Friday, May 21, 2010

amo al sufrir ↔ formar a luis

"Un conocimiento reducido es algo peligroso; pero debemos de tomar ese riesgo, ya que un conocimiento reducido es lo máximo que nuestras cabezas más grandes pueden soportar."
George Bernard Shaw

Él no tiene esperanza, pero "no hay destino que no pueda decorarse con desprecio."
El Mito de Sísifo

"En este negocio, en el momento en el que te das cuenta que estás en problemas, ya es muy tarde para salvarte a tí mismo. A menos que corras asustado todo el tiempo, estás muerto."
Bill Gates

"Tener como meta la Comodidad y la Felicidad nunca me ha atraído; un sistema de éticas construído en estas bases sería suficiente para un rebaño de vacas."
Albert Einstein

"En este mundo hay sólo dos tragedias: una es no obtener lo que se quiere; la otra es obtenerlo. Esta última es la peor, es una verdadera tragedia."
Oscar Wilde

"Sabed sufrir: sabiendo sufrir, se sufre menos."

Anatole France

"El sufrimiento más intolerable es producido por la prolongación del placer más intenso."
George Bernard Shaw

"Si al ser feliz creo serlo,
sufro en mi dichoso estado,
pues me hace desgraciado
sólo el miedo de perderlo.
Y si estoy bien sin saberlo,
pues no lo sé, no lo soy;
así mañana como hoy,
ser feliz nunca podré;
pues si lo soy, no lo sé,
y si lo sé, ya no lo soy."
Joaquín María Bartrina y de Aixemús
(¿O era José María?)


Cúspides:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Last "Atreyu" From Earth

After I saw Never Ending Story (first movie), I started to dream about how could somebody write something like that, that can give the same impression for adults as that story created on kids.

A friend of mine, KameKun, recommended me The Last Man From Earth movie. I can assure you that you can bring something useful for yourself after you see this movie. The most important thing I need to study about this movie is how to organize things you say, in a order that all people listening them will be able to understand you, and believe you.

If all is possible, and all these things have happened, then somebody must be desperately hunting for that last man. If not, then the way he organized the story is at the scale of an illusionist or a magician, because it is almost believable.
  • Aristarchus long before that. (story is getting sharp)
  • Yochanan
Now, impressively, I have recalled something I wrote some time ago. I called that story Immortal Rich. Recently, I have commented in my actual job how much I like dialogs in textbooks. Well, this movie is all dialog!

After you see this movie, haven't you felt how your mind tries to fly towards all those moments that John described? I really like that kind of jumps...

"The Last Supper" Man

Reference to my joke in the title:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Supper_%28Leonardo_da_Vinci%29

I have seen Superman Returns movie. I really don't like to underestimate coincidences, like must people do, and in this time, I have found one related to Planet Krypton and Planet Vegeta, and, even knowing that they were not born in Earth, both Goku and Superman love this planet. When I see things like these, I think that Japan is copying some stories from United States...

Some extracts of quotes:
  • God doesn't share His power
  • In jail, my knowledge worth less than a piece of metal and cigarettes
  • Don't alarm. It is normal
  • They don't need superman, but they cry for one
  • Mind over muscle
  • Krrrrryptonite!

If Lex Lutor is the wolf, then is Superman the vampire? Never underestimate the perseverance of a wolf!

When I saw Superman falling towards earth and sea, I recalled the phrase "Fallen Angel" and Jiraiya... and also that I want to jump from a parachute and learn how to swim!! XD

Friday, May 14, 2010

Parameterizing

There are two ways to pass values to functions. I will state examples using PHP:
  1. showUser('Ignacio','Cortorreal');
  2. showUser(array('name'=>'Ignacio','last'=>'Cortorreal'));
Each one has advantages and drawbacks. At the end, when you are building an API, you must choose what to do. The first version is older, and I have started to valorate the older although, for analysis, it is too painful, but more efficient. Will the Old one version minimize "supposed logic errors" because of its strong typing? No! Neither the New one.

The power of the New one is that parameters can be expressed in any order!! For example, if you want to add the middle name and a second last name to showUser() function, we can add it, and it won't bring problems to other code using that function, but its interface and implementation stars to become a mess, something that is somewhat reduced with the Old method.

DOS
  • format /q/u/v/c/s
  • g++ -Wall hello.cpp -o hello.bin
  • type a.txt b.txt
  • grep -v " OK "
JS (PROGRAMMING)
  • save({a:1,b:2,c:3});
  • sum(1,2,3);
WEB
  • /products/view/5/1
  • /products/list/page:3/sort:desc/
  • script.php?first=john&last=doe
SQL
  • Horizontal Vs. Vertical Structures:

IDFirstLast
3IgnacioCortorreal

--Vs--

IDFieldValue
3FirstIgnacio
3LastCortorreal

In lambda calculus, each function has exactly one parameter. The process to emulate multiple parameters is called currying. It looks crazy, but I think it is the way to go if we want to find a new order for these Parameters' disorder. Python supports this kind of paradigm, and is my next language to study after I achieve a basic-intermediate level of my C++ abilities. I was looking to Haskell or LISP, but Python's documentation on the web is way too much better.

This is the strongest Yin-Yang I have found in programming. Which one to choose?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

El Reino del Celo

Inspirada en Kingdom of Zeal, de Chrono Trigger.
Versión de 8 bits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxlFMufWaFk
El Reino Del Celo (cantada por mí)

Ya lo logré
Contento estoy
Soy el mejor
pero no sé...
[x2]

Ya caí!
Es que he acabado de
descubrir...

Que al terminar,
otra historia acaba de comenzar.
Acabo de notar,
que será asi toda la eternidad.
No puedo aceptar
que en un círculo vicioso voy a estar,
pero parece que continuar
es más conveniente que parar.

Confesión: Lloré! Fue muy nostálgico pensar como esta magnífica canción de Chrono Trigger se hubiese escuchado en un Nintendo... en esa tan feliz Época a la que llamo Mi Niñez! Y combinar eso con lo que sentí cuando la jugué en Super Nintendo, y con lo que escribí... fue una explosión de llantos para mí... :'-(

The Sealed Kingdom of Happymess...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Never Ending Ocarina Of Time!

Alert: this post is too personal. It might contain too much bullshit.

I was trying to note what I think while I see The Never Ending Story movie, and to try to compare it with some of my thoughts from childhood, because the only concrete thing that I recalled was that I felt a deep and profound story the moment I saw it when I was a child. In my mind, pieces appear randomly, and I try to put them in order, just like a Jig-Saw, or Tetris. I started adding notes, but ended doing a mess of thoughts that it seems it will take a long time to get in order. I always believe that thoughts, like anger, clever or crazy, can hide interesting ideas.
  • this book is not for you (my eyes are getting wet)
  • No, not too much. We still have a long way to go.
  • Don't let the Sadness of the Swamps get to you (DKC2)
  • Atreyu wouldn't quit now
  • How did all this happen? With Luck (Wink!)
  • Only 9,891
  • Never give up, and good luck will find you (go down fighting)
  • It's to hurt if it's to heal (La Mole, Orochimaru, Dr. Lizard, I thought in Hal, but it was Triton from One Piece)
  • To the winch, wench
  • Be confident
  • What if they really do know about me in Fantasia?
  • Fantasia has no boundaries
  • Why is Fantasia dying then?
  • People who has no hope are easy to control
  • I am the servant of the power behind the nothing.
  • That was the end of Fantasia
  • It was the only way to get in touch with an earthling
  • ...others are sharing his
  • ...that one little boy could be that important
  • He's already chosen it
  • As many as you want. The more wishes you make, the more magnificent Fantasia will become
i felt identified with bastian

atreyu is link in ocarina of time

Auryn - wingw-auryn leviosa

chile easter island stones

people will try to hunt only for all the defects in the movie, but will ignore the message and the impression they tried to transmit. Maybe now I'm ready to see Star Wars, from Ronald ACS.

sadness of the swamps. Artax and the swamps moved me right now. I cried with Bastian.

Morla is like E.T.! Another must to see. It's a Turtle, like KameKun.

What? they heard Bastian Scare Cry? Nice, they showed how to get into the mind of the child, or the reader!

It can scare kids, but I think that is a too great story for starting kids.

Neo and Smith - Atreyu and Gmork - Yin and Yang: recursion of Nothing to the correct level, and to make it impressive for some, and that it can make it evident and ignored. Once again, stories must be read twice, and after some long time. I was writing while Bastian was reading.

I have read that directors are killing us with recycled stories. If that's true, they why they keep recycling them? MAYBE BECAUSE HUMANITY HAVEN'T STILL GOT THE MESSAGE OF IT!

God sent his first ship, Falco, and Atreyu grabbed it ASAP

Mikey and Pluto, Astro Boy and Jump, Casshern and Friender, Atreyu and Falco (Falkor, like a Dog-Dragon),

Now I know why I never forgot Falco. Hey I have noticed how language gets truncated with time. Black rappers do it, and dialects too!

I saw Naruto and the two old little toads!!

Southern Oracle - Matrix Oracle

Old Women doing the Hard Work to push the Old Man up?

Observatory to Astronomy. I recalled "Chapulin Colorado Chiquitolina", and now "hobbits"

The sphinxes reminded me the eye laser on Zelda, allegory on the game's challenges? Maybe the purity of the heart to get to the Inner Light is the meaning of the sphinx?

Goku purity of heart.

"Father, into your hands I commend my Spirit"

Magic Mirror Gate!! OCARINA AGAIN! Besides Zelda, I was always looking for another story that resembles Dark Naruto! Still, I don't know the story of Dark Ryu.

Ingredients in this post seems un-connect-able, but I think I will cook something interesting in the future, even if it's only for My Self.

In which circumstances a man can elaborate a colorful story like that? On drugs?

Not too much computer effects. That's why they feel alive and real.

What Atreyu saw at the mirror was the image of the reader?? These stories are seeds to plant into the heads of writers! Include readers into your story and take their feelings to the extreme!

"Now, this is going too far." Reactions like that is what people feel when they are confronted with disgusting truths. It is like when you light up your bedroom and find many insects and bugs inside it. But like in Moon said to Huo Yuanjia: because, "If you're sad", my Grandma told me "then cry", "After you cry, you still have to live life"

When was the first time I saw this movie? Before my vice with video games, before I was 11. I was loosing my vice, and this movie reminded it to me.

I recall a torment when Bastian was reading. Also, I compared Falkor with DBZ Shenlong.

"The Empress needs a name" Empress looks like Enterprise or "Empresa" in Spanish. Then the writers enterprise needs a new name? Also, I learned that Name is a pilot script in Bakuman manga... but "Empress" and "Name" can be exchanged with "Dream" and "Focus/How"

Although Fantasies can look imperfect, they are necessary to transmit the correct impression. I recalled all those rare things that we think, like orcs, gollums, hobbits, entz, bugs, etc. They are ugly but somehow, I feel that they are really needed.

The Bastian Storm was when reading "Sea of Possibilities" Possibilities are infinite!! I recalled the book "Who stole my cheese", and How I wanted to become a child. I recalled two girls in my school that sung "tienes que ser un niño". Some time ago, I wanted to feel like a child. Love Guru refreshed me that idea, and I was almost forgetting it.

LOL the Auryn was lost! Naruto necklace was also lost! Atreyu looks like young Servando and Florentino.

I recalled Link at the Valley of Death, but after the Sea Of Possibilities.

Each time I see The Rock Man, I recall "La Mole" or "The Thing"

I also recall Indiana Jones from time to time.

Still, if you try to do a movie like that right now in 2010, and only using superposition and physical background effects, it will be still a expensive movie to do.

Recursion of story writing that I thought when I read Bakuman, and also recalled Issac from Heroes.

"Little Red Riding Hood" Painting Twist! They have been shown Bastian there, to transmit the impression to the watcher, also! But I can't demand too much from 1982 cinema. What a coincidence...

When I saw Gmork, I recalled Splinter from Ninja Turtles, and Pluto manga, and Kerberos from Eyeshield 21; and Princess Mononoke when Falkor appeared after that.

When I recall about the origin of this movie, I also recalled Kinderheim 511 experimients in Monster manga, and Steiner the Magnificent.

Recalled also Mario Bros world 2-2 when Falkor found Auryn.

"That was the end of Fantasia." Instead, I really felt like Earth exploded. After that, when I saw the Ivory Tower, I have recalled some blogs and writings that say: "If you have arrived at this point, then I feel proud of you, and I felt I accomplish something." There's is still Hope.

Also I recalled a Bachata from Anthony Santos "Predica, que todavia hay luz."

When Falkor said "Go on" I recalled Toruk Makto from Avatar, and how I joked about Neytiri starting to respect Jake Sully after seeing "The Hummer". I recalled that I haven't seen neither Terminator Salvation nor Twilight nor Saw movies...

Dragon, the Dragon of Luck, Bugs Bunny, the Rabbit of Luck... 8-Mile B-Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland Rabbit Hole.

Inside Ivory Tower, Atreyu looks like Basshunter, and Empress recalls Nicole Kidman, and some superior beings that appeared in Assassin's Creed.

"Why you look so sad?" made me recall Thiaoouba Prophecy eBook.

I don't know what to think when I heard Empress to say Bastian. The first impression was "It's a child's tale", then "If they were to choose a name, they should be left it open". I now understand the message a little better, but how can we make an history in which the reader feels that he forms part of it? As I see it now: Atreyu --> Video Games. The next step is, either a model of yourself in the story, or you playing in a First Person View mode with a helmet. Life is like a Game, a long one, and sometimes it feels short. Life is like Chess, as Benjamin Franklin said.

I recalled when Ichigo couldn't hear his Zankapatou name in the moment I couldn't hear the new name for the Empress. I now saw another storm, the storm I recall from when I was a child, I think it is this one.

I also recall how some unseen but realistic ideas that I think occur after a couple of years.

"Lord" of Flies, flew and left us alone...

I have seen "Lord of the Flies" ... !@#$%^&*())_+{}:"|<>?`-=[];'\,./

This is exactly what I think will happen with our beloved Earth! Since the start, the fire was a signal!

I will stop now because, if I keep going, I will put inside this entry the whole UTF-32 Chart (Uhat The F#$%?) I got some laughs with Se7en, but even though this is another type of "Divine Comedy", I got mad with it. Also, after you see this movie, try to remember the "Over here!" moment... Why does God let bad things to happen? Why does He make those sadistic jokes? If you have seen Monster anime, then you'll understand this: maybe we are in God's Kinderheim 511.

We all only keep trying to look into differences instead of looking into similarities! Balance Everything! Don't turn the tide blindly to one side or the other. That is what I think, but it is also a Contradiction, because if we don't do it, then there won't be Progress... Can you see how a "right" decision can become "wrong", but in some aspects can return to be "right"? This movie is another evidence for myself that any enlightening situation can be seen either as "Wow", or "Bah."

Some phrases:
  • ... too many people are screwing around ... (could be "reading" screwing around?)
  • There's eight million "islands" out here...
  • Both March Songs in the movie were funny.
  • Over here! ... Hey, man, we were hunting.
  • If you don't stand up to him, you're just another one of his slaves. (what Jack did!)
  • What are you guys doing? (it looks like Cannibalism... Hannibal Lecter anyone?)
If there are really Powerful, Intelligent and Advanced Entities living in other planets, they will know for sure the greatest value of planets (for some Greek philosophers, some planets were Gods!) and they will come to Earth if they think something really dangerous is happening to the planet, just like The Day The Earth Stood Still movie.

Do you want to try it out? Even if they come, many of us will be punished from them. Or maybe they would let the whole Earth explode...

Haven't you feel how "magically" Noah has built his Arc to save some animals and people? Or how "magically" Lot was saved from Sodom? Or when Moses opened up the Red Sea? Can you make an analogy with Klaatu? Or with the ending of "Lord of Flies" movie? Don't you feel how "magically" we have anything we need to keep alive for many years? Swimming seems to be a kind of food... and a polluting act.

Lot's story fits more than a certain alternative I read about the origin of Adam and Eve, except that they were relatives...

I have now seen the vice cycle of "our" Universe: There are tons of evidence that many great people used to AFFIRM that there exists Real Powerful and Intelligent Entities in the Universe, but many people ignored, and still will continue to do so until...

"When Father's out, Kids make a Party", but if you leave kids alone, then they can "start to play with matches." In this case, kids can have two extremes. First extreme is to do exactly what Father said. Second extreme is to realize that kids will be alone for a very long time. Second starts to forget the teachings of and feel hatred for Father. First insists that Second is acting mad, but Second is alone and doesn't care about it, because Second does anything he can to survive (but ignores that Father built a house and left food). With this Wrath, Second attempts to beat First. While getting beat, First, who has been acting exactly as Father commanded, and seeing how everything he learned was for nothing, First says "Father, why have you forsaken me?" (recalling Chop Suey, from System of a Down - It seems to fit also in this movie). But the magical thing is that, if Father appear in that very moment, Second will magically also say "Father, why have you forsaken me?"

On the Internet I read that Lord of Flies book is a recommended reading in many schools. Nevertheless, I have never known about this book when I was a kid. If I ask to some of my literature teachers from school if they taught "Lord of Flies" book, they might blindly say Yes, and that I hadn't put enough attention. If that's the Truth, then I forgot it, but if that's a Lie, the education system is downgrading... Some schools might teach about this story, but if the message can't be spread, then it was for nothing, although the message might be inside somebody's psyche until it finds its way to fly out...

Some thoughts that people with a Second attitude will have after they saw this movie will be "Now we are adults. We are the soldiers." ( but not "We are the world. We are the children.") But if it is shown the real way, then they will say "Hey! Don't believe that silly science-fiction crap", or the most modern complain, "No girls! Too gay!" Now I know what some religions meant when they say "The origins of Universe and God are so simple, that we can't believe or understand them."

I can't help it, but I got INCREDIBLY AMAZED when I saw fight of Ralph and Jack in front of Piggy, and compared it with Sasuke and Naruto (respectively) ... Innocently, this movie has too many metaphors!

PS: Beelzebub is "Lord of Flies", and that term is related to evil... how many things have been taken as evil, but they weren't? ... ironically and funny, the next movie I have in queue to see is The Never Ending Story...

PPS: I want to play King Of Fighters and use Ralph's Galactic Phantom.

PPPS: This PPS thing was learned from Mary and Max movie... :-P

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I "Saw" Se7en

Yesterday, I was looking for the 7 deadly sins, because I normally have problems remembering the spanish translations of Sloth and Wrath (what a coincidence) I don't know if I should feel happy or sad about my bad memory.

Se7en was recommended by a coworker. It was in my list of Twister Endings movies to see, like, for example, American Psycho (seen) and Memento (yet to see) and specially The Unusual Suspects (seen!)

I really like when movies can explain the change of determination that people might have in their life in a logically and clearly and believable way. Also, the movie starts to catch speed after 1:08, and boy, what a speed!

Some phrases:
  • You won't quit because you believe, but you wanna believe it because you'll quit!
  • Detective! You are looking for me. (Roger 'Verbal' Kint!!!)
  • There he seats. It's not supposed to make any sense (LOL. and like Yoda!)
  • For the first time ever, you and I are in total agreement (LOL)
  • Frankly, I am inclined to let them rot (LOL)
  • The law requires me to serve my clients... (LOL, The devil's advocate)
  • If John's head splits and an UFO come out, believe it! (USA Naruto)
  • Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore...
  • Oh, he didn't know (I feel guilty, because John's amusement face made me laugh)
I will stop here. Many LOLs after the appearance of Kevin Spacey... Unusual Suspects, American Beauty, K-Pax, The Negotiator... I didn't want to see Spacey as Lutor, but now I have enough motives to try that Superman version.

