Claudio I’ve received the same SPAM from GNUCHILE a couple of days ago, mail in question is available here , if you look to the link at the bottom of it there’s something like “Si desea bloquear su correo para no recibir avisos de ningun tipo, haga click aqui” (If you want to block your email address in order to not receive any news, click here), I was looking to the page and there’s no way to “unsubscribe” your email from that “list” and well i didn’t even subscribe to it in the first place. I have to say that I’m really really disappointed on how the GNUCHILE guys are working, they don’t seem to understand anything. Anyways, can you please stop doing this kind of things? And please unsubscribe me of the cute list of emails to be spammed, kthxbye.

Update: Oscar Valenzuela (Director of GNUCHILE) blogged about it here. They still don’t get it.

5 al día

If you read Planet Ubuntu you’ll see a few posts about “5”, the 5 a day initiative it’s a really way to start contributing to Ubuntu and the Free Software in general and I’ve always had the impression that  some of GNOME related packages (ie: Anjuta, Banshee, Beagle, etc) at Universe  aren’t  getting a lot of their bugs triaged, that’s why since a few day ago I’ve started to do “5 a day” on them and I hope to have them in a good state in the short term. By the way as commented on my previous post I’ll be around Lima at the end of next week and it seems to be the perfect time to start doing some 5 with the local people, if you’re interested  on it just come by the conference place and let’s do some 5 together!.

Get Involved!

Involucrate (Get Involved) that’s the name of the Peruvian conference I’m going next week, Diego Escalante Urrelo invited me to give a couple of talks, as the conference name says it’s a really good place where to talk to people and get more involded on Free Software projects,  If you’re close to Lima those days you *have* to go, It’ll be really great


Thanks a *LOT* to the GNOME Foundation for sponsoring the event (my flight included) 🙂

Free Hugs! Any Takers?

The February 14 th is a very important day for all the lovers and it’s perfect to show how much you love Ubuntu. So do you want a way to express it? Perfect!, the Thursday 14th will be celebrating another Ubuntu Hug Day, this time based on Compiz, you can join us at #ubuntu-bugs ( during the whole day in all timezones, more info about it here.

photo by Grant Neufeld

Mi Viejita

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

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) 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

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