Tuesday, August 30, 2011

RHCP - I'm with you (Post 100)

Hello, firstly I've to say that it's very difficult for me to write this post well done without start to be crazy because of the exitement. I've also stopped my music player for the same reason.

Well, WELCOME TO THE 100th POST!!! Today is 08.30.2011
As it couldn't have been any other way, this post coincide with the date when new album of Red Hot Chili Peppers is opened.
Here is the fantastic tracklist:

1.Monarchy Of Roses
2.Factory Of Faith
3.Brendan's Death Song
5.Annie Wants A Baby
6.Look Around
7.The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie
8.Did I Let You Know
9.Goodbye Hooray
10.Happiness Loves Company
11.Police Station
12.Even You Brutus?
13.Meet Me At The Corner
14.Dance, Dance, Dance

I'm glad to say that this album was one of the most awaited and searched (at least I think so). You can check it by google:
In my opinion, of course the CD is being a surprise. Each song is a surprise, so I'm listening it quietly and paying attention.
I'm disappointed with me, because I'd want to write a good comment of the album, but I don't have a lot of words different to Great, Incredible, Wonderful... 
I recommend you get the CD as soon as you can and enjoy it!!! Their music is really good!!! 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Blog value

Now, I've just discovered a website which tells you how much is the value of this blog. According to this website buy my blog would cost:

Not bad!

PS: Is someone interested?


The religion is one of he matters about I don't like speaking too much because,

- My ideas can change (not quickly, it'd be a slow process)
- I'm not sure about how to reject or accept my believes.

Anyway, now, I don't want to write about that, otherwise I'd like to share a great speech, with which I agree, by Adam Savage who is a person very admired by me.

(Click in the picture)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Music for Sunday night #14

Drowning Pool isn't a band very known, but tonight we'll listen one of their best songs which I've thought that it deserves a post.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Important dilemma. Verdict

I think I'll choose the first option.

Important dilemma

I have an important dilemma. And I'm very worried because of it.

Yesterday, I surfed in RHCP website an I read something about the new album, you could listen to it in iTunes, but as I don't use iTunes, I didn't attach importance.
Today, I've just been surfing in other computer, not in the mine. It had installed iTunes, so I've entered and I've checked something bad. THE NEW ALBUM WAS AVAILABLE TO LISTEN IN STREAMING, FULL.
I don't know what you think, but it IS NOT GOOD! That's not good to my conscience!

Thanks to this, now, I'm having a dilemma! Oh sh**
These are the options:

Damn possibility 1: I could ignore it and wait to Tuesday, when the album will be opened, as a good fan.

Damn possibility 2: - According to my computing knowledge, I could extract the audio from iTunes and get the album now.

I have an inkling about what to do, although I'll write it in the next post.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Traffic sign

 I've always thought that there is a subliminal message here.

The day is coming

These days, fans of RHCP, like me, are very excited. The band is being a grab bag. They're very active! There are concerts programmed, photos, interviews, previews, videos, information... And the best!: The new album!

The new album, I don't know why, but strangely it will be opened in USA four days later than in Europe. The exact date is 08/26/11 to Europe, and obviously, 80/30/11 to USA. Anyway, all the followers are ready to see a revival (according to Wikipedia), and to listen all the new work.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Music for Sunday night #13

Tonight, Finally we can watch the last work of Red Hot Chili Peppers which opened only a few days ago. In my opinion, the new is brilliant, incredible!!! Now, please, enjoy it!!! WOW!!!!!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

A very good surprise

Me and my dear acoustic guitar, Kari were making some music, when I thought "I remember there were a nice microphones for my guitar, I won't buy anything because I don't need it, but I'd to know the cost". So, I surfed in my favourite shop website and I got find ones, they were quite expensive, then I closed the website. I already knew the cost approximately.

Later, I decided to tune Kari perfectly. I caught my tuner, and I used a small device which I sometimes use to tune my guitar slowly and perfectly. It was like a "pin" on one side of the cable, and on the other it was a 3.5 mm jack. I plugged in the tuner and tuned Kari. Then, I thought
"- I could try to connect to my amplifier.
- Could something explode?
- Yeah.
- Fine, let's go!"

I connected it to my guitar and... WTF!!! IT WORKS!!! OH, YEAH!!! GREAT!!! I could listen to my guitar sound amplified!

Immediately, I went to investigate in the internet. I had got a "Contact Microphone" valued at 18 $. I don't know why, but I remember that it was a gift to buy my tuner 4 or 6 years ago.

I'm totally surprised. The microphone has been here always.
Thanks music's god!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Technological afternoon

Obviously, like the majority of the people, I've gone to a lot of shopping malls, but today, I went to one where there were several things that I didn't hope.

 Firstly, I found a computer "exhibition". There were 5 or 6 tables, each one showed computers of a brand. Of course, I could see a lot of brands known, EVEN APPLE!!! To my surprise!

I could try almost all kinds of Apple devices: Mac Book, Mac Book Pro, Mac Book Air... And! I spent around 20 minutes exploring the new Ipad 2! WOW!!!

This has been all the necessary to I like Apple even more.
As for the other computers... I almost ignored them...

Next, I discovered a new kind of fan. It had no blades.

It didn't was difficult to imagine the possible mechanism, so, the most interesting for me was the amount of air impulsed, although it had to be because of it was at full  power.

It was expensive, but we must recognise it looked efficient and very noiseless. Although it was a very cool design...

Finally, I found a model of washing machine which have two transparent sides. It was very curious. I remember that it was a machine to sell it, it wasn't a exposure model.

I don't know why people want to buy it. Who want a washing machine like this?

Very interesting...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fail house

Fails come to me. I don't have to search them. Today, just in front of my house was one.

Are you seeing it? Why is it wet?


Guitar discovery

According to my calculations, and to my love for percentages. I've just known some important to a guitarist:
Dear guitarist, if you don't have a capo, you're using around a 25% of your guitar.
So, for my part, I'll try to get one immediately.


 You can also try one, before go to shop. Look how to build one, here:

In my case, it didn't work very good because I've got an acoustic guitar, but it was enough to make my decision.

Glass cleaner functions

At the weekend, I was discovering one of the most important human fails. Everybody know a Glass Cleaner bottle:
All glass cleaner bottles let you change the way to expel the valued liquid. Some bottles has two functions, three... BUT, there is an important fail here. One of the most important design fails will be show below. But first, I show you the main functions in a glass cleaner bottle:

1.- SPRAY function:

It's the standard function. It let you expel water with a spray form. No more.

2.- STREAM function:

It's the secondary function. It let you expel a water jet. All right.

3.- OFF function:



Sunday, August 14, 2011

Music for Sunday night #12

Tonight, we can listen one of my favourite songs in their last album. Enjoy it!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Time Lapse, Los Ángeles.

Tonight, I'd like to share an amazing video which I found in intenet. It is a sample of my love for the cities at night.

Now, please, switch lights off, switch HD on, (if your machine let us), activate fullscreen, and... Enjoy it!

Discovers of a special day.

I'm happy to receive congratulations from my friends. For some people maybe they're few but for me they're more than enough.

I've remembered several rather friends forgotten by the summer who have spent a bit of their time writing for me. Thanks!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Memory for films

Unfortunately, it seems I don't have a good memory for films. Two days ago I watched a film called "School of Rock". It is already rather old and even so I thought I've never watched it. I looked at the title because it was connected with the music.

The film was a bit bad, because it was starring by Jack Black (a not enough good actor), and the songs which appear weren't very good, I hoped better ones.

All was good until the end. Just in the credits, I remembered I was already watched that film! Oh... Lost time...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Scholar changes

Each year, around August, I think about come back to the institute, to begin again. From some years ago until today, I've realised of a progressive change about this matter, or better said, about the scholar year.

From my point of view, these changes are approximately the follow ones:

- Each year, you want to finish before. As a consequence, the attention level decrease each year before, reaching worrying dates.

