Friday, December 30, 2005

re:post Guitarra!


Hoy: una guitarra electro-acústica increíble! Si les copa me avisan y cierro el remate...

Está en perfecto estado, marca Yamaha modelo CG 110 CE.

Solamente tiene un rayoncito sobre el esmalte por roce con la ropa.

Tapa: Spruce
Aros y fondo: Nato
Mástil: Nato
Diapasón: Palisandro
Puente: Palisandro
Longitud de tiro: 650mm (25.59?)
Clavijas de afinación: Cromadas
Electrónica: Pastilla B-Band bajo el puente.
Previo con volumen y ecualización a 3 bandas
Acabado: Natural

Añade un cutaway para facilitar la ejecución, un cuerpo ligeramente menos profundo y altura de cuerdas menor para ganar en comodidad, particularmente para aquellos que regularmente cambian de instrumento (entre guitarras de cuerdas de acero y nylon) durante las actuaciones.

El sistema de captación B-Band garantiza una hermosa y natural amplificación, mientras que el previo activo, con sus controles de ecualización de agudos y graves, te permitirá escoger el tono profundo o brillante que necesites en cada momento. Un sistema muy sencillo de usar, pero con una respuesta impresionante.

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mjes.com.ar

Para mandar mensajes de texto... lo mejor es tener los mails directamente de los cells de las personas, pero sino este es un buen atajo: mjes.com.ar (así sin www).

Yo tengo persona, 11 + el número sin 15 y TXT ON BABY!

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Thursday, December 29, 2005

dee dee garcía: paranóica



Act like you know.

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Google & AOL

La historia oficial desde el Google blog:
- Biased results? No way.
- Indexing more of AOL's content.
- AOL will receive a credit towards advertising purchased through Google's ad program.
- We have a service called "onebox" for which we provide some additional links separate from ads (sponsored links) and search results.

- There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages. There will not be crazy, flashy, graphical doodads flying and popping up all over the Google site. Ever.

Tanta aclaración me pone más incrédulo todavía, parece como que nos están avisando: atájense. No invertimos $1 000 millones para no ganar plata con eso.

Más consecuencias
en Cnet.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

back on track

Welcome Back!

Manu Ginobili returned for San Antonio and immediately gave his slumping team -- and the fans -- a spark, generating the third-quarter run that led the Spurs, who trailed the Indiana Pacers at halftime, to a 99-86 win.

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nikita es duro

Los Monos reportan que "Duro con ellos" fue elegido el mejor disco independiente del año por Rock.com.ar!

Check it:

1. "Duro con ellos", Nikita Nipone: Bueno, agarrense... excepto por Nikita Nipone en 2005 no hubo ningún grupo argentino capaz de hacer del rock algo calamitoso. Pity Alvarez y el Pelado Cordera tendrían que tomar ayahuasca un año seguido para crear personajes tan morbosos como los dementes que protagonizan estas ocho canciones. Y si los aceptable últimos trabajos de Intoxicados y Bersuit coquetean con la locura, Duro con ellos es un motín en el pabellón de los psicópatas peligrosos.

El disco suena como si los integrantes de este quinteto de Zona Norte jamás hubieran escuchado música antes de grabar. Si bien son demasiado bizarros para la radio, a medida que progresan se van quedando sin techo. Lo interesante es que para concretar sus ambiciones, lo primero que hicieron fue fumarse el libro de reglas. Avanzan intuitivamente, sin darle lugar a las convenciones y su aguda glorificación del ridículo los puso al tope de esta lista. Uno supone que las próximas generaciones van a ver en ellos un claro ejemplo de esquizofrenia creativa. Si fueran un remedio, serían de esos que hay que tomar con cuidado porque provocan alucinaciones. Si no me creen intenten poner el disco a todo volumen en la habitación y después díganme si acaso no terminan echando espuma por la boca... y hasta capaz que se animan a comer vidrio (eso si, con mayonesa).

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ricky martin

Enterrando el mito que Ricky Martin es gay, de una vez por todas. ¿No es lindo como el amigo lo seca?


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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

the Xmas post

Todas las fotos by Germán W of LLLM fame

Arbolito cargado en lo de mi tía

Claro, lo único que me faltaba: Evitado el bajón navideño me agarró dos días después. Anyway...

Ahora de nuevo en la ciudad, con la casa hecha un quilombo por los ladrones de los instaladores del a/c, pero al menos fresco.

Acostumbrado a Navidades multitudinarias que en años recientes habían sido evitadas, este año no decepcionó. Ir a Rosario unos días antes fue una gran idea, fuimos al río y la pasamos regio, hicimos water-ski y tomamos sol. Salimos mucho con hermanitos y primos, siempre entretiene.

Le costó mucho subirse a la lancha, pobre

Un barcito en un canal del Paraná, nada mal para una tarde de 24

Germ es un bicivolador del water-ski, sugiero clickear para ver en grande

El Paraná en Rosario es uno de los lugares más lindos que conozco, al lado de una ciudad de tamaño perfecto lleno de gente linda. Lástima que ahí a la derecha en los árboles se divisa el chiquero de Central...

Claro, cómo no le va a costar subir al barco con semejante acoplado

Estuvo muy linda la comida navideña, con mis cuatro preciosos hermanitos, padre, madrastra (ja! chiste) y demás miembros de una familia extendida muy querible.

La noche del 24 estuvo genial, fuimos a bailar de a 20 y la pasamos de puta madre en una fiesta "semi-privada" (neologismo de mi primo). En vez de irnos al centro a dar vueltas entre 500 personas de un boliche sobre el río decidimos quedarnos en Fisherton. Eramos un grupo grande que al principio dominó la fiesta, nos quedamos hasta las 8 de la mañana y bailamos toda la noche.

