Sierra could be coming back

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For those of us who were fans of King’s Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, and Hero’s Quest, here are some great news. The Verge has just reported that  Activision has readied a 13 second video of Sierra (the kind that you are forced to watch right before you start playing the game) for Gamescon in Germany. This could mean that Sierra could be making a comeback with some modern tech adventure games. I, for one, am keeping my fingers crossed.

Geekos Redesign

After almost 9 months since our master plan to redesign the Comic Geekos Website, I finally got around to doing it. I’m not a web designer by any stretch of the immagination, but thanks to a few open source tools, and a few bought ones.. namely Dreamweaver, which still seems to be THE only tool that makes PHP easy for me.

I also bought a license for a javascript tool that let’s me do some very cool things with RSS feeds inside my web pages. I know I should have been able to sit down with a book and read up and done all this myself without having to pay for Dreamweaver nor this guys Javascript RSS tool, but I’ve just been so busy lately I never would have been able to find the time to do this stuff otherwise.

Anyways.. I’m very happy to report that the Geekos Site si finally updates to the latest versions of all the software involved, and the site is starting to look a bot more coherent. I tried to sick with the general look and feel from the homepage to the blog. You be the judge… here’s the link to the newly redesigned homepage!

Flavian Mucci interview

Yesterday we interviewed one of my personal business heroes, Father Flavian Mucci, a Franciscan priest who has created an economic empire in Sonsonate. He has set up a Hotel, a restaurant, a bunch of schools, a Radio station, a TV station and a bunch of other companies and non-profit institutions. All the money from these businesses goes back to the local community, but most important of all is that he teaches the locals how to be entrepreneurial. You can listen to the interview at La Charamusca. It’s definitely a must-listen!

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Ron Paul 2008

I am not a US Citizen, so I cannot vote in the United States. El Salvador, however, has always been very close to the United States, so close, in fact, that we use the US dollar as our official currency. Whatever happens in the USA affects El Salvador directly. So I like keep a very close eye on the elections and the whole US political scene.

In El Salvador we have two very extreme and opposite parties. Extreme right and left. These are the same guys that caused El Salvador to go into a 10 year civil war… now they fight in the legislative house rather than in the hills, but they still fight it out like crazy all the time (and who can blame either of them… the war was very tough, and El Salvador is so small that pretty much everybody had a friend or relative killed in the war, which makes everything too real and personal when it comes to debating anything.)

But my post is about the USA and not El Salvador. My point is that I do not have a strong affiliation with either of El Salvador’s parties, although I tend to vote for the right out of fear of what the left can do, especially when I see the Venezuelan, Cuban, Nicaraguan and Ecuadoran examples.

The United States is in such totally different place when it comes to politics. It’s often fun to think that no matter who wins your elections, chances are you will not lose your freedom. If I were a United States citizen, I’d have to say I probably agree more with the Republican ideals rather than the Democrats, however, the Republican have somehow managed to completely derail and move away from their ideals to a very scary place.

Even though they are supposed to be the RIGHT, I’ve noticed that they have been using many of the scare tactics normally used by the leftist regimes in Venezuela and Cuba. Everyone must be tagged, tap people’s phones, limit people’s rights in times of crisis… Have everyone in a constant state of fear. I lived through a civil war here in El Salvador, we had bombs going off in our own neighborhoods, and we didn’t feel as paranoid as the American government seems to be at this time with their constant orange state of emergency!

But what about the Democrats… Franky I must say that neither impress me much. I say neither because, let’s face it… it’s going to be Obama or Hillary. Both seem as shady to me as the current president… less shady and probably better public speakers, but still kind of creepy and “big-company” oriented.

On the republican side, the main guys creep me out too, except for Congressman  Ron Paul. Granted, he is the underdog and his party and the media want to somehow quiet him down and shush him. But his message is so powerful, and his way of marketing himself has been so internet oriented, I can’t help but be a fan of his. His record is amazing, and he seems to want to move the country back to the what the constitution says. Get rid of the expensive and pointless wars, move away from huge government institutions that spy on the American People.

No wonder the Republicans want to quiet him down as well, even though he is running as a Republican (the irony is almost deliciously sweet).

Since I cannot vote in the US elections, I want to send you, the American reader, to his website to at least read his message, and who knows, maybe you’ll agree with his point of view and end up voting for him. In my mind, he is the only person with the right mindset to be president of the United States.

Getting ready for a live show tomorrow

La Charamusca will be participating in an Art Exposition at the French Alliance on friday. The artists, a good friend of the show, has decided to incorporate the taping of one of our shows into his exposition. So we will officially become part of his art display for the day.

The show will be streamed here, so be sure to check it out. Our guest for the night will be José Brito, my good friend and security expert, who will be talking about “defensive driving”.