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I woke up today to Google's announcement of the Alphabet project. One day at the office and I go to sleep to Youtube's notification that one of my most watched videos (and the only one on my channel that made it to Neil Rubenking's Security Watch column on PC Magazine) has been removed for 'spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content'. Out of those 11,000 viewers, two users have reported it as potentially harmful and it was enough for teh Youtube review team to delist my video. Continue reading
For the past two years, Lufthansa has been very close to my heart. So close that I would have taken one of their flights to work, although I'm living three blocks away from the office. Every business trip I've made, I flew Lufthansa and they never disappointed me, not even when they lost my luggage in Frankfurt. Shit happens and I know that. These trips yielded a quadzillion miles that I conveniently decided to spend in their WorldShop for Christmas presents. But alas, big mistake. Continue reading
I thought of buying the Ubuntu Messenger bag from the Canonical web shop for more than three years, but I postponed it mostly because I did not know what to expect from it. The only reviews I found on the web were Youtube videos shot in low resolution and dim lights, which made me doubt about the quality of the bag. I took advantage of my recent birthday to finally place an order. Continue reading
Am asistat azi, secvențial, la a nu-mai-știu-câta zi de 1 decembrie, mare sărbătoare pentru suflarea românească. Printre discursurile politizate, premergătoare alegerilor parlamentare, oameni "de bine" care se înghesuiau la fasolele date moca, s-a filmat parada militară cu tehnică de intervenție surprinzător de recentă, dar cu militari, pompieri și jandarmi care nu încetaseră să-și calculeze ratele la bancă, salariul pe ora de defilare și încă mai resimțeau locurile în care îi bătea încălțămintea și uniforma nouă, "de bună". Continue reading
Dacă ar concura pentru cea mai mare gafă din istoria web-ului românesc, probabil că RoTLD ar lua Zmeura de Aur cum laude. Pentru cei din locațiile mai îndepărtate ale Terrei, care citesc în ediție print, miercurea asta,, și (surprise) s-au trezit redirectate către un site din Olanda, care fusese spart la rândul lui. Continue reading