Monday, July 19, 2010

Inception, must see!

Some times it's alright to break the rules. It's late because Caro and I just came back from watching inception. It's an awesome movie about dreams with elements of science fiction, action, suspense and just weird-ass concepts. It does have some predictive elements but they can be overlooked with the cool effects and pace of the movie. Avatar was a predictive movie, this one not so much. I really liked it and I recommend it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Anime Nights

My good friend Alex drops by and we watch anime. Today is that day. We are currently watching Macross (because Alex hasn't seen it in it's full Japanese glory), School rumble, and we know we are also watching Highschool of the Dead. This last one is new and it's very impressive.

This weekend Caro and I have plans to finish our dinning table/nook. The set looks good but it's far from finished. There's going to the farmer's market and the possibility of a free-lance project. Then Sunday we are off to the city again to eat at Gracias Madre

Good Stuff! I'm putting links now too. Now I must finish reading the Bungie update for Halo: Reach. Aweeesooooooome! 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I lied.

I said I was going to post twice, but alas, I could not. I really did not want to break the 10 pm rule more than what I already had. In fact I'm breaking it right now. My accomplishment for today was to be more focused. I managed to do a lot at work and at home. I felt more energized and as you can see right now, I'm trying to keep up. Keeping it short. Laters.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Awesome, no tracking!

Yeah, I didn't post last night. So I will post twice today. Do you like the new desing? I think it's ok, but not final by any means. The downside is that when I changed it, the tracking for analytics went poof.. yeah, like that, poof..

So it's back now and I'm listening to Tiesto. I saw him live @coachella. It was Fucking® awesome!
Yeah, I know I jam to power/speed/prog/metal but it's good to be open to new things. I'm still avoiding the pop genres, but I'm very confortable with electronica and recently dub-step. Stuff like Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Deadmau5 is good too.


Monday, July 12, 2010

The 11th Hour

Today's highlight was the documentary The 11th Hour. The title refers to "a time which is nearly too late" and the subject of the film was the environment. I don't encourage piracy but this is something I think deserves to be watched by anyone who has been concerned by the environment at least once. So take some time and youtube it, download it through Netflix or whatever tickles your fancy.

I don't mean to be pushy but Ignorance is not bliss. It's an illusion, deception, falsehood, it's negligence. It's not taking a step forward, it's basically sitting down and rotting. Knowledge is power and yes, power corrupts. But it's not the rule nor the exception. It's a choice. It's how we use the knowledge. Knowledge can be flawed if it's not complete. Some of our great discoveries yielded great results but at the same time they did not have the full knowledge of the consequences. So, if you think about it, sometimes knowledge does not corrupt but rather incomplete knowledge is corrupt itself. Once knowledge is complete our own heart will make use of the knowledge.

Rather than thinking of filling your self of knowledge, be aware. Have awareness of the source, present state, benefits, downsides, consequences and then, make a CHOICE. We always have the power of choice and while we can change our choice, be aware that some choices have permanent effects. It's good if you make a choice for the greater good, remember that sometimes it can be too late.

If you can, if you please, help and let's stop the suicide of our own species. You don't have to do everything, just two things... start do something and spread the word. Take a step.

Enough preaching, peace.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday of Outings

The city (San Francisco) was our setting today. It was a very tranquil day and one of the best things of today was that we ate at a 100% vegan restaurant. It was very very good! It's called the Loving Hut It's highly recommendable even if you are not vegan and just want to take a break from animal derived food. Anyway, I'm breaking the rule of no electronics after 10 because I don't want to miss a post so I'll just go with a cryptic attempt at a poem....

The path of us men is threaded by our failures,
And only a few follow a noble path,
Yet the brotherhood stands.

Forging through pain our lives expand,
There are those who dare not resent,
Yet together we stand.

I saw my brother in not with a righteous attitude,
In the respect of blood I stood by,
I now see him a much better man.

There is hope after all.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday of Normal but with a good end

This Saturday was pretty standard. Wake up, do chores, get some stuff for the cats, revelations, food, drive on the scooter.. wait, what? revelations? Well, it's more of what I know but re-discovered I guess, nothing new but needs to be put into greater light. Far from the praises Caro gives me I have my own internal issues I have to deal with, which one of the reasons I started to write again.
To write, for me, is to reflect and to expand. Something I did not encourage for a long time and has left me 'drifting'. I find it unfortunate but also pathetic that so much time has passed neglecting something which is part of my core. Through writing I reach new ideas and let emotions flow that otherwise are kept locked and cause a mess.
Anyway, tonight we watched "What Dreams May Come". I've wanted to see this for a long time and I finally did. It's very good. I like the visuals and the acting was good. The DVD that we watched had as a special feature with an alternate ending. It was interesting to see but I think the original was better.
Finally it's time to shut down electronics off. Caro and I are starting to really get into the habit of sleeping better and getting up early.

Signing off,

Friday, July 09, 2010

Today is Anime night

I don't get to blog much today because it's anime night so we have some Macross lined up, School rumble (I think that's the name) and High School of the Dead. I'm happy with just Macross. It's one of the things that really defined my enjoyment of anime. So. Very short and sweet.


