Los Champis

January 23, 2007 By: erik Category: Food, Mondragon, Photos, Spain 864 views

We went to Mondragon this past weekend to arrange some wedding details. We didn’t actually accomplish anything, but we are slightly more informed about photographers and priests. On Sunday, we went to a bar that specializes in grilled mushrooms, or “champiñones” in Spanish.
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Makers of "ipHone" sue Apple

January 22, 2007 By: erik Category: Funny, Geeky, News 1,694 views

Back in 2001, a small start-up in North Carolina, called Mage Web Development, began developing an algorithm, similar to that of traceroute, to locate the fastest path across the internet between two IP addresses. They called it “IP Hone” and they registered the trademark “ipHone”. Legal experts say that this lawsuit could be much more devastating for Apple than that of Cisco.
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Real-Time Horse Race Betting

January 19, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Stuff I Found, Videos, Weird 1,582 views

Whenever someone links to my blog, they get a “pingback” comment on my site that points back to their blog. I also get notified via email.
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Danger Juan

January 18, 2007 By: erik Category: Extremadura, Family, Flickr, Funny, Photos, Spain 1,003 views

In honor of my future father-in-law’s 57th birthday yesterday, I thought I’d post my two favorite pictures of him.
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Once – Greedy Altruism

January 16, 2007 By: erik Category: Musings, Spain 869 views

Several weeks ago, Marga’s employer invited all the employees out to a Christmas dinner. Somehow, Marga ended up managing the pool of money that was collected to pay for after-dinner drinks. When the night was over, there were 30€ left in the pool. It was decided that the remaining funds would be used to purchase lottery tickets.
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Wild Louie

January 15, 2007 By: erik Category: Music, Videos 817 views

A couple years ago, I was strumming along randomly to a G-C-D pattern (in this case it’s really A-D-E) when I noticed that I was playing Wild Thing. I learned the dozen words that make up the lyrics and was jamming along, when my brain switched songs on me, and I started singing Louie Louie.
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I Told You So

January 10, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, News 663 views

When I predicted, on November 9, 2006, that the future of mobile phones would be a device that also played MP3’s, took pictures, played games, organized contacts and email, and, most importantly, be only a screen with no physical buttons, I was expecting it to take several more years before such a product really existed.
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Email From Hollywood

January 10, 2007 By: erik Category: Weird, Wordpress 882 views

Yesterday, I received an email from a Hollywood actor.
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Typewriter Heirloom

January 08, 2007 By: erik Category: Family, Musings, Photos 692 views

In response to my Night Pics From Around Town post a few days ago, my Uncle Neil sent me this email and picture…
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Epiphany In Colindres

January 07, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Food, Photos, Spain 719 views

For the Epiphany yesterday, Marga’s parents, Uncle Antonio and Aunt Manoli came to visit us. We went for a walk around town, and then had lunch in a local restaurant.
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