23 February 2009

Online Games

In this entry I'm going to talk and express my opinion about a current issue:Online games
Online Games are games played by internet without the necessity of having installed software. There are a lot of types of these games:Sports, adventures, war games. But are the War and violent games the most used by young people. In the last ten years, the number of people who plays this type of virtual games have increased a lot. Not only young people play, also older people do. Also, Many online games have associated online communities, making online games a form of social activity beyond single player games. That means, nowadays, online games aren't just a way of entertaiment for adolescents, it's a new way of comunication too. As I've said, the mos played games are war ones, but I think, the reason because they play it is the strategy instead of the violence.
Most Played Games
Here I leave a list of the mos played games nowadays:

My Personal Opinion
I've played some online games, but i don't like it very much. I know people who loves it, but i don't. When I've played, I've enjoyed, but I prefer meeting my friends than being hours in front of the computer playing a game where I'm the emperator of Rome (for example). I think it's a good way of communication in young people, but we've to control the time we use the computer

11 January 2009

A Country: Grenada

Grenada is an
island nation that includes the southern Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Its size is 344 km² with an estimated population of 110,000. Its capital is St. George's. The national bird of Grenada is the critically endangered
Grenada Dove.


Constitutional monarchy. A governor-general represents the sovereign, Elizabeth II.


The Arawak Indians were the first to inhabit Grenada, but they were all eventually massacred by the Carib Indians. When "Colón" arrived in 1498, he encountered the Caribs, who continued to rule over the island for another 150 years. The French gained control of the island in 1672 and held on to it until 1762, when the British invaded. Black slaves were granted freedom in 1833. After more than 200 years of British rule, most recently as part of the West Indies Associated States, Grenada became independent on Feb. 7, 1974, with Eric M. Gairy as prime minister.

In 1979, the Marxist New Jewel Movement staged a coup, and its leader, Maurice Bishop, became prime minister. Bishop, a protégé of Cuba's President Fidel Castro, was killed in a military coup on Oct. 19, 1983.

In an effort to establish order on the island and eliminate the Cuban military presence, U.S. president Ronald Reagan ordered an invasion of Grenada on Oct. 25, 1983, involving over 1,900 U.S. troops and a small military force from Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent. The troops met strong resistance from Cuban military personnel on the island but soon occupied it. After a gradual withdrawal of peacekeeping forces, a centrist coalition led by Herbert A. Blaize won a parliamentary majority in 1984. The New National Party (NNP), led by Keith C. Mitchell, won a majority in the 1995 parliamentary elections. He won reelection again in 1999 and 2003.

In Sept. 2004, Grenada suffered the most damage of any country from Hurricane Ivan, which killed 39 and left thousands homeless. In July 2005, Hurricane Emily wreaked further destruction.

On July 8, 2008, the National Democratic Congress won 11 of 15 seats in parliamentary elections. Tillman Thomas was sworn in as prime minister on July 9.



William of Ockham

William of Ockham, was born in a british town called Ockham in Surrey on 1285, He was the most influential philosopher of the 14th century and a controversial theologian.

He entered the Franciscan order at an early age and took the traditional course of theological studies at Oxford. Strong opposition to his opinions from members of the theological faculty prevented him from obtaining his Master's degree. His teaching had also aroused the attention of Pope John XXII, who summoned him to the papal court in Avignion (France) in 1324.

The charges against him were presented by Jogh Lutterell, the former chancellor of the university of Oxford. Ockham was never condemned, but in 1327, while residing in Avignion, he became involved in the dispute over apostolic poverty. When this controversy reached a critical stage in 1328, and the Pope was about to issue a condemnation of the position held by the Franciscans, Ockham and two other Franciscans fled from Avignion to seek the protection of Emperor Louis IV, the Bavarian.

They followed the emperor to Munich in 1330, where Ockham wrote fervently against the papacy in a series of treatises on papal power and civil sovereignty. The medieval rule of parsimony, or principle of economy, frequently used by Ockham came to be known as Ockham's razor. The rule, which said that plurality should not be assumed without necessity , was used to eliminate many pseudo-explanatory entities.

It is believed that he died in a convent in Munich in 1349, a victim of the Black Death. His name, spelled Occam, lives on in the names of streets and restaurants in Munich ... and in the brave new world of high-performance safety-critical parallel computing.



11 September 2008


Glendalough is an irish natural park, i've chosen this place for my entry of a beauty natural place, because i've been for a month in ireland and i visited it.

Glendalough (Irish: Gleann Dá Loch, meaning Glen of Two Lakes) is a glacial valley located in County Wicklow, Ireland. Within it lies a ruined village containing a former monastery, which was founded in the 6th century by Saint Kevin, a hermit priest, and destroyed in 1398 by English troops.
The location was sought out as a peaceful retreat by Saint Kevin because of its remoteness and serenity, but several men who wished to follow his teachings built a temporary place of churches and living quarters in the valley below the site of his house.This soon grew and became an important school. The remains of the monastery are located beside the Lower Lake and the Upper Lake.

The monastic site includes a 33 metres tall round tower and Saint Kevin's Cross, a Celtic High Cross. It has been thought the round tower was built during the era of the Viking invasions of Ireland (up to and around 1066), in order to protect the religious books and chalices used in the monastery at the time.

The monastery with its round tower is today one of the most popular tourist attractions in the county.
The valley was formed during the last ice age by a glacier which left a moraine across the valley mouth. The Poulanass river, which plunges into the valley from the south, created a delta, which eventually divided the original lake in two.
Glendalough is surrounded by semi-natural oak woodland. Much of this was formerly coppiced (cut to the base at regular intervals) to produce wood, charcoal and bark. In the springtime, the oakwood floor is carpeted with a display of bluebells, wood sorrel and wood anemones. Other common plants are woodrush, bracken, polypody fern and various species of mosses. The understorey is largely of holly, hazel and mountain ash.



05 September 2008

Present Simple & P.Continous

Present simple: This is a tense which is used to express permanent or actions that take place in the present and frequency, that is, every day, every morning, and so on.

Affirmative +: Subject + verb (infin.) 's "+ complements
Examples. -- I eat a lot. \ He eats a lot.

-- Negative: Subject + do / does not + verb (infin.) + complements
Examples .- I do not / do not eat much. \ He does not / does not eat much.

? Interrogative: (QW) + do / does subject + verb + (infin.) + compl. ?
Examples .- Do you eat much? \ Why does he eat much?

* Passive: Subject ( "CD") + is / are + verb (participle) + compl.
Examples .- + I eat a lot of chocolate \ * A lot of chocolate is eaten (by me)

PRESENT CONTINOUS: It is a tense which is used to express actions that take place in the present, at the very moment when you're enunciating the phrase and for a future organized.

Affirmative +: + Subject to be (present) + verb (infin.)-ing complements +
Examples .- I am eating a hot-dog \ He is eating a hot-dog

- Negative: + Subject to be not (present) + verb (infin.)-ing complements +
Examples .- I'm not / am not eating a hot-dog \ He is not / is not a hot-dog eating

? Interrogative: (QW) + to be (present) + + subject verb (infin.)-ing + compl.?
Examples .- Are you eating a hot-dog? \ What is he eating now?

* Passive: Subject ( "CD") + is / are being + + verb (participle) + compl.
Examples .- + They are repairing my piano \ * My piano is being repaired (by them)



-Yellow Pencil

-Images Google


01 September 2008

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is the representation of the evolution of traditional applications to web applications focused on the end user. The Web 2.0 is an attitude and not just a technology.

The Web 2.0 is the transition has been from traditional applications to applications that run through the Web focused on the end user. This is generating collaborative applications and services that replace the desktop applications.

This is a stage that has defined new projects on the Internet and is concerned about providing better solutions for the end user. Many claim that we have reinvented what was the Internet, others speak of bubbles and investment, but the reality is that the natural evolution of the medium really has proposed things more interesting.
Web 2.0 examples
Web 1.0 > Web 2.0
Doubleclick –>
Google AdSense
Ofoto –>
Flickr Akamai –> BitTorrent ()
mp3.com –> Napster
Britannica Online –>
Personal Websites –>

WEB 2.0 Humor


-Google Images

28 August 2008

Dan Brown

Dan Brown is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including the Nº1 New York Times bestseller, "The Da Vinci Code", one of the best selling novels of all time. Recently named one of the World's 100 Most Influential People, his novels have been translated and published in more than 40 languages around the world.
Dan is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he spent time as English teacher before start to write novels. In 1996, his interest in code-breaking and covert government agencies led him to write his first novel, Digital Fortress, which quickly became a national bestseller.

He's the son of a math teacher and a professional sacred musician, Dan grew up surrounded by the paradoxical philosophies of science and religion. These complementary perspectives served as inspiration for his second novel Angels & Demons(which I loved when I read it).

Dan’s wife Blythe—an art history buff and painter—collaborates on his research and accompanies him on his frequent research trips, their latest to Paris, where they spent time in the Louvre for his thriller, The Da Vinci Code.

-Google Images

25 August 2008

Rubik's Cube

The Rubik's Cube is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. Originally called the "Magic Cube" by its inventor, this puzzle was renamed "Rubik's Cube" by Ideal Toys in 1980 and won the German Game of the Year special award for Best Puzzle that year. It is said to be the world's best-selling toy, with over 300,000,000 Rubik's Cubes and imitations sold worldwide.
There exist four widely available variations: the 2×2×2, the standard 3×3×3 cube, the 4×4×4, and the 5×5×5.
The invention, descendant of a first prototype of only two layers, is a type of puzzle which consist of a cube in which each of its six faces is divided in nine parts, 3x3, which conforms a total of 26 pieces (there is no central piece) that articulate to each other by the mechanism of the central inner piece, hides inside the cube. The rest of the pieces are visible and three types can be observed that do not lose their
condition throughout the multiple movements that are realized.
These pieces are:
6 central pieces of face, define the color that corresponds to each face and always maintain the relative direction among them, are of a single color. In the original model the white color was opposite to the yellow, red to the orange and the green one to the blue one.
12 pieces edge, are in the edges and are of two colors.
8 pieces vertex, are in the corners and are of three colors.
Many solutions for Rubik’s cube are shortage of independent way. The most popular method was developed by David Singmaster in 1981. This solution consists of solving the Bucket castrates by layer: to that Superior is called, it is solved first, followed of the one of in the middle, and finally the Inferior. After certain practice it is possible to less than solve the bucket in 1 minute. (This is the way that I use).

I’ve chosen this topic for my free entry, because this summer I’ve solved the Rubik’s cube, and also the 2x2 cube and the 4x4.