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Ando a ler os livros todos do Harry Potter, o feiticeiro que toda a gente conhece e que faz vender livros, filmes, vassouras de plástico, impermeáveis, etc.
Já tinha lido os quatro primeiros livros da saga - Harry Potter e a Pedra Filosofal, Harry Potter e a Câmara dos Segredos , Harry Potter e o Prisioneiro de Azkaban e Harry Potter e o Cálice de Fogo - todos em português. Destes, o que gostei mais foi o terceiro e o que gostei menos foi o quarto.
Agora, estou a ler os outros dois. Para já, ainda vou no quinto, Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fénix, pouco adiante da metade, mas estou a ler em inglês - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Lê-se muito bem o original, até podia ter lido os outros em inglês! Depois, ainda tenho o Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince.
Ficam estas sugestões de leitura para quem ainda não leu; quanto aos filmes, não gostei, por isso não os aconselho, vejam se quiserem!


Férias

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Pontevedra - Câmara Municipal


Marinha Grande - Parque Municipal (Palavras para quê?)



Sanxenxo - Lá placas para os hotéis havia... para os lugares é que nem por isso :P



S. Pedro de Moel - O casalinho mítico


Ilha de A Toxa - Capela (o exterior é completamente revestido a conchas de vieira)

Mood: Placebo-kinda-mood

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"Without You I'm Nothing"



Strange infatuation seems to grace the evening tide.
I'll take it by your side.
Such imagination seems to help the feeling slide.
I'll take it by your side.
Instant correlation sucks and breeds a pack of lies.
I'll take it by your side.
Oversaturation curls the skin and tans the hide.
I'll take it by your side.

tick - tock [x3]
tick - tick - tick - tick - tick - tock

I'm unclean, a libertine
And every time you vent your spleen,
I seem to lose the power of speech,
Your slipping slowly from my reach.
You grow me like an evergreen,
You never see the lonely me at all

I...
Take the plan, spin it sideways.
I...
Fall.
Without you, I'm Nothing.
Without you, I'm nothing.
Without you, I'm nothing.
Take the plan, spin it sideways.
Without you, I'm nothing at all.



Artista: Placebo
Álbum: Without You I'm Nothing (1998)
Imagem: Placebo World (alterada)

Nota: Há uma versão desta música com o David Bowie, muito boa, vale a pena ouvir.

Cheirinho a férias

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De volta

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I'm back :] Pela terceira vez este mês! Desta vez, de S. Pedro de Moel. Foi óptimo! :D
Bem, e enquanto tenho mais em que pensar até começarem as aulas (finalista \o/) e até o meu namorado voltar de Praga (há gente com sorte ;) ^^), andei a ver o mail... Ah pois é, 112 mensagens de SPAM na caixa de email da faculdade, hip hip, hurray! :D

Uma banda diferente

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A ONE anda a divulgar este projecto. É uma banda formada por refugiados na Guiné. A banda chama-se Sierra Leona's Refugiee All Stars.
Mais um ponte para a ONE.org, que soma e segue. =)

Ouvir

Cantinho das notícias #2

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TECHNOLOGY

Review: Alternate reality games think outside the box

By Marc Saltzman
Gannett News Service

Friday, August 11, 2006; Posted: 2:12 p.m. EDT (18:12 GMT)
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"Perplex City" is a trading card-based ARG that has recently become popular in the U.S. and Europe.


The latest gaming craze doesn't require a joystick, console or even a television.

Instead, you embark on real-world scavenger hunts in search of clues; decipher cryptic puzzles buried on fictitious Web sites, or call phone numbers to hear pre-recorded messages.

Called "alternate reality games," or "ARGs," these multimedia adventures blur the lines between fiction and reality. Unlike traditional video games, ARGs let you experience a game that goes well beyond the four corners of a TV screen.

Many ARGs also encourage collaborative work between players -- online or in person -- in order to unravel a mystery and solve the game.

