Mounting an new technology electric motor in a kayak
In this article or entry I intend to explain to you in as much detail as possible how to assemble and install an electric motor in a kayak. In particular it is a 36-pound Motor Guide and the kayak is a Bilbao Sport Fishing brand Bic. I hope that it is of your interest and serve so that if any of you are interested in making a similar installation, you should take to the adventure knowing that it is possible and that there are crazy like you who have already done it in a very satisfactory way.
Today I intend to tell you, in as much detail as possible, how to mount an electric motor in a kayak. Specifically, it is an electric engine of the Motor Guide brand, with a thrust of 36 pounds (we have also tested with a 30-pound). As for the kayak it is a kayak of the brand Bic, in particular the model Bilbao Sport Fishing.
This kayak can be especially apparent to mount a motor of these characteristics due to several reasons, among which it is possible to emphasize the extra buoyancy that the inferior central zone supposes, due to its design. This extra gives it a higher degree of buoyancy, which can influence the stability of the kayak. However, their behavior indicates that any kayak that we usually use for fishing should behave in a similar way.
Another advantage is that it incorporates two rods in the back, just behind the seat back. These reeds are reinforced and are ideal to be used as anchor points for the fastening system of our electric motor. This, together with the large capacity aft pod that allows us to introduce the battery to power the electric motor, make up some of the reasons why we believe that this kayak is especially suitable for the company that we intend to undertake.
To assemble the system designed by us, we have used the following materials: one meter of 40×3 PVC pipe (usually used to make water installations), 2 elbows of 45 degrees of the same diameter as the previous tube, one Wood profile 70 cm long by 10 cm wide and with a thickness of 2 cm, a tensioner or puller, 4 U-shaped fasteners of 4.5 cm wide, apart you need a meter of battery cable And 2 medium-sized tweezers, a large section splice or any other simple electrical connection system.
First it is necessary to mount the supports with the PVC tube and the 2 elbows as shown in the photo, it is necessary to adjust the lengths of the tubes to suitably fit the kayak and the wooden mirror, in our case The short pieces measure approximately 12 cm and the long 35 cm. It is necessary to use a special glue for this type of material. Once we have mounted the PVC anchors we must fix the wooden mirror to these anchors. We must present the mirror on the anchors mounted on the kayak itself and point out the points where we will have to make the holes with a drill to be able to fit the U-shaped fasteners as shown in the corresponding image.
We have treated the wood with a special varnish for water and weather, however everyone can varnish it as they wish or purchase a wood that is already treated.
Once we have the engine clamping system mounted, it is only necessary to insert the battery through the drum and place the motor in the mirror as shown in the photo. The battery we have chosen is a normal 44 Ah car battery, we have chosen this battery with weight in mind, to compensate the weight of the battery and the weight of the engine, trying not to move the center of gravity of the kayak to starboard The port I can tell you that with this battery fully charged we have been fishing for 6 hours before running out of power, using the 36-pound motor and making quite a heavy use of it. However, after 5 hours using it, wear is beginning to be noticed.
We have decided to mount the engine every time we get to the swamp, since we transport the kayaks in the rafters of our cars, so we must take this system disassembled. This is where it comes into play to have used hollow PVC pipe, as this allows to introduce the power cable of the electric motor by the one closest to the motor. Once with the cable of the motor inside the kayak we will be able to realize the unions with the prepared cables to that effect and that at one end they take the tongs to connect to the battery.
When we finished assembling the system we verified that the weight of the motor made some pressure on the mirror and this made the PVC tube farthest from the electric motor left a couple of centimeters, for this reason we used the last element that we listed at the beginning, The tensioner or puller. As can be seen in the photo we see how once the whole system is mounted, the motor is perfectly coupled to the kayak and prepared to be an ideal tool to help us on the next day of peska.
I hope you serve our experience, and that soon you are like us enjoying your motorized kayaks and good days of peska which is what in the end we all want. Visit http://www.seakayakermag.com/best-inflatable-kayaks/ for more kayak information.
C-DAC Mumbai is working on the project janabhaaratii.
This project is titled ‘Localisation of Free/Open Source Software:
Development, Deployment and Community Building’. These includes
contributing to the community efforts in developing a software
suite based on GNU/Linux and made available in Indian languages.
The project is funded by the Technology
Development in Indian Languages (TDIL) group in Department of
Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and IT of
Government of India.
Objective of the janabhaaratii:
To enable wide use of Indian
language computing through Free/Open Source systems and
applications localised in Indian languages.
Invite, build and support
community initiatives to produce and disseminate free/open source
software systems, applications and content to help proliterate
wide-spread use of Information Technology in our society,
breaking language barriers and through affordable means. This
will thus help bridge the so called digital divide.
Development of technology to suit Indian languages,
dissemination of the same, deployment into diverse sections such
as home use, mass applications, education, rural areas,
infokiosks, cybercafes, e-governance, content creation etc.
Some of the places were janabhaaratii made
IWSA (Indian Women Scientist
Association), Vashi Navi Mumbai.
Joshi Bedekar College, Thane.
C-DAC is a pioneer in
development and deployment of Indian language technologies and
products for over 15 years. janabhaaratii project is handled by
C-DAC Air-India bldg office, Nariman Point, Mumbai. In particular
C-DAC, Mumbai has also been in the forefront with the INDIX2
project which makes GNU/Linux operating system specifically
intelligent about indic scripts and gives the world a more generic
approach to deal with complex scripts. Some of the fonts developed
under the INDIX2 project are now also available to public from
TDIL website http://www.tdil.mit.gov.in/download/openfonts.htm
The project inherits and will enhance the access and usability
of the above resources. Further, the project stands on the
shoulders of several teams working on localization of GNU/Linux,
most notably IITs, IIITs, Indlinux, ankurbangla, HBCSE(TIFR), FSF
India , MarathiOpenSource
group and Corporations like IBM. Several Resource Centres
supported by TDIL have stacked up a lot of localization resources.
