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More stupid software

Monday, August 13th, 2007

I thought the days of cryptic Mac error messages were long gone, but here’s a screenshot of such an error message issued by Microsoft’s Word 2003 running on Windows XP:

The Robert Plant concert

Monday, August 13th, 2007

The music, the sound quality, the light, the musicianship — they were all exactly how I expected. In other words: the show was great! The event management on the other side — typical for this fucking country: a complete mess.

Car Crash, continued

Monday, August 13th, 2007

I was promising you the story of the car crash. A little bit late, I know, but here it is. It’s probably better to start with the picture. On the following satellite view lifted from Google Maps I’ve overlaid a small blue car and arrow to represent me and my direction of driving. The red […]

Just one more day left

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Tomorrow night we’ll have the privilege to see the great rock legend Robert Plant performing live in Bucharest. I’m very excited and I can hardly wait. I hope it will be great. I haven’t followed his music in the recent years, yet even if I (supposedly) don’t like it, it’s going to be a great […]

Car Crash

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

I’m on a roll, I’m on a roll, this time, I feel my luck could change Kill me Sarah, kill me again with love, it’s gonna be a glorious day Pull me out of the air crash, pull me out of the wreck, cause I’m your superhero We are standing on the edge Radiohead – […]

The minister’s fingerprints

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

This seems to break all conceivable diplomatic protocols, but there’s this newspaper which pretends the Romanian minister of foreign affairs was searched at the arrival in the U.S. just like a common immigrant. His fingerprints were taken, his iris pattern was scanned, he was ordered to take his shoes and his belt off, and he […]

Stupid software can ruin even the greatest of products

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

My company has over time acquired a few Fujitsu-Siemens workstations, some models of the Esprimo series, and some of the Celsius series. They are all decent computers, they are doing their job admirably under the tough circumstances, and although their cases are really ugly (see below), they have good thermal design. The power supplies with […]

Webmasters rule the world

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

My boss, the IT manager, had the really bad idea to put my e-mail address on the corporate contact page, next to the Webmaster label. There are only 3 e-mails on that (lousy if you ask me) website: a PR executive’s, mine (the webmaster, right), and the HR manager’s — this last one somewhat hidden, […]

The Wise Guy’s Promised Land

Friday, May 25th, 2007

You may or may not know that the recently re-validated president of this fucking country is a moron. And on top of that, a racist moron too.

Memory Problems

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Starting to act on my latest resolution, I have just revisited some old files/projects. Namely, my long awaited ( Having a little spare time on my hands, It seemed like a good opportunity to check out the new Flash CS3, and also do something about that audio player in the process. Yet, to my deepest […]