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In Macedonia toata lumea face misto de muntenegreni ca ar fi puturosi. incerc sa imi reamintesc cateva din zecile de bancuri cu ei pe care mi le-au zis partenerii azi:

– ce face un muntenegrean dupa ce se scoala?
– sta un pic pe scaun sa isi traga sufletul dupa somn

Au facut ei un referendum si au stabilit ca Miercurea e zi lucratoare, Joia se odinesc dupa munca, Vinerea se odihnesc inainte de weekend, Sambata si Duminica e weekend, Luni se odihnesc dupa weekend si Marti se pregatesc de munca. Intrebari?
– O sa lucram fiecare miercuri?
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Trebuia sa ajung la Skopje, Macedonia pentru un workshop. Nefiind o destinatie prea la moda am gasit (cam) singura varianta de zbor prin Budapesta.

Plecarea la 10:40 de la noi, sosirea la 15:10 ora locala (CET) in Skopje. Elegant si as fi avut si posibilitatea sa vad finala UEFA, ca doar nu m-am uitat ca prostul la o gramada de meciuri sa pierd finala…

Ei bine, cum ziceam, as fi avut posibilitatea. Am ajuns in aeroport pe la 9 si pe panou mare “BUDAPEST – CANCELLED”….. fuck!
Ma duc repejor la ghiseu, mai patisem si asteptam o rerutare.
Cocoana Malev: “Aaa, sunteti domnul care merge la Skopje! Imi pare rau, tocmai incercam sa gasim o solutie de rerutare prin Istanbul, dar aveti connection time 10 minute, nu merge. Imi pare rau, nu avem nici o solutie, veniti maine dimineata”.
Eu ma tineam tare: “Doamna, nu suntem la alimentara cu azi n-avem, veniti maine… n-are rost sa va descriu pe larg motivele dar maine dimineata eu trebuie sa fiu in Skopje”.
Cocoana: “Va cred, imi pare rau, n-avem ce face”.
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I deleted by mistake some unsaved photos from my camera. Even that I never came across with file recovery software, this time I had to.

After a short google search, I found PC Inspector Smart Recovery who did a brilliant job. Not very fast, but speed was not what I was looking for.
It managed to recover ~200 MB in less than 10 minutes, good enough for a FREE application.

Good luck!

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Spuneam saptamana trecuta cat de normal mi s-a parut si cat am apreciat faptul ca Vasile Blaga poate calatori la economy class pana la Munchen.
ei bine, ieri m-am intors dintr-o deplasare tot prin Munchen si am zburat impreuna cu marian sarbu, ministrul muncii si protectiei sociale. O fi din cauza partidului sau poate a ministerului (al protectiei sociale) dar el a circulat la business impreuna cu alti 3 politicieni (cred, judecand dupa atitudine).

acum ce am eu impotriva:
1. ei circula pe banii nostri
2. in plina criza, cand toata lumea recomanda cumpatare, se pot face economii semnificative (orientativ, la economy pretul biletului dus-intors pana la Munchen incepe de la ~200 EUR, iar la business incepe cu ~1100 EUR) Read the rest of this entry »

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img_4923azi am avut placerea sa zbor cu Vasile Blaga pana la Munchen. amandoi la economy… nu tu aere, nu tu abuz de functie, a mers pur si simplu ca un om normal, lucru pentru care il respect in continuare.

nu pot sa nu imi aduc aminte de Bogdan Olteanu cu care am calatorit anul trecut si care mai mergea cu inca 2 loctiitori dupa el : unul ii cara servieta, iar celalalt sacoul, iar el era foarte grabit si afectat, cu zambetul ala fad pe fata… brrr
… sau de o pleiada de femei cu pasapoarte albastre de serviciu care au zburat toate la business de la Viena (deh, drum lung… )

in concluzie: Domule Blaga, nu imi pare rau ca v-am votat de 3 ori, atat la primarie cat si la senat. e drept ca n-am votat PSD si m-am pomenit cu aceasta alianta impotriva firii, dar shit happens all the time

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referee-type-whistle-cs19and it’s time to look back a bit and see what this year brought me:

  • a daughter to come
  • an excellent summer vacation
  • OCP DBA certification
  • my first visit to US at our hq
  • lot of confidence
  • more technologies to cover
  • lot of gadgets

… and it didn’t bring me:

  • a salary increase
  • a bonus
  • a promotion

I will count it as a good year on personal side and a neutral to bad one on the professional side.

Happy new year !

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I never considered myself a good DBA and it’s not necessary my plan to become one. But in order to be convincing to the partners I had to take this certification.
After few months of study and exercises I took 1z0-043 (Administration II) exam on 18th of December. I passed it with 96,9% and this made me very proud.

Of course I will need to take the upgrade exam to 11g and I am pretty sure I will forget some of the things if I am not facing them on a daily basis but it was a very good lecture.
What will be the benefits? Don’t know… a diploma and a certification card for sure, 40% discount on some Oracle press books and maybe knowledge and confidence…

I’m open to share my experience with anybody interested in taking this certification

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Pe 30 octombrie s-a aprobat o modificare la codul muncii care mai introduce 3 zile de sarbatoare legala, si anume prima si a doua zi de Rusalii si Adormirea Maicii Domnului.

Drept urmare avem asa:

  • 1 si 2 ianuarie;
  • prima si a doua zi de Pasti;
  • 1 mai;
  • prima si a doua zi de Rusalii;
  • *9 august – Ziua IT-ului
  • 15 august – Adormirea Maicii Domnului;
  • 1 decembrie;
  • prima si a doua zi de Craciun;

Total=13 zile

Mai avem pana la francezi, dar e totusi ceva.

Mai rau ca prima zi de Rusalii pica mereu duminica, la fel ca prima zi de Paste. Nu inteleg de de le dau pe astea.

Ar mai fi ziua IT-ului, introdusa la inceputul acestui an, dar atat de bine aleasa incat in primul an de existenta, 2008, a picat fix sambata.
In 2009 ziua IT-ului pica duminica. In conditiile astea propun ca IT-ul sa serbeze in fiecare weekend!!

Meseriasi parlamentarii nostri, nu? Probabil s-au gandit la ei cand au decretat si Adormirea Maicii Domnului zi de sarbatoare.

Nu pot sa zic multumesc, dar pot zice ca mi-e rusine cu ei.

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Doresc sa daram o debara total nefolositoare pentru a-mi mari spatiul din bucatarie. Majoritatea vecinilor au demolat-o deja avand in vedere ca nu este perete de rezistenta, dar eu am incercat sa o fac oficial si sa obtin autorizatie de constructie/demolare. Am incercat!

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I just won a little battle with AF by getting the compensation for my delayed luggage and I am very proud of this.

First I tried to leave the proving documents at Montpellier airport. The lady from Luggage services kindly asked me to do this in Paris airport.

Second time, normally, I tried this at Charles de Gaulle airport. The lady there said that I need to do this in my country of residence, and gave me the contact details from Air France luggage services in Bucharest.

Third time I called Bucharest office where I was told to send them the documents by normal post, but they cannot guarantee anything, not even the fact they will receive them. I found this very strange and sent the documents by fast courier and got a registration number and their signature on receive.

After just 2 weeks I got an email telling that my receipts will be paid by AF, and in just 10 days I got the money in my account. Not much, I don’t really care about the money, the whole thing I did just as a principle and I suggest everybody do the same!

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