Sunday, January 8, 2012

Changing of the guard

I can say that the last part of 2011 and the early days of 2012 had been short of... hard. Apart of all the problems that life throws at us, every now and then, life gives you a full dosage that sometimes is too much to digest. In some circles it's what is called the changing of the guard. This term refers to the formal ceremony in which sentries providing guard duties at a highly important place are relieved by a new group of fresh individuals that will take charge of such responsibility. In our human life, this process happens when the elders of our family pass away.

Death is the surest thing that will happen to every one of us at some point of our lives. It is the natural process that renews human existence. But at what cost?  It seems that most people are not ready for it. Are you ready? I know that I'm not. Not now, not yet.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Last Minute Gifts Ideas

1. Gift Cards (itunes, microsoft points, amazon, best buy, etc.)

2. Subscriptions (netflix, xbox live, zune pass, some magazine, etc.)

3. Video games

4. DVD/Blue-ray Movies (If already have the player)

5. Blue-ray player (If already have the HDTV)

6. HDTV (preferably LED based and at least 120Hz, if LCD)

7. iPod Touch/iPad (WiFi only and get a prepaid MiFi)

8. Portable video game system (DSi XL or PSP)

9. Maxpedition Mongo Versipack

10. Roku box

11. Socks

(Originally posted on January 3, 2011 on my old Tumblr blog)


Mafalda: "El Televisor" (Originally posted on December 29, 2010 on my old Tumblr blog)


Interesting retro gaming hardware. For more things like this, checkout MN12BIRD YouTube channel. (Originally posted on December 28, 2010 on my old Tumblr blog)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

This flyer was given to me by a guy, in a protest, a couple of months ago. I don’t have nothing to do with their struggle nor I know all the facts about the situation, but it seems that the beloved Cervecera de PR (Cerveceria India), makers of the Cerveza Medalla Light, is not behaving properly; don’t you think? Makes you wonder… (Originally posted on September 6, 2010 on my old Tumblr blog)

Reverse engineering Apple’s secret charging methods by LadyAda of Adafruit.com. This is how a “howto” video is done! (Originally posted on August 14, 2010 on my old Tumblr blog)

Windows Phone 7 on a gorgeous HTC device! (Originally posted on August 9, 2010 on my old Tumblr blog)

A really cool infomercial about the Polaroid SX-70. (Originally posted on August 7, 2010 on my old Tumblr blog)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Atrapado en la internet

Este es el primer post de lo que pienso que será el nuevo juanvasquez.me. Lo unico que me esta retrasando es el hecho de que tumblr no da la forma de exportar our content a la plataforma que queramos. Según ellos, pronto tendrán una herramienta que permitira eso. Por ahora, el plan es seguir trabajando en este blog junto a TheSmokingKnife! Btw, eso es lo que pasa cuando no se tiene el control de las cosas.