I’ve always hated puzzles. Whenever my teachers or any of my parents presented me with something like this:

I’d crawl in my skin. Puzzles to me consist of:

  • A deterministic whole formed by known multiple pieces
  • A clear end goal or result
  • Rules on how to get from point A to point B
  • It’s a logical, clear cut type of activity

Why did I hate them:

  • I’m particularly terrible at remembering rules — ask anyone who has played board games with me
  • The path to the solution was not intuitive
  • They were too abstract and detached from reality
  • The format…

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No calling out here, I get it. We all like goods to instantly arrive at our door. Sometimes we even find products not found anywhere else that we desperately want. In my case, it’s bulk peanuts.

I love making my own peanut butter.
It’s pretty tasty.

However, whenever something’s shipped to us at Amazon, we’re harming ourselves and others.

What do you mean me buying a new phone case will kill us all?
You’re crazy!

That may be true, but I think it’s unrelated. Humor me for a second. Read this list here and make your own conclusions and decisions.


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Some days ago we’ve been lied to once again:

Donald Trump has been acquitted in the impeachment trial on inciting rioters in Capitol Hill. (Herb, 2021)

If this doesn’t seem like a lie to you, let me rephrase on what this headline means to me when read:

Donald Trump had no responsibility on inciting rioters in Capitol Hill. (Zul, 2021)

Backing up the reason this is a lie is beyond the scope of this article. After all, many excellent journalists and politicians have been clear of this in other headlines. …


Photo by Alexander Sinn on Unsplash

A real-world case on how communities can come together to solve challenging problems.

As someone within the tech industry for more than 5 years, I’m happily surprised by peers that want to make a positive impact in the world. They possess great qualities:

  • They have great ideas in concept with a broad target
  • They’re willing to learn a new technology
  • They’re willing to collaborate with others

However, these “nice things” also have their caveats:

  • Broad, general ideas without domain expertise are hard to put into practice
  • Most people get stuck on “reinventing the wheel”, on making something perfect
  • They only collaborate with other people in tech because of their social bubble

Sometimes, these…


Cuando un reclutador me ofrece un salario, intento preguntar en qué está basado este número. La respuesta siempre ha sido defensiva, pero al insistir me comentan que se debe al valor del empleo en el mercado. Entonces yo me pregunté: ¿qué factores constituyen un salario en el mercado?

Típicamente, al calcular un salario como desarrollador de software los siguientes factores se consideran:

  • Experiencia
  • Habilidades
  • Ubicación geográfica
  • Nivel de inglés

Sin embargo, hay factores “ocultos” de los que podríamos estarnos haciendo de la vista gorda por accidente o intencionalmente que no nos permiten ver el verdadero valor que deberíamos de darle…


Technology advances so fast that by the time we finalize a legal framework or regulation, we’re already far behind. From countries like Estonia to the United States, ensuring Internet access for everyone is a huge challenge. Mexico is no different: it has its own background and obstacles to make this possible. In this first entry we’ll review Internet’s distribution challenges within Mexico.

While the number of households with Internet in Mexico grows, the number of households with personal computers does not:

In Spanish: Comparison between percentage of households with Internet vs percentage of households with a computer

This trend is slightly similar for individual users:


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Desde Estonia hasta Estados Unidos, la óptima distribución y aprovechamiento del Internet siempre escapa de nuestras manos. Para bien y para mal, la industria de las telecomunicaciones lleva evolucionando más de 20 años. Si planeamos aplicarle un marco legal, es otra cuando terminamos el primer borrador. Si intentamos mejorarla, esta se vuelve obsoleta tan pronto la sacamos al mercado. El internet en México no es la excepción. Sin embargo, nuestra historia hace únicas las circunstancias de la misma. Hoy quiero revisar en este tercer artículo la neutralidad del Internet en México.

Yo soy parte de las generaciones que crecieron con…


This is my second time away from Mexico, where I was born and raised, before Día de Muertos. I have many loved ones to celebrate this for, especially my late dad. As such, I wanted to both make some for the upcoming Día de Muertos (November 2nd) and share this tradition with all of you.

Descansa en paz, papá

This is a combination of a lot of pan de muerto recipes, Sohla Ell-Wally’s Cinnamon Sticky Buns recipe, my Mexican palate, and my amateur baking experience. It’s a very simple, forgiving dough.

Servings: 4 medium-sized panes

Ingredients

  • 1 orange, zested (keep the zest)
  • Orange zest from…


Desde Estonia hasta Estados Unidos, la óptima distribución y aprovechamiento del Internet parece siempre escapar de nuestras manos. Para bien y para mal, la industria de las telecomunicaciones corre como ninguna otra desde hace 20 años. Si intentamos regularla, ya es otra cuando aplicamos un marco legal. Si intentamos mejorarla, nuestra solución se vuelve obsoleta tan pronto la acabamos. México no es diferente, pero sus antecedentes y obstáculos son únicos. En esta segunda parte revisaremos el aprovechamiento del internet en el país.

Aprovechamiento

Aunque México cuenta con más de 7,000 centros de Internet gratuito en el país, no puede aprovecharse debido…


La industria de las telecomunicaciones corre como ninguna otra desde hace 20 años. Si intentamos regularla, ya es otra cuando aplicamos el marco legal. Si intentamos mejorarla, nuestra solución se vuelve obsoleta tan pronto la acabamos. Desde Estonia hasta Estados Unidos, la óptima distribución y aprovechamiento del Internet parece siempre escapar de nuestras manos. México no es diferente, pero sus antecedentes y obstáculos son únicos. En esta primera parte revisaremos la distribución del internet en el país.

Distribución

Mientras que los hogares con internet crece, la cantidad de hogares con computadora no crece:

Esta tendencia se repite cuando se revisa esto…

Luis Zul

Data and games are my jam!

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