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Discovering Hypothes.is

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I just discovered Hypothes.is which is a service to annotate and highlight articles, posts, pdfs or whatever text you want and find all over the web and in any site. In their own words:

What have I been doing these last years?

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Since some people has asked me this once in a while, I think it’s going to be a good idea to write a small0 post about what I’ve been doing these last years since I left Spain. I think I’m going to give it the shape of an informal resume / curriculum where I’m going to talk, superficially, about each of the things I’ve been doing.

Analyzing my personality. Bottom line

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This is just the final post of the series of post about my personality. It’s been quite fun, but really hard, analyzing myself —or try to— from the starting point of the 16pernalities test. I wanted to write the final conclusion as a separate post mainly because I want it to encroach all the other three post and I don’t think this bit really fit...

My other personality trails

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I’ve been trying to dissect my results in the 16personalities test about my personality in previous posts and I would like to continue, and finish talking about how they think my big 5 trails are.

Cleaning a GeoPackage after merging

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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 ...

Merging GeoPackages

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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

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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

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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...

16 Personalities: Apparently I’m an Entrepreneur

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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

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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.

Updating to R 3.4.4 “Someone to Lean On”

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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:

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 ...

My MacBook Pro late 2011’s discrete graphics card said “ciao” 👋🏻 —again

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Last Sunday wasn’t really a pleasant day. On Saturday late night, or rather around Sunday 00.30 am, my MacBook Pro late 2011’s discrete graphic card begin to fail to in the end not being able to boot it properly. The computer was working just fine, it wasn’t even using the discrete card, connected to the external screen as I’ve been doing lately...

Homebrew

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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...

Media Buttons Behavior Has Changed In macOS High Sierra

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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

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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.

Backing up your Pi’s SD card

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I’ve been trying make something work in my Pi, but so far I’ve just messing things up and I had to install Raspbian a couple of times from scratch. For that reason I’ve decided to make a copy of the SD card before I repeat the process and try to figure out what is going on.

trash instead of rm

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I just discovered that there is a way to send files to the trash instead of just delete them using the shell and I think it’s really useful when you don’t want to totally discard something to the oblivion. I found out about this because I was working on the shell and I needed to remove some files to check if app could work without them. Move or ...

Installing Raspbian in a Raspberry without keyboard and external screen

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A few months ago we acquired a Raspberry Pi 3 Model 3 in the hopes to play a little bit around with it to learn some Linux and perhaps to use it as a computer to host rStudio Server and run some scripts on it. But things have been little by little been delayed, mainly because we didn’t have at hand a proper monitor nor USB keyboard.