In May, "The Lost Experience" debuted from the makers of the hit ABC TV show "Lost." The ARG focused on a fictitious company referred to in the series, The Hanso Foundation. Some well-kept mysteries behind the show's plot were revealed for those who solved the game with the help of cryptic TV ads, telephone numbers to call, e-mail, video clips and Easter eggs hidden on Web sites.

The following are two other ARGs gamers are talking about:

'Perplex City'

More than two-and-a-half years in the making, "Perplex City" is a trading card-based ARG that has recently become popular in the U.S. and throughout parts of Europe.

The story involves a thriving alien civilization that attributes much of its success to an ancient artifact called the Receda Cube. But the Receda Cube is stolen from the Perplex City Academy and somehow smuggled to Earth. The master of the academy assembles a retrieval team on Earth to find it and solve the mystery of why it was taken and how it ended up here. This is where you come in.

To get going, you first purchase a pack of "Perplex City" cards sold in silver foil packs of six for $4.99 (or $29.99 for a starter kit, which includes a magazine, two packs of cards, a music CD and a card organizing binder).

The ARG includes 256 cards in total, each containing a point value and various types of puzzles that range from cryptograms and number challenges to pop culture trivia and 3-D mazes.

After scratching off the UID code on the cards, you can also log onto www.perplexcity.com to engage in the many Internet puzzles, clues, downloadable podcasts and community challenges.

Some events take place offline, too. The largest live ARG get-together is taking place August 12 in San Francisco with more than 1,000 "Perplex City" players.

The first person to unravel this intergalactic mystery and locate the hidden Receda Cube will win a prize of $200,000.

'Edoc Laundry'

"Edoc Laundry" is a clothes company that decided to create a murder mystery-based ARG of the same name.

The story revolves around the manager of the musical group, "Poor Richard," who has been murdered, and the female lead singer is the key suspect. She is hiding somewhere in the world and decides to communicate her innocence through clothes by giving you hints to evidence that can clear her name.

For example, a T-shirt may show an electric guitar with letters assigned to each string, such as I, D, I, U, O, T. But when you decipher this letter puzzle with information provided elsewhere on the shirt, it ends up spelling the word "facade."

Type this word into the www.edoclaundry.com Web site and a video will start playing that gives some information about the story. Collect all movie clips, rearrange them in correct order, and you'll learn even more about this mystery.

New "Edoc Laundry" clothes are introduced every season. The fall-winter line of clothing includes jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, turtleneck sweaters, long-sleeve tees, polos and caps. Prices for the garments range from $5 to $55. The game itself is free to play.

Oh, in case you haven't figured it out, "edoc" is "code" spelled backward.

Fonte: CNN (ver notícia)

Cantinho das notícias #1

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U.S.

'Undercover Kitten' dies in traffic accident

Friday, August 11, 2006; Posted: 1:30 p.m. EDT (17:30 GMT)
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Fred, a stray tabby, found fame and awards in undercover work for the Brooklyn district attorney's office.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fred, a tabby who found fame as the "Undercover Kitten," has died in a traffic accident, the Brooklyn district attorney's office said Friday.

Fred was a rescued stray when he was enlisted by law enforcers in February. He posed as a would-be patient to help police nab a man pretending to be a veterinarian.

He got his due at a press conference, where he sported a tiny badge on his collar.

"He's pretty easygoing, a real Brooklyn guy," his caretaker, prosecutor Carol Moran, said at the time.

Fred received a Law Enforcement Appreciation Award and was honored at "Broadway Barks," the theater district's adopt-a-thon benefit hosted by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters.

Fred accidentally got out of Moran's house on Thursday, wandered into traffic and was run over by a car.

The district attorney's office said that Fred had been "preparing for a new career in education,"
with a "significant role" in a classroom program that teaches children how to care for animals.


Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Fonte: CNN (ver notícia)

Férias #1

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(Isto é só para pararem com as bocas de que isto anda parado :P Também tenho direito!)

Estou em Caminha! Pronto! \o Have fun you all ^^