04 February 2023

Play Books

 If you had asked me a couple of weeks ago, I would have told you that kindle was my favourite commercial application for buying and reading e-books. To tell you the truth, I had never used Play Books before. Let me insist about the commercial thing. I have used several applications through the years. but only as e-readers. They didn't have an option to buy books online.

I knew Play Books existed and that it was pretty good, the problem was that back in the day you couldn't import your library to the platform. It was only possible to read the books that you acquired through it. So I had never even started the app.

 But when I revived my lenovo tablet after a long hibernation I started using Play Books and I must admit that I love it, in fact now I am using both (kindle and Play Books) at the same time. 

In the kindle I am reading a book about ecological gardening and in the Play Books I am reading "La Bestia" (the beast) by Carmen Mola. I am truly enjoying both the books and the e-reader applications.

  The best thing without a doubt is the synchronization between devices, no matter if you are reading on the tablet or the phone you do not have to waste a minute trying to figure out where you were when you left it. Both apps take you to your bookmarks. 

And very likely the second best thing would be night light, for reading when it gets dark.

02 February 2023

Black tomato seeds

Today I got seeds of black tomatoes. It's the first time I sow this variety, Noire de Crimee, also known as Black Krim. I got a good feeling about them.

28 January 2023

Sowing time 2023

I already sowed tomatoes for the Spring. Seven different varieties:

And even peppers! Three different colours, red, green and yellow:

I also sowed eggplants. More to come soon!

23 January 2023

La novia gitana

La novia gitana (The gypsy bride) by Carmen Mola is one of the most thrilling books I read in my life. And definitely the best I read this year so far (It's the only one I read *lol*). It is the first installment in a series. 

I am currently reading La bestia (The beast) by the same authors. La bestia won the prestigious Premio Planeta prize in 2021.

26 November 2022


I cut my finger really badly while working in the kitchen garden. I was cutting a lettuce for diner and the knife slipped and hit my thumb. I only wish I had chosen to eat herrings for diner instead of a salad ;-)

The cut was really deep, but it is slowly healing. This happened two months ago. I can move my finger after weeks but it is a bit insensitive yet.

I hope it gets better by Christmas. I need it to open my presents ;-)

17 October 2022

A web server written in bash

I had wanted to try a web server written in bash for years, well the wish just came true with bashttpd available at     

It is pretty easy to use, you only need to download the script, make  it executable and launch it. There are several launch options, one single connection or accepting multiple connections. At launch time a default config file is created, bashttpd.conf, you can configure several things, especially the files you want to serve.     

In order to connect to the server, ie, to see the file it is serving use the address of the machine using port number 8080. For example if  the server has the following ip: open a web browser and type and that's it.     

Two important considerations here:

 - Never use it on the web, it is highly dangerous and insecure. Use it at home or in a private network (Its main use is for testing stuff)   

- "If anyone installs that anywhere, they might meet a gruesome end  with a rusty fork" --- BasHTTPd creator, maintainer    

 Enjoy it