Sunday, April 4, 2010

Moving on

I buyed a dreamhost hosting and installed Wordpress.

You can see my new site at
http://www.tecnocriollo.net

See ya!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

:D

Always trying to be happy. Now I'm a little upset for some things, but I'm trying to keep going.

Friday, February 5, 2010

SRSs are hard

Software Requirements Specification (SRS) are hard. Very hard. The hardest part is that is a lot invisible part. More invisible than programming. In programming you have the code. But In Tech Specs you only see the result of a mix of meetings, chats, brainstorming sessions, manager decisions, etc.

It's very difficult to measure how many time it will took. You have to consider first, how many times the organization has used it. If it's the first time, you'll have time to evangelize it and next make that all people involved agree. Next you have to do the analysis, you have to talk with a lot of people, mix all the viewpoints and resolve conflicts between requirements. When you have done that, you begin with the spec. You begin to write it and a lot of people have his own comments that you have to filter and select the best of it.

The next difficult step is to make people undestand that this document it's a kind of contract between user and the Software Engineer, that this document will be use to set the Gantt Chart, the WBS and so on.... The hardest part of it is to make understand the user that if he want to add a new requirement it has to be negotiated.

Many people looks specs as it has to be done, but they don't see it's usefulness. SRS help Software Engineer to know what things he has to do. And for the user, it sets a Warranty that what things will be done.

Writing again!!!!

Yes!!!!!. I'm writing again. It was a long long time without writing here. I miss to say thing about me, about my identity.

I hope to write more often. My English is improving little by little. I still make mistakes, but I'm learning.

Monday, January 18, 2010

My laptop's dying



My laptop is sick. And It's my fault. I have flashed the BIOS to a new one and when I rebooted there's not POST screen, only a black screen and the lights on. I am asking HP if they can reflash the BIOS. I hope they can do that. It's my first laptop that my parents bought me as a graduation gift.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Setting up my home server...

I've installed Ubuntu on a Virtual Machine with VirtualBox and installed Apache+Php+MySQL+SSH+FTP... etc. It's my development server. By the moment, I have nothing. I've installed Wordpress so I expect in a couple of months to have a new blog with my own server.... I don't know. I don't expect a especific result. I'm doing just for fun.

I like development.I like to try to do things, although I didn't finished anything, I enjoy the travel.

If you want, you can see my home server. It has a standard Apache 2 start page.

http://tecnocriollo.homelinux.net

If it doesn't work, is because I've shut down the computer or the VM because sometimes I travel or simply for cutting energy costs.

Some ideas about my home server:
- An J2EE application server (Tomcat? Glassfish?)
- Mono .NET
- Ruby on Rails
- Python + Django
- My own developed websites and tools for it.

Well... I hope that my enthusiasm take more time that previous attempts...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Too many subscriptions <=> Too many lost time

I have a lot feeds at Google Reader, so I'm deleting them. They make me lose a lot of time. And I don't know what I was thinking. May be I could miss information? Nonsense. I know that sometimes you must read things out of your current likes, but I don't want to lose focus too.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My first girlfriend's day job

Today. It's my first girlfriend's day job. I was worried about she couldn't find a job. But I'm happy now. I happy because I wouldn't like that my girlfriend would become a housewife. It's not her style. She's a very active and responsible person. And She's losing at home.

So. I'm very happy now. :-).

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I don't know what to write

I don't care about blog advise that blogging about not blogging sucks. I don't know what to write now, and I don't care.

The pleasure of writing is very healthy, because it's orders your thoughts and helps to inspire ideas. And I have a very good idea now. Take a Shower and sleep because and I didn't sleep well lately.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Back to Santiago



I'm back in Santiago of Chile, back to the noise, the smog, the heat. Today is my girlsfriend birthday so I bought a cake, call some friends and celebrate. It was funny, we eat a delicious cake and we chat a lot and we laugh a lot.

It was a very good start. Now I'm listening the Club de la Comedia while writing this article. Club de la Comedia is a stand-up comedy show that's very funny and popular at Chile.

I can't wait to return to Concepcion. But I'm going to Laja at new year and next I'm going to camping with my girlfriend and another friends. It's my first summer without vacations, but I don't mind because I'm learning a lot of things.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

It's summer in Chile



It's summer in Chile and it's hot. I am very happy because my allergic condition begins to dissapear. Now that I live in the capital city of Chile, I'm trying to adapt to the hot climate. At Christmas I came to my parents house at Concepcion City, that is at south of Chile. I like it because is more cool climate. But I had to come back because I have to work. But It doesn't matter because I love my job. But I love my life more too so I'm gonna return there at new year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Google Swirl




I was very funny experimenting with this Google Lab Webapp. Google Swirl can help you find relationships between images about a topic.  You can find some interesting relationships, e.g. looking for Chilean Map you can find the Chilean Education System Structure and so on...

I still try to find new things. I was seeing this with another website, but as always, Google makes things simple.