Interviewed by LaTati

This week I was interviewed to talk about by one of the most famous podcasters of the Hispanic Podcastphere, Minelia Manriquez, a.k.a. La Tati.

I was invited to her show Variedades en Red to talk about the past, present and future of as well as the new Blooploader.

If you are a Spanish speaker you should not miss the episode, great music, other good geek interviews about iPhone hacking, and of course you might hear a few surprises that may come out soon to

Variedades en Red is a weekly hispanic podcast that’s aired in several web radio stations reaching crowds anywhere from Argentina, to the US, to Spain and all of latin america.

Some of the radio stations that broadcast this show are:

What’s new in FrostWire 4.13.5


FrostWire 4.13.5 is now available for MS Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Major updates improve network bootstraping and peer discovery. 4.13.5 includes improvements on the Chatroom tab, Audio Previews and more.

Other improvements have taken place for the FrostWire build process (for developers this means true One-Step builds for all versions). Updates on translations have been made thanks to the feedback from users in Poland and throughout Latin America. .

In more detail users can expect the following:

  • Faster peer discovery on connection bootstraping. No more “Starting Connection…” problems, first time users will connect faster without using the official patch.
  • Smiley Support to the chatroom

Users can see the available smileys by entering the command

Now its possible to see and use Smileys from the Community Chat tab, Smiley display can be enabled or disabled from the view menu:

Show Smileys

Users can also toggle Smiley display directly from the chat window by typing the command

  • Fixed wording on Spanish and Polish translations.

Bug Fixes and other improvements for this release also include:

  • FrostWire Message Update System improved. Per community request, some announcements will not be shown more than once so the user is not annoyed upon every application launch
  • Fixed bugs on the media player and playlists on Preview.
  • Fixed bug on search box auto-focusing while a search was running.
  • Fixed i18n system error for systems which default language is not english
  • Potential bugs related to deprecated code gone

Users can find now by details without the auto-focusing problem.

FrostWire 4.13.5 is expected to be the last of the 4.13.x series.

About FrostWire

FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire’s open source community announced the start of a new project fork “FrostWire” that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client and any improvements to the Gnutella protocol design. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market.

FrostWire hits the CNET Top 20

This feels like graduating or something similar. I can’t believe our grassroot effort after about a year of work has gone so far, far enough to make it to the Top 20 most popular software on

I guess I can only thank all the users and all the people that have helped spread the word, since this is probably like 95% the work of word of mouth. Thanks, we can only feel like releasing more and more FrostWire versions for you in the near future to see if we can get on the top 10 now.

List Dir by Gubatron – List your directories on a text file with a right click

Last week my wife told me if I knew an easy way (without using the cmd.exe) on Windows to list the contents of a directory, she basically wanted to give her users a one click solution to list the contents of a folder and have them on notepad.

So, I created a solution in python, compiled it with p2exe and by executing a .reg file, it gets bound to your right click context menu on Windows.

You can download the zip file here
Instructions are included (where to unzip, etc) , and source code is included as well.

We found way more advanced solutions for this, but they were non-free versions, or shareware versions that would expire.
This only took about an hour to create, so you can use this all you want, note that it will only list the names of the files, each on one line, and folders will look like [this].

Customizing, Building

If you want to add more information about the file, you’ll have to hack it, you have the source code inside the .zip file, it’s python so its pretty easy, all you’ll need to build it is, python2.5, py2exe, and then you just execute that script, I believe like this

python py2eye

and it will create a new binary version for you on a dist/ folder.