Saturday, August 08, 2009

Rainbow & Sunset Photos

Not everything is doom and gloom in Merida! :)

Here are some photos taken yesterday in the City Center area of a spectacular double rainbow and sunset!

Reader Contribution: Car Huach

Thank you Rodney, for this hilarious photo which takes the best of Yucatecan Spanish (huach/wach = Yucatecan Spanish for a person who comes from Mexico City) and English (Car Wash) and mixes it up.

One could reasonably assume that the owner of this establishment is a Wach.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Twitter down this Morning?

Getting all ready to Twitter away this morning which I like to do in lieu of exercise and what do you know? Twitter won't load.

A quick Google search takes me to the Twitter status page and it informs me that they are under 'attack' and are 'defending themselves. A Denial of Service Attack. I had to look that up and Wikipedia says the following:

A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or persons to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely. Perpetrators of DoS attacks typically target sites or services hosted on high-profile web servers such as banks, credit card payment gateways, and even root nameservers.

So much activity - I'm exhausted.

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, August 03, 2009

One of My Least Favorite Sights in Merida (or anywhere else)

I wonder if this is as predominant in other parts of the so-called civilized world, but here in the formerly-white city called Merida you see a lot of this: the used diaper, rolled up into a neat little crap-filled ball and left behind for someone else to throw away.

How hard is it for these inconsiderate adults to dispose of their offsprings' DNA samples in a trash can? What can you expect from these brain-dead individuals when it comes to raising normal, considerate children? What are they thinking as they roll up the disposable diaper, applying the tape to seal it into a tidy bundle?

In an ideal world, where justice and common sense prevails, these people should be made to work in a garbage sorting facility, where they would be in charge of classifying used disposable diapers according to their contents.

Photo taken in the Gran Plaza parkade, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico