This blog now is encrypted

This blog now is encrypted

One of the problems that has been concerning me for the last few months is the privacy online. I’ve already written about how to encrypt a hard drive, or discussed about the unsafety of passwords. Now it is finally time to make an improvement to the blog’s...
Musical Saturday: Alt-J – Taro

Musical Saturday: Alt-J – Taro

What a lovely musical discovery Alt-J. An English “Geek Rock” band. The song I’m bringing today is Taro, based in the love story of two war photographers who died doing what they loved the most and their reunion afterwards. I’m copying the...
Wim Wenders talks about his photo exhibition in Berlin

Wim Wenders talks about his photo exhibition in Berlin

I’ve found recently in The Economist an interview to the german film director Wim Wenders, who has an ongoing photo exhibition in Berlin. Wenders is known for some movies like Buena Vista Social Club, Pina, Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of desire) but his...
Is there science behind the VW scam?

Is there science behind the VW scam?

The first time I’ve read about the VolksWagen strategy to bypass emission controls in the US it was from the perspective of business responsibility. People started to wonder how deep into the company is this scamming moral entangled. I honestly don’t care...
Why saving data in binary format saves space

Why saving data in binary format saves space

Recently we had a short group discussion regarding saving and storing data. For some experiments it may become a real bottleneck since they may be generating billions of data points per second. However saving the data in the proper format may not only prevent you from...
Musical Saturday: Iggy Pop – The Passenger

Musical Saturday: Iggy Pop – The Passenger

Is there a better way for starting a Saturday than with this song? The lyrics, written by Iggy Pop allegedly aboard Berlin’s S-Bahn, have been interpreted as embodying the nomadic spirit of the punk outcast. Check it out! I am the passenger and I ride and I ride...
How to encrypt a hard drive using LUKS

How to encrypt a hard drive using LUKS

Since a long time ago and through the hard way, I’ve learned how important it is to back-up periodically my files. Without any doubts the easiest is using an external hard drive and the command rsync (later I’ll write a post about this). If you have the...
Musical Saturday: David Guetta – Hey Mama

Musical Saturday: David Guetta – Hey Mama

This summer Saturday is time to bring a different song from what I was bringing in the past. David Guetta is a french DJ that this season nailed it with his son Hey Mama, playing in all radios and parties. In this song you can find the voice of Nicki Minaj and Bebe...