31 December 2015

Proyecto UTA-OEA

Publicaciones de Proyecto OEA-UTA

  1. González, G. 1985 "Innovaciones curriculares para el mundo andino". Universidad de Tarapacá. Proyecto UTA-OEA. Arica, Chile.
  2. González, G. 1986 "Manual para el guía andino. Papá y mamá preparar a Martín para ir a la escuela". Universidad de Tarapacá. Proyecto UTA-OEA. Arica, Chile.
  3. González, G. 1986 "Texto Historia y Geografía, Manual del Profesor primer año". Universidad de Tarapacá. Proyecto UTA-OEA. Arica, Chile.
  4. González, G. 1986 "Texto Ciencias Naturales, Manual del Profesor". Universidad de Tarapacá. Proyecto UTA-OEA. Arica, Chile.
  5. González, G. 1986 "Texto Matemáticas, Manual del Profesor, segundo año básico". Universidad de Tarapacá. Proyecto UTA-OEA. Arica, Chile.
  6. González, G. 1987 "Evaluación de un curriculum para el mundo aymara". Universidad de Tarapacá. Proyecto UTA-OEA. Arica, Chile.  
  7. González, G. 1987 "Mejoramiento de un curríulum para el pueblo aymara. Universidad de Tarapacá. Proyecto UTA-OEA. Arica, Chile.   
  8. González, G. 1987 "Texto Ciencias Naturales, Manual del Alumno". Universidad de Tarapacá. Proyecto UTA-OEA. Arica, Chile.   
  9. González, G. 1988 "Texto Ciencias Naturales, quinto básico" Universidad de Tarapacá. Proyecto UTA-OEA. Arica, Chile.
  10. González, G. 1989 "Innovación para el desarrollo cultural, económico y social del mundo aymara". Universidad de Tarapacá. Proyecto UTA-OEA. Arica, Chile. 
  11. González, G. 1990 "Mejoramiento de un curriculum para el pueblo aymara". Taller de Estudios Regionales. Iquique, Chile. Actas/Revista Cuadernos de Educación Intercultural N° 2. Pp. 29-34 en Actas del Primer Seminario Internacional de Educación Intercultural.  

Mas info:


Destacan en número los trabajos del Coordinador Germán González y su equipo del Departamento de Educación, que desarrollarán diversos aspectos de la educación andina, además de la elaboración de material concreto para ser aplicados en escuelas rurales.
Lo destacable de esta etapas es que por primera vez se proponen innovaciones curriculares (González 1985, 1987a, 1987b y 1987c) y el diseño de libros de apresto para distintas asignaturas y niveles de enseñanza en el ámbito rural (Ahumada 1986, 1986a; González 1986a, 1986b, 1986c, 1986d, 1987c, 1988; González et al., 1989; Platero 1988a, 1988b y 1990; Molina y Gutiérrez 1988); aparecerán también estudios sobre economía andina (Álvarez 1982; Castro 1985).








05 November 2015

Peculiar Acronyms

As we know, there several peculiar acronyms from computer science:

GNU: GNU's Not Unix

PATRICIA (tree): Practical Algorithm to Retrieve Information Coded in Alphanumeric

20 October 2015

Software Architecture Patterns

Very interesting free ebook from O'reilly: Software Architecture Patterns

It analyzes 5 Architectures providing Pros & Cons of each one, adding good thoughts. (please, read the book, it is small enough :P ).

A summary among the different characteristics can be found at:


14 October 2015

WebLogic Server 10.3.6 for Mac OSX

If you are trying to install WLS 10.3.6 in OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 then a couple error you may face:

1) Download generic installer; if you choose cocoa mac installer, then you'll get:

(or using system property: -Dos.name=unix  )
(or -Dos.name="OS X")
Exception in thread "chmodFile" java.lang.Error: unix is not a supported OS platform.
    at java.lang.UNIXProcess$Platform.get(UNIXProcess.java:164)
    at java.lang.UNIXProcess.(UNIXProcess.java:168)
    at java.lang.ProcessImpl.start(ProcessImpl.java:130)
    at java.lang.ProcessBuilder.start(ProcessBuilder.java:1029)
    at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Runtime.java:620)
    at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Runtime.java:485)
    at com.bea.plateng.common.util.Chmod.chmod(Chmod.java:71)
    at com.bea.plateng.common.util.Chmod.wildcardChmod(Chmod.java:110)
    at com.bea.plateng.common.util.Chmod.wildcardChmod(Chmod.java:104)
    at com.bea.plateng.wizard.installer.utils.chmod.ChmodHelper.chmodFromDefinition(ChmodHelper.java:98)
    at com.bea.plateng.wizard.installer.silent.tasks.ChmodFileTask.execute(ChmodFileTask.java:80)
    at com.bea.plateng.wizard.installer.silent.tasks.ChmodFileTask.run(ChmodFileTask.java:75)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)

2) If you receive the message "Insufficient disk space!" , although you know you have enough space, the use the following parameter:


java -Dspace.detection=false -Xmx1024m -jar wls1036_generic.jar

(also, a small installer window could appear, and it is from the same reason).

