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16 octubre
2009

Request for your oppinions: E63 or E71?

What a decission to be taken... could you please help me?

Which one? the E63 on the left or the E71 on the right

The time to change my mobile phone (the 6120-classic) has come. It has served me well for the last 2 years (and a half IIRC). It is probably one of the best mobile phones I've ever had but, since some weeks ago, it is having battery problems (after 2-3 calls it runs out of battery) and, from time to time, it gets shutdown without notice.

I've checked the mobile phones market and seems like today everybody wants an iphone or some htc running android. I don not want either of those, because:

1- My gf has an iphone, so I've tried it and (IMHO) it is a piece of crap. All the nice features (the apps, the wifi, the music, etc) are in my iPod Touch and the ones that are not in the iPod are a piece of crap. The phone is not so useful (you should see the sms management or how it handles unanswered calls...), the camera doesn't take good pictures and you can't record video if you do not have the latest upgrade to the 3.0 version of the OS... and a lot more things I'll not write here.

2- Android is not an option either, because I've checked the one I could get from my provider (Vodafone), which is the HTC magic and it is a smart phone with an ugly (and slow) interface, it is not so good in the hardware field and the phone is really horrible. Of course the nice thing about it is that runs android which, in the end, is a Linux version for mobile devices... but perhaps in the future...

So... I would like to get another Nokia phone running symbian (S60 3rd generation) and it would be nice if I can get a phone better than the one I currently have. And the candidates are the E63 and the E71.

Both are very similar (big screen, full qwerty keyboard, same version of symbian, mostly same kind of software, wifi, mostly same battery power...) but they have a very big difference, the price.

Vodafone ask me for 100 euro in the case of the E71 and for 10 euro in the case of the E63 (using same ammount of bonus points in both cases), and that's a lot of money, you know...

Of course the E71 has some advantages, like a better camera, a built-in GPS, the option to upgrade the OS directly from the phone itself, a stronger case (made of metal, instead of the plastic one from the E63) and some other things, but there is still a 90-euro difference...

So, what would you do in my situation? Choose the E71 or the E63 ??

Posted by wu at 18:14 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
18 octubre
2009

Llamadas del 1485

Si es que les dices que no llamen y llaman!

No se si os habrá pasado, pero desde hace algún tiempo Teléfonica Movistar se dedica a llamar a clientes de otras compañías para ofrecerles promociones, rebajas, descuentos, etc.

A mi no me había pasado todavía, pero tengo varios amigos que han sufrido las interminables llamadas desde el 1485. Parece que aunque respondas y digas que no estás interesado, vuelven a llamar (otro comercial) y siguen dando la vara.

Pues bien, ayer me llamaron. La primera llamada fué a media mañana, sobre las 11:30, y les colgué directamente.

Por la tarde, sobre las 16:00 volvieron a llamarme, y esto es lo que pasó:

(En ese momento colgué el teléfono)

No se si ha sido por eso, pero no han vuelto a llamar, mientras que a gente que conozco les han llamado de 5 a 6 veces al día...

Me parece increible que se les permita hacer ese tipo de SPAM teléfonico (es lo que es). Por lo pronto espero que con ese corte un poco seco, haya sido suficiente, pero si no, ya estoy mirando como restringir las llamadas a ese número...

P.D.: No deja de ser curioso, además, que esto empiece justo despues de ponerme en contacto con vodafone por el tema del cambio de terminal... o_O!

Posted by wu at 21:54 | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
21 octubre
2009

Books, books and more books

ordered yesterday at amazon.com

Yesterday, finally, I ordered some books from Amazon (my yearly order since some years ago). Some of the books in the order are books I wanted to read for some time now, some others are recommendations I've been gathering for the last few weeks and, of course, the usual techie book is there too ;D.

The list:

In the confirmation email, they say:

Delivery estimate: November 17, 2009 - November 18, 2009

So they will arrive just in time for the 3.0 release of self()!

