Still alive, still kicking!

I returned from the mountain, but I had a hectic week start, so I didn’t have much time to write about it. I will do it tomorrow, and I’ll add the pictures I promised.

A couple of weeks ago I received a song, I listened to it, but I didn’t “hear” it. Today it came back to me… loud and clear.

Archive – F U

Archive – F U

There’s a look on your face I would like to knock out
See the sin in your grin and the shape of your mouth
All I want is to see you in terrible pain
Though we won’t ever meet I remember your name

Can’t believe you were once just like anyone else
then you grew and became like the devil himself
Pray to God I think of a nice thing to say
But I don’t think I can so fuck you anyway

You`re a scum, you`re a scum and I hope that you know
That the cracks in your smile are beginning to show
Now the world needs to see that it’s time you should go
There’s no light in your eyes and your brain is too slow

Can’t believe you were once just like anyone else
then you grew and became like the devil himself
Pray to God I can think of a nice thing to say
But I don’t think I can so fuck you anyway

Bet you sleep like a child with your thumb in your mouth
I could creep up beside put a gun in your mouth
makes me sick when I hear all the shit that you say
so much crap coming out it must take you all day

There’s a space kept in hell with your name on the seat
With a spike in the chair just to make it complete
When you look at yourself do you see what I see
If you do why the fuck are you looking at me

There’s a time for us all and I think yours has been
Can you please hurry up cos I find you obscene
We can’t wait for the day that you’re never around
When that face isn’t here and you rot underground

Can’t believe you were once just like anyone else
Then you grew and became like the devil himself
Pray to god I can think of a nice thing to say
But I don’t think I can so fuck you anyway

So fuck you anyway

Da-i Ilie ca nu dai in m*-*a!

Am fost udat maxim azi. GROWL!!

Pe la unu jumate am simtit ca vine ploaia, (stiti voi, nori negri, vant puternic, alea alea…) m-am pregatit rapid sa ajung la job, imi incepeam tura pe la trei, si am zis ca ar fi o idee sa nu ma faca fleasca. Evident ca in momentul in care am bagat cheile in usa la plecare a inceput sa ploua… evident ca pana la taxi m-a facut varza, si apoi EVIDENT a inceput distractia: ploaie cu grindina, bucati de gheata cat niste bile de biliard (si din nou evident exagerez aici, dar erau mari), masini trase pe dreapta cu avariile pornite si un taximetrist nebun care incerca sa evite tampitii care nu erau opriti si circulau cu farurile stinse. Am ajuns intr-un final la birou, si cand am ajuns sus, evident s-a oprit ploaia. Someone up there didn’t like me today… 🙁

Ilie, e nenea ala cu sf. in fata, evident nu de la Science Fiction, care se spune ca ar da cu traznetele de sus. Si i-a dat azi, sa aiba!

Nu am mai scris in ultima vreme pe aici, nu ca nu as fi avut despre ce scrie, dar perioada a fost destul de incurcata. (nu, nu am vrut sa scriu incarcata…)

Stateam la un moment dat si ma intrebam unde e linia dintre ce e prea personal pentru a fi scris pe blog, si ce se poate scrie pe blog fara sa puna in situatii delicate pe nimeni, me included.

In alta ordine de idei, zbor weekendu asta pe munte un pic. A little bit of mind cleaning required. Ah, beware, poate scriu azi pe blog din nou! sau doar saptamana viitoare…Thinking about it.


Voi ce faceti weekendul asta?

Summer day, happy happy happy!

Sunday morning, I wake up at 8 AM after a busy Saturday, and the first thing I see, is a happy birthday message on IM. WTF? It’s not my birthday until December… Then I connect the dots, and I realize it’s the 1’st of June, Child’s day. In Romania, happy birthday stands for happy anniversary also, so “Happy Birthday” to all of you out there, make sure you don’t lose the kid in you. The piece of you that enjoys the sun, that enjoys a good time just sitting around with friends, the innocence of childhood. We all grow up, and become… “grown ups”, but marching through life with just that it just ain’t worthed.

Life provides tests almost at every corner, small tests, big tests, hidden tests and upfront tests. Take them as they come, one at a time, enjoy the test, as much as the result, otherwise, is like taking a gondola in Venice for he first time just to get to the other  side of the canal. Try to see the big picture, try to prioritize. Do you really need that? no, that’s not a good question, the question would be: out of 3 things, A, B and C, which one is the most important? You are doing all of them at the moment, but are you sure you are giving everything for each one of them? is it worth spending all your time on more tasks than you can fulfill, or on tasks that you can barely fulfill?

