Archive for the 'Mumbling' 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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]