Geohipster Interview

I was recently interviewed by Ana Leticia, from the Geohipster website. Reposting here the content 馃榾. Q: You advertise yourself as a cartographer on flip flops. What does that mean to you? Yeah, I use that in my Twitter bio, haha. Saying that I鈥檓 on flip-flops, I mean I鈥檓 easygoing, I don鈥檛 take myself too seriously on that social network, and above anything else, I stay positive by all means. My whole career has been around bringing the geospatial dimension to all kinds of projects and products, so I鈥檓 probably far away from what ordinary people consider a cartographer does....

Posted on 2021-05-25 in geo

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WeCodeFest 2020

De camino de vuelta a Valencia, me gustar铆a aprovechar este rato de los dos trenes que tengo hoy para escribir un poco sobre mi experiencia de estos 煤ltimos dos d铆as en WeCodeFest 2020. Este evento est谩 organizado por la asociaci贸n Cylicon Valley, la misma gente detr谩s de otra de mis conferencias favoritas, la LechazoConf (que este a帽o voy a intentar repetir por tercera vez). Qu茅 es WeCodeFest Esta es la tercera edici贸n de WeCodeFest, el formato es el siguiente: la organizaci贸n se busca la vida para conseguir un grupo de gente que est茅 dispuesta a dar un taller de dos...

Posted on 2020-02-09 in techie, geo

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Three weeks working with a Chromebook

When I bought the Chromebook, as I wrote in early August, I was aiming it for casual usage. You know, maybe some weekend writing or browsing from the sofa, bringing it to conferences, maybe for note-taking while on meetings, casual gaming even, that kind of stuff. What I was not expecting was to spend on it 8 hours per day on my new job for a full month. I finally received my work computer, so now I鈥檓 done with this pal for regular work (I still plan to use it while traveling). Let me share some comments on how these...

Posted on 2019-10-05 in techie, linux

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First impressions about HP Chromebook X2 and Chrome OS

For the last years I鈥檝e been using my job laptop as my only personal full computer, since most of my needs where well covered by a great 4 years old Samsung Galaxy Tab S (was an expensive purchase, but totally worth). I had an old workstation that I set up with Windows for my partner, an old laptop that I passed to my mom, and the tablet that I passed to my sister just a few days ago. So when I returned to CARTO aldaia, my beloved Mountain Nickel (best laptop I鈥檝e had, by far), I find myself wondering what...

Posted on 2019-08-01 in techie, linux, dvorak

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This is, with just minor edits, the email I sent to the CARTO team as my farewell message TL;DR Hello everyone, This is a farewell message. I decided it was my time to move on, my last day at CARTO will be next week Wednesday July 17. We have time for anyone who wants to have a chat before I leave, please don鈥檛 be a stranger and reach me anytime. You鈥檒l have me always available at @xurxosanz. If you ever come to Valencia and you fancy, ping me and we鈥檒l do some arr贸s al forn (best Valencian rice ever, much...

Posted on 2019-07-17 in reallife

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Note: I fucked up with the images and broke all the thumbnails so you'll have to stay with the wordy version sorry!! This is my recap for 2017. You'll see below the images I posted on my Instagram account (click for details) and a few words per month. Be aware that if you go through the full year it'll be around 11 megabytes of pictures (many of them extremely boring) :-). In 2017 I've only finished six books which is really sad, having also abandoned a few more that I will get done over the following months. On the other...

Posted on 2018-01-01 in reallife

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Movember 2017

Otro a帽o m谩s, y van siete, embarcado en Movember. Si no sabes qu茅 es Movember te dejo abajo un v铆deo que te puede servir para hacerte una idea pero en esencia se trata de una iniciativa a nivel mundial para recaudar fondos para avanzar en la investigaci贸n de enfermedades masculinas como el c谩ncer de pr贸stata o testicular. La forma de recaudar fondos es bastante original: se le pide a los hombres que se afeiten el 1 de Noviembre y se dejen crecer el bigote durante ese mes. Como lo de llevar bigote no es habitual se espera que sea motivo...

Posted on 2017-11-07 in reallife

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Accidente laboral en Mad Cool 2017

Fuente: 20 minutos franc茅s Creo que no voy a poder olvidar la sonrisa de Pedro. El viernes estuve con un compa帽ero de curro en el festival Mad Cool en Madrid. Llegamos un poco tarde pero con tiempo de sobra para pillar el mismo sitio que el jueves, para ver el concierto de Green Day. Llegamos como 45 minutos o una hnora antes de que empezara el concierto. El viernes por fin funcionaban las pantallas a izquierda y derecha del escenario principal, que en ese momento se estaban usando para proyectar alg煤n anuncio y contenidos visuales. Todo OK. Cuando ya no...

Posted on 2017-07-09 in reallife, music

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Thoughts about working remotely and some tools I use

It鈥檚 been more than a year working from home as an 90% remote for CARTO, a company with main offices in Madrid. I go to the office once per week or so, depending on travels mostly. Thanks to the Spanish high speed train I can go to the office departing at 7 am and be at my desk there around 9:30, then leave the office at 6 pm and be at home before 9 so it鈥檚 something totally acceptable being once per week. I don鈥檛 think I鈥檇 like to be fully remote because even I have a constant contact with...

Posted on 2017-01-29 in reallife

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Siempre me ha gustado el formato podcast como una forma de escuchar audio a mi ritmo sin tener que depender de horarios. Hace ya tiempo que pagu茅 la suscripci贸n a Pocket Casts porque la combinaci贸n que ofrecen de servicio web y aplicaci贸n m贸vil me parec铆a totalmente ganadora y desde luego as铆 ha sido. La herramienta como tal tampoco merece mucho m谩s que comentar, te permite mantener una lista de programas sincronizada y en el m贸vil da mucha facilidad para decidir qu茅 quieres descargar de manera que si s茅 que voy a tener poca conectividad puedo f谩cilmente descargar un buen mont贸n...

Posted on 2017-01-27 in music

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