Friday, July 20, 2007

thank you Rolling Stones !!

I was lucky enough to see the Rolling Stones performing live in Bucharest on 17th July.

I grew up listening to Beatles and Pink Floyd in the communist era, when my parents had BASF tapes running on an old Grundig player.

I also heard about Rolling Stones at that time, I knew they were part of a music we would never be able to see live.

Yet, after 25 (?!) years (I was like 8-10 years old), I saw the Rolling Stones performing in Bucharest.

It is more than music: it's attitude, it's history, it's legend, it's passion.

They came from an era when I was just a little kid listening to tapes, frightened to talk with my schoolmates about the music I am listening at home, because it was not allowed .... If you were listening to contra-revolutionary music you were also most likely planning to do something against the communist government ...

So, I do thank you Rolling Stones for your music and your passion.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

heads up ! Notes 8 is comming !

new (for me) announcement caught through Sean's blog

seems that Notes 8 is to be delivered in august. This is great news, can't wait to start using it. While I wasn't eager to install and test the beta 3 on my 'production' environment, I am eager to start using the new toy when it's officially delivered. Testing on my fedora install with beta 2 wasn't so good because I did not had the patience to install a beta server as well, so the client is just standing there and doing nothing in particular. I played with the OpenOffice installation of Notes 8 beta 2 but that's about it. Soon after I got caught in the process of changing my job so the focus got lost somehow on the new Notes client.

Don't get me wrong: I may have switched the profession from developer (more or less) to IT Architect, but the first love is never forgotten. While I am now using Notes as the regular e-mail client (IBM's standard, go figure :), I would love to see the new client Notes 8 in action dealing with my business mail.

Friday, July 06, 2007

google reader ? what the f....

well well, here is my first post in a month or so and I apologize for this, did not even had the time to sleep ...

As I found some time to update myself with the blogosphere's latest articles, I found that Google Reader is very unresponsive. It took about 5 minutes for the Reader to even open the first page. I agree there are lots of sources (about 100 feeds I subscribed to) and articles one month old I didn't catch up with.

However I found this performance issue very annoying. What the app is doing (just a rough guess) is that it actually connejavascript:void(0)
Save Nowcts and loads all the new articles. And the performance is affected ....

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