Alex Figueroa

Things that happen on my everyday life…

75 days after and the bike problem…

75 days have passed since I started working the night shift.
I feel OK working this shift, no problems at all, just the first week or so, it was almost impossible to sleep more than 6 hours.

About the bike problem, the last saturday I bought a bike in SAM’s Club after days or maybe weeks planning it.
Last Tuesday I decided to take the bike to the office, you know, it’s healthy and green mode of transport.

The problem is that today (or yesterday to be more accurate) the left pedal fell off. I’m thinking that maybe the security guard here at the office has something to do with it because we argued the same day I brought the bike.

Anyway, I just want to get home to check if I can fix it or if I need to buy the crank and the pedal.

See you Space Cowboy!

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Job, Life | , | Leave a comment

Night Chronicles: Day 01

This is my first day working at the night shift.
Everything has been going pretty well, there’s just one hour left and I feel really good.

Before I came in, me and my girlfriend went to Chapultepec street and I got this handcraft:

Tonight I’ve worked on my school project: An Apache+PHP server that needs to show the following:

  • HDD Space
  • CPU Usage
  • Memory Usage
  • Active Users
  • Server’s Temperature

It’s almost done, I’m just missing the temperature and the CPU Usage. Here’s a screenshot:

Also, taking advantage that we are only 3 people, I set up my Macbook like this:

Cool, huh?

February 21, 2010 Posted by | Job, Life, Ubuntu | 1 Comment

Here we go Ubuntu!

I just finished the set up of a “server” running Ubuntu. The “server” is my old P4 1.3 ghz desktop PC.

It was on the closet getting dust, so I decided to set it up using Ubuntu. I’m planning to install XAMPP so I can get Apache, MySQL and PHP.

Why do I need all the stuff?
During my job hunt I realized that most of the job offers require knowledge in SQL so I thought that it would be good to learn a little bit more about it.

Here’s my configuration:

  • Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop
  • VNC (As I’m using my old PC, I didn’t want the old, big CRT monitor on my small, full of things, desk so I followed this guide. Likewise you’re gonna need a VNC Client; there are a lot of them but on my Macbook I use Chicken of the VNC.)
  • Linksys running DD-WRT (my LAN)

To install XAMPP I will follow this guide. Also in this same page you can find a lot of practice examples; the author of the blog has called these posts “Operaciones con bases de datos ofimáticas y corporativas”.

Any recommendations?



September 17, 2009 Posted by | Job, Life, MySQL, Ubuntu | , , , , , | Leave a comment


Long time without posting…

During the past weeks, that idea came into my head, since I’m not learning nothing and I’m not earning too much either, I thought that I won’t lose such a big thing.

So the question is: to quit or not quit?

Natalie Dee - I Quit

Natalie Dee - I Quit

May 10, 2009 Posted by | Job, Life | , | 1 Comment


One entry found.

Main Entry: 1re·ject 
Pronunciation: \ri-ˈjekt\
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin rejectus, past participle of reicere, from re- + jacere to throw — more at jet
Date: 15th century
1 a: to refuse to accept, consider, submit to, take for some purpose, or use <rejected the suggestion> <reject a manuscript> b: to refuse to hear, receive, or admit : rebuff , repel <parents who reject their children> c: to refuse as lover or spouse
2obsolete : to cast off
3: throw back , repulse
4: to spew out
5: to subject to immunological rejection



October 30, 2008 Posted by | Job, Life | | Leave a comment