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DriveNet’s Mac App Picks: Favorite Open Source/Free Guitar Apps for the practicing musician (2010)

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Undoubtedly, one of the bigger benefits of going to grad school is the large amount of time that one can invest in constructive procrastination. As panamanian PhD Comics author Jorge Cham puts it:

So get out there and procrastinate. Procrastinate with purpose and with pride.

And this is exactly what I do when “I am suposed to be doing research”, I test Open Source/freeware mac applications compulsively until I find something that I like and I can make good use of Read the rest of this entry »


La Fabrika de Panamá – July 10, 2008

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Ok, it is finally happening: I am writing on my blog again! After a few weeks without blogging activity, I finally made it back to Atlanta, so it’s about time to catch up with the writing. So I guess I will be recounting the interesting things I saw in Panama during my visit, starting with la Fabrika de Panama, arts event at the White Elephant Building in the Santo Tomas Hospital (Panama city Panama).

The "White Elephant" Building
El Elefante Blanco, Hospital Santo Tomás

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Reggae roots at “One” Panama – Pureza Natural (live)

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Clarisse (Yellow shirt), Giordano (light blue and white) and me (smiling at the background)Last Night, my cousin Clarisse picked me up around 10 p.m. to go to the Reggae Roots nights at One Panama. I was happy to see her again,a and even happier to hang out with her and her brother Giordano. We got there really early for Panamanian standards, but the roots was skanking and the vibe was filled with positive energy. The night progressed as the Dj kept on “rootsing” and the crowd started to grow by 12 p.m. the place was packed with a variety of people: ghetto people, zonies, foreign (maybe Europeans and Gringos) and some Rastafarian… Read the rest of this entry »