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If we have seen further

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 02:06:30 GMT

If we have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
You are very dearly missed, Ian. You were one of those giants.

Why "Colussion" is brilliantly named

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:48:38 GMT

Collusion is "an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web."
If you are not paying for something... you, the customer, are the product being sold.
-- Andrew Lewis , Mozilla.
I am very eager to see how this evolves given that things like Adsense, no less, belong  to Google, and Google (i believe, and please correct me if I am wrong), is one of Mozilla's biggest, erm, how to put it, "sponsors". Will Chrome get a similar feature? I am very veruy curious. This might be the biggest White Rabbit I've seen in a long time.

The mad ones

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:47:25 GMT

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the starsand in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”

~Jack Kerouac

Life update

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:34:10 GMT

I moved 600km away from Madrid, I quit my job because with all the coming and going I was barely making any money, and in order to keep a healthy, active mind, I'll keep working for Debian. I also started occasionally helping kandinski with sysadmin stuff for Barrapunto (the Spanish SlashDot), also for love, and because of incredible timing.

We also now have a new cat (an orange tabby named named gato, not very original nor practical as it's our fifth cat in the household). We also now have a small garden the cats love, even in bad, evil rain. I also now have a bright new horizon where a vegetable garden, civil marriage, quitting smoking, and motherhood will be slowly making it into my life as the dust settles down.

Last, but not least, I'll try to get back in touch with all the people I lost contact with because of, you know me, another one of my falls through the rabbithole I call depression. I missed two Debconfs in a row, this time it was bad. But I found the way out and I am back. So hurry up and drop me a line before three years (that's when i believe the rabbithole will eat me again). At least now I understand the cycles. It still sucks, but helps feel in control. Or something.

Anyway, if you ever show up close to Seville, I am up for keysigning, beers and rl spammer harassing, as always.

Biggest of them all

Sun, 11 Dec 2011 16:41:27 GMT

Biggest of them all
Originally uploaded by Amayita.
And what the heck bumped into that? :)

Via Flickr:
Tomares, Seville

Moving Tips 101

Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:36:19 GMT

Note to self:  Next time you move houses across the country, do remember to pack a small "survival" backpack with clean clothes and other basics *before* everything is packed up.

apt-get install anarchism

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 07:28:00 GMT

Yesterday I became a member of the CNT. Now I just need to buy the tshirt :)

Monday Cat Blogging

Mon, 23 May 2011 18:13:48 GMT

Jazz on the table
Originally uploaded by Amayita.
Jazz on the table

Indignez vous (III)

Tue, 17 May 2011 19:23:14 GMT

Spain is struggling to recover from the double blow of the global recession and the bursting of a decade-long property bubble, and the unemployment rate is more than 21 percent.

Saturday Cat Blogging

Sat, 07 May 2011 19:04:35 GMT

Originally uploaded by Amayita.

Friday Cat Blogging

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:08:19 GMT

New scratching post
Originally uploaded by Amayita.
New scratching post

Friday Cat Blogging

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:07:37 GMT

Originally uploaded by Amayita.
Vi, taking a break as I make the bed.

Baking for the weekend

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 20:23:52 GMT

Madeleines / Magdalenas
Originally uploaded by Amayita.
Madeleines / Magdalenas (, home made, and Jolly Roger themed!
And Flan: 4 minutes, pressure cooker made, Créme caramel (
I adapted the recipes to make them healthier (fructose instead of sugar, whole brown flour instead of white, refined one).

Friday cat blogging

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:45:00 GMT

Vi & Clara
Originally uploaded by Amayita.

Indignez vous (II)

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 15:24:44 GMT

Spend millions visiting space TWICE, take Amazon referal money from non profit... priceless!


Mark, with his wealth, could have set up any model of organisation. He chose a for-profit one. As such, the conflict of loyalty necessarily must become ever more pronounced as that profit is sought.
Thanks to a former friend for pointing me to these two people who could express this better than me.

