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10 comments | 17th June 2011, 13:49 PM

Goodbye, TWHL. I'm leaving you.(for a couple of days, haha!)

I'm going to be absent for a couple of days. Yes that's the main reason I asked for a delay on the TWHL map competition and I really hope I can make it for Sunday evening back. I'm going on a trip... by train. And, if you remember me talking about going on a trip in 2010(July I think), trains are damn slow in my country. Damn tiresome trips...

Not that many of you care so much about this anyway.

Where I'm going there are no interesting landscapes to shoot photos of, but I'm taking the camera just in case.

Well, goodbye. See you soon TWHL.

2 comments | 14th June 2011, 21:37 PM

Spice up that contrast!

Well, I made my first Gimp tutorial on my photo blog( yes I also have a photo blog, not just my other blog).
You know what's interesting? Reading a tutorial like this usually takes no more than 10 minutes(if you want to apply some knowledge learned). But the usual case is just a fugitive look at it of under 2 minutes, mainly looking at the pictures.
Making the tutorial took me about an hour or more.

Enjoy :).

[EDIT] I think I can edit the HTML to add some custom styles to it. Blogger is much more flexible than other blogging platforms. I want the text in bold to be more visible. Is the <style> tag used here? Hmm... better check w3 schools...

[EDIT2] Hah, oh wow.. it worked. That's nice.

2 comments | 8th June 2011, 15:21 PM

I'm not a fan of Apple products, but this was entertaining to watch:

4 comments | 4th June 2011, 11:25 AM

What a full week I had!

I was busy working on projects, but I went on a well deserved trip to a thermal spa resort, the best one in my country actually. I kinda got cooked in the sun. Yeah, I forgot to put sun lotion but I wasn't very worried either because I was mostly swimming in the deep pools. Turns out I was wrong. Even now, my skin hurts(it was a horrible pain the next day after the trip). I had incredible fun on the water slides too. I love to make huge water splashes :D.

I also played some field tennis and table tennis( I suck at table tennis though).

Thursday I went to the photography awards for the the local photo competition that was carried some weeks ago. Heh, most of the photos there really sucked and even the organizer had to classify them as "mediocre". I think there were 2 guys who owned a DSLR and made a couple of superb photos. I couldn't exceed them. I know it's being said that the photographer, not the tool matters but... you just can't ignore the quality output of a 1/2.3 inch sensor(my camera) with a APSC or something like that( like 23.6 x 15.8 mm for example) size sensor.
Anyway, I won the second place for diverse photography and second place again for black&white:

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Crystal drops on the delicate blade of grass by Carstic Productions, on Flickr

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Dog nose by Carstic Productions, on Flickr
(I edited this for b&w)

I am also a bit stressed because next week I will have my last hours of instructed driving, the driving exams are following and I am not so confident in my knowledge and driving skills.

Well, not a bad week at all. If only every week of this summer would be like that and I could find myself a summer job... Life deserves to be lived at its fullest.

1 comment | 29th May 2011, 19:33 PM

Hehe, while I was on this site looking at how sorting algorithms work, I stumbled onto this link showing a "bubble-sort dance", filmed in Romania.
Now I wonder how a quicksort dance would look like...

[EDIT] That's funny, there's a select-sort dance there too :)). And an Insert-Sort one too.
... and a shell sort dance...

So far my favorite is the Insert-Sort dance.

12 comments | 23rd May 2011, 11:30 AM

Well what do you know, a half-life like scenario could happen in Romania in the future. I'm talking about a resonance cascade, if anybody from earth obtains and puts an "alien" crystal in front of this.

TL;DR? :

Romania[2011-2014]: IMA CHARGING MY LAZOR!
Romania[2015]: IMA FIRIN' MY LAZOR!
Romania[2016]: BLEOOH!

[EDIT] From what I understand by 2020 it will be fully functional. I'll be 27 years old then hmm...


4 comments | 22nd May 2011, 12:04 PM

Well, 21st December 2012 is the next Doomsday.

7 comments | 17th May 2011, 21:39 PM

Joined: 19th September 2007 (1337 days ago)

1337 TWHL day for me!

Also, I missed my 8000th login :.

12 comments | 15th May 2011, 22:38 PM

Well, made a new short film like the one I made in autumn for the english project. Here it is: Link
It's intended to be a parody.

I know you're probably think it's not very laughable at, but with a limited time frame that's what I could came up with... And trust me, making the actors having patience is hard. Also I think I made about 10 cuts of a single simple scene due to continuous bursts of laughs.

18 comments | 13th May 2011, 11:50 AM

No rolling hills of green, eh?

What about privacy? I don't like where this is going.
It's a good thing for people who aren't so smart or good at using computers, but seriously, pouring all the private data into someone's hands at distance?
You only need a bit of imagination. The ad is always presenting the good stuff.

I see the advantages, trust me. One of them is a key factor why the chromebook will be a success. It's speed.
But I just can't ignore the negative aspects of this.