Papá y Hansie, la divinura encarnada

Bocha de Werners: Papá, Hansie, yo, Vicky, Meki, Germ

My two beautiful sisters

Magui (prima) y Meki get jiggy wit' it

El tipazo de Gari Garibaldi

El facha Tommy, Martín + camisa, Gari y Teté

Espero no saber quien es

Para apreciar la camisa de cerca

Los 25 de diciembre solemos ir a comer a lo de mi tío Mario, que siempre se manda excelentes asados resacosos. Estuvimos un rato en su quinta, durante el cual apenas podía abrir la boca por falta de señales inteligibles desde el cerebro. Imagínense, después de 3 horas de sueño seguía mal el pobre.

Para colmo no hizo bien emprender el viaje hacia B.A. una horas después, pero al menos sirvió para dormir. A la noche festejamos en casa con Mamá, el sol de mi hijo Agustín, la flía del novio y mi vieja, novios x3 (Flopy, Exe y Agustina) y algunos invitados que no se bien qué hacían ahí.

Más primos: María, Magui, Germ, yo y Charo desde abajo

Xmas partygoer

Basta de primos: los mismos + Loli

María auxiliar a Germán, quien estaba más allá

More Xmas partygoers

Ahora de nuevo al ruedo, a buscar algo interesante para hacer y crecer el año que viene, que ya cumplo 26 en escasos días (7 de enero, pedir dirección por mail para enviar regalos) y debería ir madurando lo que me falta.

Je, no me creo ni yo. Bye!

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bush on iPod



Lo están entrevistando, pela un iPod Shuffle, le preguntan que tiene y empieza este intercambio con el entrevistador:

Bush : Beach Boys, Beatles, let's see, Alan Jackson, Alan Jackson, Alejandro, Alison Krauss, the Angels, the Archies, Aretha Franklin, the Beatles, Dan McLean. Remember him?

Hume: Don McLean.

Bush: I mean, Don McLean.

Hume: Does "American Pie," right?

Bush: Great song.

Hume: Yes, yes, great song.

Unidentified male: . . . which ones do you play?

Bush: All of these. I put it on shuffle. Dwight Yoakam. I've got the Shuffle, the, what is it called? The little.

Hume: Shuffle.

Bush: It looks like.

Hume: The Shuffle. That is the name of one of the models.

Bush: Yes, the Shuffle.

Hume: Called the Shuffle.

Bush: Lightweight, and crank it on, and you shuffle the Shuffle.

Hume: So you -- it plays . . .

Bush: Put it in my pocket, got the ear things on.

Hume: So it plays them in a random order.

Bush: Yes.

Hume: So you don't know what you're going to going to get.

Bush: No.

Hume: But you know --

Bush: And if you don't like it, you have got your little advance button. It's pretty high-tech stuff.

Hume: . . . be good to have one of those at home, wouldn't it?

Bush: Oh?

Hume: Yes, hit the button and whatever it is that's in your head -- gone.

Bush: . . . it's a bad day, just say, get out of here.

Hume: Well, that probably is pretty . . .

Bush: That works, too. ( Laughter )

Hume: Yes, right.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

bye bye

Me estoy yendo en dos horas a Rosario a festejar Navidad con toda mi familia (soy de allá), así que no verán mucho nuevo por acá, pero sí verán muchas foticos a mi retorno!

¡Felices Fiestas y gracias por su preferencia!

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AOoggle

Google will invest $1 billion for a 5 percent stake in Time Warner's America Online unit as part of a partnership that expands their existing search engine deal to include collaboration on advertising, instant messaging and video.

Google also is offering a $300 million credit that AOL can use to buy keyword-based ads from Google, the companies announced Tuesday.

Google will become the only shareholder in AOL other than Time Warner. Google also will have "certain customary minority shareholder rights, including those associated with any future sale or public offering of AOL," the companies said in a statement.

Under the new global advertising partnership, AOL will be able to sell all types of ads, including search, banner and display, across Google's network, which includes Google's own Web sites and the publisher sites that display Google-powered ads, said Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of search products and user experience. Google's home page and core search results page will stick with text-only ads, while graphical ads could appear on Google's video and image search sites, she said.

AOL will be able to use the $300 million credit to purchase search-related ads through Google's AdWords auction system or for other undetermined promotional purposes, Mayer said. The deal also calls for the creation of an "AOL Marketplace through white labeling of Google's advertising technology" that will enable AOL to directly sell search ads on AOL-owned properties, the companies said.

Also under the deal, Google will "make sure AOL Webmasters architect their content" so it gets maximum exposure to Google's Web crawlers, but will not exchange any proprietary information to do that. She addressed concerns that arose before the deal was announced, saying an agreement with AOL could bias Google's search results. "We provisioned into the deal that there will be no way to influence the core search algorithm," Mayer said.

The companies said they will collaborate on online video search and showcase AOL's premium video service within Google Video, as well as allow Google Talk and AIM instant messaging users to communicate with each other.

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ni da loco

Para que te bardee Paramount Pictures porque pirateaste una peli. Ni da.

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los gatitos buscan hogar!

Dejar comment!


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

about a post

Esto que escribió Johnny me divirtió, pero como tengo feedback se los comparto:

me gustó este post. salvo el final, cómo que aclarar que uno sabe que uno es lo más es lo menos, no se si me explico? bah, sé que no me explico... lo que quiero decir es que todo lo que decís o ponés acá transmite eso, entonces como que aclararlo está de más, todos lo sabemos, entonces para que autobombearse...?

(lo planteo para charlarlo porque me gusta el diálogo y el pluralismo es bueno y tiene que haber oposición para tener un gobierno fuerte)

cheers

O sea, seamos claros, no me siento menos que nadie, pero aprendí a no decirlo. ¿Hipocresía? Quizás, pero mantener apariencias está en boga.

jodido anotar así



Los hermanos Wallace, Rasheed y Ben, le bloquean el camino a Pau Gasol

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Monday, December 19, 2005

don't make no sense

Como dijo mi bro, estoy muy cerca del premio mayor. Así que si quieren saber por qué el cielo es azul o cuán profundo es el océano, clicken sobre la cajita rectangular que aparece arriba del último post y los invito a casa a tomar drinks, on me.

Cheers!

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nikita nipone 2.0

Mi hermano me informó vía correo electrónico que Nikita Nipone tiene sitio nuevo, ¡chequenló!

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no son divinos?

aire fresco

Fuimos a tomar un poco de aire a la quinta de Luli, un placer. Sol, algo de deporte, pileta, buena compañía y tres o cuatro botellas de buen vino.

Además hubo un suceso, el segundo día mientras jugábamos al fútbol vimos que aparecieron unos gatitos. Los abuelos de Luli tienen tres Ovejeros enormes, quienes procedieron a degollar uno de los tres pequeños. Logramos salvar a los otros dos, quienes ahora buscan hogar...

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guests III

guests II

guests I

caído II

caído I

al igual que el Padre, adicto a la cafeína

Pero a él le gusta la Pepsi.

la primer cabecita de pelo castaño claro, desde la derecha

Es mi hijo en "Alicia en el país de las maravillas". Es un Sueño.

toca en una banda en diagonal norte

En un buen día sacan $55 por cabeza, por una hora de trabajo.

pasé por el banco y lo vi a Phil

fuimos al zoo, había un camello






















Saturday, December 17, 2005

me fui

Estoy en una quinta, tirado un poco panza arriba. Ahora a puno de irme a dormir, hablamos después!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

estoy a punto

de tirar mi celular a la mierda...

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

me la banco

EL CONSEJO DEL KAISER
Cuidado con Drogba
El africano es de temer (Foto: AP).

Franz Beckenbauer, el ídolo máximo del fútbol alemán, dijo que el jugador de Costa de Marfil, rival de Argentina en el primer partido del Mundial, puede definir un partido solito. El ya lo vivió cuando el Chelsea le ganó al Bayern por la Liga de Campeones. Gracias por el dato.

Dejenme decir que para ser campeón hay que ganarle a todos. En Alemania tenemos que dar la vuelta olímpica. Es cierto que el grupo no es una papa, nos tocó de nuevo, pero lo cierto es que si le tenemos miedo a Costa de Marfíl y Serbia & Montenegro estamos fritos. Ok, a Holanda hay que respetarlo, nos eliminar tres veces, pero igual les podemos ganar. A cualquiera, salvo quizás Brasil. Pero incluso a ellos se les puede ganar, no son invencibles.

¡A poner huevo carajo!

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mmm good

Google makes you smell better
According to a recent marketing study, people who use Google as their primary search engine "tend to be richer and have more Internet experience" than folks who slum in the other search engines. No word on what it does for your hair's body and natural sheen. It also doesn't necessarily work in reverse. Switching to Google has not made everyone wealthy. Buying Google stock at IPO, sure, but not switching to Google's search engine. The study goes on to say that the longer people use the Internet, the more likely they are to start using Google. Presumably this would be because they are crushed under the weight of pressure by the media and bloggers. It could also be because it works so damn well.

pablo of our lives

Pablo dijo:

La primera reacción de mi viejo frente a mi orientación, fue buena pero moderada: "Quiero que seas feliz, pero cuando estés con alguien, espero tengas la decencia de presentarlo como 'un amigo'". Les encanta a la vieja generación esa palabra.

Semana siguiente volví a su casa a devolverle el auto que teníamos a medias. 6 personas en el auto, todos sexo masculino. "Él es Eduardo, mi viejo. Pa, te presento: un amigo, un amigo, un amigo, un amigo y un amigo".

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firefox by wired

Ahora que salió el Firefox nuevo (ya lo habrán bajado), pueden ponerse a jugar con extensiones.

La idea es agregarle funcionalidad al browser, para hacer zoom a imágenes, bajar muchos archivos de un tipo con un solo click, hacer desaparecer banners, etc.

¿Pero para qué les voy a explicar si en Wired lo hacen tan pero tan bien?

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Monday, December 12, 2005

no le contesté

... entonces insistió:

Did you not like the pictures, here's another you'll like.

Please respond, don't be scared to speak your mind, I 5,000 miles away at this time.) Share your picture wih me, cause I'm very interested in hearing your words.

I'll be in Argentina then to Rio....Feb 16 - March 15 2006

You should know, I'm a very handsome guy, I have style, plus a love to laugh and have fun, more so...I a romantic guy who loves to spoil respectful women,,,, like you Andrea.

Open up to me, if you are a true romantic....please.

loves,
Brison

entonces el labor stud me contestó:

Andrea,
Thanks for responding, I like your attitude....and that your a romantic woman.

I enjoy sports and playing sports, music, cooking, beach walks day or night, I love to ride bikes and meet interesting people.

Here in the US, I run my own business....and my trip to brazil is 1/2 business and rest pleasure. I work with stone from around the world.

Me; I a very straight person, meaning: I'm honest and very up front with my feelings. I'm a gentleman, a businessman, and a sports stud rapped into one solid body. I love south american women, and I hope to meet a beautiful person during my stay.

Here are 2 pictures (I can send more later) , may I see your picture please?

sincere regards,
Brison

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girly

sábado: piernas

qué teoría

tortolines

es una peluquería

el catalá

hay una chica ahí abajo

repa fed

Friday, December 9, 2005

ouch

"Are you sure you said 'one?' I swear I heard you say '610,000.'"

Thus, we surmise, began the very uncomfortable conversation earlier this week at Mizuho Securities Company in Japan, upon discovering that it accidentally offered to sell 610,000 shares of J-Com Co. for less than one penny per share -- when the client really meant to sell one share at 610,000 yen (about $5,000).

