Well, finally I have a little time between exams to add some things from the old blog to this one.

On the one hand I have passed the guestbook, it is a little bit frivolous because they all have the same date and time and it seems that I have put them πŸ˜€ and on the other hand I have put the old assembler section inside university, my intention will be hang some notes, some practices, if someone wants to collaborate, it’s good for you (students of the ponti), you can send me yours and I’ll hang it here.

On the other hand I have added a photo of myself and using GD + php + mySQL I have created a visitor counter to show with a graphic the last 7 days.

I do not want to fill the page with a lot of photos since it will take a long time to load, so during these days I will continue to make some changes.

Internet Explorer will activate the Activex components

A great news for web programmers because so far one of the worst things that happened when programming a component for a website was that from the explorer the user was forced to activate it before it could be used, which could be heavy for any visitor

What I did not know was that in some cases, this could be avoided by using javascript.

In short, there is no need to worry that as of January the activex controls will be activated automatically through the “Internet Explorer Automatic Component Activation Preview”

First round of exams finished

Yesterday I had, in my opinion, the worst exam of February, 5 hours sitting in front of the computer to do a partial Java in which I had to use Serialization and Introspection of Objects.

The thing was like this, for the Approved: implement the creation, for the notable, in addition to the above the invocation and for the outstanding, adding apart from basic types, Strings .. support for arrays.

Before the exam was clear that in an hour and a half at most two hours could finish it .. yes, from 4 to 9 there sitting and only to do the approved and without finishing the remarkable (missing support for several parameters).

Problems I had:

– Lack of knowledge, since I could have used a function that returned me the constructor that I wanted by simply passing the appropriate parameters, as I did not know of the existence of that function, I had to program it whole, that is, recovering all the constructors declared for an object and checking for each number of parameters and type.

– VERY TYPICAL programming flaws. I lost something more than an hour and a half, as I was continually failing a function I had programmed. This function (contained in the previous section, that is, could have saved me) had to return true if the parameters were consistent with the constructor and false otherwise. What was happening? because he did not do it well, he always returned true and he made an exception. Far from thinking Why does it always return true? I focused on the exception that occurred, blaming the failure of the function, very bad on my part. After an hour and a half I learned that after calling the function, I checked if it was true, and if it was because I invoked the constructor, what happens … that more than verifying that it was true, I assigned it true, then always executed the first constructor and if the parameters did not fit the exception πŸ˜›
check = checkTypeParameters (…);
if (check = true) {…}

The function was correct, an = I had taken almost almost two hours of exam … send noses, but hey, from the mistakes you learn πŸ˜› from now-> if (checkTypeParameters) {..} and I’m done with lios πŸ™‚
I hope to approve πŸ™‚ but it depends on the teacher, because when I get nervous … I do not attend to reasons, nor to modulated programming xDD is a salve who can, if you do not mind that the code is a little sloppy … hehe and otherwise neither nothing happens, in June I’m sure I get it much better πŸ˜‰

Remove Windows Live Messenger advertising

With WLM Universal patcher you can remove the advertising that accompanies the last instant messaging client of Microsoft.

Remove the tabs, the banners, the advertising bars, the MSN search engine …

It even brings several options to customize it to your liking.

Something that surely will like a lot is that it brings support for several accounts. It also includes several languages, including Spanish, so you have no excuse not to use it.
Via: GenBeta

Password theft on Myspace

I read in barrapunto that: 60,000 users have “stung” on a phishing page and have entered their MySpace passwords. The most curious of the subject are the passwords most used among those who have fished: “password1” (106), “abc123” (73), “swimmer1” (43), “iloveyou1” (41), “monkey1” (40) , “Fuckyou” (37), “123456” (33), “myspace1” (32), “fuckyou1” (32), “i” (32). Truly impressive, among them we see some classics such as “123456” and “password1” also known as “password1” … we must admit that they are easy to remember, which is usually inversely proportional to the security of the password.

Ip Tools

Those who know me will know very well that mine is not the organization, not at least in the long term :-p

I finally found an application that groups me 15 network utilities, to monitor and manage.

I remember that I always had each one on one side, several port scanners, tracers, nukeers … I mostly used the ones that came with the Phanatic (what time those).

Now with Ip Tools you can have: Local Info, Connection Monitor, NetBIOS Scanner, Shared resources scanner, Hostname Scanner, Port Scanner, Ping Scanner, Trace, NS LookUp, Finger, WhoIs, Get Time, Telnet client, IP-Monitor, and Host Display.

Until now I used Languard, with Ip tools I will complement it.

Again lost ..

Next week starts again lost! by chapter 7 of the third season … the truth is that lately I’m hooking a lot to the series, the first was smallville (currently 6th season in the USA), then lost (3rd season in USA) and now prison break (2nd season in USA). Others that filled me a lot were The Sield, Gurdia Turn (I can not find it anywhere to buy it), CSI, Los hombres de paco, Central Hospital and lately I start to look at Supernatural and The Unit.

Ale a funny video made by the real lost actors, it’s worth it πŸ˜‰

Crackeado el DRM by Windows Vista

Recall that one of the great news of windows vista, which has taken a lot of time and money has been the DRM protection for original contents it contains.

This protection prevents illegal content from being copied with anticopy restriction and rights management, Windows Vista verifies that the hardware used to reproduce it guarantees those restrictions and in case it does not, it will prevent its correct reproduction. It also encrypts the content when it is sent from one device to another to avoid copying it, even within the same computer.

Well, two days before its launch, it was announced that someone had managed to crack it, so much time and money invested at all?

In the end I move to Flickr

In the end, since I was bored at noon, I decided to give Flickr a chance.

The function I did the other day to get a thumbnail of my picasa pictures on my page, also works for Flickr and with the same result, you get the photos correctly but their quality is very low when you do not resize them correctly.

When I created the account in flickr and upload some images, the first thing I saw was that I offered to place a presentation of my photographs, but I only wanted the last 4 and in thumbnail.

From the api of flickr for php that you can download from here, I made some modifications to be able to obtain the images as I wanted, the result, to the right of the blog πŸ˜‰

So from now on the images of this blog will be hosted on Flickr.

My first Trojan

Cleaning CDs, I found one with some programs that I did not even remember their existence, little things that I programmed to “fuck”, for example a net bomber that what I did was send net sends continuously. I used it in the university, before they could cover it, because when a computer received a message, an alert sounded, because sending 500 followed produced a very curious serenade πŸ˜›

Another thing that I was very excited to find was a Trojan that programmed in visual basic. It was the time when the Ptkks that was the only undetectable Trojans stopped working, its creators (putoamo.net) two Valencians if I do not understand, they left the project, this forced everyone to go to the subseven, the other great known, making any antivirus recognize it.
That is why I created my own, using Winsock, as main features, I could highlight that it turned the victim’s computer into an “FTP server” to be able to mess with your files at will and even download them to my computer.

It also had a keylogger in real time, or stored it for later send it to the mail. I could see their processes, finish them, create screen captures and send them to my computer .. I even programmed a web server for the infected client to connect and leave their ip, so I did not have to try to get it out every time I wanted to enter.

The executable generated an entry in the registry to be able to run at each computer startup and was hidden in the process console to avoid being terminated.

Anyway πŸ™‚ I remember those, I would like to make / finish a / the Trojan, but nowadays I do not have time for anything anymore.

It is not the same what is taught that what is learned

Yesterday I received a very funny email about student responses on exams. I had already read a book once about it, that by the way, I left it to Eva and she still has not returned it to me :-p

I put some of those that I found more fun.


Latin: Caesar mandavit enemici ab porto Ostiae
Correct translation: Caesar threw the enemies of the port of Ostia.
Translation of the pupil: The CΓ©sar of an ostia threw the enemies of the port.