- Each year, desire to begin again comes to you later.

- I'm not sure, but I could say wish to study is decreasing each year.

And this way, if I remembered I'd write some more changes.

Obviously, this is not good neither for me nor for anybody, who study or not. So, like now, I'll continue fight and observe.

Monday, August 8, 2011

New keyboard

I've been making some surveys until some months ago, when I got the points quantity necessary to obtain a discount ticket. I had to use it because otherwise it'd expire, so, as I bought a new mouse not long ago, I decided to spend the money in a new keyboard.

Then I obtained a discount ticket for a shop which is not for silly costumers, called "María Márquez"* and I exchanged it.

I like the keyboard. It's very slim and silent. And it's very beautiful! However I paid very very little money for it.

Today, I've plugged the it. Firstly tried to connect it in a PS/2 port 'cause I usually connect the keyboards this way, but there was a problem and the multimedia keys didn't work, so, I plugged it in a USB  port and all worked OK. Later, to save USB ports, I connected my mouse in a PS/2 one, and now all is working perfect.

I love consumerism. Pictures:

*: Information thanks to JuanFra RC


Just now, as sometimes, I've clicked in a link, after, in other and like that, I've finished viewing a famous photograph. The Roman Coliseum has appeared before my eyes, and I've thought something.

How many cameras have ever photographed that place?...How many people have ever observed it for some seconds?... Or minutes... How many times has been it seen?... How many photons have been bounced in this ancestral building to collide with a image sensor inside a camera, or with our retinas inside our eyes? How many...

I would like to see the counter which can count that.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Music for Sunday night #11

Tonight, Phil Collins show us one of the best songs that he've created. Very very good:

Saturday, August 6, 2011

New wallpaper

I've just changed my wallpaper. I've spent 45 minutes to find a wallpaper which makes me feel good. I'm very demanding with wallpapers and I like choosing them very quietly. Really, I've had to search 2 wallpapers, the first for my desktop, and the second for my internet browser. So, the winners are:


Internet Browser:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Reflections about my thoughts

The man is the only animal who trips over the same stone twice.

PS: A gem is a (precious) stone, so, a stone isn't always something bad.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Panoman vs. Microsoft ICE

Last Saturday, I made several tests to try different photographic programs. They are to make panoramic photos from singles ones. The test consisted in 4 panoramic pictures which I took with my mobile phone. As it's written in the title, the softwares to test are:

Panoman: It's a program for symbian phones, so it only works in mobile phones. Panoman isn't freeware and it's quite difficult to get the full version. It's very good as for utility because it let you obtain a panoramic photo directly from the device. Unfortunately, the program is quite slow when you use it to make a panoramic from more than 3 photos.

Microsoft ICE: It's a program for Windows PCs. ICE is freeware. For it installation you have to install Microsoft C++ Libraries and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 if you don't have it installed, which is not difficult, but it's very very slow (I spent over 35 minutes to install it). The speed needed to process the photos isn't very outstanding because then you've already the photos taken.

Now, here are the test:

Test 1 (3 photos)
Microsoft ICE:

Test 2 (3 photos)
 Microsoft ICE:

Test 3 (4 photos)
 Microsoft ICE:

Test 4 (6 photos)
 Microsoft ICE:


In the test 1 and 2, we can see that ICE makes a better union between the photos. In the test 3, there aren't much differences, so: In the last test, with 6 photos, it's too much for Panoman so, the result has been a disaster (and the program lets you take up to 12 photos...), however ICE has done a good job.

Generally, ICE merges better the photos than Panoman, and with a better quality, because Panoman didn't let me use my phone's software to take photos, because Panoman has one own, so I couldn't focus the photos therefore ICE's photos have a better quality.

I spent a lot of time to get Panoman and I'll keep it installed in my phone, but I think that I'll never use it again.


Microsoft ICE (Image Composite Editor) Download 

Message for the girl you like

The best present which can give you the girl you like is a smile.

At least for now.