Great documentary: World War II From Space

Today I’m sharing a great documentary about WWII: World War II From Space.

It will explain the most relevant of WWII in 1 and a half hours using great narrative, videos, graphics and pictures. It’s a great summary for anyone studying this important part of history too!

Documentary: Megafactories Tesla Model S

I highly recommend to watch this really good documentary about Tesla and one of its founders, Elon Musk. I thinks he’s the mix between a modern version of Henry Ford and a new Steve Jobs. Good stuff to watch!

YouTube! What did you do to your User Interface?

I got my YouTube interface updated today. They are rolling it out to users progressively so maybe you got it too.

Google said they want to highlight the importance of Playlists and make them more visible, which is fine, but what’s the deal with the grey space on the sides of the main content section? I get the impression of a website that is old and outdated. Also, the video thumbnails look small and it feels there’s a waste of space.

I feel like YouTube is using old HTML frames…

I think they can just make the video thumbnails a bit bigger without making the whole site look cluttered and also use some other way to divide spaces rather than that big ugly grey space.

Google has been playing around with the YouTube interface so much this past year so I hope all this improves in their next iteration.

38 tips for a good User Interface

Last night I found this really good website called GoodUI that shows 38 tips for creating a good User Interface. They explain each of those tips and give examples. Very good stuff to keep in mind when designing an interface. Definitely something you want to bookmark.

Go ahead and check out all the tips here.

[Book Review] Remote: Office Not Required

Today I finished reading Remote: Office Not Required, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. Jason and David are the founders of 37signals, a company that creates great web applications for collaborating and working. David is also the creator of the ultra popular web framework Ruby on Rails and they both already wrote two books called “Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application” and my favorite, “Rework“.

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How to find the ID of a post or page in WordPress

When you’re working with WordPress, especially with certain plugins or widgets, you might need to get the ID of a post or a page to link them, for example.

Although you won’t find this ID easily within the WordPress dashboard, there’s still a really simple way to get it. All you need to do it go to edit the post or page you’re interested in, and then look at the URL in the browser.

WordPress Post and Page ID

Happy blogging.

jOBS

jOBS

Yesterday I finally went to see jOBS. I must say I was excited when I first heard there was going to be a movie about Steve Jobs, but later when I started reading not-so-good reviews online and the comments from Woz saying the movie wasn’t too accurate, that initial excitement began to decrease.

The movie is simply not good. The director (Joshua Michael Stern) had a great story to tell but he failed to do it right. It looks like he didn’t even read the Steve jobs biography by Walter Isaacson before making this movie.

The scenes are disconnected, the music is out of timing with the pictures, there are a lot of moments that are not in the movie and a lot others that are not properly developed. The movie skips about 9 years when Jobs went to NeXT, they simply don’t say anything about it. Also the return of Jobs to Apple is not accurate at all. They don’t show anything about Apple buying NeXT in 1996, for example.

Not everything is bad though. Ashton Kutcher’s acting is really good, but that’s about it.

After having read the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, this movie falls very, very short. If you want to learn about the history of Apple (and Microsoft), I highly recommend you watch Pirates of Silicon Valley.

Today is my last day at Sun Microsystems

Today is my last day working as a Campus Ambassador at Sun Microsystems. After almost 2 years, today I say good bye!

It was an incredible experience, awesome, fun… I can’t find enough words to describe it, but it was by far the best experience I’ve had in my life! and I say THANK YOU to everyone who were with me all this time. THANK YOU my fellow Campus Ambassadors from all over the world specially from Chile and Latin America and all the professors, university authorities and students.

THANK YOU Karla, Eze, Carlos, Paty, Jorge, Gary, Rocio, David, Tzel, Sang, Alan, Braulio, María Teresa, James, Lin, Abishek, Tom, Hyejin, Avinash, Kevin and everyone I met in this amazing company. You taught me a lot!

Here are some pictures of the great times I had with you.