Today I decided to write a post. I didn’t write in this blog for a while and I don’t know if I’m going to write in the future but I have been thinking about write something for months. I never had time or inspiration to do it.
Regarding the blog, this old and crappy blog, I decided to do some changes on it.
New blog theme: I don’t like the old one anymore. When I started the blog I suppose I thought it was nice but as I said I don’t like it anymore, I’ve choose a simple theme for the blog, I hope you enjoy it :)
New blog title: The previous title of this blog was “Thirsty of code”. Why I decided to use “Thirsty of code”? When I started this blog my intention was to write about code, programming stuff, and that kind of things. Now I decided to move forward, this blog is about me, about things that I like to write here. For this reason I decided to change the blog title. I have been thinking about it and finally I found the inspiration. The title of the blog is now “Nowbody calls me Ignacio. I’m plunchete, man!” Where it comes from? I found the inspiration in an old t-shirt, a t-shirt that I don’t have any more, in a t-shirt from a great movie, the movie is The big Lebowski and this is the t-shirt
T-Shirt The Big Lebowski
New categories: I used to add categories on demand but today I added two. The new categories are life and music. I would like to explain to you why music is so important for me. No, I don’t play any instrument and every time I sing God kills a cat but I really like music. Songs are really important in my life, my life has a soundtrack (I’m pretty sure yours too ;)), some songs are playing around always, some are past, some are a person, a story, a bunch of friends, a trip, etc. Every song has a meaning for me.
BTW the title of this post reminds me a song
Changes – David Bowie
Randy Pausch died July 25th 2008.
This video is a motivational video like the Steve Jobs video that I posted a while ago.
Also there is available a longer one, I dind’t have time to watch this one but for sure is great.
We have created debug_mode=ON based on the idea of the ton of diferent technologies that a developer can learn today. So, a user can creates articles about Java or Cobol, about Agile methodologies, SEO, design patterns, or how to do anything. The groups werw created with the idea of debate arround a concrete subject or a general one (depending the group) all arround the them of computers.
debug_mode=ON is a beta version, we’ve opened a thread to get your feedback, ¡all the opinions are wellcome!.
You can read the offical announce here.
Last weeks I was so busy, many changes in my life. Now I’m living and working in Barcelona, to be more specific in Telefonica Research and Development. They contacted me because of this blog, it’s an amazing thing :)
In these weeks / months I have finished my degree, I’ve obtained the maximum rating in my end-of-degree thesis. My thesis has been about my work in the Summer of Code program.
Last week I recorded a podcast about ORMs for JavaHispano, JavaHispano is the bigger Java community in Spanish, this podcast is available on this web. Moreover I’m writing Java Persistence API (JPA) tutorial for this community, this tutorial will be available at soon as posible.
On top, I’m trying to collaborate with the Apache OpenJPA project, I’m writing a patch to add Streams support for the Derby DB.
I will try to write an update every week, I would like to write several technical articles about JPA and Apache OpenJPA. In Barcelona I want to attend some conferences like the First Tuesday España or many others, if you have information about an interesting conference in Barcelona please let me know.
Sorry about the inactivity, now I come back to update the blog and publish some things about Java, my interests and technology.
See you soon ;)
Now in OJObuscador, a Spanish web I read that Google launchs a new service called “Google Maps Street View”.
This services offer a street-view, feeling that you’re walking down the street. This service is avaliable in San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, and Denver.
You can see the announcement and a video here: http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2007/05/introducing-street-view.html
And you can view this service in http://maps.google.com/ and clicking on the button “Street View”.
If you’re browser language isn’t english you, probably need to specific english language in the URL, something like this: http://maps.google.com/?hl=en at least Spanish need it.
Today I recived a mail with a link to this video, I think that Steve’s speech is a great story for young people, specialy for people who work with computers.
With Spanish subtitles: