Category: personal

  • Another friend blogging

    Another friend bit the dust started blogging: Cleonte’s GitHub blog – bookmarks at the moment but looking forward to more involved posts :-).

  • Link love

    Here are a couple of close friends’ blogs. They are just starting out writing, but hopefully giving them some link love will encourage them to write even more great content. Without further ado, in no particular order: No Such Host Scienti-XS VTopan

  • Who is hype-free?

    I’ve done a writeup about the name of blog when I started it. However recently two links came up in my Google Alerts: The first one is from Urban Dictionary and it defines hype free as “Slang word for drug free”. The second one is from Yahoo! Answers and states pretty much the same thing […]

  • On the hopelessness of pulling content from the interwebs

    In the last couple of weeks I had at least two cases where I saw a (provocative) post come up in my feedreader, click trough to read the entire piece (BTW, partial feeds just suck!), just to find that the owner removed the post. The first was from the DynDNS blog named “Open Dialogue” (apparently […]

  • Who feeds me? (with information)

    I received a private request to share the feeds which I read, an I though to do it publicly, since there might be other people interested in it (yeah, right :-p). Also, the least I can do is to post a link back to the authors website. So grab my OPML file or see the […]

  • The myth of the cognitive quantum jumps

    Update: see this presentation given by Scott Berkun at Google, which which explains my points much more eloquently. Very often media (and I’m using the word “media” here in its most comprehensive way – including things like blogs, Slashdot, etc) tells us the story of some uber-hyper-mega-cool new-unseen-until-now method of performing X. This leads many […]

  • A wild party 🙂

  • Be an (imaginary) hero

    I got the link from, however I was hesitant to post the image, since the site didn’t display any information about the conditions of using it: Make your own at However I finally got a response from the cpbgroup (the creators of the Hero Factory), in which they state that I can use […]

  • License your work!

    This post was inspired by the “I’m a creative commoner” post of the blog. Disclaimer: IANAL – I Am Not A Lawyer. Why should you license your work? because it makes clear under what conditions can it be reused / quoted / etc because it is more probably that others will use it and […]

  • Music from Hungary

    This is slightly off-topic: a collection (in the form of YouTube playlist) of songs by Hungarian bands (mostly older, because I hate new stuff :-)) which I love and find inspiring. I plan to to a similar playlist for Romanian songs/bands, however I’m not that well versed in the topic as to not to miss […]