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My son’s first trip!

Last weekend we visited Lisbon with our son Joel. I don’t post pictures of him on the Internet, so his adventures and reactions will be kept private within the family. But still, I have some pics I wanted to share, featuring some magical moments we shared with our little one. Read More

Family-friendly companies

Being a family-friendly company is not inviting your employees’ kids to a barbecue or asking about them every now and then. It means really caring for those families and their circumstances. It means understanding that babies get sick and someone has to stay home taking care of them. It means sometimes dads and mums will be late. It means respecting weekends because during 2 days a week, your employees spend quality time with their loved ones. Read More

Darren Hayes: Step into the light

Darren Hayes is best known for his time as Savage Garden‘s frontman from 1993 to 2001. But when the group abruptly dissolved, he continued his career as a solo singer. Although Savage Garden was a total blast and their popularity rocketed beyond their own expectations, Darren didn’t quite benefit from it. He chose a different musical path and that was a clear departure from Savage Garden’s sound. The lyrics and vocal style didn’t change, but Darren went frenzy with electronic sounds that were too far from the poppy rock his fans were used to. Read More

Parody Videoclip: El Peregrino

My wife’s cousin is a woman of traditions. One of them is to sing a particular song during each family reunion: El Peregrino. It’s that kind of thing everyone knows will happen at some point of the party. And if she doesn’t start singing on her own, eventually people will demand that she does it (in a friendly but firm way, of course!). Anyway, when she came to Barcelona to visit us and meet our newborn son, we were playing around with an App that auto-tunes not-so-good singing skills… and we ended up producing this parody video:

Oh yeah!

Food Porn Pictures

Mmmmm… food. Who doesn’t like food? And who doesn’t snapshot a yummy meal to post it on Instagram? This is a small selection of my own favourite food pics. Normally taken & edited with my phone.

Pregnant Sisters 

These are my pregnant wife with her sister, also pregnant. Our baby should be out already, so we almost didn’t get to take a picture of their two bellies together. Sister has just arrived from Venezuela today, just in time for an express photo session.

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Pebble: Thanks for this year

I have just learnt that Fitbit is acquiring Pebble and phasing out its devices, including my dear Pebble Time.

It’s been a year using this watch, my first smartwatch, and I have to say I am sad to hear the news. I decided to go for Pebble because I didn’t have to charge the watch each day, its battery lasts way longer than any competitors’ models. But I ended up loving it by its simplicity, because it’s cute and fun, and most of all, because it’s useful.

I don’t think I will buy another smartwatch, I’ll continue using my poor orphan Pebble until it dies completely, if that ever happens (I guess it will at some point).

I want to thank the indie smartwatch maker for this year, I have enjoyed their product, and I hope Pebble’s founders and employees can all find a new job soon, if Fitbit does not hire them. Well done, guys.

Pebble is dead… Long live the Pebble!

Exploring my creative side with Video Production projects

Yes, I am a Software Developer. I have been coding professionally since 2000, but I started much earlier. At some point during my career, I moved to Front-End development because I enjoy the pretty side of programming, make stuff move, and so on. In other words, I like the immediate satisfaction of seeing my code come to life, I like the visual part of it.

So it made perfect sense to explore other was of creating visual works, starting with photography. I eventually discovered video production, and that blew my mind. I have worked in several self-founded projects, mostly documentaries and food-porn videos.

This video puts all that fun into images. It’s a really silly clip, but it shows really well why I love doing what I do.