The Pair! and Pablo and Marta volunteered for the "Cheeeeese" moment. Pablo's a little allergic to food colorant, just like my mom. I can tell because he gets all red around the mouth after drinking diet decafeinated coke (aka brown sugary water). Marta just gets silly after driniking coke :) Anyway, I can't wait to start using my new ringlight seriously :) Cheers PS: I Make Things

28
Jan 08

I have a new RingLight

The Pair!

and Pablo and Marta volunteered for the “Cheeeeese” moment. Pablo’s a little allergic to food colorant, just like my mom. I can tell because he gets all red around the mouth after drinking diet decafeinated coke (aka brown sugary water). Marta just gets silly after driniking coke :)

Anyway, I can’t wait to start using my new ringlight seriously :)

Cheers

PS: I Make Things


16
Jan 08

I’m InGrid enabled!

If you don’t know what it means, don’t worry.
If you do, envy me.

I am working with data from Nigeria, Angola and Alaska, and this is only the beginning.

Did I mention that I am also the first one being enabled in an operator? Since CVX is the first company to buy it and I am the only one certifiable enough to use it, I am a first of firsts! Dude, I like that wave.

Happy trails!

Carlos
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14
Jan 08

Life is not MINI-less

Wow… some!

Saturday I went shopping several times, just to drive around town. Gas mileage improves with every mile, we are at 28.6 in city driving, and not shy driving precisely.
With my good looks and small form factor, I owned the roads!

My MINI!
Stock image :) The stripes were not ready, so they have not been delivered!


09
Jan 08

What there is not to like about VMWare player?

I have heard several times people saying, yes, I use it to get several servers up in my only machine… and I thought SFW? Until yesterday, when I needed a second linux server and VMWare player and Ubuntu 7.10 JeOS v1.01 with VMware drivers (94MB) came to the rescue! Since I only need command line, the memory load is 9MB! Even the old laptops at home can handle that, and the best part… eth0 is bridged and it’s MAC is configurable…

edit the MAC forever: sudo gedit etc/network/interfaces
add hwaddress ether aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff after iface eth0 inet dhcp
restart the *network card* with: sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

I won’t say more… I am extremely happy. I think I found a second use for the 14.1″ digital frame…

One hack a day keeps your brain sharp!

Cheers

Carlos


08
Jan 08

It has TWOOO oxygen sensors…

Conho! I’ve been driving around the nissan pathfinder with the “check engine soon” light on for quite some time. Diagnostic? Knock sensor and oxygen sensor. 700 us$ later the oxygen sensor error is still on, and the mechanic said, it is the catalytic converter, or the oxygen sensor after the catalytic converter… But there is none! But there is a second oxygen sensor, in the other exhaust. Because as a V6, it has a dual exhaust, and the second oxygen sensor hasn’t been replaced. So, note to me for this weekend, replace the other second oxygen sensor, instead of driving the mini :(

I’ll update you on it.

Cheers
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07
Jan 08

Priceless!

Priceless

Cada dia deberia ser el dia de los Reyes Magos!

Carlos


02
Jan 08

I’ve been good this year

and to prove it, I have an iTouch. Eulalia says I’ve been good, so it must be true.

Pablo and Marta are very happy with their presents from Santa Clause, but they haven’t seen anything yet (los Reyes Magos, of course). Saturday morning will go for the books. Eulalia is about to be done, inshallah, with Cesar Tonga and I should be pretty much done with Agbami as well. Therefore, we are looking forward to work in the house, changing the flooring, from scraped light maple to hand scraped caramel maple.

Pablo and Marta are getting into electronics. Marta is able to follow simple schematics and discover my “faults” in the design and correct them herself. Between Marta and Pablo I cannot recharge the batteries enough.

About the iTouch, what can I say… jailbreaking it was a pleasure. It took some some tries, just because in my excitement I didn’t read instructions very well, but even the dreaded 1.1.2 update is now a thing of the past. I have more icons that I know what to do with in my desktop, and the ipod has become my e-book reader de facto. Of course, music’s a breeze, to the point that even Eulalia will browse for music while I drive. Videos… what a sharp screen! Even cam jobs look good in the semi tiny screen. Books, games, flash cards… there is a plethora of software for the iPhone just waiting to be installed in my iTouch. And jailbreaking it felt fine just because Apple it is becoming the microsoft of the dark ages. Someone needs to read the “Bill” of Rights to Steve. But no more politics. Even though the iTouch is good to your eyes and ears, it is even better to your fingers… so smooth and, sometimes, shinny. Gorgeous :D

Anyway, Joost, Barbara, Eulalia and I, we have our first vacation in the snow already set up. Steamboat Springs, wait for us.

Cheers

Carlos