Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Head Tracking using the Wii remote

This is so cool. Can't wait to see a full blown console game using this.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

USB 3 around the Corner

For all you SPEED freaks, stay on the look out for the NEW USB3. With transfer rates of the previous versions of usb being of: USB1 188 MB/s, USB2 transferring at 60MB/s, the new USB3 will be transferring At a whopping 600MB/s. Thats 10 fold over USB2. With Intel leading this, we're sure to get a kick out of this.

Nike+ & iPod Touch/iPhone

Looks like there is a lot of talk about the release of Nike+ to be used on the iPod Touch and the iPhone. The ups side I see out of this combination that that you really will not need a computer to upload your running logs to the internet. Using the 3G and the WiFi, you will be able to take advantage of these features and upload your logs instantly.

On the other hand, the idea of taking my iTouch to my runs does not excite me. Being bigger and "heavier", I really prefer my Nano. But just thinking that I will not need to hook up my Touch to the PC seems worth the while to me.

Debate is going on, on whether the iPhone is going to use its GPS capabilities to track the run and not use the Nike sensor in the shoe. Well, if it didn't need the sensor and it were going to use the GPS, then it wouldn't be Nike+ & iPhone would it? I would be just teh iPhone.

Still I am waiting eagerly till the product can be used with the iTouch.

Monday, July 7, 2008


I should be a Millionaire by now!! Here is the email where I have won another $400,000.00. They just dont give up. I just post them here so that you can see that this are SPAM. This one is totally apart fron the Toyota and the Europe lottery.

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made today, You are among the winners of the JAPANESSE WORLD CYBER GAMES LOTTO PROMOTION Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our automobile business and telecommunication promotion programme in japan and china.
As a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You And/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 719-226-1212, with serial number 802-57, drew the lucky numbers 5, 12, 18, 30, 17, 43 and Bonus numbers 777 , Your INSURANCE Number: FLS411/ 820L /GMSA and consequently you won in the First Category of the JAPANESE WORLD CYBER GAMES FORTUNE LOTTO DRAW.

You have therefore been approved for the payment of the sum of US$400, 000, 00 in cash, this is the winning present /amount for the Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$2,650,000.00 shared among the international winners in the Second category.


Please be informed that your sum of US$400,000.00 is now with the payee center. Contact your agent and give them your full names so that they will re-insure your winning under your full names. To begin your claim, please call your claim agent below or send email immediately.


NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, Please quote your
1. Full name
2. Address / contact number
3. Country of origin
4. Age
5. Occupation

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Toyota International Lottery

Another fantastic email, telling me that I have won an extraordinary amount of money. Do they ever give up? Who really falls for this type of SCAM? I am including the email as I received it with no alteration so that you can read. The emails are very convincing, so be aware.

Email received:

Customer Service Department Affiliate of Toyota Japan.
#28 Kanashiwa road Tokyo JP

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement made today, You are among the winners of the TOYOTA CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and companies from all part of the world as part of our electronic business Promotions Program.

As a result of your visiting various websites we are running the e-business promotions for. You/Your Company email address, attached to ticket number 719-266-1319 , with serial number 902-66 drew the lucky numbers 5,12, 30, 11, 17, 43 and Bonus number 12 , Your INSURANCE Number: FLS433/ 453L /G MSA and consequently you won in the Second Category of the TOYOTA FORTUNE LOTTO DRAW.

You have therefore been approved for the payment of the sum of US$500, 000, 00 in cash, including a Toyota car which is the winning present /amount for the Second category winners. This is from the total prize money of US$2,650,000.00 shared among the international winners in the Second category.


Please be informed that your won fund of the sum of US$500,000.00 is now with the payee center. Contact our agent and give them your full names so that they will re-insure your winning fund under your full names. Together with the port where your winning car should be shiped to.

To begin your claim, please call our claim agent or send email immediately to:-.

