Inigo Quilez   ::     ::  
1407 blog posts, written between 2008 and 2016. These are mostly short observations, funny thoughts and word playing. Some are embarrasingly corny, some more deep. I keep it here mostly a little time capsule for myself, organized by month:

June 2015
elevator peach
"elevator peach" is the fruit you should be able to eat in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes.
there was a tiny (4.2) earthquake tonight. house shook for 5 seconds, the chairs in the rooftop made some awful noise, and because of that i woke up.

i've never been afraid of earthquakes, and this one didn't change my stand. or at least, its magnitude didn't. however it made me remember that they say one should not sleep naked here (for the case you have to leave in a rush on the event of an earthquake), fact that i had ignored so far.

but i definitely don't want to give up on doing so.

i shall one day move to NY, London or Paris.
all colors but white
most people seem to think the current pope is great. i, on the contrary, think he's an idiot. or, more probably, a bloody bastard.

or as a third option, maybe he has a more elevated and long term plan for change that spams beyond our life-time.

but in any case, to the kind and honest, right now he looks like a moron.

cowboy fantasies
in other countries where culturally the size of your car doesn't not reflect the size of your penis/income, small cars are valued over big cars. because they are easier to park, because they consume less, and well, because who the fuck cares about a freaking car.

do not try to explain this to some the true cowboys
surprises of life
i just learn wool dryer balls exist. their existence in the universe was unknown to me. i just learn too that they have 6 thousand reviews in . six thousand reviews! what are these things, and what's wrong with you, people?
no thanks
Thinks of installing Linux on an old PC. Goes online, discovers there's Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Kylin. Discards idea.
serious relationships
say what you want, but it is not a serious relationship until she farts in front of you.
could have been (even) worse
given the differences in weight units, distance units, temperature units, musical notation, bed sizes, paper sheet formats, socket shapes, tv scanline frequencies, decimal point sign, and all the other incompatibilities people from the US have decided to embrace. i'm still surprised they are fine with using seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years to measure time.
if i had seven lives
on second thought, if i had seven lives i think i'd devote one to be a pianist, one to be a dancer, one to be an astronomer, one to be a physicist, one to be a writer, and two to do what i currently do.
Percentage of Spaniards that are fluent in English:

reading: 15%
writing: 11%
talking: 7%

Not that today's internet source of information hast to be necessarily a trustworthy one, but the numbers are not in strong disagreement from what I sense is Spain as a whole (note Spain is big and varied in social, cultural and political aspects)
they have no idea
i've read somewhere that men can think up to 30 times a day about sex.
i think that's really misleading.
it's more like 300.
i've counted.
the flowers in my balcony bloom and die at least 20 times a year. in this city flowers can never tell if it's summer or winter, they are always confused. just like tourists.
After certain age, all women (single or not) do love small white puppies
indiana did it wrong
during a transcontinental flight you have lots of time to think about geodesics, non euclidean distances and arcs on a sphere, rotations, relative velocities, and other related topics. or also, about why Indiana Jones traveled in (very thick red) straight lines, or alternatively, why on earth (pun intended) the crew of Spielberg didn't get that right.
Our first strawberry. Cute, tiny and very sweet. She was delicious!