Ejercicios de Chi kung

Durante estos 2 años he estado practicando Chi Kung con Eduardo Monteiro. 2 años no es nada en este mundo en el que para ser virtuoso se necesita de talento y décadas de práctica.

Para mi memoria quedan esta rutina que me ha ayudado tanto a los hombros y a la espalda, y que practico de vez en cuando.

  1. Posición básica, brazos extendidos, brazos en alto.
  2. Balanceo de cadera en “U”.
  3. Nube.
  4. Balanceo de cadera en “U” con manos agarradas.
  5. Con las manos en los riñones, balancear la espalda de adelante hacia atrás (estirar la espalda).
  6. Con las manos en los riñones, balancear la espalda de izquierda a derecha.
  7. Extensión hacia abajo, apertura hacia arriba y el arco con ambas manos.
  8. Tirar de la cuerda con el balanceo en “U”.
  9. Balanceo de brazos lateral (un brazo hacia adelante y otro hacia detrás).
  10. Balanceo de brazos lateral y después elevar los brazos como para tocar el cielo.
  11. Agacharse con los brazos extendidos.
  12. Balanceo de brazos cruzados con movimiento de cadera en “U”.
  13. Apertura de brazos hacia arriba y cierre con final de los brazos en vientre.

Painting Industry (OEMs)

The industry of the paints is very specialized as all other industries.

The painting companies works as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) distributing their products in different ways and clients.

One of the major portion is the set of paints done for big car manufacturers or other industries; where the amount of the purchase orders are typically high. There are different coating types that are classified with thousand of features. At the end of the day each car manufacturer works with the OEM on the specifications individually with a set of already defined coatings range.

The requirements definition, quality tests and the agreement of the final product is an interesting and complex process.

Car manufacturer uses the same coatings with different qualities and features so they can save money: it’s not the same price for a high bake paint than a low bake paint, outdoor/indoor, insulated/non insulated, corrosion resistance… and the color! for sure.

The car manufacturer typically makes a lot of pressure to deliver the paints on time at one place. Just in time principles are easily applied to OEMs agreeing financial penalties if the manufacturer does not deliver (easy, isn’t it).

For the manufacturing of paintings in small amounts the SLAs are less aggressive.

NBA lock out

I played basketball for so many years and for sure I’m interested in almost all that happens around NBA.

Since 10 years ago, more or less, I think the quality of the game has decreased; the way they play the game is spectacular in the aesthetic point of view, but not in the basics, I like fundamentals and my honest opinion is that the game has lost a piece of that.

Probably I’m geting old.

Today I have been reading this fantastic article by Nate Silver of the New York Times about the NBA’s financial situation and why David Stern and the NBA might be lying.

List with latest major Versions

We are working on SharePoint 2010 trying to provide a web part or a list to show only the latest major versions within a document set which is hosted within a document library.

For instance if you have this set of documents:

  • document.V.1.0
  • document.V.1.1
  • document.V.2.0
  • document.V.2.1

Then, just document.V.2.0 should be shown.

Do you know how it could be done?

Many thanks in advance.