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How to open a door

Sunday April 8th, 2012. 02:08 PM. Published under About the blog, Ads, Computer stuff, Finland culture, Funny, Ice Hockey, Summer, Videos, helsinki. 3 Comments.

I found in the comments of Big in Finland: 20 curiosities about Finland a little gem: A Finnish instructional video from 1979:

Don’t miss the comments in Youtube hilarious :)

Spanish crisis in Finnish TV

Saturday April 4th, 2009. 08:04 AM. Published under About the blog, Job, Music, Opinion, Spain. 22 Comments.

A Finnish TV channel has created a short documentary about Spanish crisis. After the crazy growth of the construction last years and speculation, the happy days are finished. The bubble has burst. Nowadays Spain has the highest unemployment rate in all Europe and many families with economic difficulties.


You can see a piece of this documentary here (Finnish & Spanish language with Finnish subtitles)..


Tuesday March 10th, 2009. 06:50 AM. Published under About the blog, Music, Spain. 3 Comments.

It’ only 3 months I have started this blog Corbacho en Finlandia, but it’s growing fast


I have to say thanks to PixelyDixel for publishing a couple of videos I recommend them (Signs and Nascar) and backlink to me, to 4ºD  for backlink to me when they published Lisa and thanks to Error500 for his invitation to Spotify at the beginning of the year. I also applied for a invitation for Spotify in that time and because I had it already, I decided to give it in the blog.
And Google has considered that my post is relevant for the search query “invitacion spotify” (invitation in Spanish), since it’s the second result after spotify.com.

So I have about 25 daily visits of people looking for invitations. It’s frustating since I don’t have any more. What can I do to help them? I have emailed to Lutz Emmerich, Country Manager Spotify Spain and he replied me that still you can ask for an account without invitation in this web, but soon they will close it. So be fast!

Some changes.

Saturday January 31st, 2009. 08:53 AM. Published under About the blog. No Comments.

I’ve made many changes in the blog.

I’ve updated the logo, the favicon , my CV, and made some translations (the categories now are both in English or Spanish, depending on the language selected).
Also you can see in the sidebar the last images of my tumblr, a micro-blog where I want to capture interesting/funny/amazing images that I found in Internet. It’s really easy using the bookmarklet.

Next week I will give a try to twitter.

What else? Now it’s easier to change the language to Spanish/English with the flags floating in the corner of the web.


And last, but not least, now you can subscribe both in English or Spanish to the blog, via a Feed Reader or email.

I am starting to like the look of the blog, but still I have to change things, like the comments section.

Any feedback is appreciated!

qTranslate, writing posts in several languages

Tuesday December 2nd, 2008. 04:03 AM. Published under About the blog. No Comments.

This blog has been created with Wordpress 2.6.5, one of the most popular platforms for create blogs nowadays. One of their features since version 2.3 is the possibility of add different widgets, so it makes easier to customize your sidebar.

The widget qTranslate has solved one of the problems that has puzzled me: How to write a blog in both languages, spanish and english. qTranslate offer a very elegant solution, putting a simple button with flag in the sidebar, so you can switch languages easily. Of course, you can set up the widget with the languages that you desire and add new ones, customizing the date format even. For example, in Spain the normal costume it’s to put first the day instead of the month. 31/11/08

This is a screenshot of the the administration board when you write a post:

Easy to install too, following the instructions. You can see other details in the FAQ.

So, thanks Qian Qi. Great work.[/lang_en][lang_ES]Este blog ha sido creado con Wordpress 2.6.5, una de las plataformas más populares para crear blogs en la actualidad. Una característica de sus características desde la versión 2.3 es la posibilidad de añadir diferentes widgets, que hacen más fácil personalizar el sidebar, la barra lateral a la derecha.


I’ve installed the new Wordpress 2.7, and still there is not a compatible final version of qTranslate, so I’ve installed the development version of qTranslate 2.0b. The author says that soon will be released a final version.2.0b.

In Finland again

Monday December 1st, 2008. 02:44 PM. Published under About the blog. 2 Comments.

After one year finishing my degree in the University of Málaga, I’m here again in Finland. This time is different, there is no “Erasmus bubble”, now I’ve come to integrate in Finnish culture, live their costumes, their language, the way Finnish people think and work. It’s a challenge that fascinates me and I’m ready. In this blog I will reflect my experiences and thoughts.

Let’s start.