Nowbody calls me Ignacio. I’m plunchete, man!

Masterbranch is hiring! Software Developer (Java preferred)

Posted in Java, Software Companies by plunchete on January 4, 2011

You can see the original reference here: Software Developer (Java preferred)

We’ve been around for around a year and a half and we’re pretty fun to work with (we’ve got the Jack Rackham and other useless but funny things in the office, come to see them
We value good people who love to build things the right way.
We like to be technically challenged, and we want this for the rest of our team too.
We like talking to customers about how to make the product better.
We are located in Barcelona, Spain.

You’re a curious person.
You’re a generalist who handle all sorts of technical issues with efficiency.
You like to build things.
You love to do things the right way.

Contributions to the open source community
Excellent communication skills

If you are interested you can go to Masterbranch an apply or send me and email.

My favorite song

Posted in About Me, life, music by plunchete on May 13, 2010

Usually when I say to someone that I have a favorite song they look weird to me. Why? Because the great majority of people that I know cannot pick just one song. Oooookay … I have a favorite song but non a second or a third, not either a top 10 … these depends on the day. Not big deal, huh? ;).

What is my favorite song?

My favorite song is Paloma by Andres Calamaro. Andres Calamaro is an Argentinian singer born in 1961 and has been member of some pretty famous (at least in Spain) rock bands like “Los Abuelos de la nada or “Los Rodriguez”.

Why is my favorite song?

First of all was the first song that I heard by Andres Calamaro around eight years ago. Calamaro is one of my favorite singers  (I don’t have just one, I have plenty).

I like the lyrics, from the first letter to the last one. Of course I love the music of the song too, from the first guitar until the end of the song.

In eight years I can’t count the times that I heard. Trust me,  tons of times :P.

For me the most important reason, this song is not just a period of my life, it’s not just a person or a situation. I associate with several people (friends, family, girls, strangers), cities, places, situations, etc. across the years. So if you have been around me long enough you probably are a part of this song  too :).

I’ve been twice in Calamaro’s concerts and in both he played Paloma (I just have been in two concerts because from 2000 to 2005 he didn’t make concerts). I hope to be in my third concert in September!.

And what about you? Do you have a favorite song?.

So here it’s the song and the tyrics, enjoy it!.

Andrés Calamaro – Paloma 1999

Mi vida fuimos a volar
con un solo paracaídas
uno sólo va a quedar
volando a la deriva
Vivir así no es vivir
esperando y esperando
porque vivir es jugar
y yo quiero seguir jugando
Le dije a mi corazón
sin gloria pero sin pena
no cometas el crimen, varón
si no vas a cumplir la condena
Quiero vivir dos veces
para poder olvidarte
quiero llevarte conmigo
y no voy a ninguna parte
No te preocupes, Paloma
hoy no estoy adentro mío
tu amor es mi enfermedad
soy un envase vacío
No te preocupes Paloma
no hay pájaros en el nido
dos ilusiones se irán a volar
pero otras dos han venido
Si me olvido de vivir
colgado de sentimientos
voy a vivir para repetir otra vez
este momento
Te bajaría del cielo, mujer
la luna hasta tu cama
porque es muy poco de amor
sólo una vez por semana
Puse precio a mi libertad
y nadie quiso pagarlo
te cambio tu corazón por el mío
para mirarlo y mirarlo
Ampas de gloria, mujer
quiero un pedazo de cielo
para invitarte a dormir
en la cama o en el suelo
un sacrificio ritual bien o mal
yo quiero hacerle a mi estrella
sin principio ni final
no quiero vivir sin ella
Quiero vivir dos veces
para poder olvidarte
quiero llevarte conmigo
y no voy a ninguna parte
No te preocupes, Paloma
hoy no estoy adentro mío
tu amor es mi enfermedad
soy un envase vacío
No te preocupes Paloma
no hay pájaros en el nido
dos ilusiones se irán a volar
pero otras dos han venido


Posted in About Me, General by plunchete on April 4, 2010

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

Wear sunscreen

Posted in life, music by plunchete on April 4, 2010

A couple of weeks ago I discovered (via gimenete) this video. I like it pretty much!

The song in this video is an essay titled “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” written by Mary Schmich and published in 1997, oddly the song starts with “Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99” WTF!. Just for the record,  the name of the song is not “wear sunscreen” is “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)”.

The song starts with just one tip for the future “wear sunscreen”. Why wear sunscreen? As the song says “The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists” and then starts the part with meaningful and great advices “the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience”.

I really enjoy the whole song but I would like to emphasize some sentences:

  • “Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum”
  • “The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind”
  • “Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours”
  • “Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind … the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself”
  • “Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults”
  • “Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good”
  • “Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future”
  • “Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on”

Here is the video (with Spanish subtitles)

I would like to end this post with a part of the song

“Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.”

Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Posted in General, life by plunchete on February 10, 2009

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.

debug_mode=ON social network for developers

Posted in About Me, General, OpenSource by plunchete on September 22, 2008

I’m happy to announce the creation of a social network in Spanish for developers, the web is For the moment you can write articles, rate them and comment an article also you can create groups, each group has a forum and the articles can be associated with the groups.

The user is the most important in our portal, for this reason a user can EARN MONEY publishing articles, you only need your Google Adsense id.

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.

To do the site we used Python, it’s running on the service Google App Engine. We licensed our code under Affero GPL, so our code is Open Source.

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.

Hug a Developer

Posted in funny by plunchete on August 28, 2008

Great video:

Why people don’t know FindBugs?

Posted in Java by plunchete on August 1, 2008

During last weeks I talked with some people who has been developing in Java for a long time, I’m really surprised because they didn’t know FindBugs or other static analyzer, of course all of them think that is really useful and they have started or have plans to use it.

If you don’t know what is FindBugs, FindBugs uses static analisis to look for bugs in Java code. FindBugs is licensed under the Lesser General Public License.

Other Java analyzers:

PMD: Similar to FindBugs.

Checkstyle: Help programmers write Java code that adheres to a coding standard.

Do you use any static analyzer when you program?

Which one?

What is your opion about these tools?

Pictures of this weekend

Posted in About Me, Luxembourg by plunchete on July 22, 2008

As I said this weekend I had my first visit, thanks to come 🙂

Some pictures of the weedend

This weekend I have my first visit in Luxembourg

Posted in About Me, Luxembourg by plunchete on July 18, 2008

This weekend I have my first visit in Luxembourg, they are Alberto, his girlfriend Leticia and Alba. I hope to be a good host :). I’m looking forward the visit, now I´m going to the train station to pick them up!