The project envisages threading together these efforts and present
to the community a suite of software components in readily usable
form through Open Source under GPL/LGPL
The project needs cooperation of language specialists,
linguists, computer specialists, users, governments (Centre and
States), academia (faculty and students) and many others. This is
also an appeal to all to join this mission and bring the benefits
of IT revolution to the majority of population.
Mediacenter with free software for projectors
In the Interior, the Creative Commons Film Festival is being held in collaboration with the Cineclub project in the UdelaR in the Interior , which is equipping the UdelaR’s headquarters in the interior of a “free mediacenter” to handle and Project a collection of free films, public domain or free access to education.
The mediacenter is armed with a Raspberry Pi , orBanana Pi , small, inexpensive integrated boards (US $ 25) designed as educational tools to put together a “pocket computer” for various purposes.
In these, by installing OpenElec , a distribution of Kodi , a mediacenter is created that allows to reproduce multimedia files (music, videos, images), and synchronize a local base of films with catalog and subtitle websites.
We connect it to a screen or a video projector and to a sound equipment, and we handle it through a keyboard or a cell phone.
On the occasion of the beginning of the Festival, we will briefly present this device, which will be available to the public to see the films and also to copy and take them.
The Creative Commons Uruguay Film Festival will be the second occasion in which a session of Cinema with these devices is organized in the headquarters of the UdelaR in the Interior, the first having been the week of science and technology. You can visit the link here www.heimkinoleinwandtest.de/heimkino-beamer-test.
The best books on software development
Actually the post should titled “A few books that I’ve liked”, but well, we all know does that get visits by grandiose titles.
They have asked me you a few times to recommend books on development and, although I usually adapt the recommendation to which asks me, I think is not more make a small list of the books that most have liked, influenced or taught anything at certain times. This is a completely subjective list, so don’t feel bad if some feels too horrible, or your favorite book not listed. I will be pleased to receive suggestions in the comments.
If you’re waiting for books on a specific technology, I’m sorry, they are all generic books that they treat over explain principles to provide magic recipes to “Be productive in X language in 21 days”. Not wait very recent books, most are books that I read nearly 10 years ago, but just why I think they have more value: if I still remember them will be for something.
And without further ADO, here is the list:
Pragmatic programmer: from journeyman to master by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas
Probably the book that most influenced me at the time. Explains how to approach pragmatically (Word that had its hype but that begins to coat fall in some circles) all software development, from the choice of tools, how to write the code, error handling, requirements capture, design. Highly recommended if you want to make the leap from “write code more or less professionally” to “I want to be good at this by developing software”.
Working Effectively with Legacy Code of Michael Feathers
Another book that I liked. When I read it already had knowledge about refactoring and testing, but this book is very well explained how to apply these ideas to work with existing systems designed in that way. Taking into account that legacy is the code that you wrote yesterday, it is worth knowing the techniques that exposes the book.
Bared to you by Sylvia Day
Bared to you is an adult romance novel released in 2012, awarded for the 2012 Bestselling erotic novel by New York Times. You can download or read bared to you pdf here.
Refactoring to Patterns of Joshua Kerievsky
Design patterns are a thing overrated in our world, but that doesn’t mean that they have their value. It is a good book that, along with of Working Effectively with Legacy Code, helps to avoid complicate life unnecessarily. When you have tools to improve a design (and give them to you, these two books), is easier to avoid the over-engineering and excess analysis, because you know that you can implement a solution first and then improve it in a sensible way.
Release It!: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software from Michael T. Nygard
I thought it was interesting because often tend to focus on the development of the application without thinking much on what will happen when it enters production, and this book presents a series of case studies in which there were production problems and how it could have been avoided with a better design. Show real cases helps to better connect the “good practices” that you read out there, with the direct consequences of not applying them. It is among those books that make you make the leap from thinking like a programmer stinging code to think like someone who is building a product that will be used in real life.
Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software by Eric Evans
Looking at it in perspective, this book has done almost as much evil as well, but my I was very useful because it opened my eyes to a new way of developing, focusing more on a model of behavior in a data model. As the book progresses becomes more dense, and so may be that one of their problems: many have been left with the beginning (you know,institutions, repositories…) and have lost the most important thing.
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture of Martin Fowler
The title is a little bit of fear because patterns, architecture and business sounds like a “leading consultancy in the sector with international presence”, but the truth is that the book contains a good explanation of concepts that manage to understand different types of architectures and designs when it comes to deploying applications. They are all very generic ideas (ORM, MVC, Pub/Sub, Domain Model, Transaction Script) and they are so shallow, but it is important to know them to have alternatives when designing applications.
The Mythical Man Month: Essays on Software Engineering of Frederick P. Brooks
A classic among classics. They are several essays on software development which they surely you heard quotes, such as “there is no silver bullet” or “Add staff to a project delayed only helps to delay it more”. In general has well withstood the passage of time (the first edition is from 1975) and it’s worth reading it if only to realize that, for many cloud and many moderneces that we hear, we have spent 40 years trying to solve the same problems.
Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles of William Stallings
One of the few books I bought during the race. It is not anything cheap, but very well explained concepts on operating systems. Processes, threads, memory, input/output, concurrency management… They are concepts that many only know through the APIs of the language commonly used, which are explained in this book from a more generic point of view, so it allows you to get a better idea of how it all works and how it affects applications that you develop.
Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think of Greg Wilson
Porno, this book is pure porn. It is based on analyzing actual code in different languages to masturbate to appreciate its beauty. In addition to the mere pleasure of seeing well written code, I liked it because it analyzes implementations in different languages to different problems, from implementing a matcher of regular expressions in C to parts of an ERP in Python.
Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code from Martin Fowler
It is the book on refactoring. If I have to be honest, not gave me much when I read it because I knew enough about the topic, but if you’re starting in the world of development, it is important to master the techniques of refactoring and this book is a very complete catalog for this purpose.
Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Costruction of Steve McConnell
Similar to Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code, this is a book that helped me not much at the moment that I read it, but if you’re starting it is worth to read it because it explains many basic concepts to keep in mind when writing quality code, and, in general, to develop software. If you already have some experience in development, I I would go more for Pragmatic programmer: from journeyman to master because it emphasizes less the portion of code (named variable, structures of control, etc.), but if you’re starting, this book is a very good choice because it includes concepts that teach you in first career and that does not hurt to remember.
The Indian diet, a method to lose 3-5 kilos in one week
If you stay change your body is essential to change your way of eating. The excess fats and carbohydrates are some of the reasons why you can not lose those extra kilos.
Meat, mainly the vaccine and pork, are part of almost all dishes of any diet. However, there are other options, such as a vegetarian diet , where you reduce your fat intake, completely wash away any kind of meat (especially processed, which are very harmful) and improve your health.
It is a 7 day plan from oldschooldiet.com , but it never hurts to change your diet completely or reduce the amount of meat you eat once you finish the diet as they learn to make new delicious and satisfying with which you will not miss the meat.
Properties Indian weight loss diet
With this diet you can get several benefits.
Lose between 3 and 5 kilos in a week
Reduce fat and sagging
You renew your skin will look brighter and healthier
Before starting this vegetarian Indian diet it is important that you avoid alcohol . It is best to abstain from it for a week before you start. This is because uric acid increases, which facilitates water retention and prevents desintoxiques your body.
You should also drink between 10 and 14 glasses of water a day , which actually is the amount that you should always drink. However, this diet is essential to increase your metabolism and eliminate toxins.
Indian diet menu
Day 1. Day 1 is the most complicated of any diet, but this, being a little more extreme in terms of the changes it brings to your diet may be more difficult. This day you should eat fruits only, yes, all that you want. If you want you can eat 10, 20 servings of fruits. Ideally , you consume citrus, apples, pomegranates, melons and strawberries. But you should avoid grapes, bananas and mangoes. This day dedicated exclusively to consume fruits help cleanse your body and eliminate toxins.
Day 2. The second day should devote exclusively to eat vegetables, raw in as possible, and legumes. Again, you can eat as much as you want until you feel full. Prepared salads, soups, stews, steamed or boiled. If you want you can start the day eating a potato for you to provide the carbohydrates needed to perform on the day. However, during the day, you should do without carbohydrates and opt for various green leaves, tomatoes, peppers, onions, etc.
Day 3. On day 3 should apply everything you learned in the first two days and combine. Fruits and vegetables in the quantities you want to be your menu.
Day 4. On day 4 should eat between 4 and 6 bananas and the same amount in glasses of milk. You can make smoothies or drink milk and eat bananas separately. Like every day, you should take your 10 glasses of water. As can be very difficult to survive one day only banana (or any food), you could easily fall into the temptation of a craving, but this diet is completely prohibited. Therefore, this day can make a soup based on peppers, onions, tomatoes and garlic to enjoy other flavors.
Day 5. On this day should make soups for all your meals, but could agregarles and curd tofu into cubes. You should also eat up to 6 fresh tomatoes to improve digestion.
Day 6. This day is similar to 5, but need to add outbreaks and other low – fat cheeses, but you should forget the tomatoes. You can prepare your soups with cauliflower, corn, peas and asparagus.
Day 7. The last day is special here and can include rice, prepare a light taco and eat all kinds of vegetables and fruits.
A few more tips
In this diet tea, coffee and alcohol is prohibited . You can only make some exceptions and drink a cup of black tea in the morning. You can also start every day diet with a glass of warm water with lemon.
It is advisable to perform a routine exercise between 30 and 45 minutes , you can go jogging or cycling.
You can spice up your salads with lemon juice, herbs, garlic or wine vinegar. Avoid oils.
Upon completion of this plan 7 days you can continue a vegetarian diet, but you can incorporate more carbohydrates and some sweet allowed.
Sketch Chair: a program to design and build your own furniture
SketchChair developed by Greg Saul and Tiago Rorke of chair hire London is a free software that allows anyone to take part in the process of designing and building their own chairs , using a simple interface 2D drawing, which automatically generates the structure the chair and check its stability.
The program automatically creates the cutting profiles for chairs , which can then be used to physically build it . Using a CNC router, laser cutting or a paper cutter, these pieces can be cut from any flat plate of a suitable material and then easily assembled hands.
Furthermore designers can simulate sitting in his chair with a custom shape themselves , in order to test and refine the chair to ensure personal comfort. From the program, users can go to the net chairs that have been created , adding them to a library of designs. Likewise, any of the chairs will be available to be downloaded and edited by others, which allows the design of a product evolve and improve.
Below is a video that explains the process of design and program development.
Ten softwares to decorate your house or apartment
For those who are about to move , or they just do it and have little idea of how to move forward on issues of decor , do not despair. There are applications specifically designed to help them. So today we’ll talk about some decorative applications that we find very interesting. Try not to repeat ourselves: last year also shuffled a few options in the face of changes and today also we try to find inspiration with some apps. They are more than welcome to leave your suggestions in the comments.
Démonstratrice Stampin up.
Dream Home : if we are also looking for inspiration when decorating our new home or apartment, then Dream Home, a specific application, we can come in very handy. You can browse ideas, styles, types of environments, colors, and more, to find exactly what you’re looking for. We can even upload the designs we have done.
