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It's sad that Venezuelan officials make it to spaces such as Programa Nosotros to insult opposition leaders (15:20). Hopefully you guys can get representatives from the opposition in Programa Nosotros next time. It's good (and only fair) to hear both sides of the story. Otherwise it's just pro-government political propaganda.

So much has been talked about the hatred by opposition leaders. Some have been jailed because of that. But how about the hatred by government officials? Nothing ever happened to Chávez, Maduro, Cabello, and the many other government officials that insult the opposition (half the country as shown by the presidential election results) and its leaders on a daily basis. "Escuálidos", "fascists" are only some of the insults. Nothing happened to the congressmen that attacked María Corina Machado during a session of the National Assembly. How can the opposition believe in the call for peace that the government does?

Great that Rodrigo asked the Consul General to expand on the issue about the arrested students, but the Consul General never really said if that's true or not, neither did she answer the most important questions around the issue: How many students have been arrested? On what circumstances were they arrested? What are they being charged for? Instead, she just articulated the same official discourse that we've heard lots of times already. Maybe next time a more precise question can be asked so that she has to give real information and not just more propaganda.

They had talked about the fake images used by the opposition already when Rodrigo asked the Consul General about that again. She cleverly used that opportunity to expand on her political propaganda. But still, it's sad and really bad that some people from the opposition distributed fake images showing policemen using excessive force against protesters. But that does not mean that there is not a lot of real footage of the abuses by the GNB. It's false to say that the GNB has acted wrong in all cases or right in all cases. Furthermore, the government should not just blindly defend the GNB, but investigate all those cases in which excessive and unnecessary force has been used against protesters.

I respect that the Consul General admitted the HUGE issue around insecurity in Venezuela. It's good that measures are being taken. Now, how effective have those measures been? The homicide rate has more than doubled since Chávez took office in 1999, according to the UNODC. I would love to cite a government source, but they stopped publishing these numbers 10 years ago. How will they measure the success or failure of the measures taken against criminal activity?

I'm going to be honest, it seems to me that this was an open space for the Consul General to promote the official take on the issues. There was no real questioning, there was just lot of political propaganda. It'd be awesome if next time some tough questions are asked. Also, you guys should interview opposition leaders as well, giving them the same opportunity that you have given the Venezuelan government. A great deal of the Venezuelan community here in Edmonton opposes the government, so hopefully Programa Nosotros can take them into account. After all, there must be a reason why HALF the country opposes the government and why so many (poor and rich, leftists and rightist) have been protesting for more than a month, right?
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This looks pretty interesting!

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Wohoo :D

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Pip pip, ladies and gentlemen. The wait is over!. I'm now available at http://yeoman.io . I'm also told there are docs and videos available showing you how to use me. Hooray!
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Embracing the Remix
Embracing the Remix In relation to the crazy things happening around a flawed IP protection system, this is a TED Talk by Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. You should definitely watch....
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Updates To Developing Backbone.js Applications

This week, I've started work again on my Backbone.js book, adding new sections on:

* Backbone Boilerplate and Grunt BBB
* Practical: Todos - Writing Your First Backbone App
* Common Problems and Solutions

http://addyosmani.github.com/backbone-fundamentals/

and there are also updates that have been made to existing sections such as pagination, the internals and packaging with Require.js.

There's still a ton of work left to do with re-writes and expanding out the sections you guys would like to learn more about, but it's slowly getting there.
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Pork chop with rice! Probably the best food in #Edmonton
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Meteor is an open-source platform for building top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time, whether you're an expert developer or just getting started.

This project looks really interesting. Adding it to my list of things to try out!

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The view to the east from the High Level Bridge. And the Legislature Building at night (the 100 there is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Edmonton as known now--in 1912 the cities of Edmonton and Strathcona merged).
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America is not the greatest country in the world anymore
Watch this scene from The Newsroom, a new HBO series.
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http://blog.dluces.com/post/30460052772/america-not-greatest-country
 
Is USA greatest? Something to think about as political conventions open

There is a lot of political posturing on both sides right now in America, as I watch Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, thanks to the political conventions, that start tonight. Instead of giving you more of that, on either side, this video clip from the TV Series, +The Newsroom, resonated with me big time. Reminded me that I need to add the Newsroom to my DVR and catch up with the rest of you.
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express-routes

I have been diving into node recently, specially using express. After a couple of small projects, I realized I kept wanting to have a helper that allows me to generate URLs for the routes that I have registered (using express app.VERB). So I came up with this small module that let's you do so.
If you're using express, this helper will allow you to register your routes in a slightly different way, but that will enable you to do the following in your templates:

(using Jade)
a(href=url('myRouteName', { parameters }, absolute))

This would generate the URL for the route registered under the name "myRouteName", and replacing the parameters in the route pattern. The third parameter tells the helper whether to generate a full URL (ie: http://local.host:3000/prefix/my/route instead of just /prefix/my/route)

Check out the GitHub repository for the docs and more info.

Any ideas are welcome!


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If you are not using Sublime Text, you should probably give it a shot:
http://www.sublimetext.com/2

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I develop for the web mostly in PHP with Symfony2 or Node, and at work I also use the .NET framework. I (try to) keep a blog with links to resources on web development. You can check out my Twitter for random thoughts on politics, music and tech of course. My personal blog hosts more random thoughts and opinions on lots of topics. Pass by my personal site for a summary of it all.
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Went there for my friend's birthday. Service was terrible. They never gave me my bill when I asked for it. Instead, they gave me the bill total only. It included an 18% tip (for an awful service) which the server never said she had included. Given that I was never told that tip was included, I tipped her 15% (only because she had been nice despite her incompetence). I then realized that the numbers didn't add up and asked for the extra tip back. She refused to give it to me. She said that most people paid 15% tip on top of the included 18%. Right, like someone's gonna pay 33% tip for a terrible service. I then remained at the bar letting people know that tip was already included to make a point that people are tipping extra only because the server hides the fact that they're already including the tip on purpose. Never going back to that place. Ever. It's a shame because they're only reinforcing some stereotypes that some people have of Latin people--which are not true, it's just these people.
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