Friday, June 29, 2007


Just Yosemite


This morning at the Apple store in Palo Alto, the iPhone is coming this evening at 6pm

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Internet & travelers

For travelers, use your gps, or even your mobile phone (if it's gsm) to build an itinerary of your trips, with all the pictures you;ve taken in its exact location. Of course based in Google maps

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Google Green

THE CONCEPT: Google will use its fleet of Hybrid cars in Mountain view campus as an electricity source

A technology called Vehicle-To-Grid, V2G, allows for the bi-directional sharing of electricity between Electric Vehicles (EVs) or Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs) and the electric power grid. The technology turns each vehicle into a potential energy storage system, increasing power reliability and the amount of renewable energy available to the grid during peak power usage. Google has signed an agreement with PG& E, (Pacific Gas and Electric Company), a pioneer in developing the technogly that enables cars to become energy suppliers for homes, businesses ets. In the future this system will allow to offset Google's peak energy usage with energy from the vehicle batteries stored the previous night, simultaneously providing environmental, economic and national security benefits.

The Haight Ashbury

Because there are many flags

Because in the streets you have book drop

Because of his tattoo

Cause they don’t like Mr. Bush

There’s lots of freak people that are simply nice people

They like healthy stuff

They like new healthy stuff

They walk !!!!! (…well, they also commute)

There is a sense of neighborhood, of community

Because they're green

Monday, June 18, 2007

Social and Hip

Remember Web 2.0 is all about community, user generated content, user ownership. Well so in the community side the net is a neverending source for new ways of connecting with people, either friends, profesional contacts, flirtings, etc.

And it seems that virtual world follows the real world patterns in terms of socializing. In real world hip clubs are just ephemeraly hip . Therefore, last year being hip was all about Myspace for friends or Match for love and romance. But if today you want to be virtual and
social, the scene is changing and relatively new websites are conquering the Hip (some of these websites have been around for a while but now it's THEIR MOMENT).

Here are the Hip's territory 2007:

Twitter is a mini-blog, an "moment's blog". Example you are in a park, reading a book, you have an inspiring moment and you want to share in with the Internet community. Use Twitter, you send a free sms/mms and it's automatically post it online for everybody, among them your friends get the update on their mobile phones. It's free, it's easy, it's spontaneous, think about it is pretty cool, no long writing not even computer, all through your mobile if you want.

eHarmony is all about.... MARRIAGE!!! yeap, it's not for flirting, it's not for casual relations, it;s to get married. You sign in and you pass a neverending test, 436 QUESTIONS!!! you get directly related with someone. It's gone so far with the test that some people have been considered not qualified and therefore have been rejected from the website (gay associations have complaint about the discrimination that they suffer in eHarmony). If you want a more democratic and less politically/boring correct website check

Facebook bases its social connection on a very specific criteria, University community. Facebook reconnects ancient University friends. here in the States, all the cool universities students are joining the Facebook network, big success!!!

As you see, does any of this websites provides a radically differential feature ?? not really, but, have you ever gone to the hip club of your city because it had something really new that the old one didn't have ?? I believe your answer is not. Except maybe for Twitter and it's mobile phone blogging, it is all about keeping surfing on the hip wave, today it's here, tomorrow it's going to be somewhere else but the wave will still be the same.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


THE DOG WHISPERER. On the National Geographic Channel, where Cesar Millan, a dog behavior specialist, rehabilitates problem dogs. I wonder if his program is more about educating owners. The main problem owners have is that they treat dogs as humans. And this is the lesson from Cesar: dogs are dogs… Bog Wow!!

THE MINDFREAK. Not suitable for rational people, or too bitter personalities. With such a holy name, Criss Angel is a magician,… well you better check it out: (image is not of a good quality but still worth seeing. Careful… not appropriate for sensitive viewers, you’ll freak out)

KEY ATTRIBUTES. TV in the US has basically three essential attributes: REALITY + PERFORMANCE + IMPACT. Because of the impact attribute when I go to bed I’m loaded with stress and anxiety. Because of the performance one, when I go to bed I have low self-esteem because I cannot make a cake that looks exactly like Neuschwanstein Castle

. US TV you basically watch commercials (approximately every 2 min 23 sec). I must say they are pretty helpful. They helped me to realize that I need a diet, insurance against absolutely everything, and a cocktail of medicines against the multiple diseases that, thanks to TV, I know now that I


STOP SIGNS. When you find a stop sign you MUST stop. It doesn’t matter if you are in the middle of the desert

SENIORS. Have you heard of this type of species?? I haven’t but apparently in some specific areas in the cities you can have a sudden encounter with one, watch the signs

. When it comes to food it seems quality relies on a set of three adjectives, prime and fine and world’s. This way you can go for a fine dinning, eat prime ribs or even get a fine espresso and you’ll see plenty of the world’s best something

COFFE BARS. Bars in the Bay Area are simply great, nice atmosphere, great choice, etc. Here is some advice to make your bar experience even better. Advice number one, there is no table without a laptop, bring yours otherwise you’ll feel lonely. Advice number two, chat with your neighbor, he's probably someone really interesting (last Sunday we met a scientist whose uncle was a noble prize winner). Advice number three, don’t try to order a cortado, they simply won’t understand the concept.

HOMELESS. Have you ever seen a homeless person with a shopping cart full of stuff??? You probably have, it’s pretty common. BUT have you ever seen a homeless person with a shopping cart, full stuff and a flat screen computer connected to the internet watching Youtube videos ??? Go to The Haights in San Francisco, you’ll probably see the one I saw last week (the person in the picture is not the one i saw)

PARKING. If you go to Chinatown you may park your car at the Panda’s floor, the floor of Strength, Bravery and Honesty. This way, while parking your car you can become a Zen Master, for “5 dollars and hour”, who said parking was expensive in this city???

STICKERS. You’re kid does well at school, you are proud of him, you can have a sticker, your neighbors can see it, your neighbors can admire your kid, nice virtuous circle