Laura Arjona

Madrid, Spain

Trying to live according to the Golden Rule. Studying, using and promoting Libre Software (Software that respects your freedom)

  • Aves de mi barrio

    2017-08-04T19:31:03Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Recuento personal de aves de mi barrio (en libertad):

    Gorrión, mirlo, lavandera, urraca, paloma torcaz, tórtola, golondrina, verderón, jilguero, cotorra argentina y pato son habituales (he visto numerosos ejemplares, casi todos los días). Los patos no son autóctonos, sino del parque con lago que hay cerca, pero vuelan, y a menudo salen del parque y recorren todo el barrio.

    Perdices solo he visto dos, pero las he visto ya varias veces. Viven en el solar de enfrente de mi casa y les encanta corretear por los rastrojos. No sé si son "autóctonas" o escapadas/liberadas/abandonadas de alguien que las criara.

    Diamantes mandarines vi varios, pero solo una vez, juntos, así que quizá eran escapados/liberados/abandonados.

    Y finalmente un colirrojo tizón (si no estoy confundida) que vi una vez hace unos días, abriendo la cola ahí en medio de una acera (luego saltó a un árbol, y se fue). Estaré atenta por si encuentro más.

    Cantos soy capaz de identificar la mayoría de los que ya he visto, pero la lavandera no sé cómo canta (ni el supuesto colirrojo), y a veces oigo uno nocturno que no sé si está en la lista o es uno diferente.

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    Vaya, si que conoces (y distingues) tipos de pájaros xD

    JanKusanagi at 2017-08-04T19:48:06Z

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    Hola Laura.

    ¿conoces la app Aves de España? Tiene los cantos, entre otras cosas.


    Miguel Ángel Ordóñez Moya at 2017-08-15T07:42:17Z

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  • Survey on occasional contributions to free, libre, open source software

    2017-06-29T11:18:40Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Ann Barcomb researches on motivations of people who volunteer occasionally or infrequently to FLOSS projects in any capacity.

    You can participate filling in the survey:

    If you want to learn the questions prior to start the survey, have a look at

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  • community meeting today Friday 201/04/21 at 20:00 UTC

    2017-04-21T06:29:11Z via Dianara To: Public, Evan Prodromou CC: Followers

    Our monthly community meeting will be today Friday 201/04/21 at 20:00 UTC

    on the channel on the Freenode IRC network,

    which is also mirrored to the jabber/XMPP MUC room.

    Agenda is here:

    You're all welcome to join us there =)

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    The log of last community meeting can be found here:

    Next meeting will be on 2017/05/19 at 20:00 UTC. See you there!

    Laura Arjona at 2017-04-29T17:30:57Z

  • New blogpost: Underestimating Debian

    2017-04-14T20:39:18Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

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    I had similar experiences few years ago as well. I realized (after the fact though) that patience has its own rewards. The next time something similar happened i.e. either data corruption (which grub and others come into), and borked/broken package update. In both the cases I asked around foras, pored over web-pages and had 4-5 different solutions to the problem. With Debian, it always pays to be like calm water instead of being turbulent water.

    Backups though important are tedious and only helpful if something goes wrong. If you are going to make a habit of it, then go for incremental backup solutions.

    shirishag75 at 2017-04-28T01:03:01Z

    I received this comment by mail, from "Pablo":

    > Your latest post Underestimating Debian made me think because I also run a lot of old hardware

    > with Debian and I have backups but they are not very well organized.

    > My recipe to cope with the dangers of probable failures of old hardware

    > is **more old hardware**! :) I recently could take an old desktop

    > computer from work, installed Debian on it and it is pretty fast. So

    > besides my 7 year old 10" netbook I have now another "production" machine

    > ready. A loss of my netbook would still be painful but I now know I

    > could continue. I use "Unison" to synchronize my important files between

    > the two machines and it works bidirectional. Another option is to use

    > embedded arm devices for backups and as a spare machine if everything

    > breaks...

