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PageSpeed: El Unicornio que todos quieren domar. Episodio #1 — June 14, 2019

PageSpeed: El Unicornio que todos quieren domar. Episodio #1


Hola!

Les comparto el primer video de una serie de Conversaciones entre Amigos, donde vamos a compartir y hablar sobre temas diversos en un formato de debate e intercambio de opinión sobre distintos temas del mundo web. Les comparto los links en dos formatos, en Video en YouTube y en sonido en formato de PodCast:

Y ahora en formato PODCAST:

Sugerencias son siempre bienvenidas!!!

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Un nuevo experimento: Conversaciones entre amigos — June 13, 2019

Un nuevo experimento: Conversaciones entre amigos


Luego de meses de conversaciones con familiares, amigos y conocidos relacionados al mundo web. Logré sacar el tiempo para poder planificar los primeros episodios de un VLOG & PodCast para poder conversar, debatir y compartir sobre temas relacionados la mundo web y del marketing general.

El giro de esta iniciativa no es para ser una guía paso a paso de cómo hacer algo; sino las opiniones sobre un servicio o tema específico desde varios puntos de vista. Mi intención es poder contar con invitados que se dediquen a diferentes partes del ciclo de vida de un sitio web, desde diseñadores gráficos, diseñadores web, desarrolladores, marketeros, especialistas en SEO, agencias, gerentes de cuenta o de proyecto hasta dueños de sitios web.

Tomé el valor de empezar este nuevo proyecto después de que un video que subí a YouTube sobre Claro vs Tigo en Nicaragua, cuyo video lleva hasta el día de hoy (Jueves, 13 de Junio del 2019) 3,700 vistas en tan solo 3 meses. Lo más bonito de dicho video han sido todas las interacciones que me han dejado, todos los comentarios correos y hasta llamadas telefónicas para conversar más al respecto.

Desafortunadamente no he hecho más videos por falta de equipo, y no es por cámara, ya que usé mi propio celular para grabar dicho video, pero si dejé olvidado mi trípode en otro país, si gustan colaborar este es el selfie stick que estaba usando: https://www.amazon.com/Yoozon-Selfie-Bluetooth-Extendable-Wireless

Luego de reencontrarme con muchos conocidos en WordCamp Managua 2019 decidí retomar la idea que había dejado a un lado después de inventarme 500 excusas. Decidí hacer un formato sencillo, inicialmente via Google Meet y grabarlo localmente y luego subirlo. Consulté con integrantes de la Comunidad de WordPress de Managua y mencionaron que preferían YouTube & Facebook Live en simultáneo usando herramientas como OBS. Me sentí abrumado. Mi pequeña idea se estaba complicando, y habría que coordinar aún más y con muchas más personas. Me cansé emocionalmente y tomé una pausa.

Luego Darwin Orozco & Gabriela Atha, de TACTIC CENTER me invitaron a hacer un podcast sobre Seguridad debido a mi trabajo anterior como Analista de Seguridad Informática en Sucuri.net. El podcast fue programado pero luego tuvo que postponerse por problemas de prioridades de ellos. Entonces, dejé la pausa (nuevamente) y me puse a explorar ideas y servicios para poder hacer lo que yo quería.

Como siempre quise hacer las cosas lo más pequeño y simple posible. Invite a 4 amigos y aceptaron a platicar conmigo. Luego hablé con otros y sin darme cuenta, ya tenía mis dos primeros episodios listos. Les comparto abajo los banners & links de cada uno de ellos:

Pagespeed: El Unicornio que todos quieren Domar

Web Analytics vs privacidad del usuario

Van a ser via YouTube Live usando Hangouts on Air. Y van a ser (tentativamente) todos los Viernes a las 2PM hora de Nicaragua.

Si les interesa participar o tienen temas que quieren sugerir, por favor háganlo en los comentarios o mediante este pequeño formulario que les comparto a continuación.

Tigo vs Claro en Nicaragua – mi experiencia — February 20, 2019

Tigo vs Claro en Nicaragua – mi experiencia


Esta semana decidí hacer un corto video explicando mi experiencia al pasarme de Claro Nicaragua a los nuevos servicios residenciales de Tigo

Les comparto el video:

 

Cualquier pregunta o comentario, lo pueden hacer en YouTube, en ésta misma página o públicamente en Twitter @riper81

 

miniDLNA issues on MacOS Mojave (part 1) — November 13, 2018

miniDLNA issues on MacOS Mojave (part 1)


Last week I finally had some courage to update my Macbook to Mojave. The latest version of the MacOS family. The only thing I was really looking forward was the security updates and Dark Mode. Aside from that, it was unappealing to me.

Today, I downloaded some videos and wanted to fire up my minidlna local install only to find out that service was not working. None of my devices was able to see the DLNA service so I couldn’t stream to any TV.

I started investigating.  I did the basics, tried to restart, and services were launching fine.

➜ ~ brew services restart minidlna
Stopping `minidlna`... (might take a while)
==> Successfully stopped `minidlna` (label: homebrew.mxcl.minidlna)
==> Successfully started `minidlna` (label: homebrew.mxcl.minidlna)

Since everything seem fine, and still I couldn’t see the DLNA media. I went to the logs.

➜ ~ tail -100 /usr/local/var/log/minidlnad.log

I saw some errors which caught my attention. So I decided to remove it completely.

➜ ~ brew remove minidlna
xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), missing xcrun at: /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/xcrun
Uninstalling /usr/local/Cellar/minidlna/1.2.1_1... (11 files, 307.6KB)

And I saw the xcrun error, invalid active developer path? After quickly reviewing in Google this was due to the X Code Command Line tools that needed to be installed. It seems when Mojave was installed, the old X Code Command line tools were removed. Ok now we are getting somewhere. Now I would install that package. Again I went to my terminal and:

➜ ~ xcode-select --install

The package started downloading. It was about 130MB. Once it was installed I went and installed minidlna again.

➜ ~ brew install minidlna
==> Installing dependencies for minidlna: ffmpeg
==> Installing minidlna dependency: ffmpeg
==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray.com/bottles/ffmpeg-4.1.mojave.bottle.tar.gz
######################################################################## 100.0%
==> Pouring ffmpeg-4.1.mojave.bottle.tar.gz
🍺 /usr/local/Cellar/ffmpeg/4.1: 282 files, 55.4MB
==> Installing minidlna
==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray.com/bottles/minidlna-1.2.1_1.mojave.bottle.tar.gz
######################################################################## 100.0%
==> Pouring minidlna-1.2.1_1.mojave.bottle.tar.gz
==> Caveats
Simple single-user configuration:

mkdir -p ~/.config/minidlna
cp /usr/local/opt/minidlna/share/minidlna/minidlna.conf ~/.config/minidlna/minidlna.conf
ln -s YOUR_MEDIA_DIR ~/.config/minidlna/media
minidlnad -f ~/.config/minidlna/minidlna.conf -P ~/.config/minidlna/minidlna.pid

To have launchd start minidlna now and restart at login:
brew services start minidlna
Or, if you don't want/need a background service you can just run:
minidlna
==> Summary
🍺 /usr/local/Cellar/minidlna/1.2.1_1: 11 files, 307.9KB
==> Caveats
==> minidlna
Simple single-user configuration:

mkdir -p ~/.config/minidlna
cp /usr/local/opt/minidlna/share/minidlna/minidlna.conf ~/.config/minidlna/minidlna.conf
ln -s YOUR_MEDIA_DIR ~/.config/minidlna/media
minidlnad -f ~/.config/minidlna/minidlna.conf -P ~/.config/minidlna/minidlna.pid

To have launchd start minidlna now and restart at login:
brew services start minidlna
Or, if you don't want/need a background service you can just run:
minidlna

Once it was re-installed. I tried to launch it once more.

➜ minidlna brew services start minidlna
==> Successfully started `minidlna` (label: homebrew.mxcl.minidlna)

It launched, again, with no error but still it wouldn’t work. Sighs. We have to keep digging. So I went to the logs again, on a bug hunting mission and found this:

[2018/11/13 20:04:46] minidlna.c:1048: warn: Starting MiniDLNA version 1.2.1.
[2018/11/13 20:04:46] minissdp.c:131: error: bind(udp): Address already in use
[2018/11/13 20:04:46] minidlna.c:1080: info: Failed to open socket for receiving SSDP. Trying to use MiniSSDPd
[2018/11/13 20:04:46] minissdp.c:84: error: setsockopt(udp, IP_ADD_MEMBERSHIP): Bad file descriptor
[2018/11/13 20:04:46] minissdp.c:189: warn: Failed to add multicast membership for address 192.168.1.137
[2018/11/13 20:04:46] getifaddr.c:338: info: Enabling interface 192.168.1.137/255.255.255.0
[2018/11/13 20:04:46] minissdp.c:830: error: connect("/var/run/minissdpd.sock"): No such file or directory[2018/11/13 20:04:46] minidlna.c:1083: fatal: Failed to connect to MiniSSDPd. EXITING%

Reviewing online on the minidlna site, they do suggest to try to install such software.
https://sourceforge.net/p/minidlna/support-requests/55/

Funny enough I found a link to my article on that link.

Right now I will keep reviewing and will come back later with an answer.

WordPress 5.0 ya tiene fecha — November 9, 2018

WordPress 5.0 ya tiene fecha


Acaban de publicar en el blog de Make WordPress la fecha de lanzamiento oficial…

Noviembre 27 2018

Lo que es bueno para todos, ya que podremos respirar para Black Friday & Ciber Monday que son dos de los días de más ventas en los sitios web.

Lean más aqui:
https://make.wordpress.org/core/2018/11/09/update-on-5-0-release-schedule/

WordPress 5 Beta 1 is released TODAY — October 24, 2018

WordPress 5 Beta 1 is released TODAY


Today it was announced that we are going to have WordPress 5 Beta 1. Go to the link below for more information!

https://make.wordpress.org/core/2018/10/24/wordpress-5-0-beta-1-update/

WordPress Administrado vs Alojamiento Compartido #WCSJO2018 — July 23, 2018

WordPress Administrado vs Alojamiento Compartido #WCSJO2018


El día de ayer, Domingo 22 de Julio del 2018, me uní a más de 700 personas para ser parte del tercer WordCamp de Costa Rica.  El evento estuvo super concurrido y con asistentes de Argentina, España, Estados Unidos, Guatemala, El Salvador y siempre miembros de la Comunidad WordPress de Nicaragua.

En esta última edición me tocó hablar sobre las diferencias entre el WordPress Administrado y el Alojamiento Compartido, abajo les dejo mi presentación

Working from #CostaRica — June 13, 2018

Working from #CostaRica


Today, we moved into our new apartment in Costa Rica, our new home away from our home, #Nicaragua.

We’ve been talking a lot in the past about trying to live on a different country than our own. But due to family, work and finances we never made the decision to do it.

Last week after more than 50 Days of Protests, Riots and Government sponsored attacks against our people, we decided to live for a few months apart from our madness. I was with high blood pressure all the time due to the attacks and uncertainty and lack of safety for my family. I was constantly taking anxiety pills to control my humor and blood pressure. My wife was stressed, crying and worried for our new born and her wellbeing.

We decided for Costa Rica with our broken hearts for leaving our country, but thinking only on our kids well being, we got our bags together and left our life, our house, our comfort, our cars, our sisters and brothers behind.

We purchased the tickets in COPA and decided to stay in Costa Rica for 3 months, with hopes that we can return to Nicaragua in less than that. We got ourselves an apartment with the help of our good friend Alejandro from TWACostaRica.com a talented photographer, video editor and web developer.  He picked us up from the airport and hosted us on his house along with his lovely family for a couple of days. We feel blessed to have you guys as our friends. Much love and blessings to you all.

Our kids are missing home, we can tell. We too are missing Nicaragua. But now they are safe. I still wait for my eldest son, who stayed behind with his mom and stepdad. I think of him every day, several times a day. I miss him.

I’m still working, I’m honestly grateful for working for Kinsta.com, which allow me to work from anywhere in the world and have made changes to allow me some time to take care of my family and get settled and keep them safe. Thanks Jon and the entire #Kinsta Team. We are forever grateful for your help!

I am now again working, helping people with web problems and I have part of my family safe. I am sure Nicaragua will get thru this, we are a courageous country. We got this.

If you want to know more about what is going on in Nicaragua follow this hashtags on Twitter:

#SOSNicaragua

#GritoPorNicaragua

#QueSeRindaTuMadre

this is a test from #WCMIA — March 18, 2018
Introduction to WordPress Security by Sucuri — February 14, 2018

Introduction to WordPress Security by Sucuri


Security on websites and mostly on WordPress which is on more than 29% of the entire internet, its crucial, preventive security is 10 times cheaper than proactive security.

Below is an amazing and easy to follow infographic about WordPress Security by my favorite Website Security provider: Sucuri

See the full infographic here: https://sucuri.net/infographics/intro-to-wordpress-security

 

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