This blog has been on hiatus for at least a couple of years now. It will continue to stay this way until I decide what to do with it.

In the meantime, if you have enjoyed anything here please go to andresmarrugo.net. It’s my personal site and web log.


Going open access and creative commons licensing

The SPIE journals are redefining their copyright and access policies:

As of January 2013, any article for which a voluntary page charge of $100 per published page is paid will be immediately open access. Authors of these articles will retain copyright under a Creative Commons license. This program will expand access to and readership for your articles and fulfill mandates from employers and funders, as well as helping to support JBO.

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Why blogging?

The Macdrifter tells his reasons.

Then Why?

Here’s why I think I write here: I make this site to find people like me and to do right by them.

I have met many wonderful people by writing here. I’ve met people that share similar interests and my sense of humor. People contact me through the site and it has given me an “in” to contact people I like.

Every article I write and every link I post is done because I assume that there’s a like minded nerd at the other end. I post links for the people I know and like.

via Reasons – Macdrifter.


I totally agree with him. If it weren’t for the people and their comments. Their stories and their blogs, I probably wouldn’t have decided to start blogging. The true reason lies in the community, in the interaction, in the “I wish this guy–who I follow–would read this.”

Lowering your expectations and being cool about it


I wrote this several weeks ago on my Day One journal. When I wrote it I was kind of reflecting on what had happened and what I had learned from the experience. I didn’t really have the intention of sharing it here, but after reading it a couple of times I thought it would be a nice thing to share. I rewrote a couple of sentences and added the links, but it’s mainly the same thing. Continue reading

Envisioning the future your child will live in

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photo by flickingerbrad

The title of this entry is anything but simple. Trying to teach your child skills that will be useful, not necessarily today, but in the world he’ll have to live in the future sounds great. However, this is probably the holy grail of education plans and curricula, and is for certain no easy feat. Continue reading