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Longboarding at 100 Km/h

I was just browsing some of my favorite blogs when I came across this post. It reminded me of my own skateboarding adventures. Since I was 13 until last year I used to skate on this long 1/2 kilometer downhill I have near my house in Bariloche, my hometown. It’s part of the main route of the city so it has a lot of traffic most of the time, but I would wake up every Saturday (or Sunday) at 6 am and just went there to skate my little heart out for 45 minutes and then I would go back to bed or just start my day early.

That's my skateboarding spot

This is my skateboarding spot

I always wanted to have a longboard, that is like a regular skateboard but all flat and (duh) longer.

So here’s the article:

Cops in Berlin are looking for a speeder, who was caught on videotape blazing down a steep stretch of a highway at 62 MPH (~100 km per hour), way above the speed limit … on a skateboard!

A video of the skateboarder, broadcast on German television networks on Wednesday, showed a helmeted figure wearing a red and white protective suit building up speed by holding onto the back of a motorcycle before letting go and freewheeling.

“We put out an all-points bulletin and have received information that gives us useful clues to who the man may be,” Stoeckle said. “We are particularly concerned about copycats who may imitate the stunt, putting their lives at risk.”

Here’s the obligatory YouTube clip:

Link – [ via Neatorama ]

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Videogames

I think I failed to mention in my previous post that I’m going to play more during my time off. It’s been more than a whole year since I last played any tipe of videogame. I think it was during the summer of 2006/07 that I played Need for Speed: Underground 2, and I think I completed it.

But the game I played the most during high school was undoubtedly Warcraft III… What an awesome game! We would spent lots of nights playing with my best friend Ayrton. We even got to move our computers around (before we had laptops) and make silly 2-PC LAN parties, but we would get tired after a while.

Since I left the city for college and everything, my best friend started playing Counter-Strike. When I was in my first or second year of high school everyone was psyched for that game. We had 40-minute long lunch breaks, and my classmates would cross the street and go to this cybercafe so they could eat while playing all sorts of war games or FPS (first-person shooters) such as (if my memory serves me right) Counter-Strike, Unreal Tournament (2004?), Soldier of Fortune II, and many more, I think.

But I didn’t play. At least not on a regular basis… I would play with them maybe once in two months. There was no space for my criticism about explicit violence or how lame they looked when they played those games.

So last week I went to my best friend’s house and installed Counter-Strike. The first game I ever installed on my laptop (my 8 month-old HP Pavilion DV2425). Luckily, it runs smoothly (it’s a 5 year old game!).

And just today I got my hands on Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, which I’m going to install tonight on my dad’s new computer. It’s my little experiment: I’m going to try and install every videogame that comes out with insane requirements on that computer.

I really hope this is going to be my once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the requirements of almost every game. It’s a Core 2 Quad with 3 GiB of RAM, 500 GiB of HD and a GeForce 8600 GT under the hood.

So that’s it for now… Oh! Also, I installed Iron Man, the videogame based on the movie and… It sucks.

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Chocolate crunchy

Right now I’m eating an ice cream.

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Lock the doors and slide behind the unlit shades

I’ve been listening to +44’s album since I woke up this morning and used it as background music while studying. It does a pretty good job keeping me focused, although I couldn’t resist and jumped to grab my guitar and play along 145 (acoustic version of 155) and Cliff Diving.

I can’t even remember the last time I played those songs, but they made me remember that I never learned their guitar solos. Damn.

Fre, my girlfriend, is coming in less than 20 minutes. Last Thursday she told me that she would be coming here: she lives 50 km (30 miles) away from here in a small city named La Plata. I have some of my best friends living there as well so I go almost every weekend and spend it with them.

But this is the first time she’s coming here! I’m so enthused that I even swept my bedroom’s floor, ordered all my books, and put all my dirty clothes in their place (the bag for laundry, of course).

I can’t believe that I only slept 4 hours last night. And just for your interest, mixing coffee with energy drinks will only get you an aching stomach and will not make you hyper-intelligent and get all your work done in 30 minutes.

+44’s CD keeps spinning and she’s at my door.

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No, Mom, I wasn’t arrested

It’s been a year since we finally launched the site. After that it’s been 11 months and a half of Nic telling me how we should be working on the second version of the website.

A lot of ideas passed through our email accounts. Some of them may even have the potential for making great website. I’m sure Nic and RJ have forgotten about most of them.

Making this website, maintaining it and dealing with all the everyday issues we had to face in the way has been nothing but a pleasure. Well… Not always a pleasure, but you get the point.

We spent so many nights working on the site and enjoying ourselves. Oh it’s so good to have someone that laughs at your stupid jokes.

We had some really effective days when we would get as much as 10% of the whole website done in one night, and days when we would just mess around for hours and went to bed with only having lost hours of bedtime.

Now, here it is: TheresNoSolution.com v2

Dear Criminals

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Heart possessions and year-changing decisions

Have you ever woken up one day just to see a poster on your wall that you had always thought it was cool but never put too much attention on it, and then it happens: you notice how it was the coolest thing you’ve ever seen?

I used that lame metaphor in a failed attempt to explain my recent crush on one of my bestest friends.

I won’t go into too many details right now, I’m just going to say that I was this close to giving up on everything and then suddenly it happened. She was valiant enough to tell me something that completely changed my point of view on some subjects.

I’m sick of my own depression. I can’t stand thinking about all this negative stuff all the time, I need to change.

A lot of things are happening around me, most of them aren’t directly related to me but in some way they do, and at the same time I’m facing a lot of new things all the time.

I’m not doing really well in college… I dropped out of Mathematical Analysis and I’m considering dropping out of Physics too. In fact, I’m ditching my class right now. I did quite well on Introduction to Scientific Thinging (or IST from now on). I got an 8 out of 10 and surprisingly most of my classmates failed. What surprsises me is that I didn’t study much for the exam, I just read the chapters of the book and studied from previous exams I got online.

But I need to change. I need to focus on myself and on making the lives of people around me easier. I need to help myself and everyone around me.

And by achieving small accomplishments every day I think I’m getting closer to that. When everything you do or try to do leads to frustration, you just don’t find a purpose on anything. And that’s what needs to change: I need to find a purpose and I have to avoid getting frustrated.

Let’s start right now.

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The flyer

Oh yeah Nic and I did a great job.

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Oh what a weekend!

Maybe later I’ll relate what happened in the last two days… Let’s say it was a movie-like disaster, involving drug addicts, rumours, fake stories, sisters and sisters’ boyfriends, faints and a puddle of blood.

Anyway… I’ll be working along with my good friend Nic (TheresNoSolution.com’s co-owner) on a flyer for a band.
Their name is No Chances and they rock. I’ve seen them live once and they were amazing.

Check out their MySpace profile and their other pages here.

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Also, many great things will be coming along the TheresNoSolution.com road soon… Just hold on tight and prepare to be amazed. This time around, Nic should get most of the credit, he’s really proven to be the best co-worker ever. His continuous harassment is probably one of the main reasons why that site even exists, and I love how it was created.

It’s almost 3 in the morning here and I have to do my physics homework, which I’ll probably be doing in less than 5 hours. I’m a time wasting machine.

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Happy Birthday, Dad

I almost forgot it was today. Thanks to that stupid email from the hosting company I remembered it was today.

It always hurts to think that now that I enjoy the pleasure of your company I won’t be able to see you.

No hard feelings towards the past, nevertheless.

I understand the way we’ve been for far too long. Or at least I think I do.

I hope you enjoy yourself like you always do. Have a nice trip.

While I’m trying to be as much of a man as I can, I still think I will need you for quite a while.

Happy birthday, Dad.

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