According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, a data input error at the financial services firm is behind the botched sell order. The typo cost the company 27 billion yen, or $225 million, and countless utterances of "moshiwake gozaimasen" (the most formal version of "I'm really, really, really, really sorry" in Japanese).

The mea culpas weren't enough to keep the Nikkei 225 index from dipping nearly 2%, or the Mizuho Financial Group from shrinking 3.4% to 890,000 yen (around $7,500 a share). The erroneous trade will likely eat up the company's $233 million worth of first-quarter profits as well.

Unfortunately, there are no do-overs for Mizuho: The Tokyo Stock Exchange will not reverse the transaction. (MFG traders probably shouldn't count on a big Christmas bonus.)

nighty night

my new pumas

esto está muerto, pasame a buscar

in louis vuitton we trust

cell con carita feliz

pelito

that's right

esa sonrisa también es mía (las tetas, no)

esa camisa salmón es mía

dai tira beso en bach bar, fer mira

Thursday, December 8, 2005

success & motivation

He mencionado a Mark Cuban en el pasado, tiene algunos conceptos interesantes. Perosonalmente no me impresiona mucho, pero cualquier persona que le ha ido tan bien como a él debe haber hecho algo bueno en algún momento.

Es como el jefe de una amiga, no es muy imponente en vivo pero le va tan bien que algo habrá hecho...

Cuban repitió algunos posts interesantes en su blog, cosa que acá también hice, por lo cual aprovecho para pegarles los links y sugerirles que los lean, si tienen media hora. Hay algunas cosas rescatables.

Success & Motivation Part 1 Coming to dallas without a job.

Success & Motivation Part 2 My first job in Dallas, lessons learned and teaching myself how to use a PC

Success & Motivation Part 3 Fired - and ready to start MicroSolutions

Success & Motivation Part 4 Some early lessons learned

Success & Motivation - You only have to be right once

The Sport of Business - Competition in the businessworld puts any sport to shame

Goals - An Interview I did with Young Money

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005

pistero!

Este video es de la semana pasada en algún lugar de Buenos Aires, un amigo filma desde su auto... fíjense atentamente a la izquierda de la pantalla, un auto colorado casi se la pone, MAL!

(si tienen problemas para bajar me avisan)

Éste es el auto que ven:

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Ten Golden Rules @ Google Inc.

Getting the most out of knowledge workers will be the key to business success for the next quarter century. Here's how we do it at google.

By Eric Schmidt and Hal Varian
Newsweek
Updated: 11:33 a.m. ET Dec. 2, 2005

Issues 2006 - At google, we think business guru Peter Drucker well understood how to manage the new breed of "knowledge workers." After all, Drucker invented the term in 1959. He says knowledge workers believe they are paid to be effective, not to work 9 to 5, and that smart businesses will "strip away everything that gets in their knowledge workers' way." Those that succeed will attract the best performers, securing "the single biggest factor for competitive advantage in the next 25 years."

At Google, we seek that advantage. The ongoing debate about whether big corporations are mismanaging knowledge workers is one we take very seriously, because those who don't get it right will be gone. We've drawn on good ideas we've seen elsewhere and come up with a few of our own. What follows are seven key principles we use to make knowledge workers most effective. As in most technology companies, many of our employees are engineers, so we will focus on that particular group, but many of the policies apply to all sorts of knowledge workers.
  • Hire by committee. Virtually every person who interviews at Google talks to at least half-a-dozen interviewers, drawn from both management and potential colleagues. Everyone's opinion counts, making the hiring process more fair and pushing standards higher. Yes, it takes longer, but we think it's worth it. If you hire great people and involve them intensively in the hiring process, you'll get more great people. We started building this positive feedback loop when the company was founded, and it has had a huge payoff.
  • Cater to their every need. As Drucker says, the goal is to "strip away everything that gets in their way." We provide a standard package of fringe benefits, but on top of that are first-class dining facilities, gyms, laundry rooms, massage rooms, haircuts, carwashes, dry cleaning, commuting buses—just about anything a hardworking engineer might want. Let's face it: programmers want to program, they don't want to do their laundry. So we make it easy for them to do both.
  • Pack them in. Almost every project at Google is a team project, and teams have to communicate. The best way to make communication easy is to put team members within a few feet of each other. The result is that virtually everyone at Google shares an office. This way, when a programmer needs to confer with a colleague, there is immediate access: no telephone tag, no e-mail delay, no waiting for a reply. Of course, there are many conference rooms that people can use for detailed discussion so that they don't disturb their office mates. Even the CEO shared an office at Google for several months after he arrived. Sitting next to a knowledgeable employee was an incredibly effective educational experience.
  • Make coordination easy. Because all members of a team are within a few feet of one another, it is relatively easy to coordinate projects. In addition to physical proximity, each Googler e-mails a snippet once a week to his work group describing what he has done in the last week. This gives everyone an easy way to track what everyone else is up to, making it much easier to monitor progress and synchronize work flow.
  • Eat your own dog food. Google workers use the company's tools intensively. The most obvious tool is the Web, with an internal Web page for virtually every project and every task. They are all indexed and available to project participants on an as-needed basis. We also make extensive use of other information-management tools, some of which are eventually rolled out as products. For example, one of the reasons for Gmail's success is that it was beta tested within the company for many months. The use of e-mail is critical within the organization, so Gmail had to be tuned to satisfy the needs of some of our most demanding customers—our knowledge workers.
  • Encourage creativity. Google engineers can spend up to 20 percent of their time on a project of their choice. There is, of course, an approval process and some oversight, but basically we want to allow creative people to be creative. One of our not-so-secret weapons is our ideas mailing list: a companywide suggestion box where people can post ideas ranging from parking procedures to the next killer app. The software allows for everyone to comment on and rate ideas, permitting the best ideas to percolate to the top.
  • Strive to reach consensus. Modern corporate mythology has the unique decision maker as hero. We adhere to the view that the "many are smarter than the few," and solicit a broad base of views before reaching any decision. At Google, the role of the manager is that of an aggregator of viewpoints, not the dictator of decisions. Building a consensus sometimes takes longer, but always produces a more committed team and better decisions
  • Don't be evil. Much has been written about Google's slogan, but we really try to live by it, particularly in the ranks of management. As in every organization, people are passionate about their views. But nobody throws chairs at Google, unlike management practices used at some other well-known technology companies. We foster to create an atmosphere of tolerance and respect, not a company full of yes men.
  • Data drive decisions. At Google, almost every decision is based on quantitative analysis. We've built systems to manage information, not only on the Internet at large, but also internally. We have dozens of analysts who plow through the data, analyze performance metrics and plot trends to keep us as up to date as possible. We have a raft of online "dashboards" for every business we work in that provide up-to-the-minute snapshots of where we are.
  • Communicate effectively. Every Friday we have an all-hands assembly with announcements, introductions and questions and answers. (Oh, yes, and some food and drink.) This allows management to stay in touch with what our knowledge workers are thinking and vice versa. Google has remarkably broad dissemination of information within the organization and remarkably few serious leaks. Contrary to what some might think, we believe it is the first fact that causes the second: a trusted work force is a loyal work force.

