Thursday, July 24, 2008

where is the handkerchief?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Panamanian Sunset

Based on the fact that I (as many people around the world) have a digicam... I started to take pictures like an idiot...

Anyways, from time to time that idiotness comes along and here I am, posting pictures I've taken with my sony cybershot (that is coming obsolete by the way).

Please note the line that the sun draws with the border of the earth (where it change from dark to light) at left.

Here are way more pictures of this event. I was driving with the wife to my mother's place and saw this... so took out the camera!

Monday, July 14, 2008

real TV...

This cheap programing have to end ASAP.

Was it the writer's strike?

We are paying for 'the crab channel', The Elvis interior decoration, budget channel, the drunken, horny teenager network... Beyond that there is the "Public" why I cannot live with Palestinians, even though I'm a Liberal, Network. If I get up too early or stay up too late there is always the 'how-to-enhance-that-certain-part-of-the... network.

Anybody with half a brain could write better comedy, dramas than this crap. We are being Law and Ordered and Jerry Springered and Dr. Phill to the death!

How is that so many people are consumed by the slutty performance of a mongoloid heiress who lifts her skirt at the opening of a belt buckle?

this world is close to it's end.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Mr. Blogger... and Mr. reader

This one goes to all these guys who makes their lives a blog... or their blogs their lives

... anyways, you get the meaning...

The ones who post average 6 or 7 post daily no mater what, who don´t care if the content is important or if there are 4 words... or a thousand words; if it is an image or a video. Quantities... not qualities; yes... it is YOU who I'm talking about.

The objective: more daily hits, more indexing from google.

Those who get proud when hit the million comments, no matter if they were "spam" or a simple "good" like if that makes them the more popular... or the cool ones.
Whoever comes with something like "you can post in my blog too" or "post in my blog for a day"; like if it were a honor to do so or something... "I'll let you a piece of my space for my friends to know you", look how cool I am that I'll give your blog the push it needs.

They even think that us, the ones who write/post when the left ball is itchy are some kind of weird blogger who doesn't understand a bit of what it is...Generate content because the world is ending! type, draw and do whatever it takes to raise your technorati rank and your readers in feedburner. Run... RUN and hit f5 in every 15 seconds to see what news you can copy and paste...

And once you get all this... once you feel you have the authority you can give away something... win an ipod, win a laptop...

Mr. Reader.... you are nobody to these people. You don't give a shit to these people.... you don't give a shit to me! you are only another number in the statistics and Google Analytics... a refer or maybe a search keyword.
Please do not fall into the trap of "how to make money online" or the even better ones... SEO guides and "top 10 things to do to promote your blog"

Friday, July 11, 2008

It finally arrived

As you may know from previous post (and some discussion with my friend Daniel) I was in need of a new motorcycle helmet. As i said before, I realize my need of such a thing after riding my GSR over 160 km/h.
After 4 (or maybe 5) days of waiting patiently (and that way saving some bucks) the shoei RF-1000 is already in my hands... and it cost less than i was thinking.

Ok, the helmet worth $427.49 US dollars on ebay... (link to ebay item here)
the actual invoice looked like:
Subtotal: $427.49
Insurance: $7.20
Shipping (UPS Ground): $13.38
Total: $448.07

Anyways... that was the cost FOB miami.
the forwarder charged 27.90 to bring it from miami to panama.... so the total cost was
Subtotal: $448.07
Shipping (MIA-PTY): $27.90
Total: $475.97

Not bad at all for something that worth 600 bucks :)

Check more pictures below!
motorcycle helmet
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motorcycle helmet
Sell photos on photrade | By weput

motorcycle helmet
Sell photos on photrade | By weput

motorcycle helmet
Sell photos on photrade | By weput

motorcycle helmet
Sell photos on photrade | By weput

motorcycle helmet
Sell photos on photrade | By weput

motorcycle helmet
Sell photos on photrade | By weput

by the way; these pictures was taking with my new cellphone... (nice quality ah?) maybe i'll post something about the palm centro later.

Human Tetris...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Understanding the economics

I'll like to start the series of "This is bullshit!" post with one of the things that has been going around my head for long enough... economics.

WTF is economics?

This subject may appeir to be complicated; a matter of charts and statistics calculations among other things; but the truth is that all that is BULLSHIT!

In the real world, resources are limited; and the wants/needs of peoples/countries/whatever are not. You'll probably spend part of your money on rent, utilities and food. Then you might use the rest to go to the movies and/or buy new jeans. In theory, these people want to study your decision in buying things, how many "resources" you use to fulfill your needs.

The funny thing of this is, no matter how you see it, all the resources are on the same hand. If by resources you understand money, clearly the money is on fewer hands.
Energy? ok you just need to see how high the oil prices are climbing... If you understand it as time... you can't do whatever you want with your time because you are bounded to the system... so yes, it may be the study of human behavior when it comes to fulfill their needs and desires; but the resources are limited.... and owned by a small group.

No smoking policies

Recently, the almighty government of my country (as it has been occurring in other places as well) approved a law that restrict the rights of every smoker to literally nowhere. The paper said something like "it is forbidden to smoke in private places of common use as well as common use areas".... wich literally means you have to smoke in your house.

Now, it may be that the law is not so well composed or whatever; but it is completely ridiculous.

I understand that lately, world health organizations are worried because a trend of increase in pulmonary cancer and other diseases caused by smoking or sort of thing. In fact, statistics shows clearly an increase of "young people" heavily smoking; so everybody seems to be organizing in order to make difficult the smoke.

Now, i'm not against or in favor, please have that on mind; but don't you think... if the deal here is coerce people to make them quit...why not make the offer of cigarettes more difficult? I am more than sure that if a box of 20 cigarettes will cost 25 bucks...

... this is bullshit!

what are we waiting for?

I'll like to start this post with a random thoughts...
Several definitions of intelligence has been pronounce; but no matter what, the one that makes more sense is "the ability to solve problems". Based on the previous statement, money wise, if you are able to solve many financial issues, then you are very intelligent (financially talking)

At this very moment, the world is facing several serious problems... and all of them are related (this are some that i could compile)
  1. US dollar drop
  2. Public deb growth
  3. Population getting old (retirements plans)
  4. Oil prices going up
  5. Lower salaries
  6. outsourcing (jobs going out of the country)
  7. Social security bankruptcy (it seems that every country have this issue)
These issues are the most relevant that i could think about in a minute. If this situation still, medium class will fade away.
Now, the real problem here, besides not having enough money for buying things, is the lack of food and other goods as a direct consequence of a fucked up global economy. What will be a dollar good for... if you are not able to trade it?

There is a misconception of what is economy; and if the world keep still in not to care how to deal with the issues I mentioned before, we are going to be all fucked.
Economy is not really related to money. Back on who knows when, behind every single US dollar there were a pound of silver backing up it's value. Now... that same pound of silver still buys the same amount of gasoline that used to buy in 1900; and you may understand that today a gallon of gas is over 4.50 dollars (and raising).

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New face for this piece of crap

Well; as the title of this post says, this blot has a new face.
Learning how to make my own "blogger" theme/template of whatever was actually a piece of cake. The truth is that I'm a little used to wordpress engine; but this one is ok.

There are a bunch of reasons why I choose to use blogger instead of any other free blogging platform available... and one of the ones that matter the most is that I already had a google account (gmail and others) and this one let me use adsense on the code...
... so after a couple more tweaks to this CSS and HTML code and we are ready to go with all the bullshit.

Friday, July 4, 2008

pictures of the ride

In last post I wrote about the bike first ride out. (I usually use it for commute in the city and shit... this time i went to Colon city and passed thru Madden Dam)

keep on blogging.

in order to keep going with the idea of having a blog; I'm supposed to type some bullshit so this webpage will look like have some activity.

Today i wanna write about... a little issue i have at this moment. About this time last year, I started to get into the biking thing (riding motorcycles). I started with a suzuki EN-125. Several people told me that here in Panama doesn't worth to have a bigger bike than a 125.... the truth is that a 125 is more than enough for riding on the city...
... anyways, i got involved in an accident and the 125 bike got fucked up (not my fault by the way) so insurance company paid me the bike and i got a suzuki GSR-600.

I took the bike last week for it's first long ride and truth to be told, the bike handles superb.. I love it; but there's an issue. The helmet I have is old and I bought it second handed (yes I'm a cheap bastard, but i rode a 125 cc bike with no more than 12 hp) so it is totally uncool to wear that helmet and ride above 150 km/h... I need a new one.

All motorcycle sellers here in Panama sucks big time when it comes to riders equipment. The truth is that there is no big market here... the majority of riders are messengers who rides 125 cc bikes... bigger bikes are owned by old guys with Harley Davidson feeling... and ofcourse i have a sport bike... so full face quality helmets has to be imported.

anyways, I haven't decided if i'll buy a shoei or an arai... or maybe the latelly released bell star II.

I'll keep you guys posted.