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Argentina Beats Mexico

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Neither Google News (Mx, AR)or BBC News have anything up yet, but Argentina just beat Mexico 2:1 in the world come quarter finals.

The fireworks here already started… People seem to get way too excited about soccer down here.

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More Complaints Aobut Fibertel: defmay { Clientes, no usuarios. }

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

I must not have noticed since I was in Las Vegas last week (or maybe it was in a different area), but it looks like Fibertel had a large blackout for all their cable modem users.

As Fibertel often does, they treated their customers horribly during this outage, gave little information, and event stopped answering calls at some point.

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Maru Got A Cat

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

At 3pm today I got a text message from Maru. "We have a cat". At 3:30pm I got a call "I lost the cat"

Maru Got A Cat

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Kick Ass Ice cream — UN ‘ ALTRA VOLTA

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Some of the best ice cream I’ve had in Buenos Aires so far.

Good combo: Mint Chip and Banana Volta.

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Public Transporation Rocks — Or how I learned to hate driving….

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Dave comments on BART and public transit (Why I like Bart) over at Scripting News.  Over the last few years I’ve been down here in Argentina relying almost entirely on public transportation via subway, cab, train, and recently buses.

Every time I go back to the US and start driving again I realize how much I don’t miss it.  Yes, there is a freedom to being able to get in your car in drive, anywhere, its also insanely stressful.  "Hrm that guy just cut me off!"  "Traffic isn’t moving and I need to be at <INSERT DESTINATION> now!". 

Instead when on public transport I grab a book, my iPod, or whatever and just use the ride to be productive or relax.   Buenos Aires public transport isn’t really as safe as BART. i.e. I’d never pull out my Powerbook and start hacking / waching a movie, etc on the subway, bus, or train. I have pulled it out on long cab rides to watch a DVD though.

But the point is public transport is a much better way to get around.  Its too bad LA just doesn’t have it.  They tried with the subway, but it just doesn’t have enough stops. 

The one thing I wish I had a car for would be longer trips.  IE LA to Santa Barbara style (2-3 hours plus). Although with gas prices in the US public transport probably is a better deal. ()

 However, I’d be happy if I never had to drive around in a city again.  When ever I move back to Santa Barbara to finish school I think I’ll start using the bus system again.

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