    Laura Arjona at 2017-04-29T10:27:27Z

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    7 years old is "old"?

    not acceptable

    almost everything here is that old or older

    I fear "updates" because more often than not they break things and sometimes the breakage is even fatal (as in the hardware becomes unusable - but not a problem unique to any one os though as far as I can see though)

    I refuse to buy new hardware until such time as there is safe, blob free hardware available locally -

    meaning safe payment methods are possible - as in no giving away of bank credentials to strangers or need to enter them using unsafe web browsers (ie spyware)

    I would need to be sure

    .. I'm not going to take risks with money!

    and given that my router gets attacked merely for typing a post saying a bit of common sense about user education about default settings in routers and other small devices as a more sensible approach than that clearly corrupt fidoalliance misinformation campaign - that is yet more evidince that I am right to be suspicious of it.

    and that happened while typing - as in before anything was posted so that is why I suspect those web browsers to be spyware.

    and that is not the first evidence seen .. I will not buy from any company who's logos appear in that misinformtion campaign and I suggest everyone also avoid giving any of them any money.

    Michael at 2017-04-30T01:22:10Z

  • «Collage» sobre la soledad en el s. XXI

    2017-04-02T14:58:22Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Propuesta multimedia («collage») para rumiar:

    • Literatura/filosofía: "La soledad es un concepto anglosajón" de Manuel Jiménez Friaza
    • Vídeo: «15 millones de méritos,» Episodio 2 de la primera temporada de «Black Mirror»
    • Música: «Amémonos del todo», de Javier Ruibal (disco Duna, 1983 (o remasterizado 2015))

    El orden, supongo, es importante. Creo que tal cual lo puse ayuda al espíritu.

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  • community meeting today 2017/3/17 at 20:00 UTC

    2017-03-17T14:30:26Z via Dianara To: Public, Evan Prodromou CC: Followers community meeting today 2017/3/17 at 20:00 UTC !

    Our monthly community meeting will be on the channel on the Freenode IRC network, which is also mirrored to the jabber/XMPP MUC room.

    Agenda is here:

    You're all welcome to join us!

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  • DIY challenge (Cheshire cat costume): report

    2017-02-24T08:07:01Z via Puma To: Public

    So here it is. I delayed making the stripes until two days ago, and actually sewing the clothes until yesterday. So it was a sprint of two days fighting with the machine. I finished some hours ago and needed to sleep, and today we just ran into dressing up the kid, make up the face and the smile, and run to school…

    The good things: I learned how to sew a pijama, learned and trained zigzag so we don't end up leaving plush all the way down, did the makeup quite quickly (the smile is a bit askew but not much) and the kid is very happy with the costume and the makeup.

    The bad thing is that even after more than 10 hours practising with the sewing machine, I still don't feel comfortable with it: I make silly mistakes and end up working double, I don't know why the thread breaks so often, and I finish the clothes, but the “inside” of the seams is not clean.

    So we can say that I won the battle but the machine is still winning the war.

    Of course sewing plush is harder than “normal” fabric. Maybe it would be easier to practise with summer clothes instead of with carnival costumes :) But right now I have not enough motivation to try another work soon, to keep on training to improve. I'm an officewoman, hand work is hard (except handwriting)! We'll see if I touch the sewing machine again this year, or rests until next carnival ;)

    With this year's result, I'm happy overall, though. Happy Carnival!!

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    Don't take this the wrong way, but your kid's face looks weird =)

    JanKusanagi at 2017-02-24T09:46:40Z

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    10 hours practice are not that much to feel fully confortable with the machine, so to me it doesn't look like the machine is winning the war, more like the war has just started.

    I hope that you can find the motivation to go on soon-ish, so that you can gain more confidence and then start doing mistakes like the pros :) (i.e. because you're tired, on a deadline, trying to take shortcuts etc.)

    IMHO the important bits to call something a success are:

    * that the result is structurally valid (and this is a bit less important with a costume, which only has to be worn a few times)

    * that the outside looks good

    * that in the inside there is at least one error less than the previous project (unless this project was significantly harder than the previous one, in which case of course having more hidden errors is fine :) ).

    (btw, for some of the issues, it can be helpful if you can get somebody with some experience to take a look at the machine as you're using it: thread breaking and the reverse not looking good looks like a tension problem: it may be because the tension you've selected isn't suited to the fabric. With the mechanical models I have experience with the solution is usually to play a bit with the upper thread tension while making tests on a bit of scrap, while the lower thread tension is usually left as is unless it has drifted significantly. I have no idea what to do with the electronic machines, however.)

    Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2017-02-27T14:52:46Z

  • monthly community meeting next Friday 2017/02/17 20:00 UTC

    2017-02-15T18:15:57Z via Dianara To: Public, Community, Evan Prodromou CC: Followers

    Dear pumpers!

    Our monthly community meeting will be on the channel on the Freenode IRC network, which is also mirrored to the jabber/XMPP MUC room.

    Agenda (WIP) is here:

    You're all welcome to join us!

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  • Support (today 13-14Feb if possible) Software Freedom Conservancy

    2017-02-13T17:44:28Z via Puma To: Public

    I renewed my support to Software Freedom Conservancy at the beginning of the year. If you didn't, please consider join or renew today because it counts double.

    They do a very important work providing financial, legal and administrative infrastructure to free software communities, caring that free software licenses are respected, and providing independence to many projects (from companies or “big donors” thay may want to win control).

    Visit for more details.

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  • DIY challenge of the month

    2017-02-13T17:32:02Z via Puma To: Public

    DIY challenge of the month: Cheshire cat cosplay. Let's see who wins this year fight, sewing machine, or me!

    BTW I liked that my boy dares with pink and violet #ColoursAreForPeople ;)

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    Here's an idea: Make two identical masks, one to wear and one to leave behind when you "disappear"

    James Dearing 🐲 at 2017-02-13T18:04:36Z

    or make the mask Flash very brightly (with the grin the brightest). Then people will have slowly fading after image of the face of which the grin will persist longest.

    Freemor at 2017-02-13T19:11:25Z

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    Go go go!!

    >> Laura Arjona:

    “[...] sewing machine, or me! [...]”

    My money's on @Laura Arjona! \o/

    JanKusanagi at 2017-02-13T19:44:22Z

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    guessing the flash needs to be bright enough for the eyes to need to readjust (guessing thats when the "dissapearing" happens?)

    xenon flash tube? (eg like in a strobe light or camera flash) .. thats pretty bright though .. could be a bit unpleasent to the viewer

    back in the 80s I put together a little strobe light (for use at a small party) with one of those tubes - from memory only a few (not many) $ at a local electronics store

    these days there seem to be some pretty bright leds about ,.,, not sure if bright enough for that but probably worth a look if any are (probably even easier to use - no high voltage components or delay for charging a capacitor as is the case with xenon tubes)

    Michael at 2017-02-15T16:23:04Z

  • Oferta 2 plazas ayudante investigación en la UCM (Madrid)

    2017-01-08T09:36:44Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Oferta 2 plazas ayudante investigación en la UCM (Madrid), para proyectos en sistemas descentralizados/distribuidos (blockchain) y sostenibilidad y gobernanza de comunidades colaborativas

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  • Merry Chrismas - Feliz Navidad

    2016-12-25T11:59:50Z via Puma To: Public

    Feliz Navidad. El amor y la buena voluntad van unidos a la lucha por la justicia y la creación de una sociedad que incluya a todos. Cada solsticio, cada día, una oportunidad para ir trabajando en eso. Prohibido rendirse. Bienvenidas #horasdeluz :)

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    Feliz Navidad y las mejores vibras.!!!

    cronos at 2016-12-25T16:03:09Z

    Igualmente, a todos

    Paco Vila at 2016-12-25T19:18:46Z

  • By bye CyanogenMod, hello LineageOS

    2016-12-25T11:38:49Z via Puma To: Public

    By bye CyanogenMod, hello LineageOS #freeyourAndroid

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    Hopefully, without MS's influence! =)

    JanKusanagi @i at 2016-12-25T22:30:35Z

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    sad end, with serious consequences for the users.

    Hubert Figuière at 2016-12-29T20:18:21Z

  • community meeting today 2016/12/16 at 20:00 UTC

    2016-12-16T19:14:47Z via Dianara To: Public, Community, Evan Prodromou CC: Followers

    As usual, our monthly community meeting will be on the channel on the Freenode IRC network.

    Agenda at:

    You're all welcome to join us!

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    when? (can't see anything saying what time) .. given the date I probably missed it

    (also please remember that not everyone on the planet is in the same time zone!)

    Michael at 2016-12-17T02:16:42Z

    Time was 20:00 UTC. It was in the post's title, but some clients (AndStatus) don't show titles. at 2016-12-17T14:50:27Z

  • Thanks Russ

    2016-11-09T20:24:36Z via Puma To: Public

    Thanks Russ Allbery for your thoughts on US elections /v planetdebian

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  • :/

    2016-11-09T13:22:12Z via Puma To: Public

    Hoy quiero recordar la “Loa a la Dialéctica” de Bertolt Brecht, pero no consigo pasar de la primera parte :/

    Today I want to remember “In Praise of Dialectic” by Bertolt Brecht but I can't go further than the first part :/

  • New blogpost: Rankings, Condorcet and free software: calculating the results for the stretch artwork survey

    2016-10-25T20:25:26Z via Puma To: Public

    New blogpost: Rankings, Condorcet and free software: calculating the results for the stretch artwork survey

  • community meeting today 2016/10/21 at 20:00 UTC

    2016-10-21T13:32:38Z via Dianara To: Public, Community, Evan Prodromou CC: Followers

    As usual, our monthly community meeting will be on the channel on the Freenode IRC network.

    Agenda at:

    You're all welcome to join us!

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  • New blogpost: New phone: Samsung Galaxy S III phone with Replicant

    2016-10-09T12:59:49Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    New blogpost: New phone: Samsung Galaxy S III phone with Replicant

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    Are you experiencing battery issues and/or overheating? I have both problems.

    EVAnaRkISTO at 2016-10-10T11:39:37Z

    Now that's a detailed post xD

    JanKusanagi @i at 2016-10-10T13:40:11Z

    >> EVAnaRkISTO:

    “Are you experiencing battery issues and/or overheating? I have both problems.”

    Frankly, I don't know.

    My battery does not stand long (one day max), but I don't know if the battery is new (the phone is "refurbished") and I frequently use Quasseldroid, Xabber that try to stay "connected" all the time, and the 3G network (sometimes I switch to "2G only" to save battery, but other times I switch back to 3G and stay there).

    In any case, note that I installed the nonfree firmware and that could make a difference too.

    I didn't realise about overheating, I guess I don't experience it.

    Laura Arjona at 2016-10-10T13:50:47Z

    I use non-free firmware as well and I have to recharge battery at least once a day, even with a new battery.

    I feel overheating sometimes in the lower right part of the phone, in the back.

    EVAnaRkISTO at 2016-10-10T14:42:39Z

  • Jornada mundial por el trabajo decente

    2016-10-07T11:54:19Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Hoy 7 de octubre es la jornada mundial por el trabajo decente.

    Un grupo de amigos ha preparado unos cuantos "lemas" para difundir en redes sociales. Ninguno del grupo usa Twitter, pero yo comenté que estoy en redes libres.

    Como aquí en pump puedo escribir notas largas, pego unos cuantos de esos lemas, porque, como veréis, aún hay mucho que conseguir.

    #TrabajoDecente es expresión de la dignidad esencial de los hombres y de las mujeres #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente es que las personas sean (de verdad) lo más importante dentro de la empresa #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente es reconocer el valor de las tareas imprescindibles para la vida que no son empleo #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente es distribuir de forma justa los trabajos de cuidados necesarios para la vida #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente son condiciones dignas en el puesto de trabajo #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente es respetar la dignidad de la persona en su puesto de trabajo #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente es un salario suficiente para satisfacer las necesidades personales y familiares #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente es tener tiempo para el descanso y el desarrollo personal y comunitario #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente es contar con protección social suficiente ante la adversidad personal y familiar #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente es una ocupación que contribuye a una sociedad más humana y sostenible #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente es una ocupación que permite la autorrealización personal y la integración social #JMTD

    El #TrabajoDecente asocia a los trabajadores y a las trabajadoras al desarrollo de su comunidad #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente es un lugar de trabajo seguro y saludable #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente es permitir que los trabajadores se organicen libremente para hacer oír su voz. #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente es asegurar una jubilación suficiente #JMTD

    #TrabajoDecente es respeto, y no discriminación o desigualdad #JMTD

    Cuando el #TrabajoDecente salta por la ventana, la inhumanidad entra por la puerta #JMTD

    Más recursos:

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    El trabajo asalariado nunca será #TrabajoDecente porque lleva la explotación y la dominación en su ADN. #JMTD

    A mi modo de ver, el único #TrabajoDecente es aquel que cualquiera realiza voluntaria y autónomamente (sola o en compañía de otras) para satisfacer sus necesidades básicas (físicas e intelectuales).

    EVAnaRkISTO at 2016-10-07T14:37:26Z

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