Fernando Cassia is a computer geek, the nerd cowboy of the South American pampas. Living down in Buenos Aires, Argentina, his articles on software, hardware and the Net can be read on the pages of the UK based IT news site The Inquirer. Welcome to his progressive and humanist view of the world.
[UPDATE]: things are safe at my flat. An engineer was here and suggested the internal / hollow brick failure was either due to poor materials used in a modification of the wall or a water leak before I arrived.
Things are going to be repaired soon. :)
Sleep safe, the building where I live will not collaps@#@#@) ;)
Wow... since about 4:00 PM local time, it's SNOWING -albeit intermitently- down here in Buenos Aires. More precisely in Almagro, as I can only speak about the view from my Windows... :)
How rare is this...? VERY rare. It "never snows" in Buenos Aires. According to what I found in the Net, the last recorded snow wasJune 22, 1918!! The day started chilling cold, and it was only a handful of foreign tourists and myself at the Plaza de Mayo and surrounding areas...
And by later aftenoon, first a timid then full snowfall decorated the tops of the highest buildings
By night, even the international media started paying waking up to the newsworthyness of this ocurrence: