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February 16, 2012

Hanoi, crossing the street

Filed under: ¿Pero qué coño?, Hanoi, Places, Travel, Vietnam — Tags: , , , — jesus @ 06:14

If you guys have been to Vietnam, you’ll know that traffic is chaotic and that there doesn’t seem to exist any kind of traffic rule.

Well, the rule for crossing the street among the millions of scooters passing by is just walk, at a steady pace and don’t stop. They’ll see you and they’ll avoid you. Sounds scary, but it’s easier than it looks like.

An example:

April 15, 2010

Social Engineering at Work

Filed under: ¿Pero qué coño?, Fun, Life — Tags: , — jesus @ 19:39

I’ve never had social engineering done at me, but recently there was this guy who phone me by directly calling MX Telecom‘s number. He said he was calling from DHL and that he had a package to be delivered for me. He wanted the name of two other people who would sign the delivery report in case I was not there. I complied and later a colleague told me that this is most likely a recruiter collecting names from the companies. Aha!

So, I had another call yesterday and this time I was quicker to react. The conversation went like this:

Hi, Could I speak to Jesús?

On the phone.

Hi, I’m a promoter who is organising an event at the O2 Arena for Playboy Magazine.


Yeah, the adult magazine, have you ever heard of it?

Barely, go on.

Well, they are organising this event for IT professionals and they wanted as many IT professionals to attend this event. I’ve got 6 tickets so if you could give me 5 names I’ll send them to you guys.

Sure, jot down please:

Juan Perez and Joseph Garcia, they are americans and have just arrived to the company.

Oh, sure. Is there any lady there who would like to attend?

To a playboy event? Yeah, I know of one: Ana Botieso, a nice Spanish girl.

is that all?

Yup, thanks a lot, I’m really looking forward to having those tickets.

No problems bye.


All of this while my mates at work were looking at me and giggling. Obviously the two first names were made up. The girl’s name stands for “An Erect Penis” in Spanish if you put it all together.

So you know, guys, if you ever receive such a suspicious call, you can be playful and have a bit of fun. You never know if you are going to get a call from one of these dicks.

October 17, 2009

Reload a page in Safari. How difficult it can be?

Filed under: ¿Pero qué coño?, Mac — Tags: , — jesus @ 02:32

I have been really annoyed for a while trying to find the reload button in Safari 4 under Mac. I just didn’t find it, but it seems I was completely blind and they’ve placed it in a place where you wouldn’t expect it. Just the right hand side of the address bar. What genius though it would be a good idea to change from where everyone assumes it is?

Yes, I know Cmd-R. It’s just that… Arg…

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