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Very fractaly tree at Dzibilchaltún, Yucatán

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 19:50
Very fractaly tree at Dzibilchaltún, Yucatán
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Tepoznieves' list of flavors

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 19:49
Tepoznieves' list of flavors

Fancy an ice cream? Choose one!

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Walking on tin roof

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 19:42
Walking on tin roof

Exhibit at Espacio de Arte Público David Alfaro Siqueiros

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From the airport in Mérida, Yucatán

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 19:39
From the airport in Mérida, Yucatán
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Park wrong, go to an underground beach!

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 19:38
Park wrong, go to an underground beach!

What in Argentinian Spanish would be (correctly!) read as "your car will be towed to the infractors' parking lot, which is underground at C. Pellegrini and Sarmiento", in Mexican Spanish would be just jibberish: "Infractor's beach, C. Pellegrini and Sarmiento (underground beach)

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Huge matrix

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 19:32
Huge matrix

Arriving to a friend's house in Buenos Aires... Guess which apartment would it be?

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Jacarandas (or jacarandáes, as said by the Argentinians) in Paraná

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 19:24
Jacarandas (or jacarandáes, as said by the Argentinians) in Paraná
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Justo José de Urquiza, Paraná

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 19:23
Justo José de Urquiza, Paraná

Urquiza is the main local hero. He fought for Argentina's federalism; when the provinces split from Buenos Aires in the 1860s, he was the president of the Argentinian Confederation, whose capital was Paraná

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The Yaguarete at Paraná's park by the river

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 19:22
The Yaguarete at Paraná's park by the river
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Wait to be loved

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 19:19
Wait to be loved

Queuing for migration at Ezeiza (Buenos Aires) airport.

Don't worry, they allowed me through, having fulfilled all of the requisites

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Exclusive for comfortable wheelchairs

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 19:15
Exclusive for comfortable wheelchairs
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Just a doorstone

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 19:10
Just a doorstone

At Dzibilchaltun, Yucatán

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System administration for vikings

Submitted by gwolf on Mon, 02/08/2010 - 17:38
System administration for vikings

...And for Grouchesque representations

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Über-redundant paperwork

Submitted by gwolf on Wed, 02/03/2010 - 19:23
Über-redundant paperwork

So I finally got off my lazy butt and started the paperwork to get a formal recognition of studies equivalence for a undergraduate studies (Licenciatura en ingeniería de software) via CENEVAL's Acuerdo 286 (licenciatura).

Part of the paperwork involves filling the form I photographed and attached to this node. This is the utmost example of über-redundant paperwork... Where it requires my personal data, some of the fields are:

CURP
Clave Única de Registro Poblacional, Unique Populational Registration Key. This is a string composed by:
  • WOIG: First letter and first vowel after the first letter of my first family name, first letter of my second family name, first letter of my given name
  • 760427: birth date, yymmdd
  • H: Sex (H = male, M = female, I guess)
  • DF: State or federative entity I was born in
  • LSN: First consonant after the first letter of the first and second family name and of the given name
  • 03: Deambiguation digits

…So far, so good.

Age
Well, cannot it be deduced from the CURP? It has my full birth date!
Sex
Well, cannot it be deduced from the CURP? It is a specific field in it
Birth date
Man, you already have it literally on top of the field!
Nationality
This tramit is only for Mexicans, so... what's the point?
Birth place
The CURP states already the state or federative entity I was born... But I'll accept this one, as not all states have only one city as DF does

Quite a nice catalog of redundancies. As a cherry on top of the cake, the phone number states I should write my long distance phone code (LADA – historically, Larga Distancia Automática, Automatic Long Distance) only if I am in any of the states. I can only ask myself why...

Anyway... Lets continue filling paperwork. Grah. Hopefully I will be able to get my papers... somewhen in the next half century.

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Discordianism, coming to a church near you

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 13:08
Discordianism, coming to a church near you
(seen across the street from my house)
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