Certificate Agent, Toyota Email Lotto

Mr. Jack Lin
Phone: +8613246483752

NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, Please quote your

1. Full name:
2. Address/contact number:
3. Country of origin:
4. Age:
5. Occupation:

Mrs Ing Chuny Liu
Hon Cordinator


Monday, May 26, 2008

80's The Club

Went with my wife this weekend to hang-out, and decided to go to 80's The Club(in San Juan PR).Since we are from that wonderful time and love the 80's music, we gave it a shot. Got there, place was not so packed, which is good. Music was good, nice selection. I was hoping it was a little louder though. But what really hot me was the fact that the decoration was fairly poor. The club was set up on top of and older decoration of the previous club "Egipto".

So there you are dancing to the 80's in an Egyptian background. Kind of throws you off a bit. The only 80's theme there was, were some glitter from the ceiling and a few Disco Balls. So if you are in Puerto Rico and visit the club, I'd say that you will have a good time. But don't get confused when you see all the Egyptian decoration.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Nike Plus - The sensor in the shoe

Recently I took on running again. Just for the sake of good health. But i needed to track my runs in a more technical way than just jotting down my times. So when I went to the shoe store to get some new Sneakers I thought I would give it a try and get the Nike+. So I get the sneakers, now I need to buy the sensor that goes in the shoe, that would later sync with the ipod Nano. Yes just the Nano. Not the iPhone not the iTouch....just and only the Nano.

Once i git the shoes and the sensor, I went on to give it a try. Went to the track walked some 400 meters to do the more accurate calibration. Then the running begins. Turns out the its really cool. I can select a song and assign it as my power song, while im running whenever i need that power song for extra boost I just press and hold the center button of the nano, and the power song will kick in. While running I can just press the center button (no holding) and a configurable voice male or female will tell me how much have i ran and long has it taken. Very nice.

Once you have finished your run, you can sync your ipod and the data can be sent to a profile you can create at Here you can see graphically your runs and your progress. Its a great way to keep record. I give it 2 thumbs ups.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

La Vaca Acosta

Here is one of the favorite dishes among the persons who visit the restaurant "La Vaca Brava". Located between Barranquitas and Naranjito, the restaurant is well known for its generous portions and creativeness when serving.

If you want a good seat, be there early. People fill the place very quickly. Sundays being the day of the week with most assistance. You can be waiting for a few HOURS! People don't mind, they just stay in the surrounding areas, waiting with their drinks at hand and standing by the river near by.

The dish you see here is called "La Vaca Acosta". Its a steak served on a bed of french fries, covered with mushrooms in a criolle sauce (local style). Very good. The plate it self is impressive, since the portion is of one not being able to be eaten by just one person. Maybe not even 2 depending on the case.

The ribs above are called "Pablo Marmol" or in english Barny Rubble from the Flintstones. You can see why. Its a massive slab of ribs served straight up with fries. Every one I saw left a few ribs on the plate.Same thing goes for all of the other plates. Prices are way within reasonable. That's why it's so popular.

If your ever in Puerto Rico and want to visit a great local place, ask for La Vaca Brava. An hour and a half drive from San Juan.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ubuntu Certified

If you use Ubuntu and like to get your windows friends rallied up, here is one way to do it. show them your Ubuntu Certificate of Authenticity.

That will get them going.

Found this in Ubuntu Forums

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Bandwidth Exceed ERROR

I had a problem with my template. One day I just went to see my blog and there it was...BOOM!!! The whole layout was wacko!!! It had that little picture of photobucket in every area where there should be a picture on my template.

It took me a second to realize what was happening. At first I thought my blog was hacked, but no....that is not the case. I looked into the HTML code and started looking for the url's that refer to the images, then low and behold, that was it. The template had exceeded the bandwith from its source PhotoBucket.

I just wen ahead and selected another template and adjusted it, till i work on another template that I relate more to.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Tito Trinidad Looses

After much anticipation the moment had come. Tito vs Jones "Bring on the Titans". Waiting desperately, the bell rings...and they're on. Every one is cheering Tito Tito...looks like he is in good shape and we see him win the first round. Hurray, Tito Tito. Everyone very happy to see that Tito was winning the first 3 to 4 rounds. But all turns around. Jones puts into plan his game play.

Assuming the defense of what everyone agreed on, was the style of Winky Wright. Impenetrable!!! Tito did not find any way to get to the inside of Jones. Tito tried going to the body and to the head, and in all attempts Jones smiled, as if to say "your not doing anything to me kid". Jones was Sure that his size and speed were to much for Tito.

Knocking Tito down in the seventh and in the tenth rounds respectively, Tito needed to produce some sort of big shot that would result in a knock down. Although he boxed very well he did not box well enough to beat the greater Jones. Eventually, the unanimous decision for Roy Jones Jr..

It was clear that the Titans were great, bur not as great as they were in there earlier years. Jones proved to be the better man, but had he have been in his earlier years once he had knocked down Tito, he would have kept on going looking for the finish. Tito on the other hand seemed to lack that power his left hook once carried.

Never the less it was a "great fight". The type of fight that promoters produce to make money. Although we love the idea of a fight like this with two great warriors. We also know that it would not be as good as it would have been, had the fight taken place some 8 years ago.

Tito is or "was" a great fighter. And in my mind I believe that he should stay in retirement. Obviously boxers now have seen the style of fight that Tito cant beat. Winky did it and now Jones fought the same way. Maybe its a sign to say that his time has come.

Although when it comes to money, promoters and boxers as well, will do anything it takes to get it. As anyone else will do in their profession.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Euro Millones Loteria

Recently(today) I received an email stating that I was the winner of the amazing amount of 918,000 Euros as a result of a lottery. WOW!!!!. I continue reading in disbelieve because it sound so legit. While your reading you maybe thinking of all the thing your going to be doing with this money.

But then again I think "hey wait a minute, this is to good to be true". One thing I have learned and I think you will agree is that, if its to good to be true... its not true. I never entered any web lottery, so why should i win one. And by the way how in the world just gives out that amount of money?

The deal is that they ask for money to process the paper work and also ask for your phone number and personal information. WOW, i have to pay to get the prize that I won, that I never applied for. 1+1=2. This is a SCAM!!! So I quickly went and erased the mail.

Here I include a similar email(not exactly mine, since I went and erased it quickly), but it looked just like this one. So if you get an email like this, dont even think about it and delete it.

From: Euro Award
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 6:22 PM
Subject: (Your E-Mail Address Have Won A Lottery Prize !!!. )

(Your E-Mail Address Have Won A Lottery Prize !!!. )

Dear Beneficiary

We are please to announce you as one of the 10 lucky winners in the
Euro Millones Lottery International Email Address draw on the 15th of
January due to the mixture of names and address the result was
released on the 12th march, 2006.

All 10 winning addresses were
randomly selected from a batch of 50,000,000 international email addresses. Your
email address emerged alongside 9 others as a category 2 winner in the
Euro Millones Lottery Draw.

Consequently, you have therefore been approved for a total pay out of
US$950,0! 00:00 (Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States Dollars
Only).The! following particulars are attached to your lotto payment

(I) Batch No: TTOW/1989/TAC
(ii) Ticket No: 777-312-009
(iii) Lucky No: 01-10-22-33-54
(iv) Ref No: WUMT/XX43/9000/LAES
(V) Serial No: MMUEU/U423/876

The Euro Millones Lottery Program internet draw is held once in a year
and is so organized to encourage the use of the internet and computers
worldwide. We are proud to say that over 200 Million Euros are won
annually in more than 150 countries worldwide.
To claim your winning prize you are to contact the appointed agent as
soon as possible for the immediate release of your winnings:

MR.Pedro Rodrigo.
Heritage Agencies Madrid-Spain.

N.B:Steps to claiming your prize;
1.Please quote! your Reference number in all correspondence with the
claims office r! .

