sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2011

Happy New Year 2012!

I guess it's the time to talk about the good things that happened to me in 2011, and the things that I would like to happen in 2012...so here it goes -:)

* Joined SAP
* Learned HANA, Gateway and R
* Quit being an ABAP Consultant after almost 11 years

* Write my Python book
* Keep learning R
* Lost weight
* Give my daughter the best 4 years old party ever

And BTW...HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!!!



jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2011

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012

This is not the first time I blog about a fitness game...last time was Again...trying to loose some weight -:P and first time was This post sucks...I know that... but this time is different for two simple reasons...this time I'm talking about an XBox 360 Kinect Game and this time...it really works -;) Or at least it seems so -:P

I got the game for Christmas so I haven't play it to much, but let me tell you...it really makes you sweat...10 ten times more than Wii Fit Plus...also, using no controls more than your body is a must -;)

Of course I haven't count them (I'm too busy exercising myself), but I assume there's about 300 exercises...covering all needed exercises...meaning that this game...is hell of an exercise -:P

But...nothing is perfect you will say -:) What I really miss (And assume not everything is possible):

* Should warn after 30 minutes of training (Like the Wii Fit Plus)
* Should calculate your body mass or something (Like the Wii Fit Plus)
* Should show some chart of how many calories your burned on each day...you're supposed to log into Your Shape Center but it fails when you try to reach the Dashboard

Anyway...the game is really awesome and you should buy it if your into going to the gym...without actually going to the gym -:P



miércoles, 7 de diciembre de 2011

Christmas Sale!

Again...up to 30% of discount in my books (printed version) in...

Blag's books in Lulu.com

Available until the first week of January...hurry up and take the deal -;)



lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2011

Decimal to Binary in "R"

Lately...I've been learning "R"...that weird programming language aimed for Statistics and Statistical programming...and I really like it...so as usual, I needed to create my own Decimal to Binary application -;)

binary<-function(p_number) {
while (p_number > 0) {
digit<-p_number %% 2
p_number<-floor(p_number / 2)
bsum<-bsum + digit * bexp
bexp<-bexp * 10

p_number<-readline("Decimal number?: ")
cat("Binary: ", bsum)

For this example, I used RStudio.



sábado, 3 de diciembre de 2011

SAP HANA InnoJam Online Contest - Wake up call

Did you know that there's a SAP HANA InnoJam Online Contest? I hope not, because most probably...you haven't submit your idea...

Anne Hardy and Michelle Crapo has wrote blogs about it...SAP HANA InnoJam online contest, new start...Switching Gears - Have you heard about the Hana Online InnoJam? but it seems that sometimes two blogs are not enough to send a message...

Karin Schattka kindy create a WIKI with all the information and FAQ for this contest SAP HANA InnoJam Online 2012 so there's not much for me to say, except maybe to give you the Ideas Place link so you can submit your killer idea and win the contest -;)


But you know me...I just can't limit myself to that...didn't you know that if your idea is accepted...the 100 first will be, you're going to get access to the SAP HANA Sandbox? And that will be your space to install and/or additional tools that might help you, like "R" for example, or Microsoft Excel and Business Object Explorer.

Should I talk about the prizes? No...I don't think so...you can read it somewhere else, also I'm sure that for all geeks out there, having a chance to play with SAP HANA is prize enough, right?

As today, we have only 47 submissions on Ideas Place...meaning that 53 places can still be filled...so hurry up! Think about your killer idea! Submit it to Ideas Place! Get approve and develop your solution using SAP HANA! Make it to the finals! Win the contest!

I really hope that after reading this blog, you submit your idea...I will be watching -;)