by Alejandro Torres Frías

When it comes to improving our computer experience, there’s nothing better than learning as many tricks as possible that can be easily implemented by the average user.  If you are one of those people who like to learn tips and tricks about computers, this series of posts is for you.  Instead of trying the typical “Top 10 Tricks and Techniques” type of article, in one article, I’ve chosen a “Series” type of approach, which will allow me the necessary time to think about each next recommendation I’ll write about. Let’s look then, at my favorite tricks and techniques for an optimum computer experience:

1. Use all 5 Great Browsers to Surf the Web

I hope that by now, you are aware that the “little blue e” icon on your desktop doesn’t mean Internet, it only means access to Internet.  The “blue e” is called Explorer, and it’s Microsoft’s browser.  Browsers are used to access the Internet, and if you think it’s the only browser out there, think again.  The fact that Microsoft happens to load with its OS and software about 92% of the computers in the world, and they happen to install only THEIR browser, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t other ways to access the Net. There are in fact over 10 browsers (more…)

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by Alejandro Torres Frías

I was just chatting with a cousin of mine who lives in Concepción, in the south of Chile, and he was telling me about a social program he’s working on.  It’s called “Quiero Mi Barrio” (I Love my Neighborhood). The objective of this program, which is financed by the Chilean Government, is to help young people and children at risk in lower income communities through different educational and sporting activities.  Since my cousin participates in the PR and Organizing of the different activities of this program, we had been disscusing several weeks back about the possibility of me flying down for a week to teach a few classes on Basic Computer Literacy (pro-bono) to young people who are part of the program.  As we discuss different possibilities in regards with contents, objectives, class lenghts and dates of travel, we find ourselves evolving into an interesting combination of topics (more…)

by Alejandro

I’ve recently started to develop (pro bono), a project which is related to High Performance Motorcycle Pilot Trainings for Bimota Motorcycles in Chile, which is where I purchased and service my motorcycle, and also take motorcycle pilot classes. Hobby excitement aside, and as I write contents into a presentation I have to make at Bimota in a few weeks, I’m thrilled with all of the ideas and improvements that I believe can be part of this “pumped up” Motorcycle Pilot Training.  My objective here is to expand, organize and deepen the necessary theoretical, mechanical and practical contents of their Pilot Training, which includes some theoretical contents plus racetrack practice (not as often as I would like to, though).  As a pilot myself, who recently attended one of their Pilot Trainings, I feel trully excited about the increased scope of effectiveness that an improved training could have on me and every other pilot-student.  As they say: you can never be too safe on a motorbike.

There is a lot that can be done to make a product, service or methodology evolve, deliver more value to the user and provide the (more…)

by Alejandro Torres Frías

Knowledge, Ideas, Innovation and Technology are the main inspirations that make me write and post in this blog: Ideas of Tomorrow.

As many other 21st century internauts, including yourself, I’ve been blessed with all the range, amount and scope of information, methodologies and technologies available today in the cloud. This current and growing depth and accessibility to information, which has empowered millions of individuals, as well as small, medium and large organizations, has made possible a new modern era of unprecedented innovation, progress and (more…)