Of course, we're not the only company that follows these practices. Many of them are common around Silicon Valley. And we recognize that our management techniques have to evolve as the company grows. There are several problems that we (and other companies like us) face.

One is "techno arrogance." Engineers are competitive by nature and they have low tolerance for those who aren't as driven or as knowledgeable as they are. But almost all engineering projects are team projects; having a smart but inflexible person on a team can be deadly. If we see a recommendation that says "smartest person I've ever known" combined with "I wouldn't ever want to work with them again," we decline to make them an offer. One reason for extensive peer interviews is to make sure that teams are enthused about the new team member. Many of our best people are terrific role models in terms of team building, and we want to keep it that way.

A related problem is the not-invented-here syndrome. A good engineer is always convinced that he can build a better system than the existing ones, leading to the refrain "Don't buy it, build it." Well, they may be right, but we have to focus on those projects with the biggest payoff. Sometimes this means going outside the company for products and services.

Another issue that we will face in the coming years is the maturation of the company, the industry and our work force. We, along with other firms in this industry, are in a rapid growth stage now, but that won't go on forever. Some of our new workers are fresh out of college; others have families and extensive job experience. Their interests and needs are different. We need to provide benefits and a work environment that will be attractive to all ages.

A final issue is making sure that as Google grows, communication procedures keep pace with our increasing scale. The Friday meetings are great for the Mountain View team, but Google is now a global organization.

We have focused on managing creativity and innovation, but that's not the only thing that matters at Google. We also have to manage day-to-day operations, and it's not an easy task. We are building technology infrastructure that is dramatically larger, more complex and more demanding than anything that has been built in history. Those who plan, implement and maintain these systems, which are growing to meet a constantly rising set of demands, have to have strong incentives, too. At Google, operations are not just an afterthought: they are critical to the company's success, and we want to have just as much effort and creativity in this domain as in new product development.

Schmidt is CEO of Google. Varian is a Berkeley professor and consultant with Google.

© 2005 Newsweek, Inc.

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luciana salazar peló nomás

No es mi estilo pero no soy quien para juzgar.

Luciana Salazar dijo "Ma, sí" y peló sus tetotas. Acá va, Luciana Salazar topless.

[EDITADO POR MENORES]


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no sé cómo...

pero en algún momento dejé de ir acá. Lo mal que hice.

Se ganó un link... ¡vayan!

joseph the love-labor stud

Por si no prestaron atención, relean por favor este post.

Caitlin tuvo una brillante idea: hacernos pasar por una mujer interesada en su aviso y escribirle. Cosa que hicimos, le mandé esto:
My name is Andrea and I read about your offer on Craigslist.

I´m a 32 year old straight woman, looking for serious spoiling! I enjoy sports, movies and music, as well as strolls in the park and nice romantic dinners holding hands!

I'm really interested in your offer, could you please tell me more about yourself including photographs if you have them?!

Big wet kiss,
Andy

Me contestó, more after the break...

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suspensión

Henault: "Fue un golpe artero ..."

Los incidentes dejaron trunca la temporada en Capital Federal después de que la Asociación de Arbitros haya decidido no retirar las designaciones hasta el próximo torneo. El presidente de la FRBCF, Carlos Henault, dijo que se trata de un golpe artero, inoportuno y desproporcionado.

El Consejo Directivo de la Federación de Capital Federal (FRBCF) resolvió dar por terminada la actividad por lo que resta del año. Fue como consecuencia de la resolución de la Asociación de Arbitros de la Capital Federal la que reunida en asamblea decidió no retirar las designaciones hasta el próximo torneo en respuesta a los hechos de violencia que sucedieron en algunos partidos. Al respecto WB se contactó con el presidente de la institución federativa, doctor Carlos Henault, quien se prestó al diálogo.


¿Cómo tomó la decisión arbitral?


Fue una puñalada por la espalda, un golpe bajo. ¿Y por qué digo esto?. Porque en virtud de todos los acontecimientos creo que la comunidad del básquetbol en todos sus estamentos no merecía este triste final.

Pero tampoco merecían tanta violencia ...

Antes que nada reitero nuestro total repudio a los actos de violencia que se vinieron suscitando, no sólo contra los señores jueces, sino contra toda la familia del básquetbol capitalino, y prueba de ello fueron las decisiones de nuestro Consejo Directivo.

¿Qué dicidió la federación?


