Monthly Archives: decembrie 2006


Posted by on decembrie 30, 2006
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Because I’m on vacation and I don’t really feel like doing my homework, i decided to take any quiz I could find on the internet 🙂 The funniest was the super-hero quizz. The results?

I am Spider-Man

Iron Man
Green Lantern
The Flash
Wonder Woman
I am intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.

Yeah right! 😆

Happy birthday to this blog! :)

Posted by on decembrie 24, 2006
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It’s been a year since my first post here… a long and interesting year. I’ve changed the layout countless times (only to get back to this theme :P) and I’ve been through at least 4 different Worpress versions. I really hope that 2007 will bring even more interesting stuff that I can blog about. Untill then, Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all my readers!

How to make a (illegal?) buck

Posted by on decembrie 13, 2006
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I was trying to check my account on an well-known global website specialised in freelance software developement. (Un)fortunately, when I wrote the address in Firefox, I wrote .ro instead of .com. Surprise! The domain is registered by a Ploieşti, România-based company, is active and it offers pretty much the same services as its US counterpart.

After my unfortunate experience with, I became extremely careful with Romanian software sites, so the first thing I did was to check for the owner’s data. All I could find was a contact form, but no offline contact method. There are no projects on that website just yet, and my sincere hope is that there will never by any. If you read this, I strongly advise you NOT to use their services if they ever become active.

Blogs roundup

Posted by on decembrie 07, 2006
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Well, since Andressa seems to have a good time in Poland and she doesn’t bother with the blog any more, we all have to find alternate sources of fun 🙂 Here are my nominations:

  • Entering the IT industry from Tudor Damian – some common sense pieces of advice for the future IT professionals
  • Bash tricks: comparing floating point numbers by Petre – an somewhat old post about BASH. Interesting because that’s one of the problems in my homework for the Operating Systems course 🙂
  • Yahoo! fights messenger spam by evolve – fact or just messenger trouble? We’ll see…
  • Metro etiquette by Just me – an excellent idea! There is a good reason for the yellow footsteps on the Bucharest metro’s escalators. Ever wondered what’s that reason?

The Red Cross

Posted by on decembrie 07, 2006
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Remember about it? It’s the oldest multinational in the world, born in 1863 🙂 Thecrucea rosie romanian branch was created in 1874 and was oficially recognised by the International Red Cross Comitee on the 23rd of August 1876. It’s current activity is more than discrete, but they seem to have helped the victims of the 2006 floods. The TV stations choose to ignore them, prefering to show the donations of certain well-known politicians rather than the collective efforts of the red cross voluteers. They also have a collaboration with Petrom.

YOU can also help, by donating money or by volunteering. You can also spread the word or buy some of their products.
I decided to write this article because the Red Cross calendars was one of the few things offered by the professors that I acceped to spend money on in highschool. The CICR is a very well-known organisation and the Romanian Red Cross Society deserves a simmilar media coverage. Unfortunately this blog is not widely read, so if any of the popular bloggers would like to help spread the word, I would be most grateful 🙂