Music exam

[Question] General characteristics of Baroque music.
I think there’s a mistake in the question, I think it’s the Moroccan music. I will answer this. The Moroccan music is that of the Moors of Morocco which is very important because the Moors played it when they went to the battles of conquest.

[Question] Beethoven.
This was a deaf man who composed the lyrics of Miguel Rios or the Hino of joy. But when the izo was not of rocks. He gave many concerts at the time of Franco and did also “Para Luisa” that has no paranjon in the history of music.

[Question] Briefly comment on the musical characteristics of your favorite group / singer / songwriter.
I really like all the music so much the old and the haora. Example: of the old woman, Carminha Furada, Maller and Faya who was Spanish,
Of the new ones I like Mecano, Total Sinister, Los Burros, Allatola do not touch me the pirola (with forgiveness) and many others in general. End.

[Question] Measure the second verse written on the board.
In the waxed about 75 centimeters, on paper about a quarter (I say approximate because I have not brought the meter).

General knowledge

[Question] Prensoras birds.
They are the birds that live in the “presses”, places where there is a lot of water.

[Question] Water purification.
It is made by ultraviolet rays

[Question] Reptiles.
They are animals that dissolve in water.

[Question] Moses and the Israelites.
The Israelites in the desert fed on patriarchs.

[Question] LaFe.
That God gives us to understand the priests.

[Question] Neck muscles.

[Question] The four Evangelists ………
The four evangelists were 3: Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

Movements of the heart.
Of rotation around itself and of translation around the body.

[Question] The nobility.
They could not be her if they did not have blood and they were not from that family. In the lands of the nobleman the house of the lord, the mill, the toaster of bread, etc. was uvicaba …

[Question] Vernacular languages:
Those that are spoken in taverns

[Question] An internal parasite of man:
The shrimp

[Question] Potter:
The one with a bluff

[Question] Marsupials:
The animals that carry the tits in a bag

[Question] Polygon:
Man with many women

[Question] A worm that is not the earthworm:
The sea worm

I do not doubt at any time that all this is true, as a teacher and as a companion of some “individuals” I attest that things like this happen.

How funny!!

Making chops was never so easy

Every day I am more surprised to see “unpublished” programs appear, but look at this example, a program to make chops!

Although well thought … surely someone I know is good … right David? πŸ˜›

I GPS, freeing MY 268


Click here to release a GPS MIO MOOV.

To install TomTom 6 or 7 in a PDA with WINCE 5.0 / 4.2 or in a GPS MIO 268 (+) / 269 (+) go to this forum, I think that everything is more organized and people can make improvements in a more simple as well as to anticipate the doubts.

To install MioMap v3 stay on this page and follow the instructions.

Well, it seems that several friends have already asked me about GPS’s, which ones to buy, which is better, if you have radars … etc etc

The first thing is to understand that there are different things to buy. On the one hand you can buy a radar detector, simply by plugging it into the car you will be notified of places where the DGT has made a radar public, or even places where they have ever been, this device is completely legal, but it does not work tell us roads

On the other hand if you have a PDA or a cell phone enabled for it, you can buy a card (Flash, SD, ..) GPS or a GPS device by infrared or bluetooth and so you take advantage of your “mobile device” to convert it into GPS. You will need to install a cartography program with which you can use GPS, the most used in these cases is the TomTom. (There are free alternatives to the TomTom but leave much to be desired).

In this case you can also install free programs to calculate the kilometers traveled, the average consumption, speed …

The last possibility is to buy a GPS that brings everything in one device, GPS Antenna + Software.

If I had to buy a GPS right now I would see if I want it only for the radars (Warning, much cheaper) or for directions.
In the case that I want it for indications, if apart I want to introduce the radars I would opt for one of the TomTom model (much simpler to add POI’s), but if I want it for quality, I would certainly erect a MIO (Something more complicated to introduce radars, explained below).
Something that would also take into account is that it had SD cards, MMC .. it is always easier to update maps and POIS’s in this way (as long as our computer has a card reader)

And finally I would also notice that it had bluetooth with what we would gain a hands-free for the car πŸ™‚

The same one prefers to wait for Galileo.

