Jun 26 2009

Mă doare sufletul

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 11:35

Primul meu idol muzical s-a stins as-noapte. A dispărut de pe scena muzicală precum o stea căzatoare dispare de pe cer. După numai 50 de ani de viață. A fost un artist desavărșit a cărui voce mi-a încântat copilăria. A murit și nu va ști niciodată că îmi doream să îl cunosc cândva, chiar dacă mi-ar fi luat mult timp să îmi îndeplinesc această dorință și ar fi fost prea bătrân să se ridice dintr-un scaun cu rotile, coardele sale vocale ar fi fost uscate și nu mi-ar fi putut răspunde la salut sau chiar dacă ochii lui ar fi murit primii și nu m-ar fi putut vedea.

Vocea lui Michael Jackson a fost atât de puternică încât dupa căderea lui Ceaușescu a fost prima care a ajuns la urechile mele. Datorită lui m-am decis să învăț limba engleză și în clasa a IV-a le cântam colegilor și doamnei învățătoare “Who is it?”. Am plâns de ciudă când a concertat în România, iar părinții mei nu și-au permis să mă ducă la concert.

Am suferit imens când a fost acuzat de pedofilie și asta pentru că necunoscându-l nu puteam să trag eu o concluzie validă și trebuia să citesc aberațiile din presă. Am suferit pentru că știam că artiștii au firi labile și deviante și era posibil să fie adevărat. Am suferit pentru că poate era doar încercarea unor nenorociți însetați de bani care loveau puternic în imaginea lui și aveau să reușească în demersul lor fix din cauza compromisurilor pe care trebuie sa le faca în mod normal o vedetă de talie mondială pentru a-și păstra statutul.

Abia așteptam reîntoarcerea lui. Chiar dacă sigur n-aș fi ajuns la Londra la nici unul din concertele lui.

50 de ani de viață, aproape 50 de ani de muzică, asta lasă în urmă Michael Jackson. Asta și multă durere în sufletele celor ce au gustat muzica lui precum o delicatesa foarte scumpă. N-am să-i urez “Rest in Peace” sau “May God take care of your soul”, am să-i urez să trăiască veșnic prin intermediul muzicii sale care să treacă de la suflet la suflet precum trece de la om la om virusul gripal.

[English]: My soul akes

My first music idol died last night. He disappeared from the musical world as a falling star disappears from the night sky. After  only 50 years of life. He was a complete artist whose voice charmed my chidhood. He died and he will never know that I really wanted to meet him someday, even if it would have taken me so much time the he would have been old and barely standing, hid voice might have been gone because of the dryness of his old vocal chordes or his eyes would not have been able to see me.

His voice was so strong that it was the first one to reach my ears after the comunist system broke down. Thanks to him I decided to learn English and in the fourth grade I was singing “Who is it?” to my teacher and my class mates. I cried with anger when he came in Romania on tour, and my parents did not have the posibility to take me to the concert.

I suffered a lot when he was acused of being a pedophile because I did not know him,  I could not reach my own conclusion and I was forced to read all the horibile things from the newspapers. It aked because I knew that artists have troubled and deviant souls and there was a posibility the horrifying rumors were true. It aked because it may have been just a try to destroy his godlike image in order to rip him off financially and the try might even succed because a star this big has to make a lot of compromises in order to stay that way.

I could barely wait his comeback, even if I would not have been able to go to London to hear him sing live.

50 of life, almost 50 year of music, this is what he left us with. This and a excrutiating pain in the souls of the ones that tasted his music as an expensive delicacy. I will not say “Rest in Peace” or May God take care of your soul”, I will just say “May you live forever, Michael Jackson, and may your music pass from soul to soul, as the flu virus passes on from man to man”!



Jun 24 2009

Facts

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 8:00
  • People want what they can’t have.
  • Women really want what they can’t have.
  • Women really want what they are not supposed to have.
  • Women do not like to gamble, but once they are sure they can get away with it, once they are totally convinced that the odds of getting caught is very slim, then with the adrenaline-rush equivalent to a compulsive gambler they’ll jump at the opportunity – if it is something that they desire to do.
  • A woman’s appetite is twice that of a man’s; her sexual desire, four times; her intelligence, eight times.
  • Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
  • People who have children are the happiest. Happiness lies in the simple things. What is simpler than reproduction? Any creature knows how to do it.
  • It seems that when relationships are faced with challenges, people quit trying.
  • Intelligence may be narrowly defined as the capacity to acquire knowledge and understanding, and use it in different novel situations. It is this ability, or capacity, which enables the individual to deal with real situations and profit intellectually from sensory experience.
  • Intelectuals do not have the capacity of expressing a simple thing in a simple way. That’s why the best teachers are engineers and workers.
  • Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil.


Jun 14 2009

Positions

Category: English posts,FunnyIuliana @ 21:39

Careful.. kinky pics just one click away :)
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Jun 09 2009

Heat wave

Category: TechnicalRpx @ 23:12

Fiindca tot a venit vara, aceasta vrea sa-si faca prezenta cat se poate de intens, iar acest lucru nu este foarte agreat de laptop-ul meu.

N-am mai facut update la sistemul de operare de vreo 2-3 luni, iar acum cand vreau sa-i fac update si trebuie sa compileze, se-ncalzeste cam tare si la 100 de grade se duce in buda.

Prin urmare, am decis sa-l menajez cu un scriptulet care sa-mi regleze viteza procesorului in functie de temperatura acestuia. Codul sursa e aici, pentru cei care s-ar putea sa aiba aceleasi probleme ca si mine.


Jun 01 2009

Mr. John Mayer…

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 11:25

… i think you owe me a beer.

A friend of mine heard your songs playing on my computer while she was at my place yersterday(she never ever knew you existed until yesterday, by the way) and now she is a fan of yours.

So… mhm… how about that beer? :D


May 22 2009

Java Certification Exams(Part n+1)

Category: English posts,TechnicalIuliana @ 9:03

I decided to write this posts in English, because I think they would be useful to more people this way. I know that the things written here may not be new and that on the internet you might find them explained in another 2000 ways, but if is possible that my approach may be easier to understand for some peeple so I’m writing it anyway.
About a month ago I quit my job. I did that because I was unsatisfied with the way the things were going in that company and with the way things were going on in my head. To be more precise, I went to an interview to another company and screwed up the java fundamentals test part. Why? I consider that the main reason was because I wasn’t seriously programming in a while. I was doing code by patterns(mostly via copy-paste) a lot of bash scripting, sql queries(which is not a bad thing though) and deploys. Disappointed of myself I decided to take some time of to reevaluate my programming skills and the knowledge that I thought I had of Java, Poo, algorithms, etc. Also I must add that I was in a hurry at that interview because I was on my lunch break and I had no interest in that job. But still…
I started three days ago to solve java certification tests and so far so good. Except the fact that sometimes I am not as attentif as I should be at the question or get confuzed by some context everything works out great. I still can’t understand what happend to me at that interview. I really screwed up. Badly.

So I’ll go on doing these tests and write here all the wrong or incomplete things I find. I am doing java certification tests dated from 2001-2005 and because java language has suffered a lot of changes during its existence I will not comment on questions that are “deprecated”. Let get it started, shall we?

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May 13 2009

K3Guitune

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 2:52

Me need help with it… The bloody thing doesn’t seem to work on gentoo :(( !!! ( And documentation for it is 0).