Tudor-Virgil Constantin

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

It looks like Facebook is suffering an outage. It is the first time I see this happening. I think is because they are using PHP instead of Perl.

I am curious if the world will see a surge in productivity.

I can not find any news related to the fact that Facebook is down on the internet, but on twitter this is an already trending topic. I wonder why Facebook's outage is not a trending topic on Google+ too.

Who do you think is responsible for this - Google (to market its Google+ which, by the way, is AWESOME), Anonymous, or just some engineer that is learning how to do deployments ?

Keep close - will update this post when new info appear.
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Great statistics and facts about amazon.com
Impressive and somewhat frightening that Amazon has annual revenues bigger than half of the countries in the world.

Gongratulations Jeff.

Feel free to add this graphic to your blog:

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Friday, October 14, 2011

In the last period, I have dedicated more of my time to software developing activities, so I have some new web profiles:

Hope to see you there too
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

 This happened about a month ago just outside
of Cocodrie, a little town in the bayou country
of Louisiana , and while it sounds like an Alfred
Hitchcock tale, it's real.

 This out of state traveler was on the side of
the road, hitchhiking on a real dark night
in the middle of a thunderstorm. Time passed slowly and
no cars went by.

 It was raining so hard he could hardly see his hand in
front of his face.
Suddenly he saw a car moving slowly, approaching and
 ghostlike in the rain It slowly and silently
crept toward him and stopped.

 Wanting a ride real bad the guy jumped in the car and
closed the
 door; only then did he realize that there was
nobody behind the wheel,
 and no sound of an engine to be heard over the rain.
 Again the car crept slowly forward and the guy was
terrified, too scared
 to think of jumping out and running.

 The guy saw that the car was approaching a sharp curve
still too scared to jump out, he started to pray
and begging for his life; he was sure
the ghost car would go off the road and in the bayou and
he would surely drown!
 But just before the curve a shadowy figure appeared at
the driver's window and a hand reached
 in and turned the steering wheel, guiding the car safely
around the
 bend. Then, just as silently, the hand disappeared
through the window and the hitchhiker was alone again!

 Paralyzed with fear, the guy watched the hand reappear
every time they reached a curve.
Finally the guy, scared to near death, had all he could
take and jumped out of the car and ran to town.

 Wet and in shock, he went into a bar and voice
quavering, ordered two shots of whiskey,
then told everybody about his supernatural experience.

 A silence enveloped and everybody got goose bumps when
they realized the guy was
telling the truth (and not just some drunk).

 About half an hour later two guys walked into the bar and
one says to the other,

 "Look Boudreaux, ders dat idiot that rode in our car
when we wuz pushin it in the rain."
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

1. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to beer.

2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes.

3. You have more wives than teeth.

4. You wipe your butt with your bare left hand, but consider bacon "unclean."

5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.

6. You can't think of anyone you HAVEN'T declared Jihad against.

7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing.

8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.

9. You've often uttered the phrase, "I love what you've done with your cave."

10. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least one.
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

1. Marry the right person . This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.

2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.

3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.

6. Be generous.

7. Have a grateful heart.

8. Persistence , persistence, persistence. 

9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. 

10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. 

11. Commit yourself to constant improvement. 

12. Commit yourself to quality. 

13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions , power or prestige , but on relationship with people you love and respect. 

14. Be loyal. 

15. Be honest . 

16. Be a self-starter. 

17. Be decisive even it it means you'll sometimes be wrong. 

18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. 

19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. 

20. Take good care of those you love.

21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

  1.  When you call us to have your computer moved, be sure to leave it buried under half a ton of postcards, baby pictures, stuffed animals,dried flowers, bowling trophies and children's art. We don't have a life, and we find it deeply moving to catch a fleeting glimpse of yours.
  2.  Don't write anything down. Ever. We can play back the errormessages from here
  3.  When an I.T. person says he's coming right over, go for coffee.That way you won't be there when we need your password. It's nothing forusto remember 700 screen saver passwords.
  4.  When you call the help desk, state what you want, not what'skeeping you from getting it. We don't need to know that you can't getintoyour mail because your computer won't power on at all.
  5.  When I.T. support sends you an E-Mail with high importance, deleteit at once. We're just testing.
  6.  When an I.T. person is eating lunch at his desk, walk right in andspill your guts right out. We exist only to serve.
  7.  Send urgent email all in uppercase. The mail server picks it up andflags it as a rush delivery.
  8.  When the photocopier doesn't work, call computer support. There'selectronics in it.
  9.  When you're getting a NO DIAL TONE message at home, call computersupport. We can fix your telephone line from here.
  10.  When you have a dozen old computer screens to get rid of, call computer support. We're collectors.
  11.  When something's wrong with your home PC, dump it on an I.T. person's chair with no name, no phone number and no description of the problem. We love a puzzle.
  12.  When an I.T. person tells you that computer screens don't have cartridges in them, argue. We love a good argument.
  13.  When an I.T. person tells you that he'll be there shortly, reply in a scathing tone of voice: "And just how many weeks do you mean by shortly?". That motivates us.
  14.  When the printer won't print, re-send the job at least 20 times. Print jobs frequently get sucked into black holes.
  15.  When the printer still won't print after 20 tries, send the job to all 68 printers in the company. One of them is bound to work.
  16.  Don't learn the proper name for anything technical. We know exactly what you mean by "My thingy blew up