In my case, I have an MIO 268 plus, the kings gave it to me last year πŸ™‚
The truth is that I am very happy, the software that comes with it, is the MioMap v2.0, although version 3 has already come out, you can see an example of it here.

Obviously to update maps in most GPS you have to pay.

The different programs to manage a GPS antenna (TomTom, MioMap, …) depends on each one, it is best to try them all and choose which one we like the most, for example I love how the MioMap guides me, in addition to clear maps and simple, on the contrary, many people prefer the TomTom (the best known).
What is the problem with my browser? Well when I went to put the radars as POIs (Points of interest) I would not allow it, the only solution they gave me was to download a payment program to put them, and after spending 400 euros I was not going to pay more to get the radars.

Mine 268 is based on Windows CE and what it does when it is turned on is to load a program by default, where it lets you access the browser, settings, contacts .. but it does not allow you to mess anything else out of that, so I decided to get out of that program and to be able to accede to the folders of the navigator to put the radars to “hair”.

This process took me some weeks, I found several pages that indicated how to do something similar but not for the same model as mine and many others but in French (I gave German in school) so I did not know much.

Note: If these steps do not work for you, there is another alternative solution at the end of the article.

I will try to remember how I did it since it was more than a year ago:

  1. The first thing is to download these files
    1. Zip to liberalize
    2. Zip with the original content (just in case)
  2. We put in an SD card (we will call it TARJETALIBRE) the content of the Zip to liberalize.
  3. We take out the MIO card and introduce the new card, TARJETALIBRE, into the gps.
  4. We turn on / configure / select language / select English
    1. If you do not see the English language you can do several things, first, if you have the CD that came with the GPS, put it on your computer, connect your gps via the cable to the computer and install following the menus of the CD English language .
    2. Another alternative would be, in case we had more languages other than Spanish, but none in English, access our MIO card and enter the language folder, there we would choose any other than Spanish and copy their name, for example, let’s say we have two languages, “espanol20Cab” and “frances25Cab”, then we would copy the name frances25Cab.
    3. Now we would go to the content of TARJETALIBRE, we would look for the file that contained in the name something of “english” and we would change the name for “frances25Cab”
      We would introduce TARJETALIBRE in our GPS, we would go to language selection and we would select the one that we would have changed, in this case, French.
  • It will give us an error (it is normal) since we are not loading any language, changing the configuration of beginning and ending the program, so we do not worry and we give it to ok, this will cause the GPS to restart appearing already on the desktop of the Windows CE.
  • Now we run the windows explorer, we go to our SD card, to the Installation folder and we execute the Customio and the Nico85ActiveSync
  • NOTE: to be able to execute, if you do not know how to do it by clicking on the circle button while having the window active, it will be valid.
  • Now we will import the registry, go to MioregEdit (on the desktop) File / Import Registry / My document / CustoMio /mio.reg
  • We restart by inserting the pencil into the reset button on the side (not the back of the GPS)
  • When starting, it will tell us if we want to install the bananaPC program, we will say yes and we will restart again.
  • We install ActiveSync on the computer.
  • We connect the GPS via the cable to the computer
  • We run the windows explorer / windows / USB transfer
  • We downloaded the Gapi program.
  • We run the ActiveSync on the computer, click on explore and look for the .exe that came in the Zip of Gapi, we executed it.
  • Now that we have Gapi installed, we downloaded the MioMap v3 and the maps and put it on the same card directly.
  • We run the GAPI and look for the configuration for “MIO 269 Digiwalker CE 4.2 320 Γ— 240”
  • We turn on the GPS and run the windows explorer, go to our SD card and run the miomap.exe

Well after all this I went to the MioMap folder to add my POIs which I could not because it brings everything within the same file, maps and pois (in the tomtom it is different, each one by its side).

