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2018

How I schedule post in Jekyll

4 minute read

The other day I was explaining how I publish my blog using CI. Today I want to explain how I schedule post in my blog while still involving CI.

How I publish my blog: Using Continuous Integration with Jekyll

9 minute read

As I’ve mentioned before, this blog is build as a static website with Jekyll, which allow me not to worry about data bases, logins or anything of the sorts when I’m publishing and managing the web. I use the free tier of GitHub Pages as hosting, which has its downsides and upsides. The main upside is, it’s really convenient and free. On the othe...

Cleaning a GeoPackage after merging

4 minute read

The other day I was talking about how you can merge several GeoPackages files in a single GeoPackage —just because you wanted or needed that way. Problem is, sometimes some of the data or information that those GeoPackages contain could be redundan. In my particular case, some information was redundan because the GeoPackages contain forest data ...

Trump, raking, Finland & wildfires

18 minute read

Update Sunday 25th Nov 2018 at 11.35 UTC: Just to clarify a little bit. What we really need is more management, not less. We need to get the most of our forest, while conserving them and try to understand better how to the natural system that it’s works. We can’t abandon our forest to their luck in the wild now because it would be like abandonin...

Merging GeoPackages

3 minute read

The other day I had to deal with a problem I haven’t dealt before. I have to merge a bunch of GeoPackages (.gpkg) containing Finnish Forest data —downloaded from here :finland: — because they had more sense if they ended up together. The reality is, GeoPackage format is something quite new to me —well, it was approved in 2014— since I’ve been us...

The Explorer with the People Mastery

16 minute read

A couple of posts ago —or perhaps a little bit more— I was briefly explaining about the results of a personality test I took while attending a course in Finland. In that test they told me I have a personality with a role of Explorer and a strategy of People Mastery. The role determines our goals, interests and preferred activities and the strate...

Cutting ✂️ down the size of your repo

12 minute read

Lately, I’ve been playing with Git and trying to fix a couple of size problem with more or less luck. Git, is a wonderful tool to track and follow changes in almost any kind of document/s or project, specially is they are plain text documents —or sort of— like any kind of source code is. Problem is, code isn’t always alone and oftentimes it goes...

Testing the Dosdude1 patch to disable the dGPU on macOS

6 minute read

As you know, I have a problem on my vintage MacBook Pro late 2011 related to my dGPU. Basically it died :skull: at the end of 2017. So I have to find a patch to be able to continue use it, and I finally did in this way.

De-Facebooking

6 minute read

Today I was finally able to empty my Facebook :toilet: account. I totally deleted all my content, or at least the one I was able to delete, since not all the content is deletable. For example, you can’t delete the events you’ve been interested in, invited, or you have attended, or you can’t delete some of the pages you liked, because they aren’t...

New Web in Jekyll

3 minute read

As you probably have noticed, some days ago I rolled out a new version of my website, which you probably think it’s pretty similar to the previous one, at least talking about its external appearance. However, it’s really different in the inside, since it’s a static web build with Jekyll, while the previous one was build on Wordpress. This isn’t ...

16 Personalities: Apparently I’m an Entrepreneur

5 minute read

Not long ago, while I was taking a course in Finland, they asked us to take a personality test online called 16 personalities. It wasn’t nothing really official or for much purpose of scrutinize us, but just to know ourselves a little bit more and we can work our strengths and weakness. To my surprise, the test told me that I have an entrepreneu...

Installing R with Homebrew with all the capabilities

3 minute read

As I explained in my previous post if you installed R with Homebrew you have less capabilities than with a R installed from CRAN’s binary. But, can you have all the capabilities while you still use Homebrew to install R? Yes! However… why you bother to install it with Homebrew at all instead of installing it from CRAN. Well, it’s true that CRAN ...

Homebrew’s R doesn’t have all the capabilities

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A couple of days ago I just found out that when you install R with Homebrew you don’t get all the capabilities that the binary from CRAN have. In other words, you have a kind of second class install, in some regards, and depending on how you do install and for what you are going to use R.

