Thursday, March 25, 2010

Microsoft Codename: Dallas

On my casual web surfing nights, I came across a new Microsoft Project that apparently was presented at the Vegas MIX event... yeah, I couldn't attend this year... again :(
Anyways, what's cool about Dallas is that Microsoft is trying to enhance their SQL reporting engine into generating dynamic graphical maps and pivot tables that are a lot nicer to what they were offering us with Reporting Services.  There is a demo page located at: what they call the data grail
Microsoft® Codename "Dallas" is basically a new service allowing developers and information workers to easily discover, purchase, and manage premium data subscriptions in the Windows Azure platform. Dallas is an information marketplace that brings data, imagery, and real-time web services from leading commercial data providers and authoritative public data sources together into a single location, under a unified provisioning and billing framework. Additionally, Dallas APIs allow developers and information workers to consume this premium content with virtually any platform, application or business workflow.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Magic the Gathering

I have been playing Magic the gathering since 5th Edition came out... shortly after Ice Age... about 20 years later, I'm still kind of hooked to that game. I wonder why is it that I can't get over this card game. 
Let's see, I like the strategies you can develop and I enjoy the idea of being a super powerful wizard in some remote galaxy fighting against other wizards... 

I guess I've always wanted to try the professional league, but never made the time for it... 

SOme of the more interesting designs are: Whispers of the Muse from the Tempest Edition. This card allows you to Draw an Extra Card and has a Buy Back option.

My 2nd Favorite card Art is The Elder Dragon Legend, a multi color card :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Break up Poem

I'm still working on this, but basically is a break up poem i wrote for nobody really...
I just want to add music to this, but still needs some work :)
I welcome comments!!!

The night is here
and I feel cold

I get up and there's your photograph
in the same place and everyday
that same look
like a ray of light
When will the wind bring back your fragrance?

Time passes by
and the smile is just not the same
the happy moments pass by like a shooting star
and I find myself painting memories
that are just not there
no-one has a pact with time
nor with the secrets of the heart
and when you disappear
I'd find you in that corner of my room

In the past, present and future
I can't seem to deal with the distance
between us
but I find peace in my room
away from you

Days pass by
I think of you
every thing in its place
it is painful to be away
but I'm in peace.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Random thoughts

I had about 3 hours of sleep last night, and tonight I'm awake... Can't really get to sleep. I was listening to diverse songs, until THE song came up. Across the Ocean by Azure Ray... which simply transports me to a different state of mind. I can't describe... and no, I'm not on drugs =)
First time I heard this song was in the korean drama "The Coffee Prince", one of my favorite shows ever! Have you guys seen this show? I highly recommend it.
Well, this was supposed to be an entry about Art... oh well, instead I'm sharing my state of mind. I apologize for that! haha.

I'll post something fun soon!

Anyways, here are some links about that korean show...

and yeah, the official site is in korean:

in english: