Table of contents
321 stories.

2020

May 13, 2020
CW signals take up more bandwidth than you'd think, and this causes interesting effects.
About “radio”, “Morse code”.
May 2, 2020
That time I thought I would be involved in an international diplomatic incident.
About “programming”, “bugs”, “i18n”.
April 29, 2020
Me he hecho una antena portátil para comunicarme con radioaficionados de todo el mundo.
About “radio”, “antenas”, “bricolaje”.
April 18, 2020
Si no lo haces bien, podrías perder datos sin darte cuenta.
About “programación”.
April 14, 2020
Si la estatua de Colón de Barcelona hubiera tenido uno de estos mapas, habría señalado en la dirección correcta.
About “radio”, “mapas”, “programación”.
April 13, 2020
About “historia”.

2015

August 25, 2015
Para que vayáis practicando si queréis sacaros la licencia.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”, “radio”.
May 17, 2015
More Galician customs.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “Galicia”.
April 30, 2015
In Galician we have lots of words to refer to rain.
March 7, 2015
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “radio”, “Morse code”.

2014

November 23, 2014
How the information is stored in your bank card, and how to read it.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “DSP”, “cards”, “magnetic stripe”.
November 1, 2014
En la radio FM estéreo nos envían las señales para dos altavoces en una sola señal de radio. ¿Cómo lo hacen?
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “matemáticas”, “DSP”, “radio”.
October 26, 2014
Cómo se modifican las ondas de radio para transmitir información.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “matemáticas”, “DSP”, “radio”.
October 22, 2014
Desde el punto de vista matemático.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “matemáticas”, “DSP”, “radio”.
October 3, 2014
Me meto en un berenjenal sin ninguna necesidad, que Euler ya resolvió todo esto hace 300 años.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “matemáticas”, “DSP”, “radio”.
September 21, 2014
Sólo porque sean complejos no tienen que ser complicados.
September 14, 2014
Me meto en un berenjenal sin ninguna necesidad, que Euler ya resolvió todo esto hace 300 años.
September 9, 2014
¿Y si enseñáramos números complejos a los niños de 8 años?
September 1, 2014
They don't make them like they used to.
August 24, 2014
Now we can do video calls on our phones, just like all those demonstrations in the 1930s, 1950s, 1970s, and 1990s showed us.
August 19, 2014
It's brief but it's stuck in a loop, so it feels like it's forever.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”, “time travel”, “A Brief History”.
August 17, 2014
From clay to silicon in 6000 years (give or take).

2013

September 27, 2013
I compare the awkwardness of popular sayings in different languages.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”.
April 10, 2013
Amazon reviewers write the darndest things.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”.

2012

October 21, 2012
¿Es cierto que la ley d'Hondt favorece a las mayorías?
October 20, 2012
Cada vez que hay elecciones toca explicarla.
March 15, 2012
A better Java enterprise framework for data compression.
March 15, 2012
Can you really make a compressor that will compress any file?
March 7, 2012
El currículum debe siempre ir acompañado de una carta de presentación.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “emigración”, “empleo”, “Estados Unidos”, “Irlanda”, “Reino Unido”.
March 3, 2012
Consejos prácticos para escribir ese currículum anglosajón.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “emigración”, “empleo”, “Estados Unidos”, “Irlanda”, “Reino Unido”.
February 17, 2012
Tampoco es como para tirarse del avión sin mirar si llevas puesto el paracaídas o la mochila.

