Tuesday, January 19, 2010

WAX - California directed by Spike Jonze



This is one of my favourites Spike Jonze music videos. I love the song and the concept of the guy ruining on fire, the way is filmed, it's simplicity and everything is amazing. Released on February 8, 1995. It is the first video included in Jonze's The work of Directors series DVD . Today as I was watching it I thought how long would it take if played at normal speed, so I open it up on Premiere and after some minutes I believe I got the result: 1000X faster. Here the resulting 15 seconds.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

REDES #52: Barry Schwartz



Barry Schwartz is a voice to listen in this times of abundance and multiple choices that we are living in at least in the developed countries. He has given numerous talks all over the world. Here some of his TED talks and a collection of his books.

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less 
by Barry Schwartz
US / ES /JP

Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing
by Barry Schwartz
US / ES / JP

The Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality and Modern Life
by Barry Schwartz
US / ES / JP

The Costs of Living
by Barry Schwartz
US / ES / JP

Monday, January 04, 2010

Upgrade to Windows 7



This is what my laptop desktop looked like util today. On July 22, 2009 Windows 7 was released but I have been waiting to my brother to test it before upgrading because my last experience with Microsoft Windows operating system was not successful. Even my actual laptop, an HP6710b originaly came with Windows Vista installed on it, before a week I downgrade it to the previous XP. This time however the guys in Redmond seem to have done a good work, and after my brothers approval this Christmas (I trust on him in everything computers related),  I got ready to jump to the new Windows Operating System. So I upgraded the 160 GB HDD of my laptop with a new 500GB one, I made a backup of all my files and get ready to restart again, this time with the power of the 64bits technology.