Sierra de Grazalema

During these 2 weeks in Cádiz my main activity has been work, work and work. Finally on 24th I had the chance to a trip: My friends were going to explore with the mountain bikes around Grazalema, so I thought it was a good chance to do a trip running and walking.

To run alone on the mountains is special by so many reasons and in this case I know very well this place. The round was like this.

  • From El Boyar to Benaocaz, 1:15, around 9 kms.
  • From Benaocaz to Casa Dornajo, 1:05, around 6 kms.
  • From Casa Dornajo to Charca verde: 1:00. Just around 2 kms, the climb part was here and some difficult parts.
  • From Charca verde to El Endrinal, 50 minutes around 3 kms.
  • From Endrinal to Camping Grazalema, 10 minutes, 1 km.
  • From Camping Grazalema to El Boyar, 20 minutes, 2,6 km.

Total, around 24 kms and 4:40.

Closing the year

2011 is finishing. It’s the first time in 7 years that I stay in the same position during 2 years. It has been important to be here for 2 years, this last one is very challenging and I required time to achieve it well.

New challenges are coming, I have to think about them during Christmas vacations. As usual, so many doubts, so many questions, so many things in my mind.

This challenge is not just a job change, it goes with personal changes and this add complexity to the decision.

Let’s see how it works.

By the moment, time to be busy doing other things:

Basic portfolio principle

Home in a community:

Your home can be customized within boundaries (local / community regulations). All homeowners must use standardized services (local roads, utilities, etc.).

This is a basic civic principle.

Project in a portfolio:

Projects can be customized within boundaries (standards). All core and core/dependent projects will leverage standard processes, architecture and infrastructure and organization, but will allow individual flexibility and choices.

This is a basic portfolio principle.

Joomla extensions

Some Joomla extensions I’m using:

1.- Simple Picture Slideshow (available for 1.5 and 2.5):

http://www.bretteleben.de/lang-en/joomla/simple-picture-slideshow.html

Installed and used: very simple and with a lot of parameters to custom it.

2.- Canonical URL Module

http://www.bretteleben.de/lang-en/joomla/canonical-url-modul.html

I have to review it

3.- Search Engine Site Verification Plugin for Google/Yahoo/Live.com

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/site-management/seo-a-metadata/8739

From:  http://joomlafare.com/

Installed and used

4.- Google Plus One Button

http://rndm-snippets.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-add-google-plus-one-button-to.html

Downloaded and using it on 1.5 version.

5.- ShowPlus

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/photos-a-images/images-slideshow/image-mootools-slideshow/15727

Downloaded and not used.

6.- Twitter feed

http://gammablue.com/twitter-feed

Downloaded and not used, due to “pure white” template offers it.

7.- ARI Image Slider (a place with nice templates)

http://www.joomspirit.com

Actions to do:

  1. Obtain approval for publish Wabi Sabi 2.5

A good example of a letter

I have read and re-read this letter a couple of times. For sure to understand it you should have some knowlede about NBA.

By the way, 2 days later NBA commisioner denied the trade because “sport reasons”

“Commissioner,

It would be a travesty to allow the Lakers to acquire Chris Paul in the apparent trade being discussed.
This trade should go to a vote of the 29 owners of the Hornets.

Over the next three seasons this deal would save the Lakers approximately $20 million in salaries and approximately $21 million in luxury taxes. That $21 million goes to non-taxpaying teams and to fund revenue sharing.

I cannot remember ever seeing a trade where a team got by far the best player in the trade and saved over $40 million in the process. And it doesn’t appear that they would give up any draft picks, which might allow to later make a trade for Dwight Howard. (They would also get a large trade exception that would help them improve their team and/or eventually trade for Howard.) When the Lakers got Pau Gasol (at the time considered an extremely lopsided trade) they took on tens of millions in additional salary and luxury tax and they gave up a number of prospects (one in Marc Gasol who may become a max-salary player).

I just don’t see how we can allow this trade to happen.

I know the vast majority of owners feel the same way that I do.

When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?

Please advise….
Dan G.”

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in an email to NBA Commissioner David Stern regarding the proposed trade that would send PG Chris Paul to the LA Lakers.