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Romania, year 2008

Friday, April 4th, 2008

When I started typing the title, I accidentally wrote “Tomania”, the country of dictator Adenoid Hynkel in Charles Chaplin’s masterpiece The Great Dictator. Although it was just a simple mistake, it proves to be incredibly appropriate. In a country of the European Union, Romania of the year 2008, the vice president of the National Liberal […]


Monday, February 18th, 2008

…and 8 days. This is how old I am. Someone told me that ‘classics’ consider it the age of supreme wisdom. I don’t know who those classics may be. And I definitely don’t agree. Supposedly the figure comes from the age of Jesus somehow. And I couldn’t care less about religion, be it Christian or […]

Stupid software, pt. 4

Monday, December 17th, 2007

I thought the previous post will be the last in this series (at least for a while), but I really must share this with you, it’s priceless. And of course it comes from my favorite, MS Windows. While trying to move some user’s documents from an old computer to a newly assigned one, I stumbled […]

Killer keyboards and zombie scenarios

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Stumbled upon this site filled with useless and silly quizzes, but this one might be more truthful than it seems: Which is not something one would normally say about this one: Just too bad the code for the badge they provide on the site contains a shameless link to their dating service. Not nice. Oh […]

Stupid software, pt. 3

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

This may well be the last installment for this series of posts, because as (I think) I have mentioned before I’ve quit my current sysadmin job. December 21 will be my last day with Graffiti BBDO, but this is going to be another post. I must confess the story of this first screenshot is a […]

Not quite news…

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

But I still have to say it: I finally found some time and upgraded my WordPress installation to version 2.3, codenamed “Dexter” :). I couldn’t have missed it for the world! I wish I could have made it for his birthday, but anyway… better late than never. Now I just wish I could also change […]

Dexter turns 4

Sunday, November 11th, 2007


Friday, October 12th, 2007

Today didn’t start very well, I just yelled at a coworker which imposes his (bad) musical tastes on the rest of us working in the same office. I’m in a really bad place right now, and have been there for the past couple of weeks. I’m really confused and frustrated with life in general, and […]

The law of the supermarket

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

On Saturday morning, around 11 o’clock, I was off to a local supermarket on a mission assigned by my wife Crenguţa: to get a list of prices for some 2 dozen products.

Memory Could Not Be Read…

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

It seems I’m stuck in the realm of stupid software lately. Or rather stupid programmers. Well, since I don’t seem to do anything creative these days (which by the way — it really pisses me off), I’d better not fight it anymore and just go with the flow. I recently had to reinstall Windows on […]