MBP wakes up from sleep to back screen — Solution

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the problem I have with my old MacBook Pro wakening from sleeping to a black screen. I also pointed out that I was testing a solution related to the lid. I can tell that since I’ve testing this solution I haven’t suffered any wake up to a black screen, so I guess that the problem is related to the lid, either ...

The ciabatta recipe

4 minute read

Lately I’ve been extending my baking skills and I’ve been practicing the ciabatta recipe from Iban Yarza’s book, Pan Casero, which I think is delicious. I say extending my baking skills because it’s the first time I’ve tried a preferment recipe and more specifically poolish. Poolish have zero complications in comparison with the straight doughs,...

MBP wakes up from sleep to back screen

9 minute read

As you know, I have had problems with my old MacBook Pro Late 2011 and its dGPU which I’ve been able to patch to make the computer work again. In the beginning, the side effect of the fix was not to be able to wake up properly the Mac from sleep mode. The computer woke up to a black or grey screen and the fans started to work at full speed to fi...

R and Java 10

5 minute read

Update 27th of March 2018 at 17.28 UTC+3: After talk a little bit on the R mail lists [1][2], it’s seems that it’s a know issue and they are on the way to fix this. Till them we have to stick to Java 9.0.4 to work with R.

How I updated the R formula in Homebrew

3 minute read

As I just explained in my last post, the last version of R —3.4.4 “Someone to Lean on”— was rolled out las Thursday and this time I was the one that updated the Homebrew’s formula to reflect the new version. I just decided to give it a try and update for first time a Homebrew’s formula since no one had updated it yet on Thursday afternoon and th...

Updating to R 3.4.4 “Someone to Lean On”

2 minute read

Just today yesterday Last Thursday —took me more that I expected to have a moment to write finish this post— R was updated to 3.4.4 and this new released is called “Someone to Lean On”, which is —as all the rest are— a reference to Peanuts comic. These are the released notes:

QGIS on macOS with Homebrew

21 minute read

Update Monday, 26th of March: Almost the next day or the following day I published this post KyngChaos just published the QGIS 3 release for macOS. You can download here.

Jekyll

2 minute read

Some months ago my wife brought to my attention Jekyll, which is a blog aware static-site __generator, or in other words it’s a piece of software that allows you to beautiful generate static websites. At that moment, I didn’t play too much attention to it, and just look for some comparisons between it and WordPress and I came to the conclusion t...

Delete all the snapshots from the local time machine

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Sometimes you need to delete all the snapshots that the macOS time machine do locally just because you want to get rid of something of because you need to reclaim that space. Before one could use sudo tmutil disablelocal to delete everything and then sudo tmutil enablelocal to enable the local snapshots again —since they are useful. However, tha...

Sunsets in the land of the magic light

2 minute read

Yesterday I was wandering with my car… warming it up, when I notice one of the most incredible sunsets I’ve ever seen in ages, between the trees in the south side of the road. I tried to think quickly where I could get a better look of the Sun and I finally came out with the perfect place where I can get a really nice view, fast and without eve ...

Convert your Pi in an AirPlay receiver

4 minute read

I recently needed to convert my Raspberry Pi 3 into a AirPlay receiver because I didn’t have any of my AirPort Express at hand and I wanted to play just music —not the entire collection of sounds my computer produce— on one of my old Hi-Fi Self Stereo System. So I searched on the internet and saw that it was totally possible to do it and I try i...

iTerm2 + Oh My Zsh + Powerlevel9k + Monaco Nerd Complete Font

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In general, I don’t use my Mac’s Terminal app. Instead, I use iTem2 with a special configuration, that doesn’t use Bash, but Oh My Zsh as a shell, that is a framework to manage Zsh configuration as your shell. This framework allows you to install plugins or configure your prompt, among other cool things. I’ve also configured iTerm2 to work with ...