[To watch] 3 recommendations

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It’s already 6 in the morning, I can clearly feel my circadian cycle drifting again in the early hours of the day, but it’s not anymore a desesperate quest for sleep, I’m back to last winter when the quiet nights were the best moment to concentrate and build up.

Enough said, here are 3 important things you’ll have to see during this month, I can’t remember when was the last time I got so much great visual information!


Totally indie movie, about a 16 years old girl in US, who gets pregnant and decides to give her child. In a refreshing way, that’s the best solution for everybody, they’re all happy about it, and they take the difficulties with some geeky humour, I liked it so much!

Imdb link (Score: 8.4)

The King of California

Same country, same young woman lifetime. After 2 years, she’s getting her father out of a mental institute, she’s made her life alone during this time. Her father is still crazy, and he’s now looking for lost spanish gold buried somewhere in California. Epic quest and crazy relationship.

Imdb link (Score: 7.1)

Enabling innovation in Europe


It’s not a movie, it’s the session I’ll remember the most from last summer CCC camp near Berlin. Paul Böhm, a founder of Metalab Vienna, shows new space for innovation actually growing up in Europe.
It particularly made me think about Las Indias, with the same philosophy inside, and in Vienna, they already have their centralized physical world with the metalab, a kind of super-growed hacking house for everybody, that I must go visit in 2008 🙂

Session webpage
Video recording (MPEG4)

February 2007: think and fly

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Another month, another big adventure to remember, another travel to prepare


I’ve been looking for Chris birthday all january, and heard about it using IM and phone. After spending most of my time thinking about Berlin, and looking for new projects to get myself closer to it, David – from lasindias.com and feevy.com – offered me a weekend there after a long sleep-tight week.
Jumps and smiles, which wouldn’t leave me for days. The plane was 13 hours late and my backpack lost in Amsterdam airport for another night, I don’t care, I was there again. To be honest, I’ve been spending the week before the travel to fear another “leaving-Berlin” feeling like at the beginning of 2007. It strangely didn’t happened this way, I don’t know why and I don’t care.

Threadless: The biggest order yet
16 t-shirts in one order, it’s becoming big and international with new members from Berlin. The group-ordering website has taken a pause, and I hope to start on it again during march, at least to have some basic stuff to play with.

Fred: back to France
On a “are you lucky?” phone call, I finally got some news from Fred, who is back to Lyon until end of march. Long sleepless night at the phone


One of the hardest thing to write about is music, let’s get some exercice:

Ane Brun

Rilo Kiley





The Hero and the Crown
I was probably only at the half of the book when I wrote about it in january, now it’s finished and back to its owner. I found the best paragraph ever on page 194, maybe it was fitting perfectly my mood at the time.

Créateurs de mondes, Andreu Solé
This book has been on my desk since Piotr has return it. I’m just looking at it now, because I already know what is inside, and I’ll understand it better if I just think about it.

Le Petit Prince
I was thinking about creating a comfort-zone where I would put all kind of nice things inside, to get fresh odors from home, and feel warmer sometimes during my next trips. Le Petit Prince would have a place in this box.

Best-of January 2007

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I’d like to remember at the end of this year what made my time.


Sleep log: at last I can have a quick-view on my sleep pattern, which was somtimes really un-regulated this last month. Simple method to do it, every morning on the monthly calendar inside my moleskine agenda, I color a little grey bar inside the day cell.

Freelance launching: would it be done at last? I’ve been procastinating the legal registration process during all the month, finding perfect excuses with my willing to live abroad in the coming year.

German courses: could have been done before, but not without this christmas super-motivation-boots to go living in Berlin next summer. At the rate of one hour a day, which is really hard to maintain, I could be ready with some basic skills at the right time. Current level: basic understanding when reading a text.

One from me, one for youHand-crafting projects: I always need to do something from my hand: code and crafts. After origami last month that occupied some sleepless nights, time for duct-tape skills. Not really fond of it, I’m now looking some something a little bit more geekier like a vibrobot (solar powered).


Some people come to this blog just because of movie listing already existing in previous posts.

ThumbsuckerHerr LehmannCashbackPrête-moi ta main

Thumbsucker: the typical kind of movie I really like: unknow actors, american style, sub-urban life with people having everyday-lik problems.

Herr Lehmann: just to know a little bit more about life before the berlin wall collapsed. Funny to retrieve some scene I’ve been visiting last month, hearing about some neighborhood. But I haven’t understand anything about hte recurring ‘electrolyte’ joke during the movie, if someone can help?

Cashback: everyday-life in another country: UK, a student taking a small job in a Sainsbury’s supermarket, navigating in thoughts during his sleepless hours. Good fun, and lots of nice reflexion about love.
This movie was a short first, released in 2004. If you have 15 minutes free, you can watch it on YouTube.

Prête-moi ta main: I usually do not go to watch this kind of comedian french movie, probably because of some cheesy memories from the 90’s. I feared a bit for this one, but I was really full of laught during the movie 🙂 Lots of french clichés, with Alain Chabat as fun as he can be, and the mysteriously attractive Charlotte Gainsburg.


Joshua RadinRegina SpektorWax Tailor

Joshua Rabin: listened more than once during first weeks of January, begin to stop the addiction after getting ot the fact that it was really sticking on my mood. A music for to remember this month feelings.

Regina Spektor: send by Bertrand, a nice female vocalist with some great games in her songs.

Wax Tailor: discovered by Chris on her berlin-radio, they really sounds like The Avalanches with some tv/movie voice mixed inside electonic music.
You can listen their whole album on their website: http://www.waxtailor.com/


The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley, Chris favorite book. A witch-daughter not at her place in a Royal court, finding her way in the art of dragon-slaying. Always nice to know how to manage draong affaire!

The Pursuit of Emptiness by John Perry Barlow. The kind of text I’d like to read every few month to get back on rails about my life. Some really powerful quotes inside, just to ridiculize most of our westerners’ way of life.

Christine’s latino movie list

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Best movies on Week 52

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Quite a lot of great quality movies seen this last week of 2006:

The Business The Business: an english title looking like The Godfather with british spice from the 80’s. The off-voice naration might be annoying sometimes, and some plot are really easy, but the movie is still enjoyable.

Broken Flowers Broken Flowers: a great Bill Murray road trip across US, with a funny jamaican neighbor trying to help him in a quest for his old girlfriends. The end of the movie is really disappointing. Great soundtrack too, don’t forget to download it!

De battre mon coeur s'est arrete De battre mon coeur s’est arrété: Seen twice this year, enjoyed twice, great french movie to be seen again

Habana Blues Habana Blues: On the latino movie trip from Christine, here is the first catch. Some great mood to start with, but not really convincing after the middle of the movie as people are starting to be predictable (and so the end of the movie).