2009

Photos of conferences, people and things that happened during 2009

Manizales, Colombia: III EISI

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 10/10/2009 - 22:15

I was invited to Universidad de Manizales Manizales, Colombia, for the Third International Encounter on Computer Security (III Encuentro Internacional de Seguridad Informática), October 7-9 2009. Previous to the encounter, I spent two days in Bogotá with some dear friends.

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Al is happy!

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 12:01
Al is happy!

My friend Al shows his joy at Goran Bregović's concert, Mexico City, April 2009

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Meeting Al

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 12:00
Meeting Al

Meeting a good friend after a very long time, at Goran Bregović's concert, Mexico DF April 2009

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Among the crowd

Submitted by gwolf on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:59
Among the crowd

Before Goran Bregović's concert, Mexico DF, April 2009

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Megaofrenda UNAM 2009

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 11/03/2009 - 15:09

Every year, for Día de Muertos (November 1 and 2) the Mexican tradition is to set colorful, beautiful offerings for our deceased loved ones. The offerings often have the very vivid orange color of the cempalsúchitl flower, and have pictures, food, and whatever our loved ones used to like.

The offerings are traditionally set up at home and at some offices and public buildings. UNAM, Mexico's largest university, where I am very happy and proud to work, has set a yearly offering for many years already. Every year they select a base theme around which the invited groups base their monuments — For 2009, it was Edgar Allan Poe's 200th anniversary.

By early November, the rainy season has usually finished. This year, however, the rain lasted a bit more – And many structures and altars were sadly damaged. Still, it is a very colorful and worthy visit to share.

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