Slides benches at #geomob

Two weeks ago I mentioned that I was going to present the Benches app at #geomob London. Now I’m on the #geomob London wall of fame.

The presentation went well! The slides are available online. A few slides need some explanation but you can get the gist of the presentation.

FOSDEM 2016 in 4 days!

This coming weekend is FOSDEM 2016: the biggest conference (and it’s free) about Free and OpenSource in Europe (at least). It’s in Brussels and registration is not needed. Check the schedule and you might still be able to come.

#geomob London: benches

Some time ago I mentioned the Benches app iOS. See that blog post.

This Thursday I’ll speak about it on #geomob London. It’s free to attend.

Also, feel free to re-tweet it.

Spanish to Catalan: what if just dropping ‘n’?

Some people speak Spanish and they learn Catalan… and some vocabulary is the same.

Actually, I remember checking, in 2006, how many words are exactly the same in Spanish and Catalan compared with Catalan and French or Catalan and English. I was trying to explain “how different are these languages” to Estonians and I […]

Where on Mars? and Mendeley documents

As I mentioned in the previous post on a Mendeley hackday we worked with Nicolas Manaud from the project “Where on Mars?” and used CartoDB (and I’ll say once more: CartoDB is very cool).

What did we do? We programmed a Python script (very badly programmed, I am looking at you… the line with an […]

Where on Mars? CartoDB and Mendeley hackday

On the last Mendeley hackday we had an external guest (and Mendeley user): Nicolas Manaud from the project Where on Mars?.

ESA (European Space Agency) will send a rover to Mars. On the webpage “Where on Mars?” it is possible to see areas where the rover might land and visualise the constraints: elevation, latitude (to […]

Git git

Do you know what’s the name of this waterfall?

Its name is Git Git:

And do you know where is it?

In Indonesia (Bali island). It’s just a coincidence that it’s named like the “Git software“. But it seems that Indonesia has many names related to software, like Java.


Favourite Tweets in the last months

After fixing an interesting problem with Mendeley Desktop and Mac Word 2016 plugin I liked how someone said thanks:

Thanks to @MendeleySupport to solve problems I had with Office 2016 for Mac with new version 1.4.1-dev7. Thank you very much, Carles Pina!

— Ernest Prats Garcia (@eprats) September 27, 2015

And I […]

Capital Ring finished

Almost a year after finishing the London LOOP (see the post) I’ve now finished the Capital Ring!

Capital Ring is a hike around London, usually about 10 miles (16 Km) far away from Trafalgar Square. Easy to reach by public transport, stages are about 10 Km each. Quite flat sadly.

My resources were:

Luphen’s website […]

PyCon UK 2015: very good again

A few weeks ago I went to the PyCon UK, in Coventry. I enjoyed the conference very much again! It was my third year.

Like the last 2 years: it was on my birthday. And now I’m really used to it and I’ll miss not being on my birthday next year. First year that I […]