Parkour session

Today was my first parkour‘s training session.

I liked this discipline (or sport) even before I knew the name or the history (which is quiet interesting by the way). I think it’s like my free software beginning. I knew there was a way of understand the software and knowledge before to meet the FLOSS community.

I used to practise martial arts, rock climbing, trekking and liked to run free through rocks and trees. I also liked to practise urban climbing, so when see people who run, jump and climb so fluent across de cities I felt I had found my path :-)

As I said, it was like with the open source :-)

Ok, I’m 31 years old and I don’t feel like jumping building, but the good thing of the parkour is not just the spectaculars, but the philosophy.

It is not just jumping and messing around is to train your body and your mind to keep running. To keep your path, your way. No matters what obstacles you have, you train yourself to pass them.

Some times you have to climb them, some to jump them, others to make a detour and some times even take another direction, but never give up.

This is good training not just for the sport, but for your life.

Anyway, this was my first session. It was very basic, but for my was very interesting and instructive. We were making precisions, cat passes, vaults, turn vaults and some rolls.

All this thanks my workmate José. Thanks José! :-)

PS: I think I going to work out a bit to avoid injuries. (I used to have a lot where I was climbing… too young, too impatient, too enthusiastic…)

Book meme

This is the fifth sentece from the 56 page of the closet book I had. I was reading this book, but I didn’t finish. I like to have time to finish it, because is very interesting.

En el umbral había un joven alto y de figura armoniosa, cuya belleza era tal que casi parecía un ángel.

On the threshold was high and a couple of harmonious figure, whose beauty was such that almost looked like an angel.” (translated by Google)

The book is “El ocho” (“The Eight“).

Well, the meme rules:

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open it to page 56.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence on your blog along with these instructions.
  5. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

I got internet connection at home and Blackberry Storm

I haven’t published any post since my first, but it’s hard for me to find time to write after work: Mostly because I had not internet connection at home before.

I hope now I can write more often.

Btw, I’ve just buy a Blackberry Storm, which is so cool :-)

The blackberry is very nice and a lot better in some ways to my previous one (pearl), but I’ve found it slower for writing.

Anyways, I just wanted to keep update a bit the blog to start to write more interesting things about Gnome and free software world.

My first GNOME post

Hi!

This is my first entry on this blog and the first entry on any blog from some time.

But I’m very exciting because this is my first post on my new GNOME blog and I just got it as well as my @gnome.org.

For me this is very important thing, because I’m GNOME user from 2000 or so but I got into the Hispanic GNOME community almost from the same time. Gnome-Hispano was my first step into the FLOSS world and GNOME was the project in which I was born as a wannabe_free_software_developer.

I still remember when I meet with telemaco, alo, acs, rodrigo, garnacho and some others gnome devs. They become soon very good friends and gave me the tails to follow for growing as a developer.

At least, at the beginning, I was more into the philosophic part of the FLOSS thing and GNOME community inspired me.

I’m still proud of my first live distro (based on Debian and some script from Knoppix) Gnome-live. This distro was a just 180 Mb live CD with a full functional GNOME Spanish desktop. We (Gnome-Hispano) used it to show the (at least, the Hispanic one) world how powerful but still easy was Linux.
I’m talking about a distro from 2001…

I remember lot of friends and friends of other people who tried it and tested the beauty and easiness of a clean and fancy desktop. That gave me great moments :-)

OK, GNOME wasn’t on that time so nice, easy, powerful, eye-candy and so on as nowadays is. And even now is not that good. But for the concept people had on that time of Linux world, was fair enough, I think.

Although I was more into the distro world, I liked to program or translate for GNOME. But not much as I had wished. So now I’ll try to fix this. I really like to collaborate more in GNOME.

Anyways, I got some things in mind and I hope to have time (the work and some minimal social life don’t give me so much spare time) for approach them.
We’ll see…