Designation as associate editor in Digital Library Perspectives

I was just appointed associate editor in Digital Library Perspectives, a peer review journal, indexed in ESCI and Scopus, by Emerald Publishing





I have the pleasure of presenting and recommending you to check out and participate in Qvadrata, a new journal on education, arts and humanities, where I participate as the scientific officer within its editorial board.

Text available at Vocero UACH


And all its editions


SCI 1991

When they say “indexed in ISI”, do they mean in here? Thanks to César Saavedra for the picture of his archeological finding!


Thank you Starman


I share the playslist (in chronological order) in order to pay an homage this weekend to whom I consider my favorite artist of all time. As someone wrote in such a masterful way in Twitter: “Thinking about how we mourn artists we’ve never met. We don’t cry because knew them, we cry because they helped us know ourselves”. There is nothing more true about my relationship with David Bowie. Thank you, Starman.

1 Space Oddity (Demo)
2 The man who sold the world
3 Changes
4 Oh! you pretty things
5 Life on Mars
6 Quicksand
7 Five Years
8 Soul Love
9 Moonage Daydream
10 Hang on to yourself
11 Starman
12 Ziggy Stardust
13 Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide
14 Velvet Goldmine
15 Watch that man
16 Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
17 Drive in Saturday
18 Cracked actor
19 All The Young Dudes
20 The prettiest star
21 Diamond Dogs
22 Rebel Rebel
23 Young Americans
24 Across the universe
25 Fame
26 Station to station
27 Golden years
28 Word on a wing
29 Wild is the wind
30 Speed of life
31 Sound and vision
32 Beauty and the Beast
33 “Heroes”
34 Sons of the silent age
35 The secret life of Arabia
36 Fantastic voyage
37 D.J.
38 Look back in anger
39 Boys keep swinging
40 It’s no game (Part 1)
41 Scary monsters (and super creeps)
42 Ashes to ashes
43 Fashion
44 Teenage wildlife
45 Because you’re young
46 It’s no game (Part 2)
47 Modern love
48 China girl
49 Cat people (putting out the fire)
50 Under pressure
51 Dancing In The Street
52 Loving The Alien
53 God Only Knows
54 Blue Jean
55 Tonight
56 As The World Falls Down (1986 from OST Labyrinth)
57 Absolute Beginners (1986 Single from OST)
58 Never Let Me Down
59 Miracle Goodnight
60 Outside
61 We Prick You
62 I’m Deranged
63 Strangers When We Meet
64 Hallo Spaceboy (Remix)
65 Little Wonder
66 Seven Years In Tibet
67 Dead Man Walking
68 I’m Afraid Of Americans
69 Thursday’s Child
70 Something In The Air
71 Survive
72 If I’m Dreaming My Life
73 Seven
74 What’s Really Happening?
75 Sunday
76 Slip Away
77 Slow Burn
78 Afraid
79 Heathen (The Rays)
80 New Killer Star
81 Comfortably numb (live with David Gilmour)
82 The Next Day
83 The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
84 Where Are We Now?
85 Valentine’s Day
86 I’d Rather Be High
87 Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
88 I Can’t Give Everything Away
89 Lazarus
90 Blackstar

Venezuelan proverbs: Uncertainty

There are moments in our existence when we find ourselves hopelessly at a crossroad. In these moments common sense or any kind of clairvoyance is useless to know what will happen. Moments that fill with uncertainty because we don’t often have the power to influence on the development of different situations, and on occasions one way or another depend on the good or bad will of third parties. However, we can find comfort by saying: “The sun will rise and we’ll see, said the blind man”.

Los números de 2013

Los duendes de las estadísticas de prepararon un informe sobre el año 2013 de este blog.

Aquí hay un extracto:

Un teleférico de San Francisco puede contener 60 personas. Este blog fue visto por 440 veces en 2013. Si el blog fue un teleférico, se necesitarían alrededor de 7 viajes para llevar tantas personas.

Haz click para ver el reporte completo.

Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2: Now With New Kickstand!

kickstandThis is a parody (of course) of a post with the same title via Slashdot

Venezuelan proverbs: dealing with the contempt from those who don’t know you

This Venezuela proverb came to mind many months ago, while we were living in a far and inhospitable country of the far south of Latin America and it was time to write it down here.

In my homeland, we use to say this proverb, “no one can say you didn’t dance” when we have to deal with other people underestimating us or showing us contempt, usually at a professional level. These negative attitudes toward us may be motivated because they don’t know anything about us (nor they want to), because of jealousy, selfpreservation instinct or even envy of our features. What “you danced” refers to all experiences and knowledge that we have gathered along the way, no matter if they are empirical or formal. For example, if anyone underestimates our expertice (which we have) at the moment of applying for a job and the result is that we are discarded for a mere whim instead of an objective assessment, we should not despair, because we know that we know, we know that we are capable and we can prove it, because no one can say you didn’t dance!

Original: “Nadie te quita lo bailao”

English equivalent: “No one can say you didn’t dance”

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.