Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Is it true? could I afford Windows 7?

Apparently cause I am a student it could work: Microsoft Student offer  annnnnnddd no more Vista chashing for me!!!

PD. This is related to my thesis because I write my thesis in my computer, hence my computer needs to be taken care of.

How Do I Successfully Write a Masters Thesis?

Life gets busy
And I need to organize myself
My blog will be solely devoted to my THESIS and thesis related issues until its done, Done, DONE

From:  How Do I Successfully Write a Masters Thesis?

1. What really interests you? What do you want to learn?

Do not underestimate this question, because it is you who will have to sit for weeks at your computer, struggling to create something unique.

One of your acquaintances, whom you regard highly, belongs to the Chechnyan diaspora. He has already told you a little about his home. This has awoken your interest in finding out why this conflict is so difficult to solve and why your acquaintance cannot live safely in his homeland.

2. What is your object of investigation: an object, a theory, a text or a problem? And closely related: On which period of time will you base your work?

In terms of the above example, a possible subject of investigation would be the conflict between the pro-secession Autonomous Republic of Chechnya and the Russian Federation. You could thus use the period from 1991, when the first Chechen War broke out, until the year 2005 as your time frame for investigation.

3. Is there any empirical material on which you can base your planned analysis? If not, is there at least enough literature for you to draw on? How wide is the range of available material? Does it suffice as an empirical basis from which you can draw generaliseable conclusions? Is it anywhere near the right size for you to work with in the time given?

In the case of the conflict between the pro-secession Autonomous Republic of Chechnya and the Russian Federation, it will be difficult if not impossible to work with empirical data, as many sources are inaccessible. Nevertheless much has already been written about this conflict, even if one party to the conflict has written far more than the other.

4. Are there already research findings on your topic? Are there any general theories that try to answer the questions relating to your theme?

Political science research on the conflict between the Autonomous Republic of Chechnya and the Russian Federation is still limited. In the theoretical realm, you can draw on not only theories of minority conflict but also more general theories from conflict research, such as those regarding war economies.

5. What would be an appropriate question?

“What factors contribute to a perpetuation of conflict?” Or “How do various sources of conflict combine to perpetuate a conflict?”

6. In terms of methodology, will you move forward by means of a selected (existing) theory, or do you have to devise a methodological approach yourself ?

The theory on the development of war economies says, for example, that many actors involved in a conflict have developed an economic interest in the continuation of the conflict. If you elect to use this theory, it would be important to verify and substantiate these interests in the conflict.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hair of the Dog

Too much! I'm laughing too much regarding this post.

Thank you Andrea!

Hair of the Dog

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Monday, October 12, 2009

I'm a knitter! Or sort of one... maybe more like a beginner :)
But mostly excited with learning this new craft.
And now I'm a member of Ravelry what a fantastic site, thank you Janita!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Precious

Just change this dude for a girl with nice wavy haire like me and voilá: No need to explain much further. (From:

Here are the tomatoes!

I am amazed on how I could manage to grow these lovely plants that are now producing fruits from seeds. I do have a green thumb after all!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

How to do things right: lessons learned volunteering for CASCA

- 1st if you ask them for a quote, make sure they understand what you need and get things on paper
- 2nd don't be polite, they will change the quote anyways
- 3rd ask in multiple ways if the price will change
- 4rd don't worry if after 2 hours of waiting for the sample they simply decide to give you something that will only take 10 seconds to get done and was already in front of you for those 2 hours
- 5th if after everything they'll tell you that they can do it and THEN let you know that the machine is broken you should go somewhere else. Hopefully they can do miracles of printing 600 programs in 5 days.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 25th: This day in history

1) Saturn's Largest Moon "Titan" Is Discovered (1655)

2) Birth of Arturo Toscanini (1867)

3) I say bye bye to 27 and come and get me 28 : I am getting younger!

Random info about the number 28

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Food for the soul

Ramen Pronunciation: RAH-min OR RAH-mane Notes: A staple of Japanese salarymen and American college students, these Japanese noodles can be used in soups or salads. You can find bricks of instant ramen in many supermarkets, packaged in cellophane along with seasoning packets which you can use or discard. These noodles are usually fried in oil before they're dried, so they tend to be high in fat. They cook in about 2 to 3 minutes. Asian stores also carry fresh or frozen ramen noodles. Substitutes: lo mein noodles ("Ramen" is thought to be a corruption of the Chinese "lo mein.") OR saimin (lower in fat) OR soba (lower in fat) OR rice sticks (From:

Check the emphasis on the American college students hahahaa

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Apuñalanda musical

So this amazing video and song don't make sense to me...
Stabbing Westward - Save Yourself

Its so awesome that I don't understand why did the singer made a transition into this weird band all of a sudden?

Strange world this is....