Indignez Vous!

Fri, 28 Jan 2011 18:20:21 GMT

If There is any sort of food for thought worth reading, this is it. INDIGNEZ-VOUS! GET ANGRY! CRY OUT by Stéphane HesselAfter 93 years, it is almost the final act. The end for me is not very far off any more. But it still leaves me a chance to be able to remind others of what acted as the basis of my political engagement. It was the years of resistance to the Nazi occupation -- and the program of social rights worked out 66 years ago by the National Council of the Resistance!It is to Jean Moulin [murdered founder of the Council] that we owe, as part of this Council, the uniting of all elements of occupied  France -- the movements, the parties, the labor unions -- to proclaim their membership in Fighting France, and we owe this to the only leader that it acknowledged, General de Gaulle. From London, where I had joined de Gaulle in March 1941, I learned that this Council had completed a program and adopted it on March 15th, 1944, that offered for liberated France a group of principles and values on which would rest the modern democracy of our country.These principles and these values, we need today more than ever. It is up to us to see to it, all together, that our society becomes a society of which we are proud, not this society of immigrants without papers -- expulsions, suspicion regarding the immigrants. Not this society where they call into question social security and national retirement and health plans. Not this society where mass media are in the hands of the rich. These are things that we would have refused to give in to if we had been the true heirs of the National Council of the Resistance.From 1945, after a dreadful drama [WWII], it was an ambitiousresurrection of society to which the remaining contingent of the Councilof the Resistance devoted itself. Let us remember them while creatingnational health and pensions plans such as the Resistance wished, as itsprogram stipulated, "a full plan of French national health and socialsecurity, aimed at assuring all citizens the means of existence wheneverthey are unable to obtain them by a job; a retirement allowing the oldworkers to finish their days with dignity."The sources of energy, electricity, and gas, mines, the big banks, werenationalized. Now this was as the program recommended: "... the returnto the nation of big monopolized means of production, fruits of commonlabor, sources of energy, wealth from the mines, from insurancecompanies and from big banks; the institution of a true economic andsocial democracy involving the ousting of the big economic and financialfiefdoms from the direction of the economy."General interest must dominate over special interest. The just manbelieves that wealth created in the realm of labor should dominate overthe power of money.The Resistance proposed, "a rational organization of the economyassuring the subordination of special interests to general interest, andthe emancipation of 'slaves' of the professional dictatorship that wasinstituted just as in the fascist states," which had used the interim[for two years after the war] government of the Republic as an agent.A true democracy needs an independent press, and the Resistanceacknowledged it, demanded it, by defending "the freedom of the press,its honor, and its independence from the State, the power of money andforeign influence." This is what relieved restrictions on the press from1944 on. And press freedom is definitely what is in danger today.The Resistance called for a "real possibility for all French children tobenefit from the most advanced education," without discrimination.Reforms offered in 2008 go c[...]

The Debian empanada

Fri, 07 Jan 2011 14:06:03 GMT

Cod fish, fried tomato, green and red peppers. Home made from scratch. And delicious.

I wonder why I feel the need to swirl everything up :)

(image) (image)

Originally uploaded by Amayita.

I will one day learn how to propperly cook.

