Friday, December 8

I'm getting ready to rule the world

Me and my faithful companion are getting ready to rule da world!!
First impressions:

  • i should not have waited until 24 to get my first lego. It proved a killer to build the first demo robot, but I'm getting there - took me about an hour of building, at it wasn't even that complicated

  • Lego was really smart to preupload the first demo program unto the brick

  • I have a LOT of pieces, but only connectors and such. And they are all either gray, white or black. Really not very fashion conscious

Next project: the scorpion.
Oh, and the name for my first robot is Fredo! He wants to rule the world too. Photo here.

Wednesday, December 6

Cum o sa ajung sa nu mai stiu sa vorbesc romaneste if I keep this up

Cand il auzeam pe unchiul meu plecat in Australia de vreo 15 ani vorbind romaneste super stricat il dispretuiam profund. Cand le auzeam pe capsunicile venite din italia/spania vorbind romaneste cu accent italian/spaniol imi venea sa le bat. Sad news is ... I'm getting there. Am ajuns sa vorbesc intr-o romgleza perfecta atat cu ceilalti romani de pe aici cat si cu cei de acasa. Ca este romgleza ar fi cum ar fi, dar deja am ajuns sa traduc din engleza in romana. De exemplu, in loc sa zic ca un lucru "n-are sens" eu zic "nu face sens" din "it doesn't make sense". In loc sa zic "de exemplu" sau "totusi" imi vine sa zic "for example" sau "nevertheless". Nu mai vorbesc de "however" , se pare ca imi place cuvantul asta la nebunie. Si cel mai si cel mai penibil este urmatorul lucru: Am ajuns sa spun un lucru in engleza (vorbind in romana) si dupa aia sa traduc in romana. Vezi commentul de aici . Cretina cu idul "carutacufraieri" sunt eu, evident. La postul cu dl prof. Andrei initial am scris "may he rest in peace sau fie-i tarana usoara" Acuma imi vine sa scriu "wtf is going on sau ce se petrece?"... AAA!!!
Rezolvare? Sa nu mai citesc carti in engleza? Sa citesc numai in romana? Sa ma controlez? Oh, how?!?!
Note to self: Control control control control.
Sau ca steve ballmer: developers! developers! developers! developers! (vezi youtube)

[black mamba]

How windows helps with your eye-hand synchronization

Start up your computer.
Select Windows from your Grub menu.
Select Windows again if you have installed your hacked macosx.
Wait for Windows to start.
Login by entering your username and password.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del FAST!!!
Select Task manager.
Repeat until computer seems to be breathing again:
- Select unknown process.
- Press End Process (bottom right of window).
- Press "Yes" on "Are you sure ... ?" (to the left and higher)

[black mamba]

Tuesday, December 5

Pentru domnul profesor

Dumnezeu sa-l odihneasca pe domnul profesor Eduard Andrei. Desi nu am inteles niciodata materia pe care a predat-o, mi-a ramas in amintire ca unul dintre cei mai drepti si cu adevarat DOMNI profesori pe care i-am avut.
Fie-i tarana usoara.

Monday, December 4

Lime ju

It's late late at night and we [Marian, Cristina, Ioana, Andrei and I] arrive in Singapore from a blizzard beaten Bucharest. Corneliu is here to pick us up and we head over to our home for the next six months. Both our real-estate agent and the landlord's agent are there to greet us and to proceed with the necessary formalities. It takes about three hours to get everything counted and signed, and the agents are gone. It's just us in the house, tired but anxious. I am hungry [as usual] and so are the others, so we go to a nearby food court to get something to eat. I have no idea that these are foodcourts and that they are supposed to look like they do. In my mind there's a constant bewilderment followed by wtf preceeded questions. We finally order from the waiter (she's called "auntie" - not because she's related nor because she's a waiter, but because she's older - it's not in any way arrogant or impolite, but I find it truly annoying). Our order includes our drinks also. I decide not to go safe and I order "lime juice", since I had never drank it. The auntie brings me back the juice, while first asking: limeju?limeju? We finally figure out that it's for me, it's mine!!! It tastes ok, also has some sort of plum in it. But most of the times as I later found out, it's not made from fresh limes, but from fresh (?!) concentrate. Nevertheless, whenever my order of lime ju gets yelled over the foodcourt it brings back dark and cosy memories.

[lime ju]

Saturday, December 2


Oh my god oh my god people!! 'Tis here my friends! On a sudden whim of mine before the last two exams, and also inspired by Cristina who went home to study/relax/sleep, I decided yesterday to go shopping!

What started out initally as a hunt for the perfect moisturizer [dun ask why or how or whom - I'll talk about it in another post] ended up with the following:

  • One vitamin e moisturizer from the body shop - I don't know how much good it will do, but nevertheless

  • One passion fruit incense oil

  • ONE LEGO MINDSTORMS !!!! I was planning to get it after the QE, but I got it anyhows, since buying it earlier promised that I was going to get out of my zombed state. Well, I'm not out of the zombed state, I am 440 sing poorer, BUT I WILL BUILD THE BEST ROBOTS THERE ARE!!!! ... After the qe that is, right now I've only opened the box then put everything back in. Two more exams, one on monday and one on tuesday [i haven't studied anything for the latter] and I will be in robotland, photoland and climbland ... in no particular order!

[Lego mindstorms]