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Running R in Docker

Can’t be easier than that. I just launched Digital Ocean instance, appliance Docker, and install Rocker. A perfect, nice RStudio server to play with when on the move.

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Another Fourth

These days that handle heat and patriotism, mixed with bubbles, street carnivals and overpriced flags made in China, are also reminders of subtler emotions, deeds and promises: we all read the books, and can almost TH understand the meaning and

Parsing HTML with Ruby

While working on a little school project I found that at some point I would have to do some HTML parsing. having heard of why I went, then, to Hpricot page and started working with it. Not a good decision,

Colombia earthquake

colombia, news

Everything is political

I am re-reading Anansi Boys, that delicious book by Neil Gaiman; the writer describes it as If you have to classify it, it’s probably a magical-horror-thriller-ghost-romantic-comedy-family-epic, although that leaves out the detective bits and much of the food. . The

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True or False?

“Colombia is a dangerous country for Americans!” FALSE. USA is the dangerous country for Americans. Everything else is just hearsay. Let’s look at the numbers, please, and then decide which is the worst, most dangerous country; for this, please tell

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Koobface in Facebook

Facebook, much maligned social site, is now target of trojans, specifically the Koobface. But it was due to happen: Facebook as a social application is, by far, the most famous; its users are all connected through some degree of trust,

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Making the recession official

The NBER officially tell us that we are now in a recession: The committee identified December 2007 as the peak month, after determining that the subsequent decline in economic activity was large enough to qualify as a recession. via the

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Check the Music Maker Relief Foundation, as shown by the csmonitor. I got ot get to see these people.

God and movies

This could be as well Punxsutawney instead of Winston-Salem, but at least this town has a school of the arts. Remember the movie directed by Ramis, where Bill Murray wakes up to the same lame February 2nd, never leaving that