Jupyter Notebook. The Jupyter project

jupyter notebook interactive computing environment to learn programming

Take this article as a way to get started in Jupyter, a guide to know what we can do and some notions to start using it.

It is an interactive computing environment, which allows users to experiment with the code and share it.

Jupyter is the acronym for Julia, Python and R, the three programming languages ​​that Jupyter started with, although today it supports a large number of languages.

It is widely used to create and share documents that contain code. This is very useful in teaching, since we can show with examples how a script, a language works or ask students to propose and validate their own code.


V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

V for Vendetta by Alan moore and david LLoyd

Searching the website of my city library I found V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. I have heard of this graphic novel as a cult work and I really wanted to read it.

Obviously there is much more information than in the film and everything makes sense. Here we find out where V comes from with his Guy Fawkes mask, his cape and his hat. We better understand the context and why revenge occurs.


Clepsydras and Muslim clocks by Antonio Fernández-Puertas

It is a monograph on hourglasses, Muslim clocks and other horologies written by Antonio Fernández-Puertas who is Professor of History of Muslim Art at the University of Granada. He belongs to the Higher Facultative Body of Museums and has been director of the National Museum of Hispanic-Muslim Art in the Alhambra.

It is not a reading for everyone, but if you want to enter this world of water clocks, automatons, horologies, etc. you will love it. In addition to describing a large number of gadgets and telling us where and when they were referenced, we entered the Byzantine empire to see a little of its splendor and the wonders that they must have.

Especially since there is not much information available on the Internet about Clepsydras and what there is I cannot see in full.


A geologist in distress by Nahúm Méndez

A geologist in distress by Nahúm Méndez

Small popularization test to introduce us to the wonderful world of geology Ideal for all those who want to start and discover what this science does.

A geologist in distress. A journey through time and into the deepest part of the Earth

The author is Nahúm Méndez, geologist and author of the blog of A geologist in distress. I have been following him for a long time on his twitter @geologoinapuros

I really liked it, but I would have liked him to get into field geology more. I hope that there will be a second volume already entering into the subject of types of formations, rocks, minerals, etc. A document that helps a naturalist to go out into the field and understand what types of formations he is seeing and why they have formed.


A Certain Idea of ​​the World by Alessandro Baricco

Review and notes of A Certain Idea of ​​the World by Alessandro Baricco

I read Silk y Crystal lands by Alessandro Baricco many years ago. The first I have reread many times, the second has been lost in my memory, but I hold this author in high regard. So when I saw this review book in the library I didn't think about it. I like to see what people I read read :)

A certain idea of ​​the world it's a book of book reviews. Not from the books that you like the most, but from books that you have liked in a period of approximately 1 year. between 2011 and 2012.

There are 50 books, each with a review of about 3 pages, where he tells us his impressions, the plot or a story related to the book. It is a book of books, a genre in which we can include 84, Charing Cross Road.

All written and told in a really delicate way.


Pandemocracy by Daniel Innerarity

Pandemocracy, and a Philosophy of the Crisi of Coronavius ​​by Daniel Innenarity

I have been following for a long time Daniel Innerarity on Twitter and it is always a pleasure to read your reflections. So despite not wanting to read more essays on the pandemic after the fiasco of Covid-19 by Zizek. I have dared Pandemocracy. a philosophy of the coronavirus crisis y I liked it a lot.

The first. It is appreciated that the essay is well structured, that it has a clear context and argues the ideas, that there is a common thread throughout the essay and that they are not loose pilgrim ideas. Everything Zizek didn't do.

It is an affordable and easy-to-read essay. Don't be afraid to read it if you're not used to this genre, and don't be scared by Meritxell Batet's prologue which is more complex to follow than Innerarity's text.


The Desert of the Tartars by Dino Buzzati

Review, arguments and curiosities of The Desert of the Tartars by Dino Buzzati

I got this book out of the library because my coworker had recommended it to me. We are already getting to know our tastes and when he recommends something to me he is usually right. The desert of the Tartars is the masterpiece or magnum opus by Dino Buzzati. In this edition of Alianza Editorial the translation is by Esther Benítez.

With the first Spanish translation in Gadir Editorial in 1985 came a foreword by Borges. Let's see if I can find the edition or the prologue and I can read it that it did not come with the one from Alianza Editorial.


The lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the Bastiani Fortress, a border fortress, which borders the desert where they have to defend the country from an invasion, that of the Tartars that never arrives.


Browse with proxy

step by step tutorial to navigate with proxy

Browsing with proxy is another way to be able to browse anonymously, or in my case right now to be able to go out in a certain country, that is to say navigate in a way that the webs believe that we are in a certain country ..

The other day I explained how to force TOR, to take us out in a node of a certain country. But once I started with the tests, I could do checks in many countries, but in others like Portugal, I couldn't, because it seems that there are no exit nodes in Portugal and TOR keeps thinking indefinitely.

So I solved the problem connecting to a proxy to simulate browsing from that country.


Basilisk by Jon Bilbao

Basilisk novel by Jon Bilbao

Basilisco, by Jon Bilbao is a great book, although coming from the publisher Impedimenta it does not surprise me.

We cannot begin this work without knowing what it is a basilisk, a mythological creature that can kill with its sight. With the body of a snake and a crest, it was considered the king of snakes. there are a lot of mythology behind it, and this is not the article for it.

I liked it very much, but I have been left with the feeling that I have not finished understanding everything, that I have fringes in the air that I have not managed to capture and that it needs a second reading.


The great lakes of North America

lake superior, of the great lakes of north america

This article are notes taken on the Great Lakes of North America, a colossal landform that has fascinated me. The notes are taken from an article by and from the National Geographic documentary, I leave the bibliography at the end.

I hope you enjoy and find useful all the dates that I leave. Now when I read about the native Indians that inhabited this area I will be able to understand its immensity.

Novels and essays that we talked about on the blog and are set in Native North American Comanche and Crazy Horse and Custer