Print your own house

Less than a few months ago I read an article in the Financial Times, “Ink outside the box”.  The title is not exactly what you think, but it won’t take you long before you get the gist of the article.  3D technology is advancing at a rapid pace and it has been applied to everything, from creating objects to food and fruit.  It is almost endless and one could possibly think that not long before manufacturing could take a twist back into small shops

Did we all turn mechanics at the turn of the Industrial age? And do we all need to become coders?

I have just managed to read the article of Zach Sims, Cofounder of Codecademy in FT Weekend issue ½ November 2014.

I was kind of surprised to read that so many people believe that coding is so important. As a programmer, I don’t think coding is the important part, but rather teaching the younger generation how to use simple tools, such as word processing, spread sheets and others.  I am more amazed at the mass of undergraduates who are leaving school and haven’t got a clue how to create a simple, but well formatted letter, no idea about how to file or organize things or even calculate their expenses.  Do they need to be all coders to learn how to these basic tasks?

Minimum Interest Rates in your Mortgage Contract!

Millions of families across Spain, including a good number of expats, have contracted mortgages with interest rate floor clauses (“cláusulas suelo”, as they are commonly called in Spain), which prevented them from taking advantage of the very low mortgage interest rates which have occurred due to the decline in the Euribor rates since the financial crisis started in 2008 (The Euribor is currently at 0,32%).