Cómo funcionan realmente las cosas

Tú quieres creer en algún propósito oculto. Estás intentando convencerte de que hay una razón para todo lo que sucede en el mundo. Me da lo mismo cómo lo llames, Dios, suerte, armonía, todo viene a ser la misma gilipollez. Es una forma de rehuir los hechos, de negarse a mirar cómo funcionan realmente las cosas.

Paul AusterLa música del azar

The Cultural Defeat of Microsoft

Many people (by which I mean many Windows users”) don’t realize the huge difference between “the Windows way of doing things” and, basically, everyone elses’ way, i.e: the POSIX world which comprises all of the Unices, Linux, BSD and even OS X.

Hugo Landau writes:

From the perspective of POSIX, Windows is “alien technology” […] Windows and POSIX are fundamentally different in many ways, and lead to further “cultural” differences in how software is developed on these platforms. Windows and POSIX, then, are two “cultures”, the technical differences of the core technology itself being only a small part of that.

Read the entire piece at: The Cultural Defeat of Microsoft

El placer de la erudición

Los perdedores, como los autodidactas, tienen siempre conocimientos más vastos que los ganadores. Si quieres ganar tienes que saber una cosa sola y no perder tiempo en sabértelas todas; el placer de la erudición está reservado a los perdedores.

Umberto Eco — Número Cero

David Bowie

There are many artists with career spanning several decades and many of them trying to fit into the current trends as well. But David Bowie was the only one who could actually be called a chameleon. He didn’t have to try to fit into new musical styles; he anticipated them, shaped them, and influenced their most relevant artists. And then, he could humbly create fantastic covers of one of their songs.

Using Bootstrap the right way

There are many ways to misuse Bootstrap, but it’s entirely possible to use it on a better way with a few tweaks on your process.

Use it as an external package

The greatest thing about Bower it’s not the ability to download whatever library or script but to use it as the package manager it’s intended to be, which primarily means to never modify packages installed with Bower.

There’s a simple reason for this: one of the key advantages of using a package manager is being able to keep your packages up-to-date, and since a package manager it’s not a version control system, whatever changes you make to an installed package will be lost with an update.

In the case of Bootstrap, here’s what I do:

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