Hi, I’m Jorge A. Cortés

Welcome to my homepage. I’m an R&D engineer specialized in software development with wide experience in electronics products.

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Arduino protoboard
Sometimes you have to unlearn

If you’re a software engineer, you’re expected to write good code. There are different criteria for what is good code but basically you don’t code whatever comes first to your mind. You try to t…

Strage computer
ChatGPT, first impressions and applications

I haven’t explored all AI-related developments since ChatGPT’s launch, but here are some notes to revisit in a couple of years. ChatGPT just prints chained probable words, which might make you thin…

Setting up a VPS for containerized apps

Recently I’ve been setting up a new VPS for hosting dockerized web apps behind an nginx proxy. The goal is to have an nginx reverse proxy for serving the different web applications on the same serve…

safety architecture defect
Let’s not forget about software safety

Software defects can kill people. I’ve revisited the case study of the unintended acceleration in Toyota cars in 2009 by Phil Koopman. You couldn’t believe what was found. For those that don’t r…

Millionaire Solidity bug
Don’t let prejudice fool you

34 million dollars have been lost forever in an Ethereum NFT smart contract. What a waste. Because of software defects, the contract has reached a state where the money has been locked inside the s…

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)

When introducing Ethereum, I mentioned DAOs as one of the applications. Today, I’m going to explain to you in more detail what is a DAO, how they are created, and give you some examples. Let’s start. …

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