Friday, January 13, 2006

Romania pe Internet

Dragos Novac, in comentariul despre post-ul meu "Exercitiu de clickuri" a pomenit de "Romania pe Internet", banuiesc ca in sensul prezentei romanilor pe Internet. Cum asta este un lucru care ma intereseaza si vreau sa aflu mai multe, daca aveti chef si 5 minute la dispozitie cand treceti pe-aici, va rog sa va lasati parerea despre acest subiect. Multzam fain.

Back to sanity

Best power/epic/symphonic/whatever metal albums I've listened to :
  • Pyramaze, "The Melancholy Beast", 2004
  • Kamelot, "The Black Halo", 2005
  • Evergrey, "Recreation Day", 2003
Don't worry, it's not the Stratovarius, Rhapsody or Sonata Arctica cheesy kind of metal.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Exercitiu de clickuri

Tot Gigel.org. Gigel asta e o sursa nesfarsita de intelepciune care tine o zi pana ai facut turul ineptiilor lui. In ziua a doua, daca mai ai chef de ceva ineptii mai vizitezi si linkurile lui Gigel, printre care Grigore.org si Adevaratu.go.ro. Prostia si tampenia a ceea ce intalnesti creste direct proportional cu numarul de clickuri pe care le dai. Odata ajuns la Grigore o alta forma de pura si neintinata tampenie umana ti se deschide inaintea ochilor (pentru ca Adevaratu.go.ro nu impresioneaza prin nimic, nici macar printr-o forma de prostie mai stilata) simti o nevoie bolnava sa il vizitezi si pe Barosu, vecin de domeniu al lui Grigore, care te inalta pe culmile cretinatatii cu o nonsalanta iesita din comun. Daca nu il nimeresti pe Adevaratu de la Gigel, il nimeresti atunci de la Grigore, fii sigur, loc de unde mai nimeresti si pe un oarecare Mintrubbing.org. Hmm.... De la Barosu incolo nu prea mai ai unde sa ajungi si nici nu mai merita sa te obosesti. Pe fundul site-urilor celor doi Grigore si Barosu, fund care sigur e undeva mai sus decat ceea ce scriu, se gaseste o mica nota, "Acest site este un pamflet". Aaaaa ce bine, chiar aveam intentia la un moment dat sa il iau in serios pana cand am citit asta. Ma simt usurat. Trebuie sa recunosc ca oamenii astia au ceva orignial, redefinesc notiunea de pamflet pana intr-acolo incat Barosu sa bage in categoria asta si o descriere extrem de plastica a unui viol colectiv in nu stiu cu ce scop.
Tineti-o tot asa, sunteti beton baieti. Daca chiar vreti sa va asumati mizeriile pe care le scrieti sub forma de pamflet puneti disclaimer-ul ala undeva mai la vedere cu caractere ceva mai mari, de exemplu sub titulul paginilor voastre (dar intr-adevar, nu e estetic, hmmm.... , too bad). Sau poate intr-o zi faceti un alt exercitiu de pamflet ceva mai inteligent.
Nu am pus nici un link in post-ul asta in mod deliberat, daca intereseaza pe cineva incercati sa urmati acelasi drum de clickuri ca si mine sa beneficiati de acelasi spectacol.

La Mort de Dante Lazarescu

"La Mort de Dante Lazarescu" réalisé par Cristi Puiu, le plus apprécié film roumain de 2005 arrive en France, donc allez le voir. Enfin, Jeffo, vas-y, chais pas s'il y a qelqu'un d'autre qui lit ça:)))
Le Monde du 10 janvier publie un article sur le film ainsi q'une interview avec le réalisateur.

Bruce Dickinson

Omul asta face mai buna treaba singur decat cu Iron Maiden.

De pe "Accident of Birth" din 1997

Welcome home - it's been too long, we've missed you
Welcome home - we've opened up the gates
Welcome home - to your brothers and sisters
Welcome home - to an accident of birth

De pe "Chemical Wedding" din 1998
And so we lay, we lay in the same grave
Our chemical wedding day

Inca o perla de la Gigel

Inca un link catre Gigel.org despre o chestie care se intituleaza Revolutia Schimbarii de Mentalitate daca am inteles bine de pe site. Very nice, ai zice. Uitati-va la poll-ul din josul paginii cu intrebarea "Cine credeti ca poate declansa REVOLUTIA SCHIMBARII DE MENTALITATE in Romania?" si vedeti care sunt posibilitatile de raspuns si voturile. Sper ca l-a facut careva la misto...