So over time I have no choice but to buy the TomTom and install it on my GPS.
Although the GPS was another brand having liberalized (this is like mobile phones) I can do what I want.

Right now I use the MioMap to navigate, since I like its plans and indications, and the tomtom to warn me about the radars. I also use it as MP3 for the car (it has a 1GB SD card and player) and at home πŸ˜€ and I also install an image viewer.

What I did in the car was to fix it, I created a device to have it fixed in an empty hole in the front, I connected it to the cassette so that I could hear it through the car’s speakers and when I had to charge it I used the cigarette lighter (it would be another connector) for the lighter and leave it fixed, but at the moment I’m not interested).

This way I use it where I want and how I want it, image viewer, MP3 player of 1 GB (for home and for the car), radar warning, GPS navigator … and any program that can be installed in a pocket PC.

New version of MioMap v3.2

The new version is now available, you can get it here, and the maps from here.

To install it you will only have to overwrite the files of the version 3.0 and change the icon of home, it is not the IGO now it is the orange of MioMap v3.2.

PS: This version already includes the radars in the MioMap !!

PD2: If you want the maps of the rest of Europe, you can download them from here, although first you will have to download the MioMapDecode program, extract it in the same folder as the downloaded maps (.fbl format) and run Decodedmaps.bat, with this you will create a folder called Mapsdecoded and that will contain all the maps ready to be inserted in our SD card.

Map Download: Spain
If someone gives you problems from this page (in Italian) they explain in more detail how to decode the maps. (thanks to DavidM)

PD3: Finally we must change the gxold.dll of our SD and take it to the windows folder of our gps, and with the gx.dll of the windows folder take it to our SD card (where was the gxold.dll) run and go! (If we do not do this step it is possible that when running the MioMap 3 we will not see anything and leave the program.

Update of MioMap v3.2 radars

To update our radars we will only need to update our POIupdates.upd file, which is located on the memory card in MioMap / miotc / pois, this file can be downloaded in two ways:

1- From the Todo-Poi page with this direct link (remember, the igo.db is not necessary to write it)

2- Cbolumar radars, download them from here.
– The access password is: cbolumar
– The file to be downloaded will be the CBOLUMAR-Robser_ (date) .rar (download the most recent)
– To obtain radars in the rest of Europe we can download the file SpeedCams.mtc

In both we can see the dates of the last update, so we will download the most recent one, we will be able to consult these pages with periodicity and when changes are seen download the files.

These files are available thanks to the effort made by people like those of Todo-poi, cbolumar and a lot of other people, to all of them many thanks.

Notes taken from forum cars on radar warnings in the MioMap v3

PD1: The radars icons are shown and hidden along with the names of the streets on the map.

PD2: The radar warnings DO NOT WORK in the “Overfly” or “Simulation” mode.

PD3: The radars in the MioMap are NOT managed as if they were POIS as the TT does, they are simply radars, and they are activated where it is put in message No. 1

Installing the TomTom 6 in the MIO 268+

For those who want more, we can install the TomTom 6 in our MIO, for it we will have to download it and insert it in our SD card.

From our GPS we will go to that folder, enter 2577 and execute the ttn.

Once this is done we have already installed the TomTom in our GPS, to make it work, we must make a link to the executable that has been created in My Computer \ Program Files \ Navigator to be able to execute it from the desktop.

The next thing is to create a folder called tomtom inside My Computer / TomTom and inside it we will put all the voices that we have in the folder voices inside the tomtom of our SD card.

Finally we must change the gxold.dll of our SD and take it to the windows folder of our gps, and with the gx.dll of the windows folder take it to our SD card (where was the gxold.dll) run and go!

PS: We’ll need the maps for TomTom but .. it will not work πŸ˜›

PD2: To install the radars, download them with the TomTom format and put them in the map folder, then you will have to activate them from the GPS as POIS, putting sounds, warning time ..

