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Bioprivacy

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I have been fixated for several years now on the importance of collecting biometrical data. I believe that is the key to find correlations of why we do what we do and how to do it better, healthier: eat, walk, talk and act with certain patterns is directly linked to what we eat and in which sequence those things we inject in or apply to our body. All together deliver biochemical reactions that our brain adapts and respond accordingly to our DNA footprint. I walk the talk  all that with extreme rigor in my professional and particularly in my personal life. About 5 years ago I started a massive data collection project for the last invention of my career, FLINT , leveraging data generated by me and my family. I have already touched the subject before on this blog so I will skip the details of FLINT. While reading the news this morning, I came across this article about Rick, a guy that I admire for his kindness and business acumen. He leads the hardware team at Google and prior he was a

Time is everything

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I would have started this post with: If I only had enough time, to write this post. You would understand! When it comes to time, here is my shortlist of considerations:  Time is worth more than money The best idea can fail if delivered at the wrong time The best jokes fail with the wrong timing I take time and timing very seriously. It is possible I am a time nerd. But I don't waste time validating that assumption though 😄 When it comes to priorities in relation to time, here is my ladder of values Time Health Freedom Money Not the other way around. I remember watching a documentary where t he Dalai Lama when asked about his views of time, he said : A man sacrifices his health in order to make money then he sacrificed his money to recuperate his health you have a choice with those precious hours and minutes you can either live out a life determined by everybody else and their expectations or you can make a choice to live with the intent to be deliberate and to be specific and con

It's all about privacy. Until you understand how it works.

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Friends are pinging me over Whatsapp to ask if it is safe to stay on it. I have already expressed my opinions on the matter on this blog when it comes to privacy and security. Let me summarize that for you and repeat after me: You can't have optimal privacy with companies that offer you free services. e.g., the big elephant in the room Facebook and a zillion of other services that do very well for their shareholders You don't have THE best privacy now with paid services e.g., telecoms, credit card companies, banks Your understanding of what privacy is in this hyper-digital era might be wrong. To begin with, you share a piece of pregnancy news with your friend, s/he doesn't post it anywhere (that you know), but she hands the phone over to your worst enemy on the galaxy, s/he going to tell all about to their friends. Privacy? Yep...that's what I thought. Don't leave WhatsApp or whatever pleases you to use today. What Facebook, the company that bought for gazillions W

Politics are for losers

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 About the failed coup... about handling the virus about handling a peaceful transition of power about to handle anything...

How to remove virtual media devices in macOS

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Occasionally installing an app that adds virtual audio or camera like the Evernote video application mmhmm , you are left with residuals in your system that can make your life difficult when using applications where it is not possible to select the primary or default device. There are two key spots in macOS where those plugins are installed before there's what I have done for removing mmhmm virtual devices. I was part of their beta program and when I deleted the beta binary I was having all kinds of nightmares with Google Chat. That problem is now gone and I am sharing how I did it. Open your terminal window (I am still on Bash) First, you want to stop the associated daemon to the app you are removing. You can find the list of all you have in your system by using this command  sudo launchctl list launchctl stop com.all-turtles.mmhmm.Camera.Assistant launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/com.all-turtles.mmhmm.Camera.Assistant.plist Now that is delectable because is no longer in mem

The making of Stone Edge

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A few weeks ago about a dozen friends asked for recommendations for a small  pizza oven to purchase. Some of them even spurred a series of posts on the making of a yard pizza oven which resulted in creating a brain dump of all I know about the subject. One of those conversations was with my friend Deborah in our backyard. While I was listing the pros and cons of those reasonably priced ovens I had a flash of making one that would fit a regular American range for a third of the price of those popular ovens like Roccbox or Ooni. Background Two physicists while in Rome wondered how quickly and delicious the pizza was done in Rome. So in true scientist fashion, they decided to analyze the secrets of the perfect pizza and even concocted a thermodynamic equation. When in Rome... They determined that the secret of a great pizza is the brick oven. No @#$1 you might think and you might be right 😃 In a series of thermodynamic equations, those researchers determined the formula for exactly ho