En una resolución publicada en nuestro boletín oficial se repudiaron los actos de violencia y se suspendió de inmediato los partidos por el término de una semana. La idea era lograr un tiempo de reflexión y recomposición de las medidas a adoptar. También se decidió que en los playoffs las categorías superiores sean jugados con la presencia de dos policías uniformados, de lo contrario iban a desarrollarse a puertas cerradas. Y por si fuera poco se nombró un veedor natural del Consejo para garantizar el normal desarrollo de los partidos.

¿Cómo reaccionaron los clubes?


Hubo una reunión extraordinaria con presencia masiva en donde se les impuso las medidas adoptadas y la obligatoriedad en el cumplimiento. Se resolvieron todos los expedientes relacionados con problemas suscitados con árbitros y los que aún están pendientes fue porque se respetaron los procedimientos y plazos de los reglamentos. El Tribunal de Disciplina repudió los hechos de violencia a través de un comunicado entregado a los señores árbitros.

¿Se comunicaron con alguna autoridad oficial de la ciudad?


Sí. Se presentó una nota solicitando una audiencia urgente con la Secretaría de Seguridad de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, con copia a la AACF, informando del problema que teníamos y comprometiéndose a poner policías sin cargo, guardia urbana y una campaña de prevención, entre otras medidas. Si a todo esto le sumamos que se resolvieron todos los expedientes de casos conflictivos que estaban en el Tribunal de Alzada y que se realizaron todas las reuniones necesarias con las autoridades de la Asociación de Árbitros para resolver esta coyuntura, creo que se cumplieron con creces todo lo solicitado y se ampliaron las medidas porque creíamos que así se podía continuar y terminar esta temporada.

Henault, ¿en lo personal qué opina?


Creo que se produjo una gran estafa a nuestra buena fe. Fue un golpe artero dado que cumplimos, trabajamos para los diez mil jugadores, no hicimos la plancha, no subestimamos los hechos y lo más grave es que creí en la palabra del señor presidente de la Asociación de Árbitros de Capital Federal, quien me aseguró ese lunes nefasto de que en un 95 por ciento todo iba a estar arreglado. Imagínense la sorpresa cuando a las 21 horas me deja un mensaje en mi celular y me dice que por decisión unánime la Asamblea decidió no arbitrar más hasta fin de año.

¿Puede haber algún intento de mediación?

Hablé con el señor Darío Rodríguez, presidente de la AAA, quien me escuchó muy atentamente y se comprometió a hablar con la gente de la filial Capital Federal, pero sin suerte, ya que no tuve más comunicación. Tampoco pude hablar con Horacio Muratore, ya que se encuentra varado en Europa por el conflicto aéreo.

¿Piensan llamar a árbitros de otras asociaciones como para terminar la temporada?

No, no hay forma de seguir en el presente año. Se resolvió este miércoles la suspensión total de la actividad.

¿Esto les trae muchos perjuicios?

Esta gente, no sé si tomó conciencia de la dimensión de los graves perjuicios que ocasionó su inoportuna, unilateral y desproporcionada actitud. Pero obviamente se deberán hacer cargo de su decisión y responder ante toda la sociedad del básquetbol.

Una reflexión final …


Quiero expresar mi profundo sentir por no haberse podido terminar la temporada, pero me queda la conciencia tranquila ya que se intentó solucionar el problema hasta el último momento. Lamentablemente nos cortaron la ilusión.

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Monday, December 5, 2005

se suspendió la liga de basket

en la que juego... miren por qué: Sick_SHIT.mpeg

Más info de la liga acá. Voy a Colegiales...

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ugliest dog

From: Alejandro Molnar
Date: Dec 5, 2005 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: ANDYSHOW: lavagna by economist
To: Andres Werner

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chicas, ya saben

Buscando compañeros de piso para el año que viene en Craigslist, llegué a este aviso:

Love - Labor stud


Reply to: hous-115200005@craigslist.org
Date: 2005-12-02, 3:46AM ART


American stud looking to service a beautiful Argentine woman, sex and labor in exchange for rent during my stay in Buenos Aires. I'm a handsome clean, respectful straight male, 5'7", 155pounds, sport-body, 7+inch tool, blue eyes, tan, smart, and well educated in love making. This is a sexy offer.

Let me know if your interested in being spoiled for 30 days.
Joseph

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ubicate

Entonces leyendo a Bestiaria re: la desubicada, me acordé de una desubicada, pero mal.

Soy avido bajador y oidor de mp3, estoy todo el día, tengo miles de CDs grabados, etc. etc. Nada especial. Cuando voy al gym a veces me llevaba el iRiver, pero es medio incómodo, por lo cual dejé de hacerlo. Claro que esto tiene su costo: estoy sujeto a la música que elija el entrenador o recepcionista o zágangano de turno.

En el gimnasio que iba cuando vivía en lo de mi Madre tenía el derecho ganado de opinar y cambiar la radio. Ir todos los días durante dos años te da ese privilegio. El problema es que ahora me mudé, entonces pasé del Silvia Chediek a otro cerca de mi dpto nuevo, que no voy a nombrar aquí porque tengo autofiltro.

Es un gym un poco más chetón, me dijeron que cuando abrió en los 90s era top, pero ahora está venido a menos (es re bien estar venido a menos, je). Suelen pasar música razonable, pero no siempre. Y cuando no lo hacen se sufre.

La desubicada en cuestión es una pendejita rubia mala onda. Hay algunas que le ponen ganas, sonrisa, simpáticas. Otras que no. Esta es de las que no. Tiene toda la pinta de conchuda frígida, de esas que no tienen una puta alegría, está cubierta en granos, tiene el culo grande y pocas tetas, digamos un 5.5 siendo generoso.