PD3: To configure GPS, you must select from among all GPS: “TomTom GPS receiver with cable”.

Alternative steps to release the GPS MIO 268+

In case you can not release my GPS through the steps above, here we offer (thanks to QUIQUE) some alternative steps.

  1. Download the customio.zip
  2. Insert the CD that comes with the Mio (ApplicationCD) and copy it to the PC hard drive.
  3. On the PC copy go to Install / Contacts / and change “Contacts.exe” to “ContactsMIO.exe”.
  4. Customio.cab that is in Customio.zipToutauto / 268 /, we copy it in the copy of the PC in Install / Contacts /.
  5. Install the Mio Transfer if you do not have it installed. Let’s put the card in the GPS (1Gb) empty.
  6. Connect the Mio 268 to the PC with the USB cable.
  7. In the copy of the PC you execute “Autorun.exe” press Ok.
  8. Press the “Install” in the middle, install something press Ok.
  9. Unplug the USB cable, the menu will appear press the 3rd option, once pressed enter the “Contacts” page press the contact program and perform a reset for two seconds (with the pointer, just below the headphone output) ( NEVER PUT THE EYELASH OF THE REAR PART OFF, THAT WILL ERASE EVERYTHING AND YOU WILL HAVE TO START AGAIN).
  10. Once restarted, the “BananaPC” program will be installed when finished, press Ok and reset.
  11. We take the SD card from the Mio and put it in the card reader of the PC, inside it we put the program Nico85ActiveSync.cab and we put it in the Mio again, we look for the program that is in Windows / SDcard / and we install it will come out one more icon on the desktop.
  12. Now on Mio’s desktop, open “gsExplorer”, look for the folder “MyDocumentes” and in the “CustoMio” folder there are several files, press twice “RegEdit, exe”, a window will open, click on “File” and click Import . Look inside the same folder where is the RegEdit (MyDocumentes / Customio) the file “mioreg” and import it. Close the RegEdit and do a reset.
  13. Enter Windows again and look for a file called “USBTransfer”. Connect the USB cable and select it. On the PC a window opens, click on the
  14. explorer and we look for the GAPI program, we execute it. In the Mio’s desktop the GAPI icon is opened, in Device set we look for the line that says
  15. “MioDigiWalker269,320 Γ— 240” we select, accept, save and exit.
    We already have all the programs installed, we clean the Mio desktop, open “gsExplorer” open the Windows folder and the desktop folder and delete the icons that are not needed, we leave the others in favorites.

Back up to avoid having to do the whole process again

Thanks to Javi, we have the program, Backup Manager, with which we can make a backup of our gps mine, and so when the battery runs out and we lose all the configuration we can reset it in a simple way.

The instructions for use, are in a .txt within the rar that contains the program, I hope it is useful and I just have to thank Javi for his collaboration πŸ™‚

Wceusbsh.sys file error

This error message is generated only on computers that use the Microsoft Wceusbsh.sys driver and the ActiveSync 3.1 to synchronize a Windows CE-based device with the host computer. This problem has been noticed only on legacy-free computers (computers with no COM port or no ISA board bus slots).

Try installing the latest version of ActiveSync or try connecting the GPS from another computer (a friend)



My name is Emilio, I’m an IT and in my free time I dedicate myself to this blog in my daily life in the computer world, my impressions, my tastes and why not, everything that motivates me.