Of inner peace and struggle

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:53:07 GMT

[Nothing related to Debian here, move on if you don't care about my recurring obsession with the end of the world, Cassandra pains, or Big Phat Living Room Revolution yearnings].Although I am still looking for a community of anarcho-primitivists that want to accept me joining their frugal living, and simply slip off the social construct, the system, the fucking face of earth, call it what you will, I could find some comfort in my favourite feminist blogger's take on the subject of my midlife crisis regarding ecology, capitalism, patriarchy, child bearing, overpopulation, meat consumption and all the rumination of consuming thoughts that (still) make my life miserable and have kept me running away from human contact for a year.  [Emphasis mine]At what point does human culture depart from the Natural? With the invention of computers? TV? Cars? The cotton gin? Electricity? Taco stands? Gunpowder? The printing press? Written language? Shoes? Crop cultivation? Yurts? The wheel? Did humans become unnatural when the good old days of picturesque, endless agrarian toil, feudal oppression, unchecked disease, ignorance, and death from dysentery at 35 turned into the bad new days of urban post-industrial capitalism where a pound of fair-trade organic coffee costs $12.99 and your email inbox is full of spam? ah. Everything humans do, or have ever done, is “natural.” We can’t do anything else. The idea that modern culture is un-natural is nostalgic and inaccurate. Living off the grid in a yurt is “good” in some absolute sense, whereas driving an SUV from a suburban bungalow to the stripmall is “bad”? Come on. This a romantic, but misguided view. The cosmic reaction to a 20′ Ford Expedition is the same as to a sanctimonious Prius: bupkis. The universe doesn’t give a fuck about you or your lifestyle choices. It doesn’t give a fuck about the economy, oil spills, or civil unrest in Blargistan. It doesn’t give a fuck about katydids. Eventually our whole planet will be erased from space, and the galaxy won’t bat an eye. The inevitable extinction of our species (imminent, according to research here at Spinster Laboratories) via the exhaustion of available resources is as natural as a fresh-picked peach. As Andre 3000 and other dude philosophers have observed, nothing is forever. Yes, yes, when people use the word ‘natural’ what they really mean is ‘free of chemical additives’ and maybe some of the assorted hippie concepts that go with that narrative. Barter economies, home furnishings made from bamboo, vegan cookbooks, living in the country. While I would argue that it is just as natural for people to put chemical additives in things as it is to not put chemical additives in things, I admit that it is appealing to fantasize that the source of human misery is an unnatural isolation from Nature, and that doing yoga on an organic rubber mat and drinking organic spinach smoothies will put me back in sync with the cosmos.But alas, I’m already in sync with the cosmos, and so are you. In other words, this is it. This is what we’ve become, and this is what we get. Which is not to say that a person can’t fantasize about a verdant paradise full of songbirds and polar bears and Bengal tigers, untouched by human influence. Only, that world isn’t a world we could actually live in. The minute you add “contented children, lazy from a carefree day at the swimming hole, eating ripe plums on the porc[...]

Dear Frans

Wed, 01 Sep 2010 23:54:08 GMT

You will be missed so much. You were kind, you were fun to be around.
It is a privilege to have met  you. Debian is privileged for the effort and time you put in it.
Your contribution will remain with us and will inspire others for a long time.
You made a difference in this world, one that will last and outlive you. I can only thank you.

Rest in peace, my brother. See you at the other side of the Firewall, and thanks for all the FLOSS ;)


Wed, 19 Aug 2009 14:56:07 GMT

I’m still laughing my ass off:

Uwe Hermann - How to run 65535 web servers on a single laptop


The Drunk Geishas

Sun, 22 Mar 2009 11:21:25 GMT

The Drunk Geishas have proved to be very a rebellious anti Mac OSX users female guerrilla group. Here is one of its newest members, who after having been fired only last monday at the Internet News Paper she was a SysAdmin at, became sick with fustration and joined the first women-only terrorist group she came across, which also fit her somewhat, because she was a geek who never liked Mac users very much, anyway.

We have not harmed any Mac OSX user yet and I don't think we intend to, but the planning, aided by huge amounts of Martini and Baileys, is already a lot of fun in and of itself. The irony of the above content is that the pic is taken and the post is written entirely using Mac OSX (Firefox and FotoBooth). Everybody relax!

Poll: DPL Debates

Mon, 02 Mar 2009 12:42:08 GMT

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Life upside down

Sat, 21 Feb 2009 11:38:03 GMT

Wedding night
Originally uploaded by Amayita.
But trying hard to drive like this