Monthly Archives: July 2007

Another Miserable Day Using the C&W Internet

I am trying to go back and review all past post to find possible problems when I changed the photo structure. I have found a couple problems and solved them, but the progress is slow. Today seems to be another day when C&W is not providing any bandwidth. So it is hit enter and wait forever.

The last I heard this might be as a result of people stealing the copper cable. Whatever the reason, it certainly keeps the Internet from being fun.

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

Parque de Cervantes Esta Abierto

Back on June fifteenth, I notified you that the park would officially open on June 29th. Wouldn’t you know that after I have followed the progress for over a year the park would open two days after I left for the US.

If you are ready, lets take a walk around the park. This first photo is of the meeting area. It is supposed to be where they can have concerts, etc. and I am sure this is where the opening ceremonies were held. If anyone reading this went, please confirm for me that the President of Panama was there.
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Something You Don’t See In Every McDonald’s

There is always something interesting to take a photo of if I remember my camera. Last Friday I stopped into the McDonald’s restaurant to have a McD fix. While I was eating, I glanced to my right and see this chicken on a tether.

Here is a closeup cropped from the above photo.

What do you think? Is this bird being carried around for cock fighting or is it here interviewing to be a future Chicken McNugget?

Ye Of Little Faith


Just to prove that I did take some photos over my last month’s absence, I thought I would show you a little more technology I played with while I was in Texas. In one of the Austin malls I happened to see an Apple store. There is no way I was going to pass up the opportunity to hold an actual iPhone and test out its user interface to see if it was as revolutionary as my reading was leading me to believe.

This photo is of an actual operating phone. Those are my fingers. I spent about 15 minutes trying all of the menus and various features. I can honestly say it is the nicest cell phone I have ever held. It exuded quality. The touch screen interface was great. If you live in the US and can afford a $600 cell phone and a two year commitment of $60 a month cell phone fee, then this is one sweet phone.

This is going to truly revolutionize the form factor of all cell phones. After using the phone I felt like I had almost held a gift from the gods. I was in aw.

I have seen that there have been some security issues and other gripes that have come up since its release, but I think this is to be expected by any new entry in the market providing the function and capability that the new iPhone has. If I were in the US, I would have one. but I can’t see it being of much value in Panama for quite a while.

If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried before.

What Has Happened To The Photos?

I know. I know. I have been back for awhile and have not posted any photos. Well it is not because I don’t want to or don’t have any to post. I am currently having some more technical challenges that I have to over come.

I thought that today I would move the photos from the Olympus camera onto the UBUBTU PC and choose some to post. That was the thing that started all of the new challenges.

I removed xD card from the camera and inserted it into the xD reader that is supposed to be read by the USB port. I plugged the USB card reader into a USB 2.0 slot on the UBUNTU PC. The flash reader immediately appeared as a new device and I thought this was going to be as simple as it was using my Canon photo transfer. However then Linux told me that it could not find any information on the new drive.

Sometimes it takes a while to get new devices recognized by Linux and I thought maybe my reader is an unsupported device. Being impatient, I took the USB reader and inserted it into the Apple Mini Mac. Likewise, the device was recognized by the Mac but it also told me that the device had no data. Continue reading What Has Happened To The Photos?

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

Right now I’m having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.