Mi Viejita

January 8th, 2008 by pedro

My mother woke me up the Sunday at 5:30 am.. she gave me the worst news i could hear, my Grandmother passed away… She had battled cancer for several months. I know she’s feeling better now and I’m trying to be strong and not being sad because she probably isn’t, I’ll miss her a lot , thanks for everything you gave me Abuelita.

Te amo mi viejita linda!.

The piracy just knocked my door

December 19th, 2007 by pedro

Five minutes ago i heard someone screaming at the front of my house, so i went out and:

he: Alo!
me: yes?
he: Hey! I'm selling Movies and Music for 500 pesos (around 1 dollar), do you want to see some?
me: (shocked)...no... thanks...
he: Come on, without any compromise, just see it I have a lot of new movies
me: (still shocked) no, really.
he: ok, you lose.

Ok, I’m used to see some people selling movies, music and whatever on the streets of Santiago but knocking at your door to offer you that, really really freaks me out.

Un LoCo Sábado

November 26th, 2007 by pedro

I went the Saturday to the first Ubuntu CL LoCo Meeting at the Oratorio Don Bosco School, there were plenty of people and I had the opportunity to met some nice guys and see again to some old friends like Miguel Ruiz, they are working really hard on spreading the Ubuntu love across the whole country and they have a well defined structure of work with a lot of emphasis on marketing and support trough the forums. You guys simply rock!.

Ubuntu CL Team
Go Ubuntu Chile!

One of the coolest things of the day for me was to know what the Oratorio Don Bosco is doing on the technology front, they have a computer lab with laptops for every student on the class and guess what… yes! the laptops are running Ubuntu! and they use them for teach maths, spanish and english, pretty cool heh?. You can see some photos of the lab on the flickr account of Andres Herrera who is the administrator of the lab.

Don Bosco

Bananas para todos!

October 18th, 2007 by pedro

Ubuntu 7.10 The Gutsy Gibbon is out and rocking! you can read about the new cool features in the release notes . What are you waiting for download (The use of BitTorrent is appreciated) or upgrade to it?

 

Gibbon

Feliz Gutsy Gibbon day!

Arica, Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera

October 12th, 2007 by pedro

Tomorrow I’ll be heading to Arica for giving a couple of talks in the Encuentro Linux which this year is held at the University of Tarapaca, this will be my first time in the city and I really hope to have the time for going to the Morro and enjoy the cool beach that I’ve only seen trough photos and TV.

Tomorrow also is the football match between Argentina and Chile, since the match is in Buenos Aires i can only see it trough the TV like most of Chileans will do it, I know that Fernando and Felipe are football fans too and they’ll see the match, so please guys if you read this… save a seat for me!

Vamos Chile!

Hipo “Tortas Curicanas” 0.5

September 30th, 2007 by pedro

I’m happy to announce to you another release of Hipo, What’s new?

  • Implement drag and drop from/to nautilus. #419723.
  • Use ImportDialog instead of ProgressDialog for the love of translators. #426245 (Felipe Barros).
  • Update files for working with new taglib-sharp.
  • Bump libipod-cil dependency to 0.6.3. #433047.
  • Correct audio properties methods.
  • Drag and drop from track list to your desktop. #434396.
  • Use ellipsize mode in the tracks color.
  • Fixed keyboard shortcuts. #452474 (Benoit Garret).
  • Fixed some string issues. (Andre Klapper).
  • Make the playlist name editable. #440436 (Benoit Garret).
  • Fixed ipod capacity bar for ipod’s with less than 1GB of capacity.#478826 (Felipe Barros).
  • Use casting instead of System.double. #479722 (Benoit Garret).
  • Fixed translations issues. #475574 (Andre Klapper).

Translators:

Andre Klapper (de), Gil Forcada (ca), Daniel Nylander (sv), Ilkka Tuohela (fi),Raivis Dejus (li), Artur Flinta (pl), Pema Geyleg (dz), Jorge Gonzalez (es),Leonardo Ferreira Fontenelle (pt_BR), David Lodge (en_GB), Djihed Afifi (ar),Claude Paroz (fr), Vincent van Adrighem (nl), Alessio Frusciante (it).

Downloads:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/hipo/0.5/hipo-0.5.tar.bz2

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/hipo/0.5/hipo-0.5.md5sum

Big thanks to all the contributors!

Tiki tiki tí

September 15th, 2007 by pedro

Today I went with my parents to Pomaire (spanish article) a town located at the west of Santiago, last time i visited Pomaire I was like 13 years old and i have a really good memories of it, like playing around with my sister Loreto and try out the famous empanada of 1.5kg (you can only eat one), at that time the town was like just one main street and a couple of stores and restaurants, but now it’s completely different there’s a bunch of places where you can eat and a lot of stores where you can find the most awesome pieces of clay handcraft. Today the town was really crowded because during these days we are celebrating our national holidays so everyone is looking where to eat some exquisite Chilean food. We had a great lunch there, I ate a delicious pastel de choclo (corn pie) and drank a little of chicha and wine.

Pastel de Choclo

If you’re looking for a place close to Santiago where to spent a great time and eat some typical Chilean food you definitely should go to Pomaire. I hope to go soon again and not every 10 years.

Floreros aflorados

Felices Fiestas Patrias!

Día del Software Libre – Curicó

September 12th, 2007 by pedro

I’ll be traveling to Curicó the Friday 28 of September to participate in the Free Software Day Event at the UTAL, If you are traveling that they from Santiago please drop me an email so we can go together, I’m planning to go by train, it’s more fast and since i have long legs is more comfortable for me :-)

There’s a lot of great events coming up and I really encourage you to attend to this one, hope to see you around!

Fin de semana en el sur

September 5th, 2007 by pedro

The 6, 7 and 8 of September the UAS of Temuco will be celebrate the Third Free Software Meeting, I’ll be there the Saturday for giving a little talk about developing apps with Mono. The people of the South of Chile are really kind and there is a lot of Free Software users so for sure it will be an awesome event. See you all there!

Compartiendo regalos!

August 21st, 2007 by pedro

The Ubuntu BugSquad will be also celebrating the Wednesday 22 of August a Hug Day that will be focus in improving Ubuntu and GNOME, this means that we’ll have for first time, but not last the one, two bug killers squads celebrating together and giving a lot of love to our lovely project, simply awesome!.

UPDATE: have you seen http://www.ubuntu.com recently? sweeeeet! ;-)