Jorge E. Gómez

This is my home
on the web.

Welcome

Interests

Linux and Free software

I'm a long-time Linux user, and I currently administer over 100 Ubuntu and CentOS systems in our company: servers as well as laptops and thin clients sharing multi-user resources. Most of this using Ansible.

Specialty coffee

Living in Colombia, it's a matter of pride to seek out the best local roasters, and I'm constantly exploring coffee from new regions and farms. My favorite method of brewing is espresso, but I also enjoy the sweetness that the Chemex brings to the cup.

Podcasts

A large part of the audio that I listen to througout the day is podcasts, for over ten years now; I'm currently subscribed to about 30 feeds. A recent favorite: Note to self.

Cooking

We renovated our apartment's kitchen, and we've been enjoying cooking and baking much more than before. Our most used appliance is the combination slow cooker/rice maker/ pressure cooker from InstantPot.

Travel

We've started getting more serious about traveling abroad at least twice a year. Having the right gear helps a lot, so we both now use Tom Bihn carry-on bags: no checked luggage means a lot less headaches. We also upgraded to what is possibly the best travel camera ever: The Sony RX-100 III.

Shared from other sources

Links to interesting stuff found around the web

A Europe of city-states

CityState

This neat map presents Europe not as a collection of countries but as a diagram of its largest cities; the accompanying post argues that large cities effectively transcend their host nations and will become the 21st century's geopolitical order.
not all urban areas are growing at the same speed — or are growing at all. All of Italy's and Greece's urban centres are losing inhabitants, as are the Ruhr and Katowice, Ostrava and Bucharest. Biggest winners? Istanbul and Ankara, plus two other Turkish cities, and Brussels and Amsterdam — all gaining more than 2 percent p.a. Growing more modestly, at 1 percent, are the English and Scandinavian cities