12 October 2015

Books for Programming Challenges & Puzzles

This is a list of books for Programming Challenges and Puzzles. It is not exhaustive, but with the most interesting books I've found. (Evolutive List)

- Programming Challenges: The Programming Contest Training Manual
- Algorithmic Puzzles
- The Commodore Puzzle Book: BASIC Brainteasers

TODO: covers!

15 September 2015

It is not a bug

PPA: NO_PUBKEY C2518248EEA14886

I faced the following error in Ubuntu 15.04 when trying to: sudo apt-get update

GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net vivid Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY C2518248EEA14886
Googling, there are several solutions for it, but none worked.
Only a old script that is in a couple of Ubuntu forums:



# This script adds PPA keys to the primary keyring in /etc/apt/trusted.gpg
# thus getting around the GPG limit of 40 keyrings.
# WARNING: It's only intended as the last resort measure.
# Rather than using it, reduce your use of PPAs.
set -e


[ -r /etc/lsb-release ] && . /etc/lsb-release ||
{ echo Cannot read /etc/lsb-release >&2; exit 1;}

[ Ubuntu = "$DISTRIB_ID" ] ||
{ echo This script is supposed to run on Ubuntu >&2; exit 2;}

{ echo Cannot determine installed Ubuntu release >&2; exit 2;}

usage() {
# Parameter: $1 - error message
<<! cat >&2
Usage: sudo $0
Example: sudo $0 $codename
exit 3

[ 0 = `id -u` ] || usage "Please run with sudo"

if [ -x /usr/bin/ubuntu-distro-info ]
codenames=`/usr/bin/ubuntu-distro-info --all | tr '\n' \|`
eval \
case \$1 in \
"$codenames$codename"') codename=$1;;
*) usage "Wrong release name: $1";;' \
[ 12 -le "${release%%.*}" ] &&
<<! cat >&2
This script works best with package 'distro-info' installed.

Consider installing distro-info with
sudo apt-get install distro-info

Continuing execution anyway


case $1 in
lucid|precise|trusty|utopic|vivid|$codename) codename=$1;;
*) usage "Wrong release name: $1";;

echo "Release: $codename"
echo Please wait...

tempfile() {
# Parameters: $1 - variable to hold the file name
# $2 - short file content description
local tmp
if tmp=`mktemp`
eval "$1='$tmp'"
currenttrap="${currenttrap}rm -f -- '$tmp';"
trap "$currenttrap" EXIT
echo "Cannot create temporary file for $2" >&2
exit 2

tempfile sources 'APT sources'
tempfile fingerprints 'key fingerprints'
tempfile key 'signing key'

eval $(apt-config shell sourcelist Dir::Etc::SourceList/f)
eval $(apt-config shell sourceparts Dir::Etc::SourceParts/d)
grep -hs '^[^#]' "$sourcelist" "$sourceparts"*.list > "$sources" ||:
grep -q '^Types:' "$sources" && {
echo "This script doesn't work with RFC822-style sources.list" >&2; exit 2

for ppaowner in $(
awk -F/ '/^deb[ \t]+.*ppa\.launchpad.*[ \t]+'$codename'/{print$4}' \
wget -qO- "$launchpadapi/~$ppaowner/ppas" |
awk -F'": "|"}' -v'RS="?, "' '/key_fingerprint/{print $2}' |
sort -u >> "$fingerprints"
for fingerprint in `sort -u "$fingerprints"`
wget -qO- "$keyserver/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x$fingerprint" |
sed '/-BEGIN/,/-END/!d' > "$key"
if test "$fingerprint" = "$(
apt-key adv --with-colons --with-fingerprint "$key" |
awk -F: '/^fpr/{print $10}'
apt-key add "$key"
<<! cat - "$key" >&2
Key rejected: retrieved key doesn't match the fingerprint!

Fingerprint: $fingerprint

Retrieved key:
$(apt-key adv --with-fingerprint "$key")
================================================== ========

rm -f -- "$sources" "$fingerprints" "$key"
trap - EXIT

WebLogic Server XML Parsers

Many times there are question in WebLogic Server about parser factories:

java.lang.AbstractMethodError: javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory.setFeature

  java.lang.ClassCastException: weblogic.xml.jaxp.RegistryXMLInputFactory cannot be cast to javax.xml.stream.XMLInputFactory
    Error weblogic.xml.jaxp.RegistryXMLInputFactory cannot be cast to javax.xml.stream.XMLInputFactory

 java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance(Ljava/lang/String;Ljava/lang/ClassLoader;)Ljavax/xml/parsers/DocumentBuilderFactory;

Because the classpath retrieve from different parts these implementations, including the JDK6 which bundles in it now.