I have a programming background behind me, and I could have become a programmer. I also have a server administration background, and I became a server administrator. What made me choose that? It was a coffee break at a Microsoft conference a few years ago, when talking to one of the key speakers I asked him condescendingly: “Just now, at this conference, you’re a Microsoft evangelist, you work with Microsoft servers, but what operating system do you have on your gateway/firewall server?” It was a stupid question, and I was 80% sure of the answer, and I was right: he whispered : “Linux of course…” But I’m not trying to make a point here about the pro’s and con’s of operating systems, the ongoing flame war between Microsoft & Linux, I’m just saying that, that little stupid question, helped starting a conversation between the speaker and I, private conversation, in the lobby. He was a good speaker, a good salesman, and a brilliant tech so I enjoyed every moment, but before going back inside, he gave me something to think about. He asked me: “Do you want to be a mediocre programmer in an age filled with programmers? Or do you want to be a brilliant server administrator? Think about it, and try to choose what’s best for you…” At the moment, I’m not a brilliant server administrator, but I’m a good one, and I’m improving daily. Still, from time to time, I start working on different projects, which take me off my “path”. Let’s consider A: Server Administration, B: Social life (family, friends) and C: one of those other projects. In order to do A+B+C one needs to make sacrifices on each one, in order to fulfill them, which means, being average, being mediocre. Try to focus on what’s most important of the three, try to see the big picture. Combining two of them is the ideal situation, but we never live in an ideal situation.

In real life, we always have A, B, C, D, E, F, […], Z. Try to prioritize in order to grow efficiency in order to become a brilliant nurse, a briliant restaurant chef, a brilliant photographer or landscape architect. Make sure you don’t sacrifice too much of what you really want to do, want to become, want to have, in order to achieve something which will only matter for a few seconds after completion.

Today is a happy day, even if for me it marks 8 years since I’ve last seen and hugged my sister… / /

I used to play for a few months TribalWars then it got boring, no action no nothing I left my account in sitting with a bunch o villages maxed out, and while I was gone, a long expected war happened, I lost my villages, and I started fresh, on a new continent, with new neighbors (or farms, however you wish to call them) and a tribe in need of leadership. Considering this is the “fun” growing part, not so much time lost at this moment, I guess I’ll start playing again for a while, until I grow a bit, and until it will take more time than I can afford to spend on it, or maybe I’ll just go to the end of that world. All this happened in on world7. Now I play on two worlds world7 and world13 – which is just beginning slowly, so you might be interested to join us, if so, use this link.

One of my tribe mates in world7, found a great defensive guide, which makes perfect sense, and I invite you to read it if you are a TW player. If you are not, just skip 🙂

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People love pussy

Don’t be a cynic now and think about pr0n, I’m talking about a new kind of pussy. I’m talking about Leopard! The latest Mac OS X.  About a year ago, I was installing Tiger on my Laptop PC, an Acer TravelMate, Intel based, and it worked for a while. Now, my colleagues start showing up with Leopard, which apparently kicks ass bigtime and it would be a shame not to try it.

The only problem right now is my current setup, Ubuntu + Win XP, which I wouldn’t want to lose right about now. Gotta figure out where to dump it, so I can take it back later. Starting from my Firefox setup, RSS feeds reader  which is local, and everything else which I customized since my last reinstall. What do you think? Should I go for it?I think I should, now just let me figure out a good way to be able to return to my tweaks after this. A Time Machine would do just great…

Problem not solved…

Sometimes in my line of work, you find people who even though they might be nice, and helpful, and caring and if I write another and I’m going to burst out, they try their best I think, but sometimes it’s just priceless…

What I’m talking about? Dan gave me this earlier:

no solve problem
your team left this problem abute 1 day
1 day my server down but your support not solved
now i have problem with memory
i yester day upgraded ram to 2gb but now
is fully used
why very used memory ?

Still smiling…

Happy BIRT Day!

legeneral.jpgSome of you maybe know, most probably don’t, but two days ago, on the 28th of December, I turned 25. YAY! Happy Birthday to ME!!!!! I accept presents post-event also 😉 Pictures from the “event”, can be seen here.

I did not make an error in the title of this post, just because I didn’t… Sitting here in Le General again, Josh, the owner asked everyone who was here to come to the bar, and we got a free drink because on the 29th, Le General was 1 month old!!!! Guess what Maria, a friend at our table said? YES! Happy BIRT Day! And hopefully many more to come.

If you don’t know where to find this club, just ask away… I think you can find a way to contact me pretty easily.

PS: For those of you who don’t know, “birt” is slang for pub 😉

Later Edit: And the picasa slideshow with pics from my party