Last night, Gustavo Cerati, former lead singer of the greatest latin rock band ever Soda Stereo had his concert in the Escena discotheque, in Monterrey, Mexico for his latest album Siempre es Hoy. Unfortunately, I could not go. Here’s hoping that he will come to Austin, Houston, Dallas, or anything within reach.
See his blog.
Warning: The following post is based entirely upon rumors and speculation
It has been recently heard that Team ROBOCATEPETL, famous for their ROBOCATEPETL 3 ball sorting robot (second place at NI-TECH 2002), has been in talks about creating a ROBOCATEPETL 4 for the NI-TECH Robolab tournament to be held later this year. Confirmation will follow.
Last night I saw the movie “The Pianist“. Very hard movie about a Holocaust survivor. A must see.
On Sunday, we were playing freesbee in Zilker park, wearing shorts and t-shirts. On Monday (yesterday), it took us 2 hours to drive from the University of Texas (where our bi-annual company meeting is held) back to the NI Campus in north Austin, due to an incredible hail storm, and low temperatures that caused the streets to get covered with ice. Add to that the very effective shortcuts that Andrés took, and you can be stuck in traffic for a long time. The fact that I had to go to the restroom and that I was sitting in the back seat of a Camaro just made the ride so much more enjoyable. Ussually, such ride takes about fifteen minutes.Well, it seems like it’s still freezing out, road conditions are bad, and the office is still closed, if at least for a few hours until road coditions improve.
This past Sunday, we (NI Eagles) lost in a very tight match against the Land Sharks in the Austin City League. This puts us in third place, with still quite a few games to go. We still have a chance to win the league and to be promoted to the next division. I’ll keep you updated.
Last night I went to a conference by former president Bill Clinton. Very interesting indeed. Besides the fact that the gathering seemed to be a democratic lovefest at first, where people would cheer about anything Clinton had to say that they agreed on, it got better when they let him actually speak. Very interesting opinions on North Korea (they are what worries him the most), Iraq (10 years of U.N. resolutions that the U.S. only wants to enforce), the Middle East (Arafat made a grave, grave mistake by rejecting the peace proposal in 98), Yitzhak Rabin (the man I’ve loved the most in my life), Colombia, the economy, Al Qaeda and terrorism, his newly recovered personal life and other themes.It was very interesting to listen to an ex-president talk to you about so many themes, specially one that talks to you like you’re not six years old. What I found to be the most interesting, is his view of the world as a ver interdependent place where no one can escape anyone nor ignore anyone anymore. I believe this can be applied to many things, one of them is solving the Arab-Israeli conflict. No one is going away, after all.
The Lavolpe era of the Mexican soccer national team started last night with a loss against the sub-23 Argentinian national team. The game was ok, it’s too bad that Arellano got his knee injured and couldn’t play. I also think that Borghetti could have helped but instead Olalde played. The referee was terrible too.
The next match is, I believe, against Colombia.
Low voter turnout, overwhelming advantage in polls for Likud’s candidate Ariel Sharon and an ongoing war in the territories are the background of today’s elections.
In one, maybe two hours we should have the results.
Well, it’s been a bumpy ride, but I finally decided to use my own simple php-based blog system. This look I’m introducing today is probably very close to the final one. I will now try to post more often.
Update: funny, I’ve backed away from using my own php thing