This is how you can change by system properties the implementation, using xerces:

-Djavax.xml.parsers.SAXParserFactory=org.apache.xerces.jaxp.SAXParserFactoryImpl -Djavax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory=org.apache.xerces.jaxp.DocumentBuilderFactoryImpl -Djavax.xml.parsers.SAXParser=org.apache.xerces.jaxp.SAXParserImpl

maybe you'll need to add xercesImpl.jar to your classpath. 

More info: 

09 July 2015

Eclipse Platform Runtime Binary

Although, it is on the web, it is not easier to get a basic/minimal Eclipse installer.

You need to go to: http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/
and get the desired version.

i.e.: 4.5 Luna: http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops4/R-4.5-201506032000/

There you can find several basic binaries, such us, SDK, Plug-ins, SDK-RPC, etc.

The smallest is: Platform Runtime Binary

More details in each binary: http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops4/R-4.5-201506032000/details.html#PlatformRuntime

Anyway, if you want this basic version to install another plug-ins, such us, Dynamic Languages Toolkit then you need to download another version (it is not sufficent with only PLatform Runtime Binary).

01 June 2015

monson-haefel.com @archive.org

The domain http://www.monson-haefel.com/ seems to be lost by Monson-Haefel and for the same reason the Errata page of his bestselling J2EE Web Services http://www.monson-haefel.com/jws_errata.html

Although, it is JAX-RPC and kind of old for current days, still is a good knowledge repository.

The page can be retrieved at https://web.archive.org/web/20111206223908/http://www.monson-haefel.com/jws_errata.html

12 March 2015

Wonders of Numbers: Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning

Fe de Errata

Small Errata for Hardcover First Edition of Wonders of Numbers

page 205, boxed equation, Chapter 89, near bottom: "c" should be superscripted

page 358, Chapter 89, 2nd line in Further Exploring: "c" should be superscripted

page 216, Chapter 95, line 3, missing upside-down F symbol. Should read "F(24)" not "(24)", where the "F" is the upside-down symbol. Similarly line 2 should read "Let's define a new function F(n)."

page 262, figure drawing error. Line segment misplaced. Figure 114.1 should have a line connecting point B to the dot directly to the the left instead of the line from the point below B to the point directly to the left.

page 374, figure drawing error. Line segment misplaced. Figure 114.1 should have a line connecting point B to the dot directly to the the left instead of the line from the point below B to the point directly to the left.
page 94, Equation 10 towards the bottom of the page is missing an italics "i" before the "sin".
page 379, it says " 9 + 9 + 999 = 1000 " should be " 9/9 + 999 = 1000 " 



I used to have a webpage where I was posting about recreational mathematics.
As usual, it can be found at archive.org:


10 March 2015

OC4J: org.apache.xml.dtm.ref.DTMManagerDefault cannot be cast to org.apache.xml.dtm.DTMManager

When using JDK 1.6 the following CastException may be obtained:

 org.apache.xml.dtm.ref.DTMManagerDefault cannot be cast to org.apache.xml.dtm.DTMManager

This is because we are using different Xalan.
 [06/03/2015 11:42:52,105] com.sample.AutenticaAction.execute(AutenticaAction.java:331) - Error = java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.xml.dtm.ref.DTMManagerDefault cannot be cast to org.apache.xml.dtm.DTMManager
        at org.apache.xml.dtm.DTMManager.newInstance(DTMManager.java:137)
        at org.apache.xpath.XPathContext.(XPathContext.java:102)
        at org.apache.xpath.jaxp.XPathExpressionImpl.eval(XPathExpressionImpl.java:115)
        at org.apache.xpath.jaxp.XPathExpressionImpl.eval(XPathExpressionImpl.java:99)
        at org.apache.xpath.jaxp.XPathExpressionImpl.evaluate(XPathExpressionImpl.java:184)
        at com.sample.AutenticaAction.selectSingleNode(AutenticaAction.java:59)
        at com.sample.AutenticaAction.execute(AutenticaAction.java:130)
        at org.apache.struts.chain.commands.servlet.ExecuteAction.execute(ExecuteAction.java:58)
        at org.apache.struts.chain.commands.AbstractExecuteAction.execute(AbstractExecuteAction.java:67)

This was replicated in OC4J because we are using different xalan.jar

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