Friday, April 30, 2010

64bits upgrade

I have just discovered to my surprise that my home machine is 64 bits capable.
cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 4
model name : Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz
stepping : 9
cpu MHz : 2660.159
cache size : 256 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 5
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc up pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl tm2 cid cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
bogomips : 5320.31
clflush size : 64

So the logical step would be to upgrade to a 64bits OS. 10.04 or OpenSolaris?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

No Computer Day

Yesterday I had a "No Computer Day".
Surprisingly enough I found that I still had plenty to do without any shade of boredom.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tragedy in Poland

It is tragical what happened to the Poland's president Lech Kaczynski. God rest their souls in peace!
I admired the dignity and solidarity of the Poles in such a hard moment.

Still I am wondering what would have been the Romanians reactions in a similar situation. What if the plane have contained Basescu, Boc, Udrea, Nastase  and others... I wonder where in the line between redemption and tragedy in some cases.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I will moderate comments

I have seen lately that the open comments on my blog were abused by some spammers that were posting ads to online video chatting/adult video/dating and stuff.
Thus I have decided to moderate comments just to get rid of those... Sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Total war

Google seems to be at war with almost everyone (including Apple).
They are fighting not only on search but also against telecoms, CDNs, OS companies.
In order to survive they need good weapons.
In order to get that they need creative, hard working, brilliant engineers. This is why they are recruiting only the "creme de la creme" for their war. Young PhDs, extremely creative and original are gradually reaching that critical mass that will permit Google to win against the coalition of all rivals.
It is like the blitzkrieg in WW2 when heavy mechanized troops were able to obliterate the enemies in almost no time.
I think that the managers and CEOs outside Google should read Sun Tzu and Claus von Clausevitz fast. And really learn from them.