España Campeones Del Mundial 2010


“Train like an underdog, win like a champion.”

Nunca pensé verlo, pero España ganó. Este es el año de los underdogs.

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Steve Jobs Te Odia


Actualmente el iPhone y el iPad no soportan Flash. No sólo esto es una molestia para los usuarios de ambos aparatos, como lo es para los desarrolladores de Flash o los dueños de webs.

Un creativo de McCann, Mat Bisher, tiene su web hecha en Flash y no está de acuerdo con la nueva política de Apple hacia Flash. Por lo que ha decidido enviar un mensaje a los usuarios tanto del iPhone como del iPad utilizando un Flash Sniffer. Está herramienta detecta si el navegador del usuario soporta Flash, de no ser así muestra un mensaje dónde le sugiere al usuario que descargue la última versión de Flash. Pero esto no sirve para el iPhone o el iPad ya que no soportan Flash en lo absoluto. Es por está razón que a Bisher se le ocurrió la idea de mostrar su opinión ante la decisión de Apple de no soportar Flash.

Básicamente, si visitas la web de Bisher desde tu iPhone o iPad, te encontrarás con una imagen de Steve Jobs con el siguiente texto: “Steve Jobs Hates You.” Ahora mismo sólo esta web tiene este mensaje, pero Bisher lo está ofreciendo a quien lo desee usar. Pronto veremos más webs que sólo funcionan con Flash con este mensaje.

Mashable.

¡Feliz Día Del Orgullo Geek! (EN)


Imagen de Michael Giancaspro.

In 1998 a guy named Tim McEachern started “The Geek Pride Festival” in Albany, New York. In 2006 Geek Pride was celebrated in Spain and on the Internet on May 25th. May 25th was chosen to commemorate the premiere of Star Wars in 1977, a momentous day in Geek history. The highlight of the Spanish festivities was when 300 geeks in Madrid formed a human Pac-Man. They should be proud and so should you because today is Geek Pride Day 2010, and here are five reasons to be proud of your geekiness.

1. We are Passionate:

Geeks are a diverse bunch with one common quality, passion. We feel passionate about things the average person just doesn’t get. Even though I like comic books I am not a comic book geek, but show me a circuit or the inside of a machine and my heart beats as fast as any comic book geek’s on a Wednesday.

2. We’re Smart:

Geeks know things. Lots of things. Not just the things that you take tests on but things like the combination to Kirk’s Safe, the name of Chewbacca’s home planet and many other amazing factoids gathered through our geeky explorations. Just don’t hit us with sports trivia. We might not do so well there.

3. We Make Stuff:

Thomas Edison, Steve Wozniak, Linus Torvalds and these are just a few of the geeks who make the high tech world we have today possible. Computers, Video Games, and space travel, geeks have left their mark on the world and in outer space with their tireless pursuit to solve problems.

4. We have a Rich Culture:

We have our own fashion, Geek Chic. Our own music, NerdCore. Multiple cons and gatherings for every interest. The myth of the anti-social geek is just that, a myth. We get together and socialize all over the world to celebrate our geekiness.

5. We Have A Long History

Pythagoras, Isaac Newton, and Benjamin Franklin were all geeks. We have been around since the dawn of time. Geeking out over wheels, circles, science, architecture … you name it. We are part of the history of the world and we are making the future possible.

So get out there today and celebrate your passion ! Whether it’s RPG’s, Star Wars or Steampunk be proud of your Geekiness. Oh and don’t forget to bring a towel because as any Douglas Adams Geek knows today is also Towel Day.

Wired.

Reclama Tu Privacidad En Facebook


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Con todos los cambios que Facebook ha tenido en sus controles de privacidad, se ha acrecentado la preocupación de sus usuarios en saber que tan expuestos se encuentran. Pero la mayoría se queja de que los controles de privacidad en Facebook son muy confusos. Si eres parte de este grupo o solo deseas saber que tan expuesto estas, entra al site de Matt Pizzimenti: ReclaimPrivacy.org y reclama tu privacidad.

Es bien fácil, solo tienes que arrastrar a la barra de bookmarks de tu navegador el botón que aparece en el site. Luego, accedes a tu cuenta en Facebook y le das click al botón. La herramienta se encargará de escanear tu configuración actual e informarte que tan expuesto estas.

Gracias a @bolivarbaez por compartir el link de está herramienta conmigo.

Diaspora: ¿Un Posible Substituto Para Facebook? (EN)


Four New York University students have a vision to build Diaspora, “an open source personal web service that will put individuals in control of their data,” or essentially the anti-Facebook.

They started with just a dream and a prayer — that prayer was to raise $10,000 by June 1 so that they could spend the summer making their vision a reality. They reached that goal in just 12 days.

Now, still more than two weeks away from their deadline, the team of programmers has already broke $100,000, collected via the fundraising platform Kickstarter.

Team Diaspora — college kids Daniel Grippi, Maxwell Salzberg, Ilya Zhitomirskiy and Raphael Sofaer — believe that sharing information online and maintaining one’s privacy should not have to be mutually exclusive. What they set out to build is a network that allows everyone to install their own “seed” — i.e. a personal web server with a user’s photos, videos and everything else — within the larger network. That seed would be fully owned and controlled by the user, so the user could share anything and still maintain ownership over it.

What it looks like remains to be seen, but this answer to current Facebook culture has a hit nerve with the more than 2,300 individuals who have agreed to back the company with as little as five bucks.

Now that the guys have reached their goal, we expect them to fulfill their promise and forgo all fun this summer to build their pet project. In a few months time we should see what $100,000 and a powerful vision can produce.

Mashable.

Si van al site de Mashable verán unos videos del Grupo Diaspora hablando acerca de este proyecto.

Realmente espero que sea exitoso, ya que sólo estoy esperando por esa opción dónde controle la información que comparto para migrar de Facebook. Pienso que como usuarios debemos de poder elegir qué compartimos y qué no.