Saturday, December 30, 2006

Clean after 4368 diapers

We just have to share this with you! Mateo finally said he did not want to wear any dipers anymore this morning. He ripped them off and said that he wanted underwear. Then he said that he had to go to the bathroom. Well, so this is the result...

After the thing was done, he got to flush the toilet all by himself!

So why is this good for human mankind? We just don't contaminate the planet with diapers anymore! The amount of diapers a baby consumes to finally become clean is just phenomenal. A quick calculations in Mateo's case, 4 per day on average x 7 days per week x 52 weeks a year x 3 years = 4368 diapers Mateo consumed

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Todo Clara

Here are all Clara's pictures since she was born. She is a sweety! CLick on the picture to see all of them.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Mateo twister

Mateo danced the twist during Christmas Eve surronded by all the girls. See yourself.

Merry Christmas

We want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas with your love ones.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Bautismo Clara y Mateo

The Baptism of Mateo and Clara was on the 25th November 2006 in San Isidro, Argentina. Mateos godparents are Agustin, Marianas brother, and Jimena a very close frind of our family. Clara was baptized with the name of Clara Anna and her godparents are Sonja, Jürgens sister, and Carlo, her husband. As Sonja and Carlo could not be here, Jürgens parents represented them. It was a very important day for all of us.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas: from the Elfs!

Here is the little Christmas Elf wishing you all a Merry Christmas, click me...

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Zugfahrten in Buenos Aires sind nie langweilig

Im Schnitte verbringe ich ca. 2 Stunde täglich auf den Weg ins Zentrum und zurück. Die Fahrt ist nie langweilig, im Zug (Tigre - Retiro) gibt es immer Entertainment-Angebote, hier eine Live-Performance:

Dann kommen natürlich noch zahlreiche Angebote von Verkäufern hinzu die den Zug als Jahrmarkt nutzen. So kommt man spielend zu neuen Gelbörsen, Taschenlampen, Pre-paid Karten, Lose, etc.

FON vs. Free WiFi in Argentina

First of all, I am a FONero by heart! A couple of weeks ago, before I arrived in Buenos Aires, I got myself some FONeras (that's how FON calls their Wireless Routers) and brought them to Argentina. I installed two of them, one in downtown (Microcentro, Paraguay street close to Florida), and the other one at home, close to a high frequented train station in a residential neighborhood. Having them up and running now for more than 4 weeks resulted in...yeah right: 0, zip, nada traffic. While I am reading Martin's blog, I am wondering why FON is not taking off in Argentina:

Pricing is an issue? While the FON movement may work well in simply is perceived expensive here. A US$3 day pass transfers to a BigMac meal at McDonalds (yes, that is super expensive); alternatively, become FONero share your bandwidth for US$29 (router) plus the monthly DSL fee (Arnet $16 Pesos). Sure, it might be smart to target FON tourists.

WiFi is popular, FON unknown; while WiFi is widespread in the city of Buenos Aires, you hardly find any FON hotspots, the brand is unknown. Why go through the extra hoop of becoming a FONero if you find free WiFi signals? Almost every restaurant or coffee shops, like the Aroma chain, offers free WiFi access.

Seguro, security is an issue; while it is safe to schlepp around your Notebook or show off your WiFi enabled gadget in New York, it is quite unusual to see that in Buenos Aires, unless you like to donate your entire equipment.

For FON to succeed in Argentina it must find a local ISP: Telecom Argentina (Arnet, etc.), Telefonica, etc. The router offer by itself may also not be attractive enough. Since WiFi is everywhere, why not offer the Skype phone + FON router bundle.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Cumpleaños de Mateo

El jueves fue el cumple de Mateo. Vinieron amigos del el jardin de infantes, hijos de amigas de mama, y nietos de amigas de abuela. Jugaron toda la tarde con Nancy y Clara a los piratas, al mar, al caballito, a la busqueda del tesoro y mucho mas. Aca van algunas fotos.

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