Sunday, November 29, 2009

Forgotten news,-insa,-cauta-profesor-de-moldoveneasca-s149844.html

Maybe one of the most important piece of news. Sadly it was almost forgotten because of the countless scandals in Romania.
Somehow this means that extraordinary people as Grigore Vieru did not died in vain.

Interesting game trailer

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Winnie the Pooh

I found it on - a nice memory from the days when I was watching it on Russian TV as there were no cartoons on Romanian pre-revolutionary TV.

Election results

Sad. It is time time for me to consider opportunities elsewhere.

The Romanians have been manipulated again wit the referendum. Here is a tremendous lack of political culture. Having a single chamber parliament is not in line with the global trend. One chamber is strictly consultative while the other is legislative. A single chamber will be less reliable as there will be no filtering in the law proposal process.

However in 2013 EU will impose again a bicameral institution - so this referendum is quite useless apart from demonstrating again what suckers we are.

For the reduction of the number of chairs to 300 - it is idiotic in my opinion. Mathematically with a constant ratio of corruption and idiocy among them on 471 will be more smart persons than in 300.

As for the president... no comment. God help us!

Weekend works

After about one year with the Gemini Dreambox image I decided to reflash my Dreambox to PLi.
So far so good - it works okay, I'd say that slightly better than Gemini although it lacks some of the tools fount on the other image. The best feature is that the samba client on dreambox works better and now I can browse my music shares directly from Dreambox (audio is connected through RCA connected to my stereo)

In the same update spree I have updated my router firmware. As a result I got traffic reports on all interfaces. To my horror the numbers were quite high.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Books for managers wannabe

1. The Deadline - MUST
2. The Mythical Man Month - MUST
3. Fearless Change
4. Peopleware
5. Pragmatic Thinking and Learning

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Road King

I was driving. 90 kmph.
Suddenly I have been flashed. Then flashed again. Then some horns.
I panicked a little and pulled right to make space for the monster car that wanted to surpass me.
It surpassed me in a blink.
I had just a little time to see its registration plate. It was reading ASS.
Just perfect.