[2002] Baccalaureate LOGSE TECNOLΓ“GICO
[2005] Technical Engineer in Computer Systems
Average rating of notable (7)
[2007] Higher Engineer in Computer Science
Average rating of notable (8)
English language)
[1998] Title of the “Key English Test” (University of Cambridge)
[2002] Title of the “First Certificate Enghish Test” (University of Cambridge.)
Courses (English)
[1997] English course in Chichester, England.
[1999] English course in Chichester, England.
[2000] English course in Chichester, England.
[2001] English course in Chichester, England.
[2002] English course in Rush, Ireland.
Courses (computer science)
Knowledge engineering (artificial intelligence)
Java programming for the internet
The security of information systems and networks
Development of mobile applications with J2ME
Fundamentals on Java
Development of Mobile Services with the M-Direct, M-Content and L-Broker platforms
Work performed
Professor at the Alfonso X el Sabio teaching center (3 years)
Subject: C
Subject: Microprocessors
[2005/2006] Movente- Caja Duero grant for Java programming on mobile devices.
Research project on the presentation of heterogeneous contents in mobile devices.
[2006/2007] Beca Movente- Caja Duero for programming in Java on mobile devices.
MoviAca, driver assistance platform.
Repair and maintenance of computers in computer store
Creation of various web portals for the management and administration of several companies.
Operating systems
C / C ++ (Career note: 10)
Visual Basic (6) (Career note: 9)
Assembler (Career note: 9)
Java (Career note: 7)
The end-of-career work was a web service created with jdeveloper in Java that simulated a bulletin board where you connected and you could retrieve your messages or send messages to other people in the network. In this link you have an outline of the work.


These days, I leave home at 9 in the morning to go to the library and do not return until 8 at night (I do not want to say that I studied all that time xD).

Uff that bad life, the only thing that encourages me is that I have to take the car to go to the library, yes, there are closer, yes, my faculty is in the center, but .. I WANT TO DRIVE! In addition, this is studied much better πŸ˜€

Now there are only two exs, SO and ADO, when they finish to continue with the scholarship that is not that it has taken a long time …

This is a map of the city of Salamanca that I need for the scholarship, I had to go to the local police and they gave me this piece of paper (it occupies the same as my bed), it is not that I am too big, but not even to walk loaded with all this, I took a photo with a lot of resolution and I take in the pen drive πŸ˜›

This is the second year that I have received a grant in a technological project, last year we worked on a research grant on the presentation of content on mobile devices and as a practical application of the scholarship, the “AQUI” project of the university.

It consisted of a “GPS” inside the university, it told you how to get to the sites, cafeteria, exit, faculties … showing besides maps indications.

This application was a single one, and could be accessed from computers, PDAs, mobile phones … (that was the research work, the same content for different devices)
The photos correspond to the presentation in the class room of last year’s scholarship.

The blackout yesterday

I do not know much about how the REE (Electrical Network of Spain) works, but what I do understand is that there are patterns that are often based on previous cases (use of artificial intelligence) to predict the demand for electrical energy.

Normally not all the facilities work, nor all at the same level, what tends is to generate the right energy for the general supply, that is, if less than the necessary generation is generated, it will cause outages and blackouts, and if more is generated than necessary there will be an excess of energy that will have to be sold in the market at a very low cost, thereby generating losses.

That is why a lot of money is invested in techniques based on artificial intelligence to anticipate that demand and ensure a continuous supply adapted to the needs.

What I mean by this? Well, if the demand for energy at 8 during the last 10 years in the months of January and February has been of% per cent and suddenly by a generalized blackout this demand plummets can cause very serious failures in electrical installations , which would not be ready for 5 minutes to withstand such a fall and the subsequent rise in voltage, that is, we could have stayed more than 5 minutes without electricity and heating.

These conclusions have been made public (yesterday a press conference was also called) the REE that has even confessed that the measures that had to face the possibility of a fall of more than 3,000 MW (the system can only respond to a fall in 3,000 MW in two minutes or three) caused perhaps more energy expenditure and more pollution than if there had been no blackout.

Luckily the fall was only 1,000 MW, it could be observed in real time on the page of the REE.

I am not saying that I am against this movement, it is more, I support it, but not in this way. The logical way to do it is with a continuous process, making us aware that little by little we have to spend less energy. As? Buying appliances with low consumption, rationing the use of boilers and heaters … etc etc

Now comes another initiative: March 1, all day with the phone off, this seems to me much better (losses in the operators of about 45 million) and less dangerous, although some @ can give a heart attack …

Bodies of the state.

