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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Great gig! Very poor organisation!

Last Sunday I went to a Bruce Springsteen Concert in Bilbao (San Mames stadium). It lasted about 3 hours and 20 minutes and I only have good words to say about the bands performance. Bruce gave a very good image. They started the gig with a local song (the guy must have learnt it in hours) and then Bruce went on to say some words in Basque!

Great stuff, not so much the organisation of the queues though. It´s a pity the lack of professionalism displayed by the organization. I don´t exactly know how's fault it is but someone did it really bad. I have been in many concerts and never seem so much of a struggle to make a queue.

Ones the queue was formed, organised by people on the queue, they told us to move back and into one line because the queue was bending. When people on the front moved back, lots of people from the back started taking our places.

The story goes on, as people from the queue tried to reorganise ourselves again. However, the clever guys from the organisation moved couple of fences and the mess was right back. At the end we ended up jumping over each other when they finally opened the doors.

What a sad image gave Bilbao to the world. Bruce however, keeps infecting the fans with energy.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Let the guy talk!

I was living in England back in June 2007 when Tony Blair resigned his position as Prime Minister. I have never been into British politics, however, I understood enough to notice that the Labour party wasn´t doing as good as it used to do few years before.

Then, Gordon Brown took Blair´s place and I thought "This is the end of an era. They are going to loose the next elections".

The truth is that I don´t know much of politics and even less about Gordon Brown. But I still believed Brown to be inferior compare to Blair. I had the opinion, people didn´t like Brown as much.

I have been leaving in the Basque Country for two years now, and haven´t payed any attention to politics in England but my opinion about Brown has changed. I don´t know if people likes him or how he is doing in the previsions but the guy knows how to give a speech.

It´s really worth watching his speech on TED. He speaks about how technology can drive globalization for good purposes. How we should use the Internet to spread the good moral actions and point and criticize the bad ones. The talk gets your attention from the first second.

It´s good stuff.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Has anyone seen Chrome OS, anyway?

A big storm has formed lately on the Web, as Google announced their intent to release a new operating system next year. I have red people praising the decision, criticizing it to death and even not giving it importance.

However, there is one thing in common with all this talking. People does care about it! That´s clear because otherwise they wouldn´t write so much about it.

I´m notgoing yo write about my opinion about Chrome OS simply because I don´t have one yet. I could comment about the intention of making it but that is ridiculous. It´s good to know that they are doing it, but lets wait until we see it, before we make so many comments about it.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Nginx and Linux

I intent to write few Erlang backends to hang from the Internet. I want to choose the simplest technology possible for the cause so I will use Nginx as a reverse proxy and lift the https work here.

As first step, I installed Nginx version 0.6.32 in a Debian box from the repositories. I did some simple configuration to display static files but the files would not show up. Nginx was displaying a forbidden page. I checked file permissions on the files and they were OK (or so I thought). It was set to read permissions for others. I searched the Web around but I got quite frustrated as the articles I checked were setting the permissions I already had.

Then I suddenly found it! It´s not only the files that have to have read permissions but the directory they are on has to have execute permissions too.

I love the GNU/Linux world. It just does what it's suppose to do.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Interesting post about living habits

This morning as I was checking Hacker News as usual I found this blog entry that made me think. In this article Glenn raises a very interesting question. How much of our lives do we actually live? And how much of it do we spend on thinking things that we are going to do in the future?

Don´t wait for tomorrow as it will never come.

Carpe diem!

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