domingo, dezembro 30, 2007

Hotel Monte Prado @ Melgaço


Monte Prado, originally uploaded by Paulo X.

More here!

quinta-feira, dezembro 27, 2007

Illusions

This is always funny:

Rotating Snakes:

This one can be found at Akiyoshi's illusion pages

A lot more can be found here - Michael Bach, like this Motion Aftereffect (Waterfall Illusion):

sexta-feira, dezembro 21, 2007

X1 electric sports car

Remember this? Forget it! Well, not entirely :)
But you got to see this car:



0-100 km/h: 3.07 sec in 36m
0-160 km/h: 6.87 sec
0-160-0 km/h 11.2 sec
Lateral G force: 1.3
Braking G force: 1.2

Would be a great toy ;)

quinta-feira, dezembro 20, 2007

quarta-feira, dezembro 19, 2007

segunda-feira, dezembro 17, 2007

VENDO Mazda 6 Station Wagon 2.0l MZR-CD 136cv Sport

UPDATE: O preço baixou para 24,5 mil €!


50 mil Km
Garantia fabricante até Jun/2008

Combustível: Diesel
Cilindrada: 1998
Potência: 136cv
Binário: 310 Nm
Pneus/rodas: 205/55 R16
Cor: cinza titânio (metalizada)

Extras:
Estofos em couro
Bancos dianteiros aquecidos, condutor electricamente regulável
Tecto de abrir eléctrico
Faróis de xénon
ABS, EBA, DSC, TCS
Cruise Control
Sistema de áudio BOSE com caixa de 6 CDs e 7 colunas
Controlo do sistema áudio no volante
Ar condicionado automático
Alarme
Sensores de estacionamento

Mais características aqui

Preço: 24,5 m €

quinta-feira, novembro 15, 2007

ANTES DA POSSE / DEPOIS DA POSSE

Um amigo (obrigado, Manel) enviou-me esta pérola imperdível, que não posso deixar de partilhar (only portuguese, sorry!):

ANTES DA POSSE

O nosso partido cumpre o que promete.
Só os tolos podem crer que
não lutaremos contra a corrupção.
Porque, se há algo certo para nós, é que
a honestidade e a transparência são fundamentais.
para alcançar nossos ideais
Mostraremos que é grande estupidez crer que
as máfias continuarão no governo, como sempre.
Asseguramos sem dúvida que
a justiça social será o alvo de nossa acção.
Apesar disso, há idiotas que imaginam que
se possa governar com as manchas da velha política.
Quando assumirmos o poder, faremos tudo para que
se termine com os marajás e as negociatas.
Não permitiremos de nenhum modo que
nossas crianças morram de fome.
Cumpriremos nossos propósitos mesmo que
os recursos económicos do país se esgotem.
Exerceremos o poder até que
Compreendam que
Somos a nova política.

---

DEPOIS DA POSSE

Basta ler o mesmo texto acima, DE BAIXO PARA CIMA

terça-feira, outubro 30, 2007

Serra da Estrela


Originally uploaded by Paulo X.

Um grande fim de semana numa casa inesquecivel. Já tenho saudades...

A great weekend in an unforgettable house. I already miss it...

quarta-feira, outubro 17, 2007

Are you left or right-brained?

Do you see this dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.
The right side of the brain is the creative side as the left is the rational side.

Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

I always begin seeing her turning clockwise and, after a while, I can see it rotating the other way around...

sábado, setembro 29, 2007

VIDEO: Killa electric motorcycle almost kills maker in demo - Autoblog

Bill Dube wrecks the fastest electric motorcycle:

This is serious amazing stuff:
- A full electric bike
- ... with 400 HP
- ... and that does 0-60mph in 1 sec!!!!!
- ... and its pilot fails a burnout and simply gets "rocked"
See for yourself.

Este vídeo é impressionante:
- Uma mota totalmente eléctrica
- ... com 400CV de potência
- ... que faz 0-100Km/h em 1 segundo
- ... sai disparada como um foguete quando o piloto falha um burnout
Vejam vocês mesmos.

sexta-feira, agosto 31, 2007

Reb Bull Air Race 2007 @ Porto - Qualifiers


Originally uploaded by Paulo X.

More photos here

segunda-feira, julho 30, 2007

Pompei, Naples and Capri (Pompeia, Nápoles e Capri)

Here are my last photos from Italy (the post link above redirects to the entire collection on Flickr)!

Pompei:


Pompeia: Vesuvio, originally uploaded by Paulo X.


Naples:

Nápoles: Castel Nuovo, originally uploaded by Paulo X.


And Capri:


Capri, originally uploaded by Paulo X.

domingo, julho 29, 2007

Rome (Roma)

Finally, Rome!


Fontana di Trevi, originally uploaded by Paulo X.

quinta-feira, julho 26, 2007

Siena

Here goes Siena:


Duomo, originally uploaded by Paulo X.

Florence (Florença)

Now presenting Florence:

segunda-feira, julho 23, 2007

Porto Bike Tour 2007


P7225482, originally uploaded by Paulo X.

I was there! :)



More photos on my Flickr.

terça-feira, julho 17, 2007

Padova (Pádua), Bologna (Bolonha) and Pisa

Here are a few more photos from Italy!

Padova (Pádua):


Pádua, originally uploaded by Paulo X.


Bologna (Bolonha):

Bolonha, originally uploaded by Paulo X.


Pisa:

Pisa, originally uploaded by Paulo X.



More here!

quinta-feira, julho 05, 2007

Venice (Veneza)


Veneza: sight from Campanile, originally uploaded by Paulo X.

quarta-feira, julho 04, 2007

Verona


Verona: Casa di Giulietta, originally uploaded by Paulo X.

terça-feira, julho 03, 2007

Milan (Milão)

After a long absence (as usual), I'll upload, in a progressive manner, a collection of photos taken in Italy.
Here's the first serie: Milan.
By the way: it's a monuments' country, it's beautiful, as is rather expensive and hot at south :)

Após um longo interregno (como já é habitual), vou apresentar, progressivamente, uma colecção de fotos de Itália. Eis a primeira série: Milão.
Já agora: é um país de monumentos, fantástico, mas é também bastante caro e quente para sul :)


Duomo, originally uploaded by Paulo X.

sábado, abril 28, 2007

Encontro Nacional de Fazers


P4224661, originally uploaded by Paulo X.

Um dia bem passado! :)


Mais fotos aqui

domingo, abril 01, 2007

Ski at Pas de La Casa (Andorra)


P3224526, originally uploaded by Paulo X.

5 days of intense weather: lots on snow and wind!
And lots of skiing, of course.
Tenths of Kms on the last day only! Yeaaah!... :)



More HERE

quarta-feira, março 28, 2007

Mazda is the best in recent worldwide reliability report

I have a 6! :)


Warranty DIRECT ‘Reliability League Table’ 2007
TOP 10 RESULTS

Manufacturer Incidence Rate %*
1 Mazda 8.04
2 Honda 8.90
3 Toyota 15.78
4 Mitsubishi 17.04
5 Kia 17.39
6 Subaru 18.46
7 Nissan 18.86
8 Lexus 20.05
9 Mini 21.90
10 Citroen 25.98

* Number of mechanical failures reported by policy holders for every 100 vehicles aged between three and nine years old.



@Ford Press
@Sapo Motores

sexta-feira, fevereiro 09, 2007

Google: best company to work for



I have to admit: I would love to have such a work environment! But then it get me thinking: is such a company viable? Is it possible to maintain?
Isn't this just like living in a mansion: you got to earn lots of money and spend much time to maintain it, 'cos as soon as something goes wrong, you won't be able to keep the house? Even the reporter says that Google is "growing too fast and it's getting difficult to keep such an environment".
On the other side, somewhere in the middle of this story, I started to get the feeling that I was watching the usual movie story of the perfect world that was just a cover to... a cage. Yes, I got the feeling that I was watching a dissimulated "geeks' cage"!

"I sometimes love more working here than to be with my family", says one of the employees. Is this good... or is it just lack of balance?

sexta-feira, fevereiro 02, 2007

Web Fashion

It´s been quite a while since my last post. I'm sorry for that :)

Recently, I was talking about stylish web sites with a friend of mine. Since then I remembered about the Ingreme's site. Ingreme is a company specialised "in high end visual effects for commercials".
I'll tell you: I would by their services just for their work with their own site.

Click the robot here! :)