2011

December 12, 2011
Los pasos a seguir para calcular una raíz cuadrada con lápiz y papel
October 20, 2011
Seguimos intentando votar.
September 4, 2011
Es complicado esto de votar desde el extranjero.
July 15, 2011
Si el respeto es obligatorio, no es merecido.
July 2, 2011
Explicando una tradición cien por cien americana.
June 13, 2011
Resuelvo un misterio que me rondaba desde hacía tiempo.
May 19, 2011
Dabbling in poetry
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”, “Limerick”.
May 1, 2011
No siempre se trata de no cometer errores, sino de aprender la lección para no repetirlos.
March 27, 2011
Rematamos y redondeamos la serie sobre tests de unidad.
March 20, 2011
Cómo probar código con dependencias complicadas sin romperse la cabeza.
March 13, 2011
Cómo probar código con dependencias complicadas sin romperse la cabeza.
March 7, 2011
Le damos la vuelta al código para hacerlo más fácil de probar.
March 5, 2011
Si pensabas que los tests se escriben después del código que prueban, estabas equivocado.
March 5, 2011
Es importante decidir qué tests de unidad debemos escribir.
February 21, 2011
El primero de una serie de artículos sobre tests de unidad.
January 26, 2011
El concepto de test de unidad es importante, pero más importante es escribirlos.
January 23, 2011
Información práctica para encontrar trabajo en el extranjero.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “empleo”, “EEUU”, “Irlanda”, “Reino Unido”.
January 14, 2011
Cuánto tráfico llega cuando te publican algo en Menéame.
January 12, 2011
Si pudiésemos invertir los papeles un momento...
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “empleo”.

2010

November 14, 2010
La respuesta a una pregunta que yo no sabía que tenía.
July 18, 2010
No sólo escribo sobre tecnología; también tengo una vena poética.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”.
July 15, 2010
Cuánto tráfico recibió mi página después de que saliera en Barrapunto y Menéame.
July 14, 2010
Animando a la gente que aún está decidiendo qué hacer con su futuro.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “consejos”, “empleo”, “tecnología”, “emigración”.
July 13, 2010
Algunas aclaraciones sobre el artículo anterior.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “consejos”, “empleo”, “tecnología”, “emigración”.
July 11, 2010
Los consejos número 1 y 2 de Jacobo para informáticos residentes en España insatisfechos con su trabajo.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “consejos”, “empleo”, “tecnología”, “emigración”.
June 3, 2010
Lo que descubrí un día al llegar a casa me ha dado mucho que pensar.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”, “tecnología”.
May 18, 2010
Todas las cosas que no sabías sobre los llamados "blisters".
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”.
May 1, 2010
An homage to xkcd.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”.
April 25, 2010
What's private is not the same thing as what's secret.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “privacy”.
April 15, 2010
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”.
February 9, 2010
He salido a sacarle fotos a los carteles que me encuentro por la calle.
January 17, 2010
Primeras impresiones en Mountain View.

2009

December 28, 2009
Jacobo va a cambiar de aires.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “Irlanda”, “California”.
November 5, 2009
An important announcement from Jacobo Tarrío
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”.
November 2, 2009
A slight change of plans for CheepCheep.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “Windows”, “Twitter”, “Android”.
September 9, 2009
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “Windows”, “programming”, “Twitter”.
September 7, 2009
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “Windows”, “programming”.
September 4, 2009
My observations twenty days after switching to Windows.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “Linux”, “Windows”, “programming”, “Twitter”.
August 20, 2009
New York City has lots of taxis, but Dublin may have more, depending on how you count them.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “Ireland”, “New york”.
August 15, 2009
Committing high treason to the penguin
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “Linux”, “Windows”.
July 28, 2009
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”.
June 27, 2009
Even when your ambition leads you to dominate the world, you must find a lair with a good location.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”.
June 13, 2009
Algunos de los ritos relacionados con los duelos están malinterpretados en tiempos modernos.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “humor”, “historia”.
June 11, 2009
Es una importante pregunta que deja despiertas por la noche a las más altas mentes del mundo.
February 19, 2009
Algunos se conforman con saber qué día es, pero otros queremos tener la hora exacta.
February 6, 2009
January 18, 2009
El accidente geográfico que da nombre a la ciudad ya no existe.
About “Web personal (2008-2015)”, “Irlanda”.
January 3, 2009
PHP tiene mala reputación, pero con un poco de cuidado es muy fácil escribir código fácil de mantener.
January 2, 2009
El método para calcular raíces cuadradas con lápiz y papel parece un poco complicado. ¿Por qué funciona?

2008

August 29, 2008
August 23, 2008
August 2, 2008
July 4, 2008
About “Tirando Líneas (2005-2008)”, “Tojeiro”, “humor”.
June 26, 2008
June 24, 2008
June 22, 2008
June 21, 2008
June 19, 2008
About “Tirando Líneas (2005-2008)”, “humor”, “inglés”.
June 17, 2008
February 24, 2008
About “Tirando Líneas (2005-2008)”, “SGAE”.
February 18, 2008
February 4, 2008
About “Tirando Líneas (2005-2008)”, “entroido”, “filloas”.
February 1, 2008
January 28, 2008

2007

December 26, 2007
December 1, 2007
November 15, 2007
October 1, 2007
September 1, 2007
August 15, 2007
July 22, 2007
July 15, 2007
July 11, 2007
About “Tirando Líneas (2005-2008)”, “Dublín”, “inglés”.
July 7, 2007
July 4, 2007
May 21, 2007
January 23, 2007
January 14, 2007
January 11, 2007
January 5, 2007

2006

December 19, 2006
December 10, 2006
October 30, 2006
October 7, 2006
October 1, 2006
September 26, 2006
September 18, 2006
September 15, 2006
August 25, 2006
August 18, 2006
About “Tirando Líneas (2005-2008)”, “humor”, “filosofía”.
August 17, 2006
August 7, 2006
May 4, 2006
April 26, 2006
April 25, 2006
April 23, 2006
April 15, 2006
About “Tirando Líneas (2005-2008)”, “spam”, “humor”.
April 13, 2006
About “Tirando Líneas (2005-2008)”, “spam”.
April 12, 2006
February 24, 2006
February 7, 2006
About “Tirando Líneas (2005-2008)”, “SGAE”.
January 11, 2006
January 7, 2006

2005

December 27, 2005
November 6, 2005
October 28, 2005
About “Tirando Líneas (2005-2008)”, “spam”.
September 27, 2005
September 22, 2005
About “Tirando Líneas (2005-2008)”, “spam”.
September 13, 2005
August 31, 2005
July 6, 2005
June 29, 2005
June 23, 2005
June 20, 2005
June 16, 2005
June 16, 2005
June 14, 2005

2004

December 20, 2004
November 24, 2004
About “Web personal (2004-2008)”, “libros”, “programación”.
November 3, 2004
November 3, 2004
September 18, 2004
September 16, 2004
April 18, 2004
March 19, 2004
February 25, 2004
February 9, 2004
January 31, 2004
January 25, 2004

2003

December 28, 2003
December 17, 2003
November 16, 2003
October 10, 2003
September 17, 2003
September 14, 2003
September 9, 2003
September 7, 2003
September 3, 2003
August 23, 2003
August 20, 2003
July 27, 2003
July 24, 2003
July 20, 2003
July 7, 2003
June 18, 2003
June 1, 2003
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “spam”.
May 30, 2003
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “spam”.
May 15, 2003
May 12, 2003
May 11, 2003
May 9, 2003
May 5, 2003
April 28, 2003
April 24, 2003
April 22, 2003
April 14, 2003
March 30, 2003
March 15, 2003
March 12, 2003
March 4, 2003
March 2, 2003
February 19, 2003
February 15, 2003
February 13, 2003
February 13, 2003
February 9, 2003
February 7, 2003
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “acné”, “Roacután”.
February 1, 2003
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “teléfonos”, “Dvorak”.
January 26, 2003
January 21, 2003
January 20, 2003
January 16, 2003
January 7, 2003
January 3, 2003
January 1, 2003

