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Cuevana

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 31 02:00 (updated on 2011- 05- 31 02:00)
tagged cuevana, es, movie, online, streaming, tv, video, web - with 0 comment(s)

Cuevana es un sitio donde se pueden ver películas y series online via streaming web, con la particularidad de tener prácticamente todo con buenos subtítulos en castellano y buena calidad de video.

Uno se pregunta como catso hacen para mantenerse online y parece que el catch es que no hostean las cosas ellos, las suben a los servicios de hosting de archivos e hicieron una extensión para el browser (soportan varios) que automatiza el proceso de bajarlo y streamearlo mientras baja.

El resultado es una alternativa muy cómoda para ver algo ocasionalmente, sin necesidad de tener que bajarlo antes. Es lo más próximo que vi hasta ahora a TV-on-demand. Además tienen enlace a algunos streamings de TV en vivo.

OTFF @ CAFF (2011-05-28)

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 29 06:55 (updated on 2011- 05- 29 06:55)
tagged 1/15s, 1/20s, 1/30s, 2011-05-29, 24.2 mm, 36.4 mm, 48.0 mm, 49.2 mm, 70.0 mm, 8.6 mm, caff, canon powershot sx210 is, f/4.0, f/5.0, f/5.6, f/5.9, fluorescent, iso1600, live, manual, music, otff, photo, pic, tango - with 0 comment(s)

Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro @ Club Atlético Fernandez Fierro

LO MÁS ROCKERO EN LA HISTORIA DEL TANGO
LO MÁS TANGUERO EN LA HISTORIA DEL ROCK

=)

OTFF @ CAFF (2011-05-28) (1)

OTFF @ CAFF (2011-05-28) (1)

2011-05-29 00:35:58 ART
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OTFF @ CAFF (2011-05-28) (2)

OTFF @ CAFF (2011-05-28) (2)

2011-05-29 00:36:33 ART
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OTFF @ CAFF (2011-05-28) (3)

OTFF @ CAFF (2011-05-28) (3)

2011-05-29 00:40:37 ART
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OTFF @ CAFF (2011-05-28) (4)

OTFF @ CAFF (2011-05-28) (4)

2011-05-29 00:46:23 ART
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OTFF @ CAFF (2011-05-28) (5)

OTFF @ CAFF (2011-05-28) (5)

2011-05-29 00:49:11 ART
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OTFF @ CAFF (2011-05-28) (6)

OTFF @ CAFF (2011-05-28) (6)

2011-05-29 01:10:30 ART
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Prohibido fumar

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 29 05:14 (updated on 2011- 05- 29 05:14)
tagged 1/15s, 20.7 mm, 2011-05-28, caff, canon powershot sx210 is, f/5.0, fluorescent, iso1600, manual, photo, pic, prohibido fumar - with 0 comment(s)

@ CAFF

Prohibido fumar

Prohibido fumar

2011-05-28 23:57:54 ART
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Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right (Revisited)

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 28 22:06 (updated on 2011- 05- 28 22:06)
tagged beastie boys, en, es, fight for your right, music, revisited, video, youtube - with 0 comment(s)

Lime total.

Never leave your e-mail to Fujitsu

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 25 17:26 (updated on 2011- 05- 25 17:26)
tagged en, fujitsu, spam - with 1 comment(s)

Fujitsu I hate you. I usually use an alias when putting my e-mail in some company form, using the feature most MTAs have to use something like myrealuser-<somealias>@example.com.

Lately I've been receiving tons of spam from luca-fujitsu@... and the kind of spam my Bogofilter have a hard time to swallow, so it's becoming really annoying. I'll just see how to make luca-fujitsu@... and invalid e-mail and reject all mails delivered to it.

Fuck off Fujitsu!

Tricky @ Groove

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 25 02:47 (updated on 2011- 05- 27 02:18)
tagged 1/13s, 1/15s, 1/20s, 1/25s, 1/30s, 2011-05-21, 31.2 mm, 48.0 mm, 51.7 mm, 70.0 mm, auto, canon powershot sx210 is, es, f/5.0, f/5.6, f/5.9, groove, iso1600, live, manual, music, photo, pic, tricky - with 0 comment(s)

Buen show el de Tricky, raro, como él. Mucho más rockero de lo que me imaginaba, mucha polenta, el tipo no para de moverse ni un segundo, está a 220V.

Una de las cosas que me parece más bizarra como, siendo al fin y al cabo un solista, es prácticamente la segunda voz de la banda, teniendo muy poco protagonismo por momentos (prácticamente ausente del escenario) y por otros un completo rock star. Para colmo, en algunas canciones, esa segunda voz la hacía con uno o dos micrófonos apoyados en el pecho y/o espalda, gritando y haciendo que esa voz gutural suene aún más primitiva.

El lugar está muy bueno para ver una banda, tiene toda la pinta de ser un boliche (sí, tengo tan poca noche que ni lo conocía) pero es lo suficientemente grande como para estar cómodo y lo lo suficientemente chico como para verlo bien de cualquier lado. Además el escenario está bien alto y tiene como 2 pisos, en realidad como unos balcones a los costados, bastante grandes, así que también se puede ver de arriba. Otra cosa muy copada es que tiene un sistema de ventilación zarpado, lo prendieron un ratito antes de que empiece y desapareció el calor y el olor a cigarrillo en segundos (el lado negativo es que hacía bastante ruido, en las canciones no tan pulentas se escuchaba un poco y todo :S).

Volviendo al show, el tipo es como humilde en algún sentido, porque si bien es rock star, hace cosas que muy pocas bandas se animan a hacer (al menos a este nivel) una vez que dejaron de ser under y tener un público reducido. En dos oportunidades invitó gente al escenario, pero no a 10 tipos preseleccionados o del VIP, subía cualquiera, algunos civilizadamente por una escalerita pero otros a lo bestia trepando al escenario, ayudados por el propio Tricky. Un capo.

El final del show fue a la inversa. Tricky baja al público, pero de nuevo, no va por una plataforma, o con 10 patovas alejando a la gente, el tipo se mete en el medio como pancho por su casa, hasta que lo levantan por los aires y lo hacen pasear por todo el boliche, hasta el fondo, y termina atrapado entre la gente, como si fueran una banda de barrio tocando en un centro cultural ante 30 personas, 20 de ellas amigos y familia. A tal punto que el show termina con dos canciones con Tricky paseando por el público y la banda tocando como si él no existiera. A él lo perdés de vista y de pronto se te terminó el show y no sabés que pasó. La gente se quedó mirándose entre sí, sin saber si el show terminaba de verdad o seguía. Muy loco. Según la Rolling Stone, que no me cae nada bien pero miren las fotos que están buenas, todo esto completamente accidental y para nada planificado.

Al ratito aparece Tricky, pero en una plataforma como en un tercer piso, en lo que asumo sería un VIP, y saluda como si nada, siempre con un trago en la mano y charlando con la gente de ahí como si fueran los 20 amigos y familiares que fueron a verlo.

Y ahí se quedó, tomando y charlando.

Update

Como no encontré muchos videos subidos a YouTube del recital y menos con buena calidad, subí algunos videos que capturé yo que al principio me daba vergüenza subir por la mala calidad (en particular del audio :( ):

A continuación algunos intentos de foto, la luz era muy tenue y Tricky, tan movedizo, no ayudaba....

Tricky @ Groove (1)

Tricky @ Groove (1)

2011-05-21 21:13:05 ART
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Tricky @ Groove (2)

Tricky @ Groove (2)

2011-05-21 21:16:51 ART
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Tricky @ Groove (3)

Tricky @ Groove (3)

2011-05-21 21:18:25 ART
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Tricky @ Groove (4)

Tricky @ Groove (4)

2011-05-21 21:18:57 ART
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Tricky @ Groove (5)

Tricky @ Groove (5)

2011-05-21 21:22:12 ART
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Tricky @ Groove (6)

Tricky @ Groove (6)

2011-05-21 21:27:58 ART
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Tricky @ Groove (7)

Tricky @ Groove (7)

2011-05-21 21:38:56 ART
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Release: Mutt with NNTP Debian package 1.5.21-5nntp1

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 24 19:59 (updated on 2011- 05- 24 19:59)
tagged debian, en, mutt, nntp, package, patch, release, ubuntu, vsevolod volkov - with 0 comment(s)

I've updated my Mutt Debian package with the NNTP patch to the latest Debian Mutt package.

This release is to bring just the regular bugfixing round from Debian.

If you have Debian testing/unstable and amd64 or i386 arch, just download and install the provided packages.

For other setups, here are the quick (copy&paste) instructions:

ver=1.5.21
deb_ver=$ver-5nntp1
url=https://llucax.com.nyud.net/proj/mutt-nntp-debian/files/latest
wget $url/mutt_$deb_ver.dsc $url/mutt_$deb_ver.diff.gz \
   http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/mutt/mutt_$ver.orig.tar.gz
sudo apt-get build-dep mutt
dpkg-source -x mutt_$deb_ver.dsc
cd mutt-$ver
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
# install any missing packages reported by dpkg-buildpackage and try again
cd ..
sudo dpkg -i mutt_${deb_ver}_*.deb mutt-patched_${deb_ver}_*.deb

See the project page for more details.

10 songs of...

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 23 22:40 (updated on 2011- 05- 23 22:40)
tagged 10 songs of, en, grooveshark, music, native, playlist - with 0 comment(s)

New section, let's see for how long I can keep this up =)

The idea is to make a compilation of 10 songs of (somehow) unknown music (and/or bands) picking up a theme. At first I'll try to pick only local (Argentinian) bands, but maybe in the future I can go more global.

This time, the theme is songs that have, in one way or another, some native rhythm.

[Groveshark died, and with it this list]

C++0x -> C++11

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 21 04:33 (updated on 2011- 05- 21 04:33)
tagged c++, c++0x, c++11, draft, en, iso, standard - with 0 comment(s)

Quoting again =P (from Wikipedia):

In their March 2011 meeting, the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG21 C++ Standards Committee voted C++0x (N3290) to Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) status. This means that this final draft, dated 11 April 2011, is ready for review and approval by the ISO; the final specification is expected to be published sometime in mid-2011. To be able to finish closer to schedule, the Committee decided to focus its efforts on the solutions introduced up until 2006 and ignore newer proposals.

I still don't know if this is good or bad news. Probably both.

Upstream Tracker

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 21 03:59 (updated on 2011- 05- 21 03:59)
tagged binary compatibility, c, c++, en, library, service, upstream tracker, web - with 0 comment(s)

I'm too lazy lately, so I will just quote the Upstream Tracker site:

Backward binary compatibility testing for C and C++ shared libraries on x86

This service is aimed on analyzing of the C and C++ libraries evolution. It is looking for new releases of various libraries and checking them for backward binary compatibility. The web-service is generally intended for operating system maintainers to help in updating libraries and for software developers interested in ensuring backward binary compatibility of the API.

A really nice service. They are monitoring 286 libraries (at the time of writing) and you can add more for free.

Bitcoin: p2p virtual currency

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 17 00:04 (updated on 2011- 05- 17 00:04)
tagged bitcoin, currency, en, floss, p2p, paper, politics, virtual - with 1 comment(s)

Bitcoin is one of the most subversive ideas I ever read, it's as scary as exciting in how it could change the world economy dynamics if it works.

Bitcoin is (quoting WeUseCoins.com):

Decentralized
Bitcoin is the first digital currency that is completely distributed. The network is made up of users like yourself so no bank or payment processor is required between you and whoever you're trading with. This decentralization is the basis for Bitcoin's security and freedom.
Worldwide
Your Bitcoins can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection. Anybody can start mining, buying, selling or accepting Bitcoins regardless of their location.
No small print

If you have Bitcoins, you can send them to anyone else with a Bitcoin address. There are no limits, no special rules to follow or forms to fill out.

More complex types of transactions can be built on top of Bitcoin as well, but sometimes you just want to send money from A to B without worrying about limits and policies.

Very low fees
Currently you can send Bitcoin transactions for free. However, a fee on the order of 1 bitcent will eventually be necessary for your transaction to be processed more quickly. Miners compete on fees, which ensures that they will always stay low in the long run. More on transaction fees (Bitcoin Wiki).
Own your money!

