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Ode to Whisky

Some reflexions on that magical liquid called whiskey Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough. - Mark Twain I like my whisky old and my women young. - Errol Flynn Whisky is liquid sunshine. - George Bernard Shaw Always…

The Last of the Mujicans

The honest and consistent politician isn’t a unicorn — I think I just saw one over there…My special guestAn undeterminable number of days ago, I had a conversation with my wife. Out of nowhere, she asked me: “If you could invite any one person to…

Shit Happens, According to Religion & Politics

The famous “shit happens” in English: many flavors, one distinct smell…Into everyone’s life a little shit must fall. Call it what you will: poop, caca, defecation, excrement, bad things….it’s all the same — shit. It happens to everyone; no religion or politics can escape it’s…

A Tale of Chile and Its Delightful Little Earthquakes

How Chileans and non-Chileans understand the Richter Scale.Chilean’s are a particular bunch of people. They live in a country often mistaken for the word “Chili” (and, what’s worse, the geography just happens to resemble a chili….), are surrounded by ocean to the west, mountains to…

Excel For the Weak: Split First and Last Names into Separate Columns with Functions

Not as hard as it looks. Breathe deeply, and follow along with me.A nerdy tip to manage those untidy Excel documents. There is no better way to spend an afternoon than by working hard, copying and pasting first and last names into different columns so…

Your Internet Speed (and that of your website’s visitor) Probably Sucks

Dear Designer: The Internet Is a Slow Enough Place. Don’t Screw It Up MoreGuess what, my beloved article reader? Your internet speed probably sucks. Sorry to break it to you. But, look on the bright side: you aren’t alone. In fact, you are part of…

Of Bathroom Door Symbols and Flags For Languages

Flags do not represent languages. They represent countries, histories and so much more. Ever enter the wrong public bathroom by accident? Did your experience have anything to do with how the door was labeled? The next time you find yourself in a public place and…

WordPress: My Favorite Static Site Generator

Creating a faster, safer website, and kissing databases (and some features) goodbye!Hello! What we are going to do here is install WordPress in an offline environment, develop our website, with all the designs, posts, pages and plugins that you like, and then “export it” as…

The First 3 Things I Do to Your Website (and why you should know it)

As a web designer, I sometimes get so caught up in the strategies, processes and …tricks we use to make the web a better place, I forget that the average website visitor does not do what we instinctively do. This became clear to me the…