Entonces la muy hija de puta llega el otro día, sienta su culo en su banqueta y se pone a revisar la computadora para poner algo. Había cometido el error de empezar la rutina al mismo tiempo que ella entrada, ¡por lo cual estuve sujeto durante una hora y media a Maná! ¡MANÁ! ¡La peor banda de la historia! Con el desagradable geriátrico del cantante, esa melodías vainilla aburridas y la voz nasal arruinando todo tipo de armonía que podía tener. ¡Los ODIO! Me pregunto: ¿la imbécil esta no se da cuenta que te duerme esa música? ¿Que no es para gimnasio? No corresponde, totalmente fuera de lugar, una bosta, me enojé tanto que golpié la mesada donde se sienta a pelotudear todo el día. Levantó la cabeza sorprendida y la ignoré. Que se curta. Por pelotuda.

Listo, me descargué.

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Sunday, December 4, 2005

int'l

Mi roommate Caitlin, quien ya está activamente reemplazandome, tiene un novio que vive en Dubai.

Se ve que le gustaron las fotos de Emilia...

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autoliniers

lavagna by economist

After Lavagna, an uncertain tilt towards populism
Dec 1st 2005 | BUENOS AIRES
From The Economist print edition

The sacking of a successful economy minister suggests a turn away from the IMF and towards Chávez's Venezuela


OSTENSIBLY, he had gone to see the president about export taxes on leather. But Roberto Lavagna, Argentina's economy minister since April 2002, may not have been too surprised on November 28th when Néstor Kirchner sacked him as part of a cabinet reshuffle. Their relationship had been rocky for months. Mr Lavagna had been appointed by Eduardo Duhalde, Mr Kirchner's predecessor, a fellow-Peronist but now a foe. When he disagreed with the president on policy, he did not conceal it. His fate was probably sealed on November 22nd, when he accused the planning ministry—whose head, Julio de Vido, is Mr Kirchner's closest aide—of allowing contractors to overcharge the government for building roads.

Mr Kirchner is in a stronger political position since a congressional election in October, in which his candidates defeated those of Mr Duhalde. Mr Lavagna's departure may mark a turning point for Argentina—and a move further away from market economics and towards populism. The new minister, Felisa Miceli, who had been president of the state-owned Banco de la Nación, is a disciple of Mr Lavagna but has none of his political clout.

Mr Lavagna can claim much of the credit for the speed and vigour of Argentina's recovery from its debt default and devaluation of 2001-2 (see chart). He took office at the darkest moment, when Argentina appeared poised for hyperinflation. By imposing fairly tight fiscal and (at first) monetary policies, he stabilised prices and the exchange rate. High prices for Argentina's commodity exports, devaluation and the existence of much idle capacity in the economy did the rest.



The minister was no neo-liberal. He was tough both with the IMF and with holders of Argentina's defaulted bonds. But unlike Mr Kirchner and his clique of advisers from his remote Patagonian province (dubbed "the penguins" by Argentines), Mr Lavagna knew and understood the financial world. His technical competence gained the grudging trust of investors, local businessmen and outsiders. He clashed with the president over how to tackle a recent surge in inflation, which is likely to end the year at 12%. With it has come a rash of strikes.

Some analysts had expected Mr Kirchner to tack towards the centre after the congressional election. The IMF and investors have a long wish-list. It starts with allowing public utilities to raise their tariffs (many have been frozen since 2002). It includes re-opening this year's debt deal to bondholders who had rejected its terms. The best way to tackle inflation would be to allow the peso to appreciate.

This seems unlikely to be Ms Miceli's agenda. She recently accused the IMF of "frighteningly simplistic theories" of economics, and dismissed concerns about inflation as "an argument to maintain low wages." Many analysts now expect the government to impose further price controls. If so, local business may start to fall out of love with Mr Kirchner: the Buenos Aires stock-exchange index fell 5.9% in the two days after Ms Miceli's appointment.

This is the real Kirchner," said one insider. "He was always going to wait for the debt restructuring and the elections but now he's going to implement his ideals." The other cabinet changes also point leftwards. Jorge Taiana moves up to the top job at the foreign ministry where he was the number two. Mr Taiana belonged to the Peronist Left in the 1970s. The new defence minister, Nilda Garré, had links to the Montonero guerrillas in that era. Ms Garré had been the ambassador in Caracas. Like Mr Taiana and Mr de Vido, she favours stronger ties with Hugo Chávez's leftist government in Venezuela.

That suggests that Argentina might tilt away from friendship with the United States and engagement with the IMF and towards Mr Chávez. The government has been paying its debts to the IMF. But repayments are due to rise sharply over the next two years. The government would like an agreement to roll over some of the $4.4 billion due in 2007—but without the reforms the Fund is likely to insist on. At last month's Summit of the Americas, which Argentina hosted, Mr Kirchner asked for George Bush's support on this. The American president was non-committal. Argentina ended up siding with Venezuela at the summit in opposing any resumption of talks on an American-backed Free-Trade Area of the Americas.

Since the summit, Mr Kirchner has continued to court Mr Chávez. He visited Caracas last month, where he apparently obtained a promise that Venezuela will invest more of its oil windfall in Argentine bonds (of which it already holds almost $1 billion). That might just allow Mr Kirchner to escape an IMF agreement. In exchange, Mr Chávez may revive a request to buy a nuclear reactor from Argentina—something which would alarm the United States because of his friendship with Iran. Mr Kirchner brought a handful of nuclear engineers on his trip to Caracas.

Such a realignment may not happen. In politics, unlike motoring, when preparing to turn right, signal left, was the advice once famously proffered by Juan Perón, the founder of the movement which Mr Kirchner leads. But having cast off the reliable Mr Lavagna, Argentina's president has embarked on a more uncertain course.

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Friday, December 2, 2005

permaposts

Money for morons

Lucky winners in court this year

The Stella Awards are named after 81-year old
Stella Liebeck... who spilled coffee on herself
and successfully sued McDonald's for millions.

