Support Glumik!

Hello, This time I write to ask you for your support. We’re developing a website for small business owners in the City of Queretaro, Mexico. The website will allow the proprietors have presence on the Internet. Many of these people do not have the resources for starting a website and we want to help them….

Windows Live Writer? nah… Adobe Contribute

Obsesed with looking for a good blogging tool on the web and reading a big list of complaints for the lack of a good tool for mac users, I didn’t realize I had had one for a long time on my computer: Adobe Contribute. Most people talk about Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer and how to…

asp.net tips and tricks

How to get the username in a web app Four steps to achieve it: Use the following code to get the username in your application: string user = User.Identity.Name.ToString(); Modify your web.config file to include the identity and the authentication tags: <system.web>                 <identity impersonate=”true” /> <authentication mode=”Windows”/> </system.web> In IIS right click your application…

Is beauty better than functional?

what do you think? how many times we find ourselves trying to sell a good project that, because of its ugly look, ends in the garbage bin? Do you think an engineer should have some lessons on aesthetics? art? or leave that right minded work to the guy who used to be in ballet lessons at the university?

Tabs, Shortcuts and Internet Explorer

Have you read the information that shows up when you click the “new tab” button in IE? I think I did it once when I tried for the first time this tabbed IE, and never took a look at it again. Until yesterday. I just read it and surprised me because it contains a useful list of shortcuts for managing tabs. Many of…

About this new year…

Hello all. Since November I have been using the Microsoft 2008 Express Suite. Nice suite, but a big change since these last months I was only on the Java side. C# is one of those languages you can easily fall in love with. Most of the applications I’m developing are for web, and it has…

Firefox cannot load "localhost", while IE can

I installed IIS on a reformatted computer and when trying to access the home page using Firefox I was asked for my username and password. After many tries and permission checkings (check this first!) I used IE and it worked… I googled a little bit and found this solution: 1. Open up Firefox and type…

Server Upgrade

Last sunday I upgraded my website software… phew!, It was a long task, but final result was very pleasant :-). Right now it’s running on WordPress 1.5. Very nice. One major change was the use of subdomains instead of subdirectories. I pretend to keep all blogs cleaner by putting each one in its own subdomain…

Logo contest and Xara

Two months ago I designed this logo for an internal company product contest. I didn’t win, but I learned a lot. Xara made the work very simple, and well… hope you like it as much as I do…

Ubuntu 8.04

Ubuntu 8.04 was released last week. This release includes features like: Firefox 3 Beta 5: Web browser Desktop Effects enabled by default: Window shadows, wobbling, animations, desktop on a 3D cube, transparency and a lot more. Gnome 2.22: Window manager Open Office 2.4: Office productivity suite. PDF printer… and a lot more. More information on…

On Polyominoes

Three weeks ago I had to work on polyominoes for a final project. Since I had to program an enumeration quickly, I wanted to find a simple algorithm to do it. Well, my search was hard. I barely found information on enumeration algorithms and read the work of many people including Redelmeier, Knuth and Ares…

It’s official…

Ok, first time was fun, but now I hate it… I have deleted about 1000 spam comments in about a week… suggestions accepted…

117 comments…

Hey!, today while checking the comments for my site I found the amazing quantity of 117 comments… all of them spam! hahaha… this is a new record!

What The GIMP needs

Photoshop is one of those so popular applications often missed in the Linux world. Ok, ok, the GIMP is there, but you have to learn to use it. Even moving a simple selection around becomes a hard to accomplish task. This makes me think, about all that people who has spent so many hours learning…

Oracle XE on Ubuntu

Do you want to know how to set up Oracle? It is pretty simple and this tutorial will take you step by step through the installation process. Installing Oracle XE on Ubuntu.

Back from the hospital…

Hey there!, I’m back after a week in the hospital. Must say I really missed the Internet. My recommendation: don’t skip any meal! Always make time to eat and enjoy every food. According to some Japanese ideals, you should enjoy each bite and let your body shake to the flavors mix. After all, this week…