One of the best guides in Bali: Yandira

Summary: I found a very good guide in Bali (sadly I found him on the fourth day that I was there). His name is Yandira, [email protected], +628123982871, http://www.uniqubalitours.webs.com. Next time I’ll plan to go to Bali: the first thing I’ll do will be to email him to plan what to see, when, transport and even […]

New horizons: flyover after 9 years, what a pressure!

Because Mendeley was invited to the New Horizons flyover in Washington D.C. I was reflecting a bit more on probes and sending things to the space from the software engineering point of view.

Be aware that I have no much knowledge about space probes, computers in the space, their development methods, etc.

One of the […]

Workshops and tutorials in a conference

Workshops Months ago I went to the ACCU 2015. I already mentioned ACCU 2015 here in How to name things.

One of the sessions that got my attention was “Talking to the suits”. I planned to go. Then I realized that was a workshop and not a talk… and, deep inside me, I thought… “oh […]

Trip to Washington, D.C.: not too usual things

Recently I went to Washington, D.C. as part of the Mendeley team for the New Horizons flyover. If you are interested in the Mendeley activities there you might want to read New Horizons: from Research Papers to Pluto.

I extended the Mendeley trip with some extra days for a bit of tourism. I did some […]

How to name things – thesaurus tip

I’m not particularly good at naming things (variables, methods, functions, classes, modules, etc.). Long time ago George (a colleague) and I were trying to think with “a better name” for a class but none of us had any good ideas. He suggested to use a thesaurus to check for synonyms, related words, etc. and start […]

Wattpad story scraper

I wanted to read a story available on Wattpad.. Sadly Wattpad makes people read from phone devices (Android or iOS) instead of giving an epub file. And I really dislike reading from my mobile phone, I wanted to use my e-reader.

I searched on the Internet and I found quite a few videos on Youtube […]

OpenVPN traffic measurement

After setting up the OpenVPN server I wanted to measure how much data the clients were using. I didn’t want to limit it but have an idea of how many MB they used.

I searched quite a lot on the Internet but I didn’t find a good solution. I’ll present my solution here.

In the […]

OpenVPN configuration for Android

For different reasons I wanted to setup an OpenVPN connection so my Android phone could connect to my Debian Wheezy VPS and from there to the Internet.

I followed this tutorial and was very good (I failed with another tutorial). And I generated the .ovpn that is needed for Android using the script that I […]

How to generate OpenVPN .ovpn configuration file

I followed this amazing tutorial and I had a working OpenVPN server.

One thing that I wanted to do is to create .ovpn files. So instead of having the configuration, certificate, private key, etc. in different files I wanted to have everything in the same file.

I found on the Internet how to do this […]

Internet in China: experience from a visitor

On my recent trip in China I used the Internet. I knew of the Chinese Firewall but I didn’t investigate much before going there. I just thought… I hope that I’ll have access to my small VPS server or to my home computer using ssh and from there I can just use SOCKS or something […]