Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Monday, November 07, 2005

Zinio Reader problems

This post don't match with the rest of the blog, but it's a kind of advise.

Last month I bought an electronic subscription to Macworld magazine with Zinio.com, everything was working fine, so I decided to buy another one single magazine "Macworld Práctico, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger" (5,99Eur.). So I paid, downloaded and when I tried to open it ... upps!! ... Error 22-M. After following the unproductive instructions of the help section, I submit a question to the "Zinio Customer Support" on October 21st 2005 and I received this automatic response:

We received your question to the Zinio Customer Support team. It has been logged in our Support database with an ID of 64856. If it was a question or request, you should receive a response within four (4) business days. We apologize for the delay but we have been experiencing very high volumes of incidents. This delay should only be temporary and we plan to be back to our normal two-day turnaround time soon.

Today I'm still waiting and getting angry. Does anybody of you use Zinio Reader?

Update: Problem solved, too much time for a simple 'incident', but at least, now I can read my magazine.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Boston #7

Boston skyline from the Skywalk Observatory in the 50th floor of Prudential tower. This panorama is made of five individual photos.

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Monday, July 25, 2005

Beer #6 - Samuel Adams in CHEERS!!

More important than the beer "Samuel Adams" is the bar where I drank it Cheers --Beacon Hill, Boston-. The place where everybody knows your name ... not so real

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Monday, July 18, 2005

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Friday, July 15, 2005

Boston #2

With 60 floors and 241 m the John Hancock Tower is the tallest building in New England, during the construction, 65 windows -1.100 kg each one- fell out.

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The statue in first plane represents the 'Science' and is one of the two -the other is for the 'Arts'- settled on the platform in front of the "Boston Public Library", the first metropolitan library of USA.

Boston #1

Last days I have been seeing iPods everywhere ...

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Hines/ICA station, Boston T.

This photo could be a tribute to the first "published" photo of a good friend --sorry but at the moment I can't find the exact link to the related photo-

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Beer #5 - Zywiec

Hardest to find in Spain. A friend brought me some bottles and this glass from Poland.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Superman #2

Following the advices of a good friend I uploaded this panorama of Superman roller coaster. This one is made of three 'non-tripod' photos and several hours of digital dark room.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005


WMWM. Superman
Originally uploaded by Turiel.
I like this photo because the coaster -Superman- loops seems to be a sign. This ride it's 'riding' since June 2002 ... slowly lift to 50 m, suddenly drop down at 100 kph during 115 seconds thru 7 inversions with strange names:
  • Loop
  • Immelman
  • Zero-G Roll (Camelback)
  • Cobra Roll
  • Interlocking Corkscrews (Interlocking Flat Spins)

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Beer #4 - Voll-Damm

Voll Damm
Originally uploaded by Turiel.
This is probably certainly my preferred non belgian beer.

In 1871 when the Franc-Prussian War starts August Kuentzmann Damm settled down in Barcelona, once there he decided to live on which better knew to do: produce artisan Strasbourg beer. Years later, on 1876, he founded the first factory of Damm Beers. My favourite beers on flickr.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Beer #3 - Kasteel bier

It's very difficult to continue the "beer" series without being very repetitive.
With three photos only, my composition abilities are almost dried.
This time I took a diferent aproach to this great --perhaps my very favourite- beer

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Kasteel bier made by Brouwerij Brasserie it's a dangerous (11% ABV but taste as 8%) Belgian-style ale ... it has a shelf life of several years. The castle of the label is known as The Castle of Ingelmunster


Tarantula the brand-new ride of Parque de Atracciones Madrid was inaugurated last Saturday. Thanks to CAPTE.org I was one of the few that enjoyed some rides before the official opening.
These are some of the photos I took ...

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The last two photos are panoramas. The last one it's made of 14 photos, my first attempt with such huge panoramas.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Beer #2 - Brugs

No new photo ideas so I'll continue with the series of "favorite beers" ...

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Typical still live photo, dont' like it too much, very easy ...

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ufff!!! this was very dificult, one hand for the bottle and the other in the camera.

Brugs is a Belgian White beer made of a particular blend of pure wheat, hops, orange peel and coriander. These ingredients give it a special refreshing taste that it's perfect for summer time. The light yellow opaqueness is because it is not filtered.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Beer - Duvel

Beer is one of my other passions, yesterday while I was watching the extras of the DVD of Alien --another passion, too much information about me for only one post- I realized how much photogenic beer glasses are.

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In 1871 Jean-Léonard Moortgat set up the Moortgat brewery at Breendonk (Belgium). After the first world war the son of the founder wanted to brew a Belgian beer similar to British ale. He travelled to Scotland and after overcome a lot of hardships he finally managed to get a jar of yeast on which his success would be based. Today yeast from the original culture is still used. The people that first tried the brew, described the beer as 'nen echten duvel' (a real devil). Duvel means devil in dutch

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Semana Santa 2005 #3

This one makes me fell uncomfortable and frightened, but at the same time it has some kind of attraction ...

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Spring #2

finally four tulips flourished ...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Semana Santa 2005 #2

In order to intensify the protagonism of the warm colors I applied some digital tricks...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Semana Santa 2005 #1

This Easter most of my photos get blurred, perhaps my panning skills get limited after some glasses of Ribera de Duero ;-)

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Wednesday, March 23, 2005


I'm not a fan of flower photos, but the spring is here and this is the very first Tulip we get after two years of seeding. This situation deserves a temporary change.

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Monday, March 14, 2005

IV Rally Fotográfico Ciudad de Valladolid 2/3

This photo was shot at the "Science Musseum of Valladolid", I'm not very happy with this one, but we must select three photos from the full weekend ...

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IV Rally Fotográfico Ciudad de Valladolid 3/3

Another photo of Valladolid "Science Museum", this structures seems like battlements on a modern castle...

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IV Rally Fotográfico Ciudad de Valladolid 1/3

This was my first selection and I think that it was the best of all, but it's my personal opinion.

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IV Rally Fotográfico Ciudad de Valladolid

After a lot of uninspired months, the "IV Rally Fotográfico Ciudad de Valladolid" comes up.

I've never participate in a 'thing' like that, so this time I try, thinking that my personal muse will returns and light my inspiration like in the old days ...
Finally I'm not very happy with the results; it was hard select three photos from all the stuff.

This is the result of my pessimistic weekend...

Post Update, April 5, 2005

Rally results ... link