When I heard the lawyer talk, what I felt in that moment was exactly what I think about laws and lawyers: the possibility to "legally" take advantage of some holes in our system... A moment latter, when they talked about "taps on shoulders", I was also agreed with that kind of thought: when people perceive big and tragical events, it's when they listen. (Watchmen, Heroes, 911...)

On "Pride", I recalled when my friend KameKun talked to (and recommended) me about Saw hexalogy. In this movie, from time to time, I recalled the Dark Knight's Joker philosophy, and I reminded (again) John Anderton emotive moment in Minority Report. In Se7en, since the lawyer appeared, I was thinking in David Mills' family.

I am almost believing that the coworker that recommended the movie thinks that I have the same personality of John Doe... another one compared me with Edmond... another with Max Jerry Horowitz... in Facebook some said I am "Likely to Become" a Gangster... another one with Musaman... another called mi Asperger... What's happening? Do I look like a Killer or a Murderer? Even though, I would like to live like Jiraiya...

I wrote about a dream I've got some days ago. Each of the coworkers in the dream recommended me Edmond and Se7en, respectively... I was trying to forget that nightmare, but now, it seems some events are trying to recall it.

That dream? Firefighters? Game of Words? One of my previous jobs? The picture in My Garage, Miti Miti - Encendia ... It seems like bad news will arrive. I'm getting nervous, but I must control my anxiety. As my great-grandmother recommended me to say: "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit!"

If this movie was an emulation of "The Divine Comedy", then it pulled some laughs from me. I know this is bad, but it goes into extremes too high that I feel it funny... although I thought David Mills was going to die by himself...

Degradation

Main religions and laws promote monogamy (i.e. only one husband and wife). I heard that some institutions and churches impart marital courses, and they have costs; if there are problems between a married couple, there are marital treatments or courses.

But what about living as a single? There are moral compromises that some would like to test or break, even for some small moments, or more. Some restraints include:
  • You should have only one woman
  • It's a bad act to look for sexual workers
  • Divorce exists and it is more expensive
  • VIH and AIDS
  • You shall never covert your neighbor's wife (not even in your mind)
  • You can't touch any woman you want
  • If you look at women too much, you'll accused for sexual harassment
  • Some Kama Sutra positions
  • Eating plants and animals grown with special hormones
I think women can elaborate a special list like this one.

What will men do with all that suppressed "power"? Money and Drinks have made "things" easier, but those things are morally incorrect. If your woman wants to wait some time, and you are in a "need", you will need to find solace, and that is morally incorrect. Also, you should never get married only for "that" need, because that will be a Divorce Prelude.

Then you must choose to live either moralist or extrovert. What will happen if you suppress your feelings towards women too much? What will happen if you keep avoiding those immoral actions for too long?

Saturday, May 1, 2010

El Amor de La Vida

Inspirada en la 1ra. canción final del anime Monster
For the Love of Life, de David Sylvian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cmZ9Mr_TgA

El amor de la vida (Cantada por mí)

Lentamente, cuenta te das
que el mundo está como debe de estar
y no puedes hacer nada más

Si te arriesgas lo suficiente
puedes confiar plenamente
en mi

El amor de la vida, tiene un precio.
Podriamos todo perderlo
pero hasta al final, pelearemos

Laught Movie #27

"There's something about Mary" is in #27 of AFI's 100 Years - 100 Laughs.

I really like "The Love Guru", even after I knew that movie was highly criticized. I wanted to know what does Mary have that Pitka doesn't.

I recall many funny things. Some looked disgusting, like making fun with bad events occurred to one of the main characters and how fast you can advance when you use lies. Even though, I started to respected the movie after this question was uttered:

"Did you hire Pat Healy to spy on me?"

Because I was interested to see how he was going to clean his image and name for Mary.

I liked the singers more and more as the story advanced. Each character got what it deserved. The ending was happy, but it seemed overacted and a little forced. Well, I think that is something that all comedies have in common: their endings are either forced or cliché.

For my point of view, one movie promotes Sacrifice and the other promotes Joy of Child.