Archive for January, 2013

Wicked, sleeping in a warm bed

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

The Diary of Anne Frank quote post

We’re so fortunate here, away from the turmoil. We wouldn’t have to give a moment’s thought to all this suffering if it weren’t for the fact that we’re so worried about those we hold dear, whom we can no longer help. I feel wicked sleeping in a warm bed, while somewhere out there my dearest friends are dropping from exhaustion or being knocked to the ground

— The Diary of Anne Frank

That’s sort of how I felt these last few days about the recent killings of women (little girls between them) in Guatemala.  Everyone is overwhelmed; we are paralyzed.  The worst thing: we seem used to it… then I think, no, maybe this reaction keeps us alive and with hope, maybe there’s something I can do…

Epistolary Relationship

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Epistolary Relationship - by Hugo Muralles

I would love to know about something like this in Guatemala. I’m sure it exists documented somewhere, I’m not making enough research on this. I’ll ask a friend about that, or maybe you have a interesting history to share ah?

More Colonial Buildings

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

More Colonial Buildings by Hugo Muralles

Or that’s what I think. I’m not really sure if this construction fits entirely in that description, but definitely I can admire it.

Hackathon in Guatemala City

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Hackathon Elemental Geeks - por Hugo Muralles

A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others in the field of software development, like graphic designers, interface designers and project managers collaborate intensively on software projects.  Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week in length. Some hackathons are intended simply for educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software.  Via Wikipedia

The very first hackathon was hosted by Elemental Geeks, a software development company in Guatemala City.   Did you knew about activities like this?  Do you have similar activities in your professional field?

El Gato Negro

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

El Gordo por Hugo Muralles

The guatemalan songwriter “El Gordo” will be offering several shows in Guatemala City this month. The first of them was a great performance and great audience too. I almost can’t believe that this is the first time that I talk about him in Guatemala Daily Photo, but, there you go, you can listen some of his music (my current favorite tune) in the following player

Freelance Diaries: What I’ve learned

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Se necesita... por Hugo Muralles

After several months of started this series, some interesting things have happened:  You have to work harder than ever, you are your own limit.  That doesn’t mean overwork, It means you have the control.

Moving around Guatemala City is the biggest problem, connectivity (I work online) and banks, in that order.  Moving around the city is perhaps the most difficult thing.  Public transport? forget it.  (If you want to make sure you’re safe at your destination)

The majority of times, banks are such a pain.  There’s no intention to resolve your problems and thats important when you are independent.  I need results, I need to know now, not in the next forty eight hours.

Internet providers; God why.  Same attitude that local banks.

Everything seems to be made for large companies, and large groups of people that would do the exact same thing everyday.
The great thing about it: Everyday learning and challenges. It’s not for everybody, at all, and that’s for sure.

Read the entire Freelancing Diaries series if you missed it.


Sunday is all about soccer

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Sunday is all about football by Hugo Muralles

Not just out there in the soccer fields around Guatemala City, restaurants, the streets, people wearing t-shirts of their favorite team.

Campo Marte is a great place to hang out and walk in a fresh and secure environment. The next time I’m taking my basket ball. (and my camera, of course)

When was the last time you visited? Do you know you can have a variety of food there?