Domestic Violence

January 29, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, House, Musings, Spain 888 views

About a week ago, we started hearing noises from a neighboring apartment that, up until now, was completely silent. The noises were in the form of voices at 2:00 AM (from the wall that our bed is up against), some loud music, and recently some coughing and nose blowing consistent with someone with a cold.
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The Great Snow of 2006

January 28, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos, Videos 881 views

One year ago, it snowed in Colindres. That was the only snow I’ve ever seen in our little town. All this past week, it’s been trying to snow, and you can see snowy mountain peaks on the horizon, but the snow hasn’t quite made it down to our sea-level elevation.
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Geektastic Rating Form

January 26, 2007 By: erik Category: Funny, Geeky, Stuff I Found 803 views

I just stumbled upon this form for rating users of a developer’s forum.
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Failed Hoax

January 24, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Musings 736 views

Two days ago, I thought I’d run a quick internet experiment to see if I could get a fake article, clearly marked as a hoax, into the mainstream blogosphere.
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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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