Exposición de artesanías

Recientemente fui a una exposición de artesanías. No es mucho pero quería mostrar algunas cosas:Alebrijes, que en Mexicano quiere decir un montón de monstruos feos. Dos cosas me soprenden, una es la fértil imaginación que creo este ecosystema de criaturas mágicas. La segunda es, que tienen demasiado color, simplemente no son de mi gusto pero sin son algo interesantes.

Llamas. Que rayos están haciendo aquí? Las llamas no son de México o si?

Koopas. O bueno eso fue lo que pensé, instintivamente, que quieren Mario Bros. fue mi infancia!

Es todo, las imágenes tienen muy poca calidad. También había collares de caballitos de mar disecados y chapulines adobados pero ya no les tome fotos.


Crouching Trigger Hidden Warrant Void?

Aparentemente hay pocas posibilidades de recuperar o cambiar este control de Acteck (click in the picture) que se me rompió a los dos meses de uso.

Tiene una excelente textura antiderrape pese a sus colores chillones a lo s que finalmente le agarre cariño (lo bautise spiderman).

Sin embargo los botones 6 y 8 (R1 y R2 en un Dualshock) se terminaron venciendo por el uso, dado que no cumplio ni con el año de garantia pensaba devolverlo a la tienda.

El personal de PCenlinea fue muy amable y me prometieron hacer llegar la queja a acteck, sin embargo no me dieron esperanzas de que acteck me escuchara.

Este es el segundo control que les compro, el otro es tambien un acteck, un AGJ-3200 compatible con xbox.

Voy a usarlo más seguido para ver si se descompone tan rapido como el anterior aunque este es un poco más solido.


My color is... wait...

Very often...

Take the Magic: The Gathering 'What Color Are You?' Quiz.

...quizzes are all wrong. I don't think any of the available answers really applied to me, nor I think they are consistent, but there you go.



DreamPie, check it out it is as good as they put it. It is the best python shell ever and I'm intent on using it for all my local python tinkering.

But... if only it worked over ssh! These days I spend 99% of the time working remotely meaning I can't use this gem. Also, locally it still doesn't beat ipython's "sh" profile, so for the time being, I'll be using ipython as my main shell as usual but for local stuff I completely recommend it over anything including the incredible ipython and that is hard to accomplish.

Stupid, useful web apps

Sometimes I'm amazed by the fact that there are some web applications for very simple stuff one would assume one can do without, and this time I'm gonna post about two of them.

The firt one is this the naked alarm clock. I'm not sure what's so naked about it, it's just a simple, yet highly configurable alarm clock for when you don't have a timer at hand.

The second one is more surprising Metronome Online is exactly what reads on the tin. So if you are trying to play some instrument or, in my case a game, then that's the perfect tool to keep your rhythm. I'm honestly surprised, now I have a metronome whenever I have a net connection.

The game I was playing was "The Company of myself" an excellent flash game I recommend to all of you. Only one level actually required timing enough for me to seek a metronome, but when you get that level you'll have just the tool for the work.

the bisigi project

I haven't feel like updating recently but I though I'd post about what desktop themes I'm currently using. So I decided to install all the themes and give each of them a try for about a week. And post about them.

Except I forgot about posting so, here's everything in one post.

The bisigi project is a set of free, high quality gnome themes. Visit the themes page
to see some gorgeous thumbnails.

And well this is my experience with them so far...

This one is one of the best in the bisigi project. The most exciting part about the theme is that all buttons are rounded, that really changes the feeling of the theme, it's one I'd use again.
A Mac-ish theme, like aqua, but green.
A gray theme with a solid feel, a dark bars and green highlights.
This theme just screams "ubuntu" in general and "koala" in particular, it has a very similar feeling to the original koala themes but doens't beat neither humanity nor dust sand. So it's not a very good impression at all, nice wallpaper tho.
This is just like tropical but with orange highlights, at this point I'm starting to get bored.

And this one is just like aquadreams but pink, I do have to mention the attention to detail, look at the ladybugs in the icon theme.
Isn't that cute? But it's just not for me.
Another theme that screams "ubuntu", another nice wallpaper, another too much orange theme. The engine has a nice murrina feel about it, it definitively is murrina based but subdued. I may use this one again but with different colors.

I haven't tried Wild-Shine long enough but it is basically Tropical with yellow highlights. Well I'll post more once I get tired of Wild Shine.