Archive for the 'Computing' Category

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 […]

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:

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 […]

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 […]

April 13

Friday, April 13th, 2007

So much for my resolutions… I didn’t get the chance to write anything since two days ago. Nothing interesting happened in the meantime, really. Except for two nights ago, when I decided to swap the hard drive in Crenguţa’s laptop. If only I knew from the beginning what a hassle is going to be, and […]

Finally joining the club

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

I am the fresh, proud and happy owner of an 80GB iPod! 😀 After years of drooling, my dream has finally came true, thanks to my incredible wife Crenguţa, whose idea I believe it was, and with the financial help from my sister Ancuţa, my sister-in-law Alina and my mother-in-law Iuliana. Thank you, I love […]

November’s Top Requests

Monday, November 27th, 2006

My first month on the new job is almost over now, so I thought I’d share with you the most funny support requests I’ve had so far. For example today I got a call from someone in the PR Department that sounded something like this (approximate quotation from the top of my head): When I’m […]