2. You must contact the appointed agent with your Full Names, Contact
Telephone Numbers (Home, Office and Mobile Number and also Fax Number)
via email to process the immediate payment of your prize.

3. Be informed that the appointed agent will be required to swear an
Affidavits of Lotto Claim and also obtain Approval Legal Clearance
Certificate from the Court here in Spain which is in accordance with
the European Union Financial Act 2004 on payment of International
Lottery Winners.

Please be aware that the PAYING BANK will Effect Payment Swiftly upon
satisfactory Report, Verifications and validation provided by this
fiduciary agent.
For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information
confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to

Once again congratulations!!!
Best regards,
Mrs.Suzan Zeeman
Euro Millones Lottery

Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebatian

The origin of the Saint Sebastian street feast dates back to 1954 when Father Madrazo organized it in order to raise funds to restore deteriorated buildings on that street. Following the Spanish tradition, the original organizers included the "cabezudos" (big heads) representing the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, Ferdinand and Isabela, who together with the residents and participants would parade down the street. The tradition was temporarily abandoned when Father Madrazo left, but in 1970 in an attempt to raise funds to save the Parvulos school, Mrs. Rafaela Balladares joined forces with other members of the community and taking the reins of the organization of the feast gave it new life and color. Today the cabezudos represent characters of Puerto Rican folklore. Walking down the Saint Sebastian street its common to run into Juan Bobo and his pig, Doña Fela, Toribio, Diplo and others. Besides the cabezudos, the celebration is characterized by its traditional artisan fair, chess matches, presentations of "bomba y plena" and musical concerts. The religious aspect is represented by a procession in honor of the saint, followed by a mass, traditionally celebrated on Saturday night. The Institute of Puerto Rican Culture annually organizes the celebration of the Period Dance where typical period dress and music are key elements. But nothing compares to the happiness and bustle of all those who gather to celebrate the festivities. Taking advantage of the temporary suspension of the municipal ordinance which prohibits drinking in the streets of San Juan, hundreds of thousands of people literally overflow the streets of the old city dancing, yelling, singing and celebrating as only the Puerto Ricans know how.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Blog Promoter

Want to increase traffic to your site? Adding your blog url in search engines is a good idea. Any thing that can make your blogs traffic increase is good. Usernets are a good way to contact people and send yor message out.

I have done a group just to promote new bloggers like me. Just go to:

and add you blog. Hopefully many people will add they address so that it can get noticed

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Experience the Freedom

Most likely when you read this you will be reading under a Windows platform. Meaning you have Windows installed. Either Windows XP, an older version or even the new Vista. WOW, Vista. I to have Windows installed, bit for a long time i have been also using Linux. You must have heard about it. The Open Source operating system that is FREE.

What does this Open Source mean? It means that all the programming that took place to make the operating system is available to you, YES!!!! There is a whole community of persons who are dedicated to developing and making this OS stronger.

If you don't know yet, web servers are highly dominated by Linux Servers running the preferred application for this mater....Apache. Now a days with developments from linux on the desktop, it is rapidly becoming the desktop OS of choice.

It has been adopted as the official Os by many countries in South America, also in Russia and in China just to mention some. With its ease of installation and use and its vast driver database using Linux on the desktop is a breeze.

There are many distributions also know as flavors for Linux. Some of the top names are: Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse among others. I personally use Ubuntu, a fast growing distribution that has been made favorite by so many.

A great thing about linux is that you can try it without having to tinker with your already existing installation. There is an alternative called a "live CD", meaning that you can download a live cd of the flavor of your choice, burn it onto a cd or dvd. Then you can boot from that cd or dvd and you will be able to try Linux from there. The OS boots completely from the cd/dvd fully functional. Try it and when you are done, just take the cd/dvd out and boot as normal.

Take the time to experience some freedom.

Monday, January 7, 2008

One of my Favorites

I love this picture of my son at the beach. It is taken in a way that makes you think that the wave is tall, when it actually was only less than knee high. It was taken in Luquillo in the beach right in back of "Los Kioskos de Luquillo". Specifically "El Kiosko #2".

He is on his knees just when a small wave was about to break, giving the ilusion that a big wave is coming. Photo taken by my wife.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

A Promise to the Kings.

As I mention before the 6th of January is very celebrated here in Puerto Rico. Its a time where children receive gifts brought to them in tradition by the Three Magic Kings. But some families carry on a tradition of having a special celebration for this occasion. I had been told that there are some special places where great feasts were held on the 5th of January to receive the Magic Kings.

I went ahead and visited for myself, to see the festivities. First we went to the town of Isabela where in the area of Guajataca, the first celebration would be held. In the residence of a 93 year old local woman, who is responsible for maintaining this tradition. The whole neighborhood is invited to attend where music, beverages and food are available to the enjoyment of everyone. All expenses are covered by the family hosting the celebration.

The activity is done every year as a promise to God. This being the case and where all the locals are from a very strong religious background, the activity is held no mater the situation. Like we would say, the show must go on no mater what.

Once there you can see hundreds of person from many different places enjoying the food and the music all after the initiation of the activity has taken place. Before anything else takes place, all that are present start by praying "El Rosario" or the Rosary. Invoking the presence of God and giving thanks for all the good that has been given. After this takes place, every one continues to party.

I went on to meet many people, and was there till 2:00am, when at this time I was told that we were heading to another location where there was a similar activity taking place. This time we were heading to the town of Quebradillas in a sector called "Cacao".

It was about a 30 minute drive from where we were to the new location. once we arrived we could see all the cars parked along both side of the local road. Arriving approximately at 2:30am, I was surprised to see that many persons were still arriving not leaving. We got out of our cars and walked about 5 minutes to the location. It is a private residence, where a local artisan had made a living out of carving figures of the Three Kings. The story goes that business went so well, that the family decides to throw a party for all to come. Again food an drinks are on the house, music is lively and everyone is singing and dancing to the local Christmas carols or "aguinaldos". A small chapel was made in the residence premises to honor the three Kings. Know to the locals of Quebradillas as "El Portal de Los Reyes"(shown in part in the pic above).

The activity is know to be held from 6:00am on th 6th till 6:00am on the 7th. I can say that i was there till 4:00am of the 7th and still there were persons arriving to the site. Many awaiting the traditional "asopao de pollo" or chicken stew, which is know to give you strength after being up late at night.

Definitely a must do for my next year activity plan.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Claiming my blog in Technorati

Technorati Profile

Computer Questions?

Find your self with questions about your computer? A colleague of mine, Jose Luis is working on a web site just for persons like you? Here he will be developing a vast forum full valuable information, regarding computers, cell phone(one of his fortes) and game consoles.

Powered by volunteers, you will be getting the most cutting edge info on the subject.

You can visit
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There you can check out the forums and the blog.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Three Kings Day!!!!!!

On January the 6th is Three Kings Day. Like Christmas in America, Santa brings gifts to all children that behave good, the Three kings also bring presents to all those who believe and have been good. Although not highly celebrated in North America, three Kings Day is highly celebrated here in Puerto Rico. With this celebration is the culmination of the 12 days of Christmas(thus the song says).

Tradition goes that all children on the 5th of January will pick grass and leave the grass in a shoe box for the camels to eat(similar to the cookies for Santa)at night time. Having done this they will go to bed, awaiting the arrival of the Three Kings with their presents. In the morning the children will be bewildered on how the camels ate the grass and left the presents. Its all part of the magic, that the Holidays bring.

Normally this day marks the end of the holiday season, but here in Puerto Rico we have extended the festivities another eight days. We call it "Las Octavitas". Here in the Island the Holidays are officially over, eight days after the Three Kings Day celebration. Many people still honor this tradition and continue making parties and celebrations. One of them being held in the Capital city of San Juan...."Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian"