Santiago Palladino's blog

Read about our day to day discoveries, the trips we take around the world, our personal developments and news about the things we do at Manas.

  • Mar 2 2009
    Randomness

    How a simple algorithm for generating a random output can be biased may be a very difficult analysis, and unless every step is carefully analyzed, randomness can be easily lost. In this post I'll go through some basics of probabilities...

  • (Since this post is about a Silverlight Tutorial Video published in Spanish for Microsoft Latin America and Universo Bit, I will write it in Spanish as well.) El diciembre pasado tuve la oportunidad de grabar...

  • In my last post, I blogged about non-first normal form, SimpleDb in particular, and the problems that arose in the query language when dealing with multiple attributes, such as "a != b" not being the same as "not a = b". ...

  • Nov 20 2008
    Non First Normal Form

    Normalization is one of the key concepts involved when designing a good relational database model. There is quite a lot of theory behind this relatively simple concept as you can see from the wikipedia article. ...

  • Last night I was a victim of the AVG8 bug that marked User32.dll as a trojan (just a false positive). What annoys me the most is not the bug per se, but the fact that AVG Heal option simply deleted the file without any warning or simply...