Nosce te ipsum

July 28th, 2005

One interestig article: Signs you’ve spent too much time working for one company, and it’s time to move on. I normally don’t believe in signs. Maybe I should.

Self-esteem Games

July 28th, 2005

Apparently, associating your name with a smiling face will increase your self-esteem. Well, so does Vodka!

ashes and snow

July 27th, 2005

Gregory Colbert, artist fotograf de prin Canada, va aduce la cunostinta situl domniei sale, ati ghicit, ashes and snow

e-mail addresses galore

July 27th, 2005 offers a simple way of reducing future spam: let’s say you need to download something from the Net. You are requetsed to provide a valid e-mail address. All the geeks have at least one ghost e-mail account designed for this purpose.

Well, it’s easier to create one temporary account, for this purpose: you do not have to remember the password, and the confirmation email will be bounced to you.

Karaoke is not for anyone

July 21st, 2005

Apparently, Sid Vicious is a lucky son of a dog. Kids, watch out for angry melomans!

(bloody down-unders, you need to register to read their paper)

Man killed for singing Sinatra off-key
Sidney Morning Herald, June 24 2003

A 25-year-old Filipino man has been stabbed dead for singing a Frank Sinatra classic out of tune during a birthday party.
Police officer Noel Albis said the victim, Casimiro Lagugad, was asked to sing Sinatra’s popular song My Way during the party in the Manila suburban city of Caloocan on Sunday.
“Witnesses said the suspect, Julio Tugas, 48, one of the guests and a neighbour of the victim, got irked because Lagugad was singing out of tune,” Officer Albis said.
“Tugas suddenly attacked the victim and stabbed him in the neck,” he added.
Guests rushed Mr Lagugad to the hospital, but he died while being treated.
Tugas later surrendered to village security officials, who turned him over to authorities.
Police are preparing homicide charges against the suspect, who apparently admitted to the crime.

Everybody’s a critic nowadays!

Microsoft & Microsoft antyspyware combined. Please note the categories. No, it’s not a joke. As much as I’d like it to.

Garana Jazz 2005

July 17th, 2005

Garana Jazz Festival 2005, 12-14 august

(Thanks, me & Google.)

Cu gravitatia nu-i de joaca

July 14th, 2005

dovada . Flash animation, no sound.

So, Jeremy saw the Third episode. On a DVD. Pirated. With subtitles!
What could happen to you too, if you were translated to Chinese, and then back to Engurishu.
Master Yoda, proud you must be!
Some quotes:

“a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”
(“long time ago in the faraway galaxy”)
“star wars”
(“star war”)
episode iii
(“the third gathers”)
revenge of the sith
(“the backstroke of the west”)
war! the republic is crumbling under atacks by the ruthless sith lord, count dooku. there are heroes on both sides. evil is everywhere.
(“the war came! the republic encountered.”)

(thanks, Jeremy)

Intr-un vibrant mesaj adresat publicului spectator (cui vrea s-asculte), mult-iubitul conducator, presedintele Academiei Romane, isi exprima nazuinta de pace in lume: “As vrea sa ne regasim si sa ne impacam macar in privinta ortografiei. Contam foarte mult pe luciditatea, inteligenta si pe patriotismul dumneavoastra” (probabil pentru a cumpara tomul de care vom vorbi — 55 lei obezi). Intr-un efort de a adapta normele academice la limba vorbita (de exemplu, prin “unele norme impuse de Academie … [cu] valoare de lege”, ortografia cu i din a si forma “sunt”, folosite asa si de strabunii nostri daci), s-a scos DOOM2, adica Dictionarului Ortografic, Ortoepic si Morfologic 2. Lucru bun, nimic de zis, doar ca actuala varianta ce poate fi gasita pe Internet este DOOM3 si e mult mai palpitanta (daca reusesti sa distingi ceva in bezna). In plus, se preconizeaza ca DOOM3-ul romanesc va iesi abia peste 5 ani, cind lumea civilizata va putea deja juca DOOM17. Citarile sint din Cotidianul, minca-ti-as.