Grand Opening “Le General”

New drinking place in town, with lots of enthusiastic people just waiting for it to open, “Le General“, On Eroilor Blvd., No. 18 in Cluj-Napoca. “Fireworks” expected on the opening day, Friday the 30th of November and many promises with lots of surprises.


Groparu wrote about this, and even had a party there… I’m sure he can vouch for the place also.

PS: And YES, they will have a darts board!!!!

PPS: This post is included in the “free publicity” category, the author did not receive any material compensation for writing this, and was done by the author’s free will and choice. Still waiting for a beer maybe 😉

Later Edit: People asked for the number of the pub, so here it is: 0745.307.161 – You can make reservations at this number.

Blogger’s desk 2.0


Manafu opened a blog a few months ago, where bloggers would post pictures with their desks. Of course I had my desk from home placed there, but I seldom use that desk anymore, and it was time to post a picture with the place I blog from. It’s my desk at SimpliQ Media & Technology, the company I work for.

What do you think about it? Explanations of the pic on my Flickr photo stream here.

PS: Photo was taken with a blackberry not quite in excellent conditions. My camera batteries went dead when I tried to start it. I really need to remember to load those.

Vinerea neagra

M-am trezit azi cu un chef nebun sa scriu pe blog. Habar nu am ce o sa scriu, asa ca o sa ma las purtat de taste, si de privirea Doamnei Galadriel pe al doilea display, cafeaua fierbinte, gandul la curcani, pelerini si ale cele.


Am primit acum ceva vreme trilogia Lord Of The Rings, plus Hobbitul, cartea care povesteste mai in amanunt aventurile lui Bilbo Baggins unchiul lui Frodo, si Silmarillion, care ne aduce povesti din primul Ev al Pamantului de Mijloc. Am trecut de Hobbit, Fratia Inelului, si in weekend sper sa am timp sa termin si Cele Doua Turnuri. Intre timp folosesc monitorul secundar sa ma uit la Fatia Inelului (EXT DVD) daca tot nu a aparut Grey’s Anatomy azi… inca.

One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them. One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

black_friday_980.jpgBlack Friday

Vinerea neagra, se pare ca e o zi de vineri (DOH!) in State, cand pentru cateva ore sunt niste reduceri semnificative la produse, de la 5 – 6 dimineata pana pe la pranz. Primul venit primul servit, marcheaza inceputul sezonului de cumparaturi de Craciun. Let the shopping frenzy begin! De fapt e prima vineri dupa ziua recunostintei. Prea multa istorie aici deja, folositi wikipedia mai departe.


Tramvaiul este acel minunat mijloc de transport pe care il urasc. Ma enerveaza zgomotul, ma enerveaza ca ma arunca de colo colo, sau e frig sau e al dracului de cald… ma enerveaza. Cu tramvaiul am multe aventuri, cea mai tare lunea trecuta, dimineata. Mergeam spre casa dupa o tura de noapte duminica, cu muzica in urechi toate bune. Se termina bateria, reapare zgomotul de fond, mai sunt 3 statii. Nu mai e mult. Parca imi vine sa atipesc… liniste… la statia urmatoare cobor! liniste… visez? Nu, nu mai visez. Am ajuns la capatul liniei. Ma ridic, vatmanul tocmai iesea din cabina lui sa isi stampileze hartiile. Se uia blocat la mine, zambesc, ii spun buna dimineata, si scap un “am fost de servici de noapte“. Zambeste molcom, ardeleneste, ca un om care a mai vazut destui tampiti ca mine, si trece mai departe. Noroc ca stau la penultima statie, si am ajuns rapid acasa cu un mic detur de 15 minute.

Azi, dupa multa vreme am vazut si eu un controlor RATUC pe tramvai. Evident ca mi-a expirat abonamentul… toate mi se intampla mie 🙁 Dar tipul nu si-a dat seama. Era mai adormit ca mine. Trebuie sa imi fac altul azi.