You don't have to be a criminal to wake up one day and find your account has been frozen. Rules vary from place to place, but in most jurisdictions accounts may be frozen by credit card collection agencies, by a spouse filing for divorce, by mistake or for terms of service violations.

In contrast, Bitcoins are like cash - seizing them requires access to your private keys, which could be placed on a USB stick, thereby enjoying the full legal and practical protections of physical property.

Here is a video, if you are too lazy to read:

If you want some more detailed information, there is a paper describing the technical side of the project (which I read and didn't fully understand, to be honest).

You have to add bitcoin mining to the equation. Which is not very well explained there. Bitcoin mining is a business, just like gold mining is. You need resources to do it, and if you don't do it efficiently, you'll loose money (the electricity and hardware cost will supersede what you're earning).

Quoting again:

The mining difficulty expresses how much harder the current block is to generate compared to the first block. So a difficulty of 70000 means to generate the current block you have to do 70000 times more work than Satoshi had to do generating the first block. Though be fair though, back then mining was a lot slower and less optimized.

The difficulty changes every 2016 blocks. The network tries to change it such that 2016 blocks at the current global network processing power take about 14 days. That's why, when the network power rises, the difficulty rises as well.

Bad Cover Version

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 12 02:41 (updated on 2011- 05- 12 02:41)
tagged 2002, bad cover version, en, music, pulp, video, we love life, youtube - with 0 comment(s)

Skaters @ Facultad de Medicina

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 06 23:12 (updated on 2011- 05- 06 23:12)
tagged 1/250s, 2011-05-04, 70.0 mm, auto, canon powershot sx210 is, f/5.9, facultad de medicina, full auto, iso500, iso640, iso800, photo, pic, sk8, skate, skaters - with 0 comment(s)

Skaters @ Facultad de Medicina (1)

Skaters @ Facultad de Medicina (1)

2011-05-04 15:57:28 ART
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Skaters @ Facultad de Medicina (2)

Skaters @ Facultad de Medicina (2)

2011-05-04 15:57:50 ART
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Skaters @ Facultad de Medicina (3)

Skaters @ Facultad de Medicina (3)

2011-05-04 15:58:09 ART
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Canary sky

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 05 17:57 (updated on 2011- 05- 05 17:57)
tagged canary sky, daniel lopez, el cielo de canarias, en, es, time lapse, video, vimeo - with 0 comment(s)

EGRESADO

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 05 03:46 (updated on 2011- 05- 05 03:46)
tagged egresado, es, fiuba, libreta, self, uba - with 0 comment(s)

¡Tomá!

Todavía no tengo mi título pero ya soy EGRESADO.

EGRESADO

EGRESADO

How to use your fridge as a whiteboard

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 05- 05 03:09 (updated on 2011- 05- 05 03:09)
tagged diy, en, fridge, howto, photo, pic, whiteboard - with 0 comment(s)

Just a stupid idea...

How to use your fridge as a whiteboard

How to use your fridge as a whiteboard

First, get a fridge, then, get a whiteboard marker

First, get a fridge, then, get a whiteboard marker

Find a hidden spot and write something, then try to erase it immediately

Find a hidden spot and write something, then try to erase it immediately

If it didn't work, get another fridge

If it didn't work, get another fridge

Otherwise, write again in the hidden spot, but don't erase it yet, wait a couple of hours, then erase it

Otherwise, write again in the hidden spot, but don't erase it yet, wait a couple of hours, then erase it

If it didn't work, get another fridge

If it didn't work, get another fridge

If it worked, congratulations, your fridge can be used as a whiteboard

If it worked, congratulations, your fridge can be used as a whiteboard

Write on it with the marker, as I am doing (doodle)

Write on it with the marker, as I am doing (doodle)

Optionally, you can buy some cool magnets (like these)

Optionally, you can buy some cool magnets (like these)

Glue a couple to your marker (add a protection so they don't scratch the fridge (if you care enough)

Glue a couple to your marker (add a protection so they don't scratch the fridge (if you care enough)

So you can leave the marker right on the fridge, ready to be used

So you can leave the marker right on the fridge, ready to be used

Enjoy your fridge, bye =)

Enjoy your fridge, bye =)