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Photos of conferences, people and things that do not belong to a specific timeframe

Is he missing his plane?

Submitted by gwolf on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 13:03
Is he missing his plane?

Two out of four of the invited speakers to the PGDay in Habana, Cuba, missed their planes back (and got it later on, yes... but still)

Fortunately, I didn't miss mine. And strangely, neither did Jaime, even after buying his ticket with this respectable agency.

The windows on the buildings...

Submitted by gwolf on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 12:59
The windows on the buildings...

Now, that's a novel, smart and quick way to add windows to existing buildings without affecting their structure!

At the dormitories of Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas; Habana, Cuba.

Enjoy Cuba's favorite soft drink

Submitted by gwolf on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 12:57
Enjoy Cuba's favorite soft drink
Meh, I never liked drinking sweetened, carbonated drinks. Still... :-}

Tomatoes produced in Mexico

Submitted by gwolf on Mon, 01/10/2011 - 00:08
Tomatoes produced in Mexico

So this is that misterious red type of produce known only to a certain US ex-vicepresident?

(seen at a Mexico City supermarket. Note that there was no label stating what the misterious thing was in Spanish)

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3D modelling on old home equipment

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 11/21/2010 - 12:41
3D modelling on old home equipment

...Or something like that ;-)

For those who don't understand the silly joke – Blender is a production-quality free 3D rendering/animation engine, which you can download for basiclally any operating system you can think of.

Thanks to Claudia and Octavio, from the G-Blender Spanish-speaking community, for the nice sticker :-}

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We repair god-babies

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 10/24/2010 - 23:33
We repair god-babies

AGH! My eyes! My eyes!

I don't know where to start. Lets see:

  • The sign should read something like Repair of God-babies and religious images. So, if your God-baby or other religious image is not miraculous enough, you can take it to them for repair?
  • Verrrry professional sign writing «imajenes» where it should be «imágenes». Ok, minor point, but still very prominent.
  • What an "excessive" abuse of "double" "quotes"! — «Repair of God-"babies" and "religious" "images"». So, if I have a semi-adult version of God, does it still count as a "baby"? Or if I have a movie of Elvis, is it an "image" of a "God"?

Of course, this sign strongly reminds me of this other one, seen in Ocoyoacac, Edo. de México. Maybe imaging technology is an oxymoron around here?

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This is a public garden (with a public fence around it)

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 10/24/2010 - 23:33
This is a public garden (with a public fence around it)

This is a public garden. Please help us take care of it.

I very gladly would, if you were so kind to let me in it, as the fence is blocking the entrance.

(Outside a church, over Calzada de los Misterios; Gustavo A. Madero, Northern Mexico City.)

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Cycling by the iconic Tlatelolco buildings

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 10/24/2010 - 23:24
Cycling by the iconic Tlatelolco buildings

Even with their concrete exo-skeletons (a legacy from the damage they sustained in the 1985 earthquake)... The Tlatelolco buildings still have something interesting to them.

Besides, I had a very nice time cycling around there.

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Cycling by Reforma Norte: José de San Martín

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 10/24/2010 - 23:24
Cycling by Reforma Norte: José de San Martín

Passing the San Martín statue, on Paseo de la Reforma.

As I was taught in Argentina, all of the San Martín statues are riding a horse and facing the Andes, as he went with his army by horse to this massive mountains to conquer (hmm... it's nicer if we just say "liberate") today's Chile and Perú.

And yes, our San Martín is facing the Andes: Facing South.

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Cycling all the way to Basílica de Guadalupe

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 10/24/2010 - 23:24
Cycling all the way to Basílica de Guadalupe

Went out for a nice, quick ride on a sunny Sunday morning. Twenty-something kilometers later, and after meeting the open "Paseos dominicales" route along Reforma –starting at the Ángel roundabout and going along Reforma Norte– I tagged along to see how far did it go. And, nice, we reached Basílica de Guadalupe!

Nice surprise ;-)

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Redaction fail

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 10/24/2010 - 21:11
Redaction fail
"Por disposición legal, se prohibe fumar en este establecimiento; ante su inobservancia serán aplicables, por la autoridad correspondiente, multas de diez a treinta días de salario mínimo vigente; en caso de existir reincidencia, arresto por 36 horas" Wow. I can think of many clearer and less ambiguous ways to state precisely the same thing.
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The worst part about the Suburban Train in Mexico City? Its entrance

Submitted by gwolf on Fri, 10/08/2010 - 17:11
The worst part about the Suburban Train in Mexico City? Its entrance

No bikes? Bad!
Narrow passage (~2m) for a potentially massive transport system? Bad!
You have to go up ~15m of stairs to enter the station? Bad!

Besides that, once you are inside the system, the service looks very nice. Of course, bad thing the coverage is so limited... Hopefully it will change.

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Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán – February 26, 2010

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 09/25/2010 - 11:48
Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán – February 26, 2010
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In Cuicuilco, with Regina, February 2010

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 09/25/2010 - 11:46
In Cuicuilco, with Regina, February 2010
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Walking in Cuicuilco, with Regina, February 2010

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 09/25/2010 - 11:46
Walking in Cuicuilco, with Regina, February 2010
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