Un individ din fata mea, pe la 45 de ani, cu o haina proaspat scoasa de la naftalina, nebarbierit, prototipul clar al muncitorului de fabrica se tot agita pe scaun. Isi tot scapa capul in piept, ca apoi sa sara ca ars, cu o privire buimaca care cerea inapoi in pat, la caldurica. S-a ridicat de 2 ori de pe scaun intre statii, a mers pana langa usi, s-a uitat atent afara, si s-a asezat inapoi. Nu ajunsese la destinatie. Ultima statie, gara. Toata lumea ramasa se ridica, ne indreptam spre usi, tipul doarme. Oare unde o sa se trezeasca?

By the way… It’s FRIDAY!

Painting the porch

And again via Trollii another good one:

A blonde, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a handyman-type and started canvassing a wealthy neighbourhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any jobs for her to do.

Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?

The blonde said, “How about 50 dollars?” The man agreed and told her that the paint and ladders that she might need were in the garage. The man’s wife, inside the house, heard the conversation and said to her husband, “Does she realize that the porch goes all the way around the house?

The man replied, “She should. She was standing on the porch.

A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money.
You’re finished already?” he asked.
Yes“, the blonde answered, “and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats. “Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the $50. “And by the way“, the blonde added, “that’s not a Porch, it’s a Ferrari.

Civic duty

Today the hole digger / grave digger / undertaker or simply in Romanian Groparu (Happy Birthday by the way) showed me a picture made in Germany, with a specific purpose, which is I believe: “come on people, use public transportation, or a green transportation mean… like a bicycle perhaps.” The idea is good, concept is great and realization is probably better at first hand, but I think you will understand what I mean:

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A while ago I wrote about Urinelle, a device specially designed for women, to help them pee while standing. Today, reading my RSS feeds I stumbled upon Dragos Novac‘s version of Urinelle. It’s called ‘She Pee‘ and it’s pretty similar to the former. Instructions below.


And yes, it’s about Civic duty also, because It was erected by charity WaterAid to raise awareness about their mission “to overcome poverty by enabling the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education”.

Today’s Joke

Comes all the way from Bistrita via Trollii:

A Chinese walks into a bar in America late one night and he sees Steven Spielberg. As he was a great fan of his movies, he rushes over to him, and asks for his autograph. Instead, Spielberg gives him a slap and says:

– “You Chinese people bombed our Pearl Harbour, get outta here.”

The astonished Chinese man replied:

– “It was not the Chinese who bombed your Pearl Harbour, it was the Japanese”.

– “Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, you’re all the same!” replied Spielberg. In return, the Chinese gives Spielberg a slap and says:

– “You sank the Titanic, my forefathers were on that ship.”

Shocked, Spielberg replies:

– “It was the iceberg that sank the ship, not me.”

The Chinese replies,

– “Iceberg, Spielberg, Carlsberg, you’re all the same for me.”

Rammstein… Links!

Every morning, after I get some coffee, I just sit with Carmen 2 and try to get a hold of what’s been happening the last few hours I’ve been sleeping. Today is not about Rammstein, it’s about links. Things I’ve read, things I thought were interesting, just stuff.

First of all, I have no clue why I’m writing in English today, considering most of the links will be in Romanian, but hee I go:


  • Licurici wrote about the Rohia Monastery, a story that got my attention after the first few words, because it had something about it, “quelque chose du cachet” if you remember the French phrase. But here it is: Povestea manastirii Rohia. Liku, you really need to add a search option on your blog.
  • Sergiu Biris, from Trilulilu told us about the problems Trilulilu is facing, and I decided we are all going to support him. RIGHT?! Here is the story, again in Romanian: Ba da, inteleg (Congrats on the Internetics award!!!)
  • Via Groparu we learn about a young Italian man who thought that if Romanians can steal in Italy, he can steal in Romania: Cetăţean italian prins la furat

Now that’s about it, things I thought were interesting. I think that most of you read already about Ion Iliescu and his new blog. Well, he is also available on Twitter now: Talking about Web 2.0 and how to gain some more votes… *schmuck*

PS: The wonderful Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 BETA is refusing to let me set my own status… 🙁 And the avatar is not working either… Come on Yahoo! team, throw a new release at me!