domingo, octubre 29, 2006

Infiltrados (The Departed), de Martin Scorsese

Thriller en el que la acción transcurre en Boston, un policía se infiltra en la mafía irlandesa, mientras que a su vez, uno de los policías de su departamento es un infiltrado de la mafía.

El reparto es espectacular. Di Caprio por fin hace de hombre y no de nena, y sorprendentemente lo hace genial. Nicholson como siempre en su papel de loco-pirado.

El reparto (principal): Leonardo DiCaprio (Billy Costigan), Matt Damon (Colin Sullivan), Jack Nicholson (Frank Costello), Mark Wahlberg (Dignam), Martin Sheen (Oliver Queenan), Alec Baldwin ...

jueves, octubre 26, 2006

Chi Norris en la ducha

Water can flow ... or it can crash


Este vídeo ha sido censurado por la autoridad nacional China y la Fundación de Amigos de Bruce Lee.

Turbo Tennis, October 1996 - See the ball

Turbo Tennis October 1996

I try to teach my players to see the ball...not simply watch it. What do I mean by "seeing?" Here are the key elements:
1. See the ball hit the strings of your opponent's racquet.
2. As your opponent's shot crosses the net make a note of its spin...flat, top or slice.
3. See the ball bounce on your side.
4. See the blur of your arm(s) and racquet after you strike the ball ... I pay extremely close attention to the ball when it is 2 or 3 feet before I make contact. Then I look to see the blur of my racquet after contact. This action forces me to keep my head still through the shot, and equally important, to freeze my head for a fraction of a second after the hit ...
5. See your shot bounce in the opponent's court.
developing proper sighting and the necessarily related quiet head [...]
Quietly or silently say the following to yourself as you see the ball. Say "hit" when the ball makes contact with your opponent's strings. Say "flat, top or slice" when your opponent's shot crosses the net. Say "bounce" as the ball bounces on your side of the net. Say "blur" as you strike the ball. Say "in" when the ball bounces in the opponents court...don't worry he/she will say "out" if it doesn't. Then repeat the process. When performing this exercise, I recommend tracking the ball with your eyes. Try to minimize the amount of head movement.

miércoles, octubre 25, 2006

Focus in tennis

This article reviews "focus" in tennis, but I believe it can be applied to any discipline.

The author states that focus, let me say concentration, is something that can and must be trainned during trainning sessions. Also, that rituals play a crucial role on focusing, as most of the players do when they bounce the ball exactly the same number of times before serving, or when they walk away and come back to the same point between points.

Anyway, I found it interesting, so here it goes.

P.D. It also talks that you cannot be 24 hours a tennis player, that you must switch on and off. This I believe also applies for engineering, don't you think so?

martes, octubre 24, 2006

La frase de Horatio - 23 Oct 2006

Ante una mujer asesinada, que estaba en proceso de divorcio:

Frank: "El divorcio no lleva nada bueno"
Horatio: "Y Frank, ... también mata"

... sitonía ...

Descargar videos de Youtube

Che, aquí estamos en el 'chetoo-reloaded'. Si queréis descargar vídeos del Tubo, podéis usar páginas como:

Y si luego, como buenos linuxeros, queréis ver los vídeos (que están en flash) en vuestro reproductor favorito (mplayer?), entonces:

# ffmpeg -i video.flv video.avi