The past few months I've been expanding my knowledge in Django framework and SEO. So I started building a "real" site to put all that knowledge to work.

 I decided to make a web of free games (Web de Juegos Gratis). I wanted to do it in Spanish (my native language) because my daughters love to play online games in various categories, so the site is dedicated to them.

The site is newly launched and of course there are much to do (now I realize I should learn more about css and javascript) but there is a very true quote in Spanish "Lo perfecto es enemigo de lo bueno" (the perfect is the enemy of good).
 
 
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The worse thing I did when started this site was upload a so ugly logo that I made in a few minutes. Bad idea.

Then, I remembered a tweet from @bancoideas with a very interesting link about 30 Great Examples Of Logo Design Process and just decided change the ugly one for a new logo. So, I took pen and paper (the old way) and started to draw. I thought of something similar to an application icon and use my firstname's initial.. mm.. not!, bad idea, so similar to Apps Store's logo.

I also thought about just putting ASMaitre within a rectangle.. or just ASM within an oval?

With this sketches in my head and a couple of hours of work in the computer, finally I made this one (on the upper-right corner) that made me proud of show to all of you.

If the new logo likes you, give it a +1 or share this post with your family, friends and followers.

 
 
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One of the things every developer knows or should know is that they code must be properly supported and have a revision version control system. After some years using SVN, Git became my favorite. As remote repository I start using the paid version of Codebase but a couple of friends told me about BitBucket, a web-based hosting service for projects that use either the Mercurial or Git revision control systems. With no budget for my project, the free plan (up to 5 users) was my choice.

Setting the account and starting cloning, pushing and pulling was very easy. The graphical interface is clean and so intuitive and after a couple of steps I had my local repository (a directory on my Linux box) synchronized with the remote repository I just created.

So if you're starting to develop your project and want to try this option, I recommend init a GIT repository on your local machine (git init) and a remote repository BitBucket... and if you have problems, take a look at the How-To section, where they are explained in more detail the basic steps. (Para español pulse aquí)


 
 
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You know that there is a ranking of the Top 500 fastest supercomputers? The "K" supercomputer lead the ranking according to the list published June 2011, when the "K" achieved a speed of 8.162 petaflops. This week its operators, Fujitsu and Riken, informed the supercomputer broke its own record hitting 10 quadrillion calculations per second. Not bad.

Supercomputers are used for highly calculation-intensive tasks such as problems including quantum physics, weather forecasting, climate research, molecular modeling and physical simulations.

The system is still under construction and is scheduled to enter full service in November 2012 with 864 cabinets, comprising a total of 88,128 interconnected CPUs (SPARC64 VIIIfx processors) and has a theoretical calculation speed of 11.28 petaflops.

And if you enjoy the OS war... more than 90% of today's Supercomputers run some variant of Linux, and "K" isn't the exception, running a Linux-based enhanced operating system.