Often we are not aware of the work performed by police, firefighters, toilets … people tend to underestimate them, it is worth everything, but as a general rule the work they do is only comparable to a few jobs.

Life is played almost daily, for a lousy salary and more than one have helped us on occasion, for which we are very grateful.

As a child I always wanted to be a policeman (before a pilot :-P) but I know that now … (I could still get involved in the computer crime brigade)

Perhaps the vision that each one has of these bodies will depend on the situation in which they are, where they live, their day to day and lived experiences.

I have found a video that has moved me a lot, I hope you like it.

This video is very currado, it has made me very funny. It’s worth seeing πŸ˜‰ is a remix by Manuel Torreiglesias, presenter of how to live, I’ve always been watching it … when I have not gone to class and there was nothing else on TV …

USB u3

Today I released my new 1GB U3 pen drive, this system allows to have smart USB disks that make programs, personal preferences, passwords and settings, and files more portable, personal and protected. Each U3 disk has a ‘Launcher’ from which applications can be opened in Windows 2000 / XP.

One of the things that I like is that we can put password to access our pendrive (if we lose it will not be able to access the information contained) but surely with a looter. XD.

The application launcher already had it in my old pen drives where I had mail client, antivirus, putty, … but I had to manually run the launcher, in this case it runs only when starting πŸ˜€ this opens the door to a multitude of ideas in my disturbed head, for example, we can make a program that automatically when we connect it to a computer, copy certain programs or install something without having to do anything else, just by plugging it into a USB port πŸ˜€

I’ll look at something more about this system. One thing I did not like at the moment is that it does not work in linux πŸ™

The party of death

I have found this story via meneame and I liked it a lot (although it is very sad) about some players of the dynamo of Kiev who after the Nazi occupation were forced to go into exile and leave their jobs.

Little by little they were creating their own soccer team and after winning several games the German army teams were tortured and executed.

Another story more in the style of Anne Frank.

Turn your widgets into mini-applications

Although for Mac it appeared a while ago, now it has come out support also for windows view of the Amnesty program.

This program converts the code of a web widget, games or videos into a mini application that you can run on your desktop.

Examples of widgets you can find in Yahoo, Google, Microsoft …
It is still in Beta (for Windows Vista), and it is freeware.

They gave me two in two

If my grandfather already said it … for life … with his head high but with respect to others. And lately it seems that people are losing their heads, nerves are soaring, it seems that good manners have disappeared.

There is nothing more to take the car one day, it is rare that no one whistles or that you do not give the lights or that you go forward with gestures with arms and screaming as if you were to understand them … and the most they get is to dirty the crystals are your drool.

People are angry, more and more the spirit of society is lost, people among people feel uncomfortable.

But this situation does not refer only to young people, this has already been extended from 7-year-old children who steal and insult, to 70-year-old grandparents who only know how to complain and insult others.

I was angry before πŸ™‚ Yes, it was one of those that jumped to the first, that I did not care about anything except to satisfy that feeling that impelled me to hit or scream or whatever … and now .. more and more, I try to control myself , I am no longer interested in that feeling, I try to see the good part of all things and above all I try to maintain my patience. If you let yourself go, two things can happen, or you can wipe out the situation and remain as insensitive, bitter and rude (as long as something worse does not have a solution) or you get the octopus.

Now, my new self, prefers to talk about things, not prejudge anything or anyone, and above all and the most difficult .. if something can be avoided … avoid it …

With this I do not mean that I have become a panolis who does not care about everything, if they look for me they find me, but I no longer look for … πŸ˜‰

Even today I am excited to see how young people get up on the bus to let an old man sit down, or as drivers kindly give way to others, as people help people in a disinterested way …

To finish a video about violence … is it worth living that way? .. LIVE AND LIVE! and avoid the problems …