This years runners up are:
Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas. Won
$14,500 after being bitten on the arse by his
neighbour's beagle. Mr Williams was shooting it
repeatedly with a pellet gun at the time.

Amber Carson was paid $113,500 by a Philadelphia
restaurant after she broke her back from slipping
on a soft drink... which she had just thrown at
her boyfriend.

Kara Walton of Delaware sued a nightclub and
won $12,000 after falling from a bathroom window
and knocking out her two front teeth. This
occurred while Ms Walton was trying to sneak
through the window in the ladies room to avoid
paying the $3.50 cover charge.

But the winner is:
Mrs Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma who purchased a
brand new 32-foot Winnebago. On her first trip,
she drove on the freeway, set the cruise control
at 70 mph and went out back to make a sandwich.
She crashed. Then sued for the manual not
advising her not to do this.

The jury awarded her $1,750,000 plus a new motor
home. The company then changed their manuals
on the basis of this suit.

¡¡clicka!!

Chicos, copensen y clicken mis banners, estoy MUUUUUY cerca...

LUV U ALL

¿es o se hace?

You be the judge. (Si, son anteojos Versace de $800.)

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Thursday, December 1, 2005

The Million Dollar Homepage


Alex Tew, de 21 años de edad, es un estudiante británico que, para poder pagar sus estudios universitarios tuvo una brillante idea.

Armó una página con un millón de pixeles (pixel es un pequeño punto en la pantalla) y dispuso vender cada pixel de la pantalla a U$S 1.

Para facilitarse el trabajo, agrupó los pixeles en grupos de 100 y salió a vender "paquetes de 100 pixeles" a U$S 100 el paquete.

- Usted dirá... ESTA LOCO !!

Nop... parece que no. En apenas 2 o 3 meses vendió casi todo !! (a la fecha que escribo esto lleva vendidos U$S 703.300).

Vean http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com

En la FAQ de la página se cuenta la historia, hay fotos de Alex, etc.

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Skype is Mainstream

Esto es del Wall Street Journal... Skype 2.0 está en beta, lo pueden probar acá.


With Its New Version, Skype Phone Service May Enter Mainstream
December 1, 2005

One of the cult hits of the Internet has been a service called Skype, based in Luxembourg, that allows its registered users to make free computer-to-computer phone calls to each other anywhere in the world. Millions of people world-wide use it, and the company was recently snapped up by eBay, the e-commerce giant.

Still, for all its success, Skype has been a niche product, little used by mainstream, non-techie consumers. Much less popular in the U.S. than in Europe, it has mainly appealed here to budget-conscious folks like students and recent immigrants, who often want to make lots of international phone calls.

There are two big reasons for Skype's niche status. First, many computers aren't equipped with microphones. Most modern laptops come with built-in mikes, but the vast majority of PCs are still desktops, which typically lack mikes. Second, even when computers have mikes, they make clumsy telephones when compared with real phones, which are specifically designed for voice communication.

In addition, free Skype calls can be made only to other Skype users. If you want to call nonmembers who use real phones, you have to sign up for a prepaid service called SkypeOut, although, at two cents a minute, the calls are cheap.

Now, however, Skype is putting those hurdles behind it. Today, the company plans to release a major new version of its phone-calling software, Skype 2.0, with added features -- including video calling -- and a cleaner interface. It is taking steps to make computer microphones cheap and easy to obtain. More importantly, it is moving its service off the computer to a new breed of Internet-based telephone handsets.

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ganó el tricolor!

Por Almagro hay suspenso

Le ganó 3-1 al Porve y Godoy Cruz debe esperar. ¡Qué definición del Apertura!

p.d. Maurito Algecira recuperó todo y la rompió en aguantar en defensa. El sábado 4.10 juega Godoy Cruz y Almagro visita a Unión, los separa dos puntos... vamos tricolor, hoy miro la B!

Firefox 1.5: it's here!

We waited with bated breath all day, and finally were rewarded with the latest version of Firefox, 1.5. We expected speed, security, better pop-up blocking, and--hallelujah--the ability to drag and drop tabs for reordering, and apparently, we got them. So that's nice.

P.D. No, ese no fui yo, es de Cnet. Bajen el Firefox nuevo acá.

P.D.2:

Here's what's new in Firefox 1.5:

  • Automated update to streamline product upgrades. Notification of an update is more prominent, and updates to Firefox may now be half a megabyte or smaller. Updating extensions has also improved.
  • Faster browser navigation with improvements to back and forward button performance.
  • Drag and drop reordering for browser tabs.
  • Improvements to popup blocking.
  • Clear Private Data feature provides an easy way to quickly remove personal data through a menu item or keyboard shortcut.
  • Answers.com is added to the search engine list.
  • Improvements to product usability including descriptive error pages, redesigned options menu, RSS discovery, and "Safe Mode" experience.
  • Better accessibility including support for DHTML accessibility and assistive technologies such as the Window-Eyes 5.5 beta screen reader for Microsoft Windows. Screen readers read aloud all available information in applications and documents or show the information on a Braille display, enabling blind and visually impaired users to use equivalent software functionality as their sighted peers.
  • Report a broken Web site wizard to report Web sites that are not working in Firefox.
  • Better support for Mac OS X (10.2 and greater) including profile migration from Safari and Mac Internet Explorer.
  • New support for Web Standards including SVG, CSS 2 and CSS 3, and JavaScript 1.6.
  • Many security enhancements.

The Burning Edge has more detailed lists of new features and notable bug fixes.

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me dijeron...

http://members.home.nl/saen/Special/Zoeken.swf

chequeen este link, tienen q buscar la diferencia entre las dos imagenes y esperar q te digan algo, haganlo con el parlante prendido