I had the opportunity to attend a celebration for the 200th anniversary of international relationships between Mexico and the United States, in the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco. My favorite line from the diplomats was (paraphrased and from memory) that the US and Mexico today…

The amazing Jorge Zavala and the equally awesome Iván Lozano, over at QuieroAprenderA, asked me and another two techies (in Spanish) some questions about working on a large company vs a startup. If you speak Spanish, and are interested in how Latinos “make it” in…

I used to have a JIRA to Omnifocus Script which fell into disrepair for a bit. It worked well, but as the Mac modernized itself it ended up with a lot of issues. So I rewrote it by splitting it into a front-end (JIRA) and…

A good software executive or manager will foster meritocracy, will have a good ability for followup, and will scan the environment for opportunities to innovate, whether it’s looking at new techniques related to the current software project or assist the business stakeholders in finding and…

Well, I mentioned I’d attach a bluetooth keyboard to the iPad to try it out and that’s exactly what I did. The results are better than with the regular keyboard but still not ideal. Of course typing with a real keyboard is going to feel…

Esto es en respuesta a la Carta abierta de un desempleado a los entrevistadores A veces hago entrevistas laborales. Una de nuestras oficinas está en México. En mi compañía NO hacemos pruebas psicométricas, y solicitamos currículums sin foto, edad o información personal. Mi interés principal…

Have you ever seen a stream of data coming from a network, and it has some European accented characters in an encoding you don’t recognize? Sometimes bad coding practices or assumptions about encoding when pasting into documents make the encoding on the file not match…