang: how to get the length of a SList or DList

D language developers decided that those structures are so simple that they should not maintain any kind of state. As a consequence you need to relay on external functions for finding out their length: import std.container; import std.range; import std.stdio; … Continue reading

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Icarians and Shakers, two approaches different results

A not very well know part of the history of the United States is that of the communes started there in their beginnings. I learnt about them thanks to Antonio Escohotado’s book «Los Enemigos del Comercio II: una historia moral … Continue reading

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Narcissistic design

37 minutes of pure gold.   Narcissistic Design – Stuart Halloway from Reaktor on Vimeo.

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Empiricism is not a matter of Faith

Scientists reproduce results; engineers build impressive and enduring artifacts; and theologians muse about what they believe but can’t see or prove. From «Empiricism is not a matter of Faith» (PDF)

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Vim + Fish = "E484: Can't open file /tmp/vRDNVqe/0" error

If you get errors in Vim like: E484: Can’t open file /tmp/vRDNVqe/0 It’s because you probably are using the Fish shell. The fix is simple, just tell Vim in the ~/.vimrc config file to use a different shell for running … Continue reading

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Skype and missing LibGL.so.1 error solution

Just follow the instructions in: http://askubuntu.com/questions/285642/skype-crashes-with-a-segmentation-fault/285916#285916

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Scientific American: «Life on Earth Was Not a Fluke»

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=life-on-earth-was-not-a-fluke&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20131025

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