Posted by wu at 13:11 | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
22 octubre
2009

Repentistas, improvisación musical e literaria ao servizo da actualidade

ou o que é o mesmo, pasar un bo rato na compaña de boa xente ;D

Onte estiven nun evento no Círculo das artes de Lugo, dentro da Semana de Benvida organizada o longo desta semana na nosa cidade.

O evento consistiu nunha especie de monologo con musica por parte de Camilo Franco e Pablo Seoane (Camilo fala e Pablo toca o piano).

Camilo Franco e Pablo seoane en acción

O evento durou aproximadamente unhas 2 horas (con unha breve pausa no medio) e estivo bastante ben. Camilo comenzou empregando un par de xornais para sacar alguns titulares e improvisar algúns comentarios sobre os mesmos, intentando (con pouca fortuna) implicarnos a nós no asunto. A idea era ir evolucionando algún tipo de historia que enlazase os diferentes titulares, pero debido a nosa falta de entusiasmo/participación non saiu demasiado ben.

Aínda asi foi entretido e, polo menos eu, pasei un bo rato e estiven a rir case todo o tempo.

Tiven a sorte de sentarme practicamente ó lado do piano, polo que estiven preto da acción en todo momento.

Camilo Franco e Pablo seoane en acción

En total debíamos de ser unhas 25 ou 30 persoas, pouco participes, aínda que a cousa foise animando pouco a pouco e, ó final, Camilo conseguiu que participasemos aínda que solo fose un pouco.

A segunda parte do evento consistía en, como digo, facernos participar máis, asi que o micro empezou a rular entre nos, para que fósemos dandolle a Camilo ideas/palabras/etc coas que el, ó final do evento, improvisou unha pequena historia coa que pechar a festa.

Sempre é de agradecer este tipo de eventos que te sacan da rutina de tódolos días, polo que gracias emereci pola invitación ;D.

Posted by wu at 10:46 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
25 octubre
2009

Comic weekend

I've been reading comics the whooooole weekend

It had been raining through all this weekend, and I was 200Km far from home, so it was perfect time for me to be in a good warm place, reading comics.

Marvel Civil War, the final battle!

I've read the whole Marvel Civil War series (the main one and the other stories that give you the point of view of some superheroes like Spidey, the Fantastic Four and many many others).

Even if I'm not quite an expert about comic books, I would recommend you this saga. At least it was very entertaining for me ;D

Posted by wu at 19:51 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
26 octubre
2009

My desktop (26/10/2009)

after the install party the other day

Enlightenment E17 (0.16.999.042) running on a FreeBSD 8.0-RC1 box

Posted by wu at 12:30 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
27 octubre
2009

Each time you do not add a subject to an email...

... god kills a kitten!

So, please, add the fscking subject to your emails, it is not so difficult!

So, please, add the *fscking* subject to your emails, it is not so difficult!

Posted by wu at 11:13 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
28 octubre
2009

Un poco de humor nunca viene mal

y menos si es por la mañana...

A hacker in jail! ;D

Gracias, Marcos por hacerme reir esta mañana ;D

Posted by wu at 12:43 | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
31 octubre
2009

Tonight is halloween

so be careful my friend, or some zombies will eat your brain!

A Halloween pumpkin

Just like one year ago, I've changed the skin of this site to be more halloween-friendly.

And remember, look out tonight, be careful and put some pumpkins at home, as they will protect you against the evil spirits that will go free tonight.

Ah!, almost forgot, and if you couldn't go out for any reason (it is raining a lot, you are too tired, etc), you can even shoot some zombies at home!

Creepy Halloween!

UPDATE: Here is the usual screenshot with the halloween skin!

blog.e-shell.org with the halloween skin

Posted by wu at 16:18 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
02 noviembre
2009

Latest Amazon order is here!

it arrived unexpectedly! (it was scheduled for november, the 18Th)

I picked it up from the Postal Service just some minutes ago. The whole order was in a single package:

All the books in one package

It was a really great surprise to see the arrival notification in my mailbox today, as I expected it to arrive at November, the 18th, so it arrived 16 days earlier than expected!.

Right now I'm reading Anathem so I'll have some time to decide which one will be the next... ;D

Posted by wu at 16:37 | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
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