Daca tot citesc la bloguri

Incep sa descopar (destul de tarziu intr-adevar, dar niciodata nu prea tarziu) blogosfera populata de blogger-ii romani. A propos de blogosfera, tot Wikipedia mi-a clarificat notiunea : "Collective term encompassing all weblogs or blogs as a community or social network. Many weblogs are densely interconnected; bloggers read others' blogs,link to them, reference them in their own writing, and post comments on each others' blogs. Because of this, the interconnected blogs have grown their own culture." Asta e, imi place sa inteleg cuvintele pe care le folosesc:).

Una dintre perlele peste care am dat astazi tot surfand printre bloguri : un schimb de replici pe seama unei poze. Poza despre o tanti batrana in metrou in Bucuresti purtand o geaca cu logo-ul Ghost Busters cusut in cot. Cand citesc chestii din astea imi vine :
  • sa iau o supradoza de bloguri despre informatica - asa imi regasesc sanatatea mintala
  • sa ma pun sa codez ceva in Perl, PHP, Javascript, Korn Shell sau orice limbaj de scripting mai putin Python - asa lumea pare dintr-o data mai buna si frumoasa
  • sa ma uit la France 5 si Arte non-stop o saptamana intreaga 24/7 - asa lumea pare dintr-o data mai normala
Am dat si peste bloguri care intr-adevar merita citite, o sa fac semn si despre ele intr-una din zile.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

del.icio.us

I finally decided to re-start using del.icio.us on a regular basis as a fine blogger that I'm becoming more and more every day:) Actually Jeffo made a first attempt to introduce me to this social bookmarking tool (love the name, it's sexy like everything related to Web 2.0:))) around August last year, but nothing came out of this, I posted a single link since.
So, until I automate the publishing of my links on the blog on a daily basis, you can find them under username dna29 on the del.icio.us website.
Cheers

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

What about Web 2.0 ?

Until today I wasn't at all able to give a proper definition of what exactly people understand by "Web 2.0". I've heard and read about different things related to the Web 2.0 concept during 2005 but I always lacked the understanding of the idea behind it. Since today I read more blog entries speaking using this term, I thought that the moment came to find out what exactly means. According to the definition given in Wikipedia,

The term 'Web 2.0' refers to what some people see as a second phase of development of the World Wide Web, including its architecture and its applications. As used by its proponents, the phrase refers to one or more of the following:
  • the transition of websites from isolated information silos to sources of content and functionality, thus becoming a computing platform serving web applications to end users
  • a social phenomenon referring to an approach to creating and distributing Web content itself, characterised by open communication, decentralization of authority, freedom to share and re-use, and "the market as a conversation"
  • a more organized and categorized content, with a far more developed deeplinking web architecture.
  • a shift in economic value of the web, up past a trillion dollars surpassing that of the dot com boom of the late 1990s.
However, a consensus on its exact meaning has not yet been reached.

Now I finally understand something:) How about the new Web technology behind the Web 2.0? Wikipedia again :

A website could be said to be built using Web 2.0 technologies if it featured a number of the following techniques:
Technical:
  • CSS, semantically valid XHTML markup, and Microformats
  • Unobtrusive Rich Application techniques (such as Ajax)
  • XUL
  • SVG
  • Syndication of data in RSS/Atom
  • Aggregation of RSS/Atom data
  • Clean and meaningful URLs
  • Support posting to a weblog
  • REST or XML Webservice APIs
  • Some social networking aspects
  • Javascript-based WinLIKE
  • Java Web Start
  • Flex/Laszlo/Flash
General:
  • The site should not act as a "walled garden" - it should be easy to get data in and out of the system.
  • Users should own their own data on the site
  • Purely Web based - most successful Web 2.0 sites can be used almost entirely through the browser
  • Applicable to an emerging generation of game development, proposed as Thin games
I think that now I have a clear enough idea and can start blogging on this trendy subject:)))

Monday, January 09, 2006

Presedinte cu caciula

Presedintele nostru cu caciula:))) Cautam de ieri o poza a lui Basescu in vizita lui pe Valea Oltului de ieri. L-am vazut la stiri ieri seara si nu m-am putut opri din ras timp de jumate de ora:))) Am gasit pana la la urma poza intr-un articol de azi din Cotindianul.
Eu inteleg ca cipica e produsa de o renumita firma italiana dar o mica urma de prestanta si self respect...

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Blogger.com CSS style

I've just noticed that blogger.com modified their default templates' CSS style during the day since the link on the title of the post does not exist any longer. Or, was it ever there this link ?...:))) Anyway, it's weird.