Thursday, July 08, 2010

Short and Sweet

Third in a row. woot!

I am trying to shut down electronics at a certain time to get used to going to sleep early. Shutting eyes at 1:00 am every day is not something I would boast. So I will keep this short.

My good friend Miguel G. got married this week, so congratulations to him and Nelly. I will make sure I congratulate you personally when Caro and I visit Aguas in the fall.

Work has been really fun for the last month. I say that with minimal sarcasm because I'm actually enjoy it. There was some internal team restructuring and I think we all felt the ground shake under our feet, but it think it was mainly the resistance to change.

Finally, I'm considering adopting Pongo permanently. He's grown on me a lot. I haven't decided but who could resist this...
He is a very loving kitty,  here is one that does give him justice by a little bit of his cuteness:

I have a few days to decide. We'll see.


Wednesday, July 07, 2010

OMG Another one!

Yes, this is the beginning of a roll. They say that it takes 21 days straight to form a habit, so this means I have 19 days to go to make this a habit. Does this mean I want to blog everyday? Maybe not, but I want to do this for at least 21 days and then go from there. It's not a huge feat but also not a small task. If it's too easy, then it's also too easy to drop. With a good amount of effort and dedication it's harder to let go because of the energy invested. That's how my theory goes, when in fact when you are procrastinator you just drop it or leave it for later. Not good.

So, with that intro and theme I want to go onto how I'm doing with my new year's resolutions I set last December. It's hard to look at these because I haven't done a very good job on the ones that matter. Here is the break down and I will rate myself from 1(lowest) to 10(highest) on how I think I've done the first half of the year:
Develop personal and internal site on my domain. 2. Only because I renovated the domain
Build bug tool 1. Nothing done
Build budget tool 1. Nothing done
Build Inventory tool 1. Nothing done

Learn Mootools 1. Nothing done
Learn Python 5. I've done some minor code fixes at work, I still could learn formally
Read 2 books per month 1. Nothing done
Visit one museum per quarter 5. I went to the De Young Museum when my in-laws visited

Sleep 8 Hours. 7. Not so bad, but I could be doing better
Wake up at between 7 and 8 everyday. 6. Thanks to work I have done this to some degree
Complete 100 pushups challenge 1. Nothing done
Complete 200 situps challenge 1. Nothing done
Beat time of 7 minutes for a mile 8. The fastest I've done is 8 minutes
Get rid of beer belly 9. I got rid of it! But it's coming back lately so I need to work on that

Get Halo: Reach and beat it in legendary 5. I played the beta and I have the pre-order
Get Halo Wars and beat it in legendary 6. I got the game but I haven't even finished it
Get Bayonetta adn beat it 10. done
Get Dante's Inferno and beat it 10. done
Get DJ Hero 1. nothing done
Get Beatles Rock Band 1. nothing done

Family, Friends and Entertainment
Go to Mexico with Caro and show her the sites! 5. Got the tickets, now we just need to go
Go to Utah with my second Mom and Dad for Christmas or Thanksgiving 3. Planning on Thanksgiving
Camp at least 4 times this year 3. We camped at coachella!
Build a miniature plane model every quarter of the year 4. Built one!
Get back in touch with a least 4 people who I've lost touch with 1. nothing done
Blog at least 2 times per week. pfff not even going there

Time and Money Management
Improve budget system and tracking 6. Caro re-did our sheet and I've been tracking it
Save up for 6 months worth of living expenses 4. We haven't reach that point yet
Eliminate pending debt 10. Yes

Next I will re-evaulate what needs to be done. But that's on the next post.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Sigh... Dusting the blog again

Here I am again. Picking up dust here again and it's been a while. I could be nerdy and make a graph of how big of a decline I've had posting, but I'm not going to do that. Instead I will blog and make the numbers go up. I've been through a lot these last months and years. Good things, hard things, lovely things.. all kinds of things. What I've come up with is that I need to do more. Which right now is just doing. I've always have had a problem with procrastination, and I'm not going to blame it on where I come from because that is B.S. It's easier for me to notice that now that I've been living life more seriously how one needs to be ready and prepared. Specially if you have goals. It takes work and it's not easy. It's great when something goes smoothly but I don't think all things should come easy. Quite the opposite, the greatest rewards come with great effort.

So yes, here I am, trying, imperfect as I am but still doing. Yes, I'm cryptic like that (but I'm really talking mostly about blogging/writing and a little on doing more things in general). This is because I felt like writing and let the words take me to wherever. You could say I'm free styling it. Oh, I wanted to say that I'm F-ing tired of damn spammers putting comments on my blog. I keep having to delete them. I gotta keep this thing moving.

I'm in one of those moments where I want to write and it's hard to come up with something good. Isn't that writers block? The only problem with that is that I don't write so I shouldn't have it! ha! Ok, getting hyper. No problem tho. That's just how I roll sometimes. I feel good because at least I'm writing and if this is a low point of blog posts for me, so be it, I just need to get off my virtual ass and do something here so I am.

Cool. Crazy. Hyper. Sleepy. Weird. Tall.