Photo Measures : happens often when we just moved, we have many things on my mind and forget the basics. Measures. With this application we can take steps environments easily from mobile, to have everything stored when we are buying new furniture or appliances. It would be a catastrophe if we do not.
Snapshop Showroom : how you would look a new chair in the living room of our brand new apartment? Now we do not have to make this question, or buy furniture wrong. With this application, we only have to upload a photo of a room, then cross check the photos of store catalogs. So you can buy from your mobile.
Home Design :. if we want something a little more advanced, and we want to give free rein to our imagination, a good alternative may be Home Design Planning Tool With this app, we will be able to experiment with colors or arrangement of an existing environment, working on the design and possibilities for the future. It can be very funny.
Palettes : If the colors are the problem, and we are looking palette with which we paint our new house, then Palettes can be a good assistant. This application allows us to precisely create color palettes from objects that give us inspiration. We took a picture of what is-a landscape, a car, the fourth of another personality to get it.
iHandy Level : it seems not, but sometimes it can be very difficult to get the picture right to stay. Luckily, those with many things hanging may have an application called iHandy Level which ensures that we have everything well right, all the time. Nothing else we have to position it on the picture frame to indicate.
Handy Man : fixing things around the house can be a major problem, especially if you just moved. Often you end up paying other people to do simple repairs. With Handy Man, we have access to several video tutorials and instructions for everything from flooring installation to repair some basic questions.
Color Snap : the brand presents SherwinWilliams this application to anyone looking to find the ideal color of a room. In the same way that Palettes, also allows us to capture real-life scenes to transform them into palettes. But also it allows us to make advanced settings such as brightness, saturation, and more, to find perfection.
Space Planning Tool : Finally, we close our application list decorated with a tool that allows us to make intelligent use of space. This tool lets you create a plane of our new home or apartment measures, and also allows us to generate lists with purchases that remain to be done, repairs, and more.
Software Wars: A movie about philosophy open source
In the era in which we live, there are many technological advances and they operate in large part, through the use of software, however, many times these advances pose obstacles in their development because of the control exercised by the companies that developed it. This is the main argument of the Software Wars film that seeks to inform geeks and the public in general about how important is the use of Free Software and the advantages afforded us to both users and developers. We know a website that allows you to Watch Movies Online for free, just click on xmovies8 to get what you need.
It is more than a film, a documentary based on a part of the book called “After the Software Wars” which was wrote by Keith Curtis (producer). He worked 11 years at Microsoft until he decided to adopt the philosophy of free Software, so it knows what it is to work on both sides: in free software and the owner.
The way in which are financing the project is through crowdfunding on Indiegogo and the goal to develop the project is 150,000 USD. The documentary is interesting for the way in which addresses the subject with information and interviews with figures from the likes of Linus Torvalds, Jono Bacon, Greg Kroah-Hartman and Guy Martin. To mention some.
Release date (if you reach the goal of the $150,000 USD) would be slated for June 2013 and the distribution of the documentary will be both digital and physical. It seems to be a good initiative to encourage the community to become more involved to open source software projects, moreover, involve average users to learn about the advantages of adopting this philosophy.
Involved with the project thus describes the documentary:
Software Wars is a film about the battle of our rights to share our ideas about technology. The software will not be owned by companies like Microsoft, Apple and Google that impede technological progress.
An example very clear of the approach of the problem is the use of assistants and custom searches as does Google Now or Siri. Both are not open to other developers to contribute with more features that help us in everyday life, everything is controlled by Google or Apple, and they decide to include and which not.
Software Wars must be in your list of “Geek” to see movies in 2013, without a doubt.
Movies every programmer should see
There are a host of films related to technology that try to portray the life of developers and futuristic worlds in which terms like “Internet of Things” and the virtual world are a reality.
Without further ado, we show a small selection of these movies which is now called “classic”. It’s hard to find these films below nowadays but fortunately, we know a website that allows you to watch series online for free, just visit http://www.project-free-tv.to/ to get what you need.
Ghost in the Shell (1991) . A Japanese animated film, made by Masamune Shirow, featuring Motomo Kusanagi a cyborg that has replaced much of his body and brain with technology components, is responsible for solving crimes with computer-based, all this developed in a world connected between I do replete with terms like artificial intelligence, ghost hacking, among others.
War games (1983). Today could be seen with melancholy, as the film, directed by John Badham, shows the beginnings of the Internet, even with telephone modules, phosphor screens full command line. One of the first stories to talk about hackers and infiltration systems.
Tron (1982). Here we come in a surprising way, created by Steven Lisberger, to augmented reality, it shows us the adventures of programmer Kevin Flynn, who enters into a digital world where programs have life and personality.
Office Space (1999). Unfortunately a reality for some developers because it presents a triad of programmers working to solve problems-two-K in a high-tech enterprise, so fed up with this situation try to perform tricks with computer fraud .
Hackers (1995 ). Recognized as a computer thriller, presents as well its title indicates a group of computer hackers in an adventure about a business scam that become pursued by FBI officials and other network security programmer.
Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) . It shows where and how the most creative minds in the world arose in which we will undoubtedly see the “bad” from the film, Steve Jobs, besides being a background to know how the technology we use today was created.
Operation Takedown: Based on how they managed to catch Kevin Mitnick (the most famous hacker) is a (very real) serious film with a bit of action, where Kevin show the skills to access information using social engineering, as lives pursued by the FBI then arrested for his greatest enemy.
Antitrust: Another favorite for its plot and because it acts Claire Forlani. It is about a dude who is hired by the largest company of that time (which looks a lot like Microsoft) and discovers that his boss (equal to Bill Gates) has achieved thanks to scams, murders competition, purchasing and theft . It has references to free software, java, sun and much of the computing world, really recommended.
Social network: the latest list, talks about the creation of Facebook and demand for stealing the idea of facebook. The film is well made, chronicles the events in good shape, there are many geeks references (using KDE on PCs, named many open-source projects such as Apache, MySQL, etc.) and inspiring for people who want to start a start -up.
There are still movies to name but in the meantime, what you think are most representative for the IT world do you agree with this first selection?
5 Books on Free Software: Because there is a life after the screen.
We leave you 5 books about Free Software that may seem to you interesting as breaks between long hours at a computer screen, we can relax with a good book without leaving the topic of interest.
FREE SOFTWARE FOR A FREE SOCIETY
Richard M Stallman, dealer DREAMS, 2004
Free software is a matter of freedom. People should be free to use software in all the ways considered socially useful. So usually kill off Richard Stallman, noting that the programming and software are matters of freedom and community. Free Software, Free Society is a collection of essays in which precisely aim and these social and political issues that usually fall outside the scope of the technical production are analyzed.
ANDREW HUDSON, Anaya Multimedia, 2008
Ubuntu Bible is a simple way this popular Linux distribution. More and more users of Windows and Mac, and Linux enthusiasts, who choose this distribution to be easy to use. This book provides detailed information on installation, use and administration of Ubuntu. You learn how to configure a workstation or server and detailed information desktop software and productivity including Ubuntu. This book deals in detail various aspects: from the software you need for your daily work, such as OpenOffice.org productivity suite, to how to configure your desktop PC with Ubuntu to work perfectly with multiple printers, the lines of command in the terminal and much more. With this book you will learn, among other things, to install and configure Ubuntu to manage services and users of Linux, to protect your computer and network instrusos to share files with Windows users with Samba, to use development tools and programming Ubuntu or manage and compile the kernel and modules, among a long list of possibilities.Furthermore, in the DVD-ROM you will find the complete distribution of Ubuntu 7.10 “Gustsy Gibbon” complete OpenOffice.org office suite and hundreds of programs, applications and utilities.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Paula Hawkins, British 2015
the girl on the train is a psychological thriller novel published in 2015 by Paula Hawkins, a British author.
ON FREE SOFTWARE: compilation of essays on FREE SOFTWARE AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS GROUP
The book brings together nearly thirty essays on current hot topics related to free software, of which Linux is its best known exponent. Trials that the reader will find are divided into thematic blocks ranging from intellectual property or economic and social issues of this model to use in education and government, to any reviewing the history of free software in the recent years and the problems they have to focus in the near future as in the case of software patents. Experimental Science and Technology collection URJC
THE BIG BOOK OF ANDROID
JESUS TOMAS GIRONES, MARCOMBO, SA, 2011
In recent years, mobile phones are transforming the way people communicate. This revolution has just begun, the new devices offer similar capabilities to a personal computer, but unlike a computer, a mobile telÚfono is always in the user’s pocket. This allows a new range of much closer to user applications, making mobile personal computer in the new XXI century. Android is the new free software platform for the development of mobile applications developed by Google. Today it is becoming the leading alternative to other platforms such as iPhone, Windows Mobile or Symbian. Android applications are expanding their range of influence to new devices such as tablets, netbooks or new TV Google TV. This book is intended as a guide for readers who intend to enter programming Android applications. All chapters are described by means of simple examples, increasing their level of complexity as they advance the chapters. This book is recommended for both inexperienced users, and experienced programmers. Throughout the book an example application, the legendary Asteroids game develops. Start with a simple version, which will be completed chapter to chapter to include vector graphics in bitmap and 3D, touch screen control and sensors, multimedia effects, Internet access, etc.Thanks to this book you can take advantage of innovations incorporated in the new mobile telÚfonos. Among the topics covered include: Characteristics of different versions of Android, including tablets version 3.0; Developing the user interface adapted to different devices; 2D and 3D;Using the touch screen and sensors; Playing audio and video information stored in files, databases and XML documents; GPS-based positioning, mobile and WiFi; How to exchange information over the Internet and web design services. Finally, it describes how to publish your applications on the Market.
THE IMPACT OF ICT IN SCHOOLS: AS EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE (paper)
CEBRIAN MANUEL DE LA SERNA, Synthesis, 2009
This book bridges the gap that exists between research and practice, showing the most innovative use of ICT in schools in primary and secondary experiences.
From a research practice that for three years has closely followed numerous innovative centers, and where teachers were the researchers themselves, problems and obstacles saves in the implementation of ICT in the classroom are discussed. The significance of free software and common methodologies developed by teachers, for then collect many experiences of good practices for successful implementation of ICT by levels, themes and areas are also addressed. And the work is concluded with an overview of the tools and methodologies used in experienced centers.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
Fifty Shades of Grey has topped best-seller lists around the world, selling over 125 million copies worldwide by June 2015 and has been translated into 52 languages, now you do not need to go to book store to get one but stay at home reading Fifty Shades of Grey pdf with only a smart phone or tablet and Internet connection.
4 programs to try out hairstyles and free virtual hairstyles
Meet online programs virtual simulators of hairstyles and haircuts. Makes a change of look free virtual online with 4 programs to test how you are several cuts hair and makeup virtual. If you want to know how you would be different haircuts, to then decide to do a new one, there are several pages of websites that allow you to see how you would be the virtual hairstyles or haircuts that you want you just upload your photo and another picture with the hairstyle that you want to do you and this way you can try with different looks are having to cut your hair.
Then we show you the top 4 softwares to try haircuts and virtual hairstyles for women and men .
It is a wonderful virtual makeover tool, this website allows you to upload your photo or use the image of a model to test your different types of hairstyles and makeup free. One of the best websites that you try your shape look changes online, having also options to test effects of all kinds. In this online program you can filter products by price and brand. Once finished creating your new look, this online program shows you the list of products used for your much-anticipated virtual hairstyle change.
Another tool virtual makeover that has several options to change and try hairstyles, quick and easy to use. Thisinteresting web site also offers a large selection of options to change the color of the face, eyes, lips, body and many other things. A program that you should not try if you’d like a change of look.
Another website where you can try your hairstyles where you only have to upload your own image to change and a change of image. This program of hairstyles online brings you a variety hairstyles of actresses and singers, make-up and accessories.
An interesting application online to try on hairstyles for all those who want to draw inspiration from the look of your favorite celebrity. The steps are simple: you upload your own photo, detect the shape of your face and compare it with the hairstyles and outfits of the celebrities who have traits similar to the yours. You can also try cuts that are, those who have a minimum of maintenance and even hairstyles for weddings.
The application Nestdrop fight for their “right” of distributing marijuana at home
Los Angeles prosecutors achieved a preliminary court order forcing Nestdrop to cease its operations in this metropolis
The app was created in 2014 as the first dealing cannabis
The application Nestdrop maintains a legal battle for his right to facilitate the home delivery of medical marijuana in the city of Los Angeles, where the service has been banned provisionally by the courts on the basis of an Ordinance that regulates the trading of cannabis.
Nestdrop became in October 2014 in the first U.S. company to develop an “app” that lets users order and receive their doses of marijuana in their homes, a decision that turned them into pioneers and put them in the crosshairs of the authorities.
In December, Los Angeles prosecutors achieved a preliminary court order forcing Nestdrop to cease its operations in the metropolis by understanding that they contravene the provisions in the proposal approved in referendum by the angels in 2013.
That measure was created to curb the proliferation of retail shops of marijuana for medical purposes and regulate their activities, and its application was the closure of hundreds of clinics, but left exempt businesses open before September 2007 and authorized the delivery of that drug to patients by their carer’s header.
“Nestdrop is simply the platform that connects people with clinics. We cultivate, sell, nor have inventory or process (marijuana). We are like Yelp or Craigslist,”said the co-founder of the company, Michael Pycher.
In conversation with Efe, Pycher insisted that the business of Nestdrop is covered by the lawand said he was surprised by the determination of the Prosecutor’s Office, which considered incomprehensible.
“We don’t know what happens. The proposal D allows the distribution of medical marijuana. All’re asking us why us demand”, said Pycher, whose company believes that they are being treated unfairly while”dozens of clinics and services of third parties continue delivering door to door”.
Companies such as http://thcdetoxhelp.com accepts orders by phone or online and performs deliveries in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
“This ‘app’ is a blatant attempt to circumvent the will of the voters,” said Attorney Mike Feuer, whose office rejected that they had taken it up with Nestdrop.
“Until we know where, Nestdrop is the only ‘app’ in the history of the city, enabling consumers to connect with distribution of marijuana illegal services,” the Prosecutor’s Office in a statement told Efe.
In early March, advocates of the technology company appealed the court order prohibiting them to operate in that city, as confirmed Pycher, who hopes that Los Angeles County Superior Court to rule on the matter within weeks.
At the same time, Nestdrop sent a letter to the Prosecutor’s Office to try to “fix” the relationship between the company and the city of Los Angeles and “work together” to “constructing a more solid and transparent in the industry from the retail sale of marijuana”, without having to proceed through the courts.
For Pycher, the significance of this case goes beyond the lawsuit between a company and a city because “you sit a precedent” in the United States and would be “a blow” for the sector of cannabis in the country where the courts give reason prosecution.
According to a research published in January by The Arcview Group, entity that represents the companies of marijuana in the U.S., the cannabis industry was that grew most in 2014 in the country, 74%, to enter 2,700 million dollars in sales.
Half of the turnover occurred in California, where it is legal marijuana prescription use, followed by Colorado, where the business soared after the legalization of the “maria” for recreational purposes in 2012.
United States, 23 States (nearly half of the country) have any law allowing marijuana use while it is a drug that is pursued by the federal authorities.
Softwares of accounting / billing in the cloud for freelancers
Both personally as for the course I had to give a few months ago in the EOI, was telling me a little of which existed, how they functioned, its cost…
There is a great variety of programs and applications for keeping your accounts and even to make invoices without having to spend anything, or the cost is minimal. On many occasions, and depending on which is your field of work, is very comfortable to be able to make use of any of these applications in the cloud, allowing you to check your invoices, enter your expenses, learn about the current state of your billing, or even issuing an invoice from anywhere.
Although there are many applications, I focused on 8, which I grouped in three categories:
1. to make invoices easily and free: Don’t expect complicated and comprehensive programs, or complex operations, only serve to make an invoice. They allow you to make an invoice format eInvoice orfacturae, with validity and recognition official (no longer have to print it, sign it,…) and of very fast execution. Emphasizing that there are many, I opted for two:
* Hazteunafacturae, as they say on the web, you can get free and in 5 minutes your own invoice. You don’t even have to register.
* Facturacionautonomos.es, in this case if there is prior registration, but it is just as simple and free to use it.
2. to make bills and keeping your accounts:
There are a lot of applications on the network, as it could not be otherwise, but I searched for information and had four approach.
Contasimple, although I had no communication with them, was the first that I noticed, seemed like one of the easier and more intuitive to use tools, and although without great graphic effects, comprises much of the needs of any autonomous, it is quite economical, I think it is the most economical choices.
Although I have not used it, gives me the impression that its interface is not anything complicated, losing by such reason dynamism and visual effect so that I could see on the tour.
FacturaDirecta is a product designed especially for SMEs and freelancers, developed so you have an easy to use without a big learning curve and a great usability. Our goal is to be easy to use, although without giving up many of the functions of which dispense other simple to use programs.
It is an option that provides a full range of services, among others, which I appreciate, the possibility of issuing digital signed bills, both in format factura-e (versions 3.1 and 3.2) and in PDF format. In both cases it is possible to sign them with a certificate of the client that is stored in our servers encrypted, or using a certificate of FacturaDirecta.Although this possibility is limited to payment plans.
Endeve, I really like your philosophy, in the own mail that I responded so left me very clear:
Updated December 2013:
Indicate me from Endeve which are now called Quaderno and to update their links. You made!
“endeve is a tool of billing that allows you to keep track of your revenue (invoices), budgets and expenses (invoices received). We want to make it clear that it is not a bookkeeper surry hills program. From the beginning we decided to make a tool to do one thing, and to do it very well. And we have focused on it.”
On the other hand, this aspect also very interesting: “can send your invoices to your clients by e-mail signed with your eCertificate: eFactura.” If you also link endeve with your Paypal account, the customer can pay the Bill directly through a simple click.”
The application also allows to generate periodic invoices, renewed and they send to customers every so often automatically, also bank remittances can be issued.
“Also provide automatic generation of models quarterly withholdings (111, 130) and VAT (303).” If you have entered all your income and expenses, you can issue these models with a single click and then just upload them to the website of AEAT.”
Endeve, the appearance of the invoice is fully customizable. You can upload your logo and choose any of the templates of print which we offer free of charge. Moreover, if you wish, you can generate your own template with a few simple HTML knowledge.
“On the other hand, we have developed an API for any developer connect endeve with other applications. Thus, for example, you can connect endeve with your e-commerce application, issue an invoice whenever you make a purchase.”
It Facturagem, was, without doubt, that advice came to me, at least from friends and acquaintances, and after exchanging emails with them it became clear why, maintain a very open and collaborative philosophy:
“FACTURAgem does not pretend to the self-employed to replace a Manager, we believe that this approach is wrong because the autonomous without the Manager does not know how to make the fiscal obligations of form 100% correct. In this sense does not generate necessary books, and neither have implemented the facturae by little use having in these groups.If you need an application with these features and to also manage expenses you can take a look at endeve.com”
Bone, not only aren’t you had promising you a service offering, but that they are honest and direct, and in case outside little, recommended to another company of the ‘competition’. That is the mentality of free software, and otherwise a tale.
FACTURAgem has two objectives:
1 you can do bills in a few seconds
2 and that can share only with your manager and customers with one click or providing a URL query.
and does these two things very well.
3 invoices, accounting, tax,… would it be to add the second block to have a virtual gestoria-asesoria:
In this third block they two stand out:
Cuentica: with a very powerful advertising network and an impeccable service online, are one of the best known services, their cost is not anything high and its interface, although I have not used it in detail, seems very elaborate and dynamic.They are summarized cuentica as an online application + agency online.
How important advantage is an application with which an autonomous may be Basic for free business management, i.e.:
Generate invoices, enter expenses and keep track of cash receipts and payments, without any limits. And also advances you the VAT, profit, etc. and only if you need consultancy services when you pay, in this case the cost is €19-€50 per month.
Another important advantage of cuentica is that it not only is an application designed for freelancers, but it can also now be used for SMEs.
I really started to try it and it caught my attention, both your online application and the service that I provided, although… at the end and I decided to wear one to begin my tenure I did by having more physical proximity.
If you want to try it, cuentica friends have made me an interesting proposal, for all users who enter “ramonramon” as the promotional code, will have a 10% discount on any plan during the first year.
e-autonomos: are, without a doubt, leaders in information to self-employed, your blog is a reference in the sector, with articles on a fairly regular basis. It is the current platform upon which I am developing my accounting as a freelancer, and although I hope to write an article a bit more extensive, by the time the service is working well.
Although it presents an excessively strict interface for my taste, and without great flourishes, personal service is quite good, with an almost immediate response and a personalized luxury. The explanation of being very grid data entry is the objective that have to avoid mistakes in the form of input data, prefer a corseted interface but without tax or accounting errors: “all you better a management platform if it does not adapt to your profile and let you do almost everything, bills 20% VAT and withholding 5% for example.”
Monthly cost (€60) is somewhat higher than other products, but to have three free months, the annual cost is diluted a bit and is worth trying it. In addition, the friends of e-autonomos just send me this email with an interesting promotion to benefit the readers of this blog:
“We thought that since almost all of our clients are entrepreneurs, let’s relagalarlesentrepreneur package, and 20% discount during the first year in accounting and tax service. “All you have to do is put in the highpromotional code: RAMONRAMON”
One of the “buts” for my case is that they do not generate digital invoices automatically, and although they report as to generate them, it is only for proprietary platforms and as I mentioned in a post, it is a major setback. Hopefully soon provide the solution to issue electronic invoices directly or find a solution for users who use operating systems free. I for one use DigiSigner.
This post is not intended to be a detailed study of the different options or platforms, and only briefly compare them according to my experience and information provided by different suppliers. In addition, and thanks to the friends of cuentica and e-freelancers, that if you decide to make the leap and become autonomous, you can have significant savings in your contabilidad-gestoria, as well as the consequent orientation.
I hope to be able to make a new, slightly more detailed post about my experience using e-autonomos, after these three months of use.
Software for playgrounds in training processes
We look at an innovative, interactive and dynamic tool developed in Latin America and designed to replicate the characteristics of context that the real work in educational environments. Know all peculiarities of JAEP’s.
There are many examples of solutions that allow the application of games in learning in different areas, as it is the case with products like Chemicus, Physicus, Hystorion or Informaticus. There are also those which cover several aspects related to training and acquisition of skills, such as SimEarth (ecology), SimCity (management), Age of Empires (history) or The Sims (social sciences). Also, you can find similar games online and case studies in UniGame or canadian playground equipment indoors. On the other hand, there are tools that allow stakeholders to generate their own games, as Gamemaker, which includes a free version with tutorials included.
However, the e-learning industry today has developed products in Latin America, such as JAEP´S (sets of self-knowledge and appraisal)software, developed jointly by Argentine consultancy Jordax learning and Study C. It is an innovative proposal of training through interactive and dynamic, designed tools to learn and develop skills, knowledge, and professional attitudes.
As explained by Jordi Domènech, director of Jordax learning, JAEP´S replica in a learning environment characteristics of actual work context. “It immerses the participant in a professional environment where their skills are required at random, random intervenes. To be a game where they must compete, generate the climate of tension, own work, where no one likes to lose. Instead, formal learning takes place in a comfortable and predictable environment, classrooms, where the clarity of the message does not interfere to learn”, he says.
Ludico-profesionales activities posed by the JAEP´S program, include games such as: • Set of 3D simulation of sales and customer service training • Interactive multimedia game in 3D that allows to know the own negotiating style and used as an activity of awareness and induction • Interactive multimedia simulation game, based on situations of negotiation, that allows you to practice and reinforce the skills • Interactive multimedia game in 3D that can detect personal styles of communication • Interactive multimedia simulation game, in three versions: pretest of assumptions about driving equipment, teaching driving skills of activity Postraining for reinforcement of driving teams and equipment.
The implementation of JAEP´S in training programmes, reinforces learning partners to improve its results and objectives. With low investment, assess the performance of all employees of a uniform and objective manner.
The program includes educational multimedia resources to develop programmes blended Learning or e-learning interactive, customizable, and of high quality; options for the implementation of learning management platforms “on line” and Intranet (Virtual Campus); and Know How to advice on the implementation of innovative training programs, that take advantage of the distinct advantages of the new technologies: interactivity, monitoring and flexibility.
Other recreational proposals for Jordax learning are:
• Back to the Future, proposes to interpret a story of the past, present or future, inspired by the processes of motivation-oriented scripts, to address issues of negotiation, planning, leadership and team development. Some of the scripts are: Ulises convinced of the virtues of his idea, the “Trojan horse”; Cristóbal Colón promoting their trip to America; Leonardo da Vinci selling the virtues of “La Gioconda” before becoming known by all; a great entrepreneur promoting your project: a new nuclear power plant; or a scientist presenting his new futuristic invention: “The teleportation machine”. • Focus on the field, induces the participant in a fictional setting that recreates the conditions of teamwork, developing creativity and security in pursuit of the achievement of results, and allowing implement and observe ideal and reprehensible behaviour of management in a fun and interesting for people who work every day in demanding professional environments. The simulation uses a scenario of land acquisition for a company wine, with all sorts of unforeseen and challenges, in which each participant receives a part of the information needed to make appropriate decisions, and should share, hold or give part of it at the right time, where each movement makes the individual to affect the Group and the final result.
Top 5 softwares for Watching Movies
Mobile applications They have become all of a BOOM in every home that has a device electronic, because they allow us to do anything we want and make our life much easier for certain things. Thanks to technology and the internet today we can do what we propose without difficulty, with only give a touch and we will be downloading the app magic to do that costs us so much; because although some experts with smartphones, others are not, and this is a great help to handle everything from a simple and practical way.
If you do not know well what are mobile applications you will learn are a kind of programs that you can download to your phone to subsequently perform different actions such as banking transactions, reviewing documents, email and others.
So if you want to know what are these apps that are talking about it is best that you continue reading…
It is an ideal application of films and series for all lovers of the world, you can enjoy the best film and premieres of new chapters of your favorite series at any time of the day. You only need to subscribe and have the opportunity to enjoy a free month of testing, where you want to use it on a permanent basis you have the option of Purchasing a membership and enjoy this excellent service as long as you want. The best of this service is that it is available to watch on television. This app is available in the stores of your operating system and you can download it for free.
Another excellent application for watching movies in your electronic device, the difference is that Crackle is free of charge and also has a web page to view films or series from your computer www. Crackle. com. You can see the chapters of your favorite series from your free phone, what could be better than this? The only negative point is that is not available for all countries.
3 Movies Online:
This app despite having an interface and how to use quite simple, is verycomplete. Films are organized by categories to make your search easier, and it is also 100% free. This improves things completely, but if you see the films to have Wifi to avoid failures in the reproduction of the same.
2. TV series:
Because you might not want to see movies but your favorite series , we bring you this application. Like the previous one is completely free so you can enjoy the best series and cartoons without any inconvenience. You can organize your favorites by category to have more organization and find them more easily. The interface of this app is also quite simple but fulfills its function: see series online!
1. pop Corn Time:
This app is compared with Netflix, so it seems to be pretty good. It consists of 44 languages and is available for Linux, OS X and Windowsoperating systems. Although he has had several legal problems this app stands and allows us to enjoy multiple movies and television shows that are on the rise.
These are some of the most popular applications to enjoy a good movie through your phone, computer or single tablet must choose any of the options and voila.Make sure you make it available for your operating system and you can download them entering the shops of certain applications on your device, just go, search, press download and enjoy!
As you can see, for all what we need there is currently an application, either to talk via instant messages, play, read, record videos or just to seemovies. Yes, the latter could not miss and is that who doesn’t love lie a whole afternoon to watch movies and eat a little bit of pop corns? We are sure that this is the favorite hobby of many people around the world and as a result there are mobile appsfor watching movies from our electronic device.
This is ideal for people who do not have a TV but yes a Smartphone, Tablet, iPad or in other cases of travel where you’re bored and don’t know what to do. Films or television series are always a good choice to kill boredom and distract us a bit of stress and everyday life.
Don’t forget that to use any of these applications you must use 3 G, 4 g or WiFi, although the latter is the most recommended to enjoy the movie without any interruption, also allows you to save your phone data thousand times more.
Did you already use any of these applications?
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