November of 2017

First Heavy Snowfall

2 minute read

Last Sunday we had the first heavy snowfall of this winter season in Joensuu. As you can see in the photos in flickr gallery below, the landscape was really wonderful… quite like a postcard. Olalla and I decided to go outside after our late brunch and take a walk over the fresh snow to shoot some photos. It was a quite nice walk, also rather col...


7 minute read

In some of my previous post [e.g. 1, 2, 3 or 4 ] I’ve been using Homebrew to install some pieces of software in my Mac using the terminal, or shell. But, perhaps you’ve been wondering what is exactly Homebrew? It defines itself as “the missing package manager for macOS”. Yet… what is a package manager? A package manager is a small piece of softw...

About baking stones

4 minute read

As I promised, here is a small note about my experience using baking stones and some things I think you should take into account if you decide to use one.

Pizza recipe

9 minute read

Since it’s Sunday let’s have some pizza for dinner. Here is the pizza recipe I usually make at home, and what I would call our standard pizza. It’s really rare that we don’t bake one once per week or at least two weeks.

My bread recipe

2 minute read

Ok… as I promised in my previous post, here it’s my bread recipe for straight dough. I’m not going to fully explain the techniques, since they are already explained in the earlier post. There, you can also find what tools you need and, in case you want to change the ingredients quantities, the tables for bread and pizza.

The preliminaries for bread and pizza making

27 minute read

When I started to write this post, it was going to be just my bread recipe, as promised in my previous post. However, as I dug down little my little explaining the basics of bread making, I realize that I’d be better to make a post just explaining the basic of bread and pizza making and then in two other different post explain the recipes. Again...

The bread story

6 minute read

Anyone close to me, or that’s been hanging out with me for a while, knows that I’m a bakery enthusiast. Ok, perhaps I’m not an enthusiast, but let’s say just an aficionado that like to bake bread and pizza from time to time. This hobby started basically when we arrived to Finland and we brought with us a bread machine that a friend gifted to us....

Media Buttons Behavior Has Changed In macOS High Sierra

1 minute read

macOS High Sierra has changed the behavior of the media buttons on macOS —AKA those buttons you use to play/stop music or go forwards or backwards. Before, they were reserved to manage music, whether you where playing in iTunes or Spotify, with iTunes having preference (usually). They also worked with some video player.

Set rStudio with Homebrew’s Git

3 minute read

As I’ll try to explain in the future, I have a full Homebrew R install. I also try to use Homebrew to install as much applications and utilities I can because I think it’s really handy to be able to install or update just with a simple command in the shell. Although sometimes it give you a little bit of a headache, as this time.