I swear it isn't me!

According to Akamai, Venezuela is the Number 4th country in the list of top attacking countries in the Internet. Read the report here.

Screen Sharing Infinite Recursion


"To know recursion you have to know recursion"

Spread the word: Scientology is a Cult!

A protester in the UK is facing prosecution for calling Scientology a Cult, it turns out that Scientologies are afraid of language, and they find being called a Cult insulting. So, to please them, the British courts will attempt to forbid proper use of the English language. Yes, Scientology is a Cult, spread the word... And Scientologists I'm not afraid of you, Venezuelan law is not that bad!

Best lolcat ever!

Sometimes Breakin' Up Is Easy To Do

I think the best thing about the OLPC disintegration process we are seeing, where they will install XP (and charge 20$ less) and the great software (Sugar) going it's own way, is that we will see which group of kids will do better, the ones who got Linux (and Sugar) or the ones who got XP. My feeling about Negroponte were right from the beginning he only wants to make a lot of laptops, so he can claim the project has not failed. But the laptops won't do much good without the good feeling from the community I think. Boy, am I glad I couldn't place my order on the "get one give one" program.

Little Brother

I wanted to read Little Brother, Cory Doctorow new Young adult novel, so much that I ordered on the Kindle the day it came out, knowing full well that in a few days I could have gotten it for free. I also bought the Mp3 Audio book, because I wanted to reinforce the case that buying audio books would be easy if they didn't have DRM. I'll probably buy a hard copy too.

The book is amazingly good, my biggest disappointment with it is that I doubt my 13 year old kids will read it. I'm sure they would enjoy it, I recommended it to them and to every teenager I know.

I believe is a life changing book, what I am trying to say is that if I was Robert Scoble I would have cried...

Consider these facts

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you

I was a victim of Social Engineering or A Non violent crime in Venezuela

This morning, just before leaving for work, I noticed something amiss in my night table. Specifically, my iPod touch, it wasn't there. I assumed it had fallen or one of my kids had borrowed it. But we search for it and we couldn't find it. Convinced something was wrong, we asked our cleaning lady: "Who has been in the house in the last few days?", her answer surprised us: "Just Luis Fernando" I asked: "Who's that?" She said: "The person who fixes computers for you! You told me to let him in!" WHAT?!?!?!?!??!?

Yes, someone had called my house pretending it was me and announced that this person was going to come in to fix my computers and my internet. He walked around my house, but my cleaning lady was always near, except for a few seconds that he entered my room. My MacBook Air, my Kindle were there, but he only took my seldom used touch. Why? I don't know, maybe because it fit in his pocket.

He tried the same trick in several houses in my building a few days ago. Mine is the only where he succeeded. I didn't know about the other attempts, but he, or they, seemed to have targeted users of Intercable (A cable, internet, and phone company in Venezuela). A couple of weeks ago an Intercable installer was killed near my building, that's how they may have gotten the info.

I don't know what I can do. We've been lucky again, I won't even miss the touch. But I am terrified that our luck will run out before we are able to leave this country. That plan has been postponed for at least a year now...

From the beginning to the end it was all a pack of lies

Yuri Bezmenov Explains Soviet Strategy for Subversion of western Free Press

Massa wins in Turkey again!

Massa wins Hamilton with an excellent three stop strategy to beat Raikkonen for Number two. Kovalainen far away. Alonso number 6. It is funny to read some Spaniards in twitter complaining F1 is boring without Alonso winning... Hey, if you are not a fan, you are not a fan!

Microsoft stupidity is infinite...

I have already talked about Microsoft stupid position with respect to regions. They won't allow you to buy content from the Xbox 360 marketplace unless you live in the US. Yes, while Apple, through Apple TV or iTunes, only requires you to use an US based credit card, Microsoft goes the extra mile of making it hard for you to buy from them by checking your IP. Up to now, I was still able to get the free content. But today I was against astonished about Microsoft stupidity level. They won't allow me to check the new Gears of War 2 video through the Xbox 360. Yes, a game a will buy for sure, but I'm being prevented to watching the free ad, unless, of course, I do it through a computer! Really, how dumb can Microsoft be? How hard is it for anyone to realize this goes against their own business? Why does Microsoft goes the extra mile to prevent me from buying from Microsoft? Anyone that thinks that Microsoft has wised up is completely deluded. They will go down in a long painful death by a thousand cuts by stupidity...

I am a new man today!

I'm Italian now!

Steampunk, Going off age?

It's been almost two decades since I became interested in the Steampunk esthetic. I can't make crap with my hands, but I really like how these things look. This completely, uninformative artice in the New York Times, comes just a few days after finding this book at Amazon. I am waiting for the third show to drop, but I think Steampunk may be entering the main stream, unfortunately.

How can you run if you know?

On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on anti-war protesters at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine others.
What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground...

Crosby, Still, Nash & Young

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