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28
Mar
firefox

Different by Design —Yesss!

I have been using Mozilla Firefox since like forever and feel that the web is so much better for it. I don’t think there is any web developer that doesn’t use it, as well. You see, it is a true standard of how things should work in the web. Of course, we have to use other browsers to test for compatibility, especially…  Read moreRead more

21
Mar
Filven

Caracas iBook Fair —2012

This past Sunday March 18th, I took the subway around 11:00AM and headed down to Filven’s last day, which stands for Feria Internacional del Libro de Venezuela. This is Venezuela’s largest international book fair and it… Read moreRead more

15
Mar
Gerariums

Geraniums on my window sill

A couple of months ago, the potted geraniums on the window sill were looking pretty scraggy. They were being watered regularly but still, they looked pretty sickly. I am not the most knowledgeable gardener but I do have luck with… Read moreRead more

13
Mar
Pitbull

International Love —Miami heat!

At millions of YouTube views, Pitbull’s new smashing music hit International Love, featuring Chris Brown, will get you dancing to its sticky beat. Not to take anything away from the many places around the world but… Read moreRead more

11
Mar
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The Maltese Falcon

John Huston’s 1941 film, The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Gladys George and Sydney Greenstreet is a masterpiece of Film Noir genre; a true classic. I recently reviewed… Read moreRead more

10
Mar
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An Ideal Husband

Usually, I do a book or a movie review on something that I read or watched recently. Today, I will do both of them at the same time. An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy play by one of my favorite authors, Oscar Wilde. The movie is a… Read moreRead more

8
Mar
Monalisa-Wired

Your Brave New World

When growing up, it used to be that we would read up on the marvelous inventions of the future. And sometimes the illustrations of modern cities with flying machines and all sorts of comforts would simply dazzle our imagination. Well… Read moreRead more

6
Mar
Chronicle-2012

Chronicle (2012)

Chronicle is a science fiction film by young director Josh Tank, which was released on February of this year. Considering its “relative” low budget of $15 million, it has already grossed almost $100 million at the box office, so far. Read moreRead more

1
Mar
Hannah's-Move

Hannah’s Move

Moving from the city of Hannover to the tiny farming village of Neu Posering, in Germany, could be somewhat more complicated than driving several hundred miles. This short video is a flippant account of such an event. Read moreRead more

21
Feb
Albert-Camus

L’Étranger —An indictment

Albert Camus, a French literature Nobel Prize winner, wrote L’Étranger (1943) or as it was called in English, “The Outsider.” It is a small, no-nonsense and certainly a compelling novel. I had read another work by Camus but I wasn’t sure which one. So I picked up this book, opened it and … Read moreRead more

20
Feb
Miguel-Zenon

Alma Adentro

Last week, I was putting a music video DVD together for a friend of mine. Therefore, I checked which artists had won awards at the 2012 Grammy’s. Since I love jazz, I looked into that category and found an intriguing album by a performer which I had never heard of called Miguel Zenón, a saxophonist. Hmmm… Read moreRead more

17
Feb
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The Big Sleep —The Movie

I was somewhat tired when I decided to watch Howard Hawk’s 1946 classic Film noir, The Big Sleep; starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. But after having finished reading Raymond Chandler’s murder-mystery whodunit novel just a few days ago and … Read moreRead more