2002

December 24, 2002
December 21, 2002
December 21, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “spam”.
December 19, 2002
December 18, 2002
December 17, 2002
December 3, 2002
December 2, 2002
November 27, 2002
November 26, 2002
November 25, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “spam”.
November 21, 2002
November 20, 2002
November 19, 2002
November 18, 2002
November 4, 2002
November 4, 2002
About “Web personal (2000-2004)”, “Linux”.
November 3, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “spam”.
October 26, 2002
October 15, 2002
October 10, 2002
October 3, 2002
October 1, 2002
September 26, 2002
September 15, 2002
September 7, 2002
August 31, 2002
August 29, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “Java”, “XML”, “programación”.
August 26, 2002
August 22, 2002
August 20, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “spam”.
August 20, 2002
August 18, 2002
August 12, 2002
August 10, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “mlog”.
August 8, 2002
August 3, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “mlog”, “Java”.
August 1, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “mlog”.
July 30, 2002
July 28, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “Galicia”, “eucaliptos”, “koalas”.
July 18, 2002
July 9, 2002
July 2, 2002
June 29, 2002
June 29, 2002
June 26, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “BSD”, “Linux”.
June 25, 2002
June 24, 2002
June 23, 2002
June 21, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “mlog”, “RSS”.
June 18, 2002
June 17, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “Dvorak”, “teclado”.
June 16, 2002
June 8, 2002
June 6, 2002
June 1, 2002
May 30, 2002
May 27, 2002
May 18, 2002
About “Web personal (2000-2004)”, “humor”.
May 17, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “spam”.
May 16, 2002
May 15, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “SGAE”.
May 13, 2002
May 12, 2002
May 8, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “spam”.
May 6, 2002
May 5, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “libros”, “lectura”.
May 4, 2002
April 29, 2002
April 28, 2002
April 21, 2002
April 18, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “spam”.
April 17, 2002
April 15, 2002
April 12, 2002
April 11, 2002
April 7, 2002
April 4, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “vanidad”, “humor”.
April 2, 2002
April 1, 2002
March 28, 2002
March 22, 2002
March 21, 2002
March 19, 2002
March 15, 2002
March 13, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “gurú”, “humor”.
March 12, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “gurú”, “humor”.
March 11, 2002
March 10, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “gurú”, “humor”.
March 9, 2002
March 8, 2002
About “Tirando Líneas (2002-2004)”, “gurú”, “accesibilidad”, “humor”.
March 6, 2002
March 3, 2002
March 2, 2002
February 27, 2002
February 25, 2002
February 22, 2002
February 19, 2002
February 14, 2002

2001

December 13, 2001
About “Web personal (2000-2004)”, “humor”, “Fidonet”.
October 25, 2001
About “Web personal (2000-2004)”, “humor”.
April 5, 2001
About “Web personal (2000-2004)”, “Mi Barrapunto”, “humor”.
March 12, 2001
About “Web personal (2000-2004)”, “Mi Barrapunto”, “humor”.
February 27, 2001
About “Web personal (2000-2004)”, “Mi Barrapunto”, “humor”.
February 22, 2001
About “Web personal (2000-2004)”, “Mi Barrapunto”, “humor”, “jaquers”.
February 15, 2001
About “Web personal (2000-2004)”, “Mi Barrapunto”, “humor”.
February 14, 2001
About “Web personal (2000-2004)”, “Mi Barrapunto”, “humor”.
February 13, 2001
About “Web personal (2000-2004)”, “Mi Barrapunto”, “humor”.
February 12, 2001
About “Web personal (2000-2004)”, “Mi Barrapunto”, “humor”.
February 9, 2001
About “Web personal (2000-2004)”, “Mi Barrapunto”, “humor”.

1998

May 26, 1998
About “Web personal (1998-2001)”, “Fidonet”.
May 1, 1998
About “Web personal (1998-2001)”, “Fidonet”.
May 1, 1998
About “Web personal (1998-2001)”, “Fidonet”.
May 1, 1998
About “Web personal (1998-2001)”, “Fidonet”.
May 1, 1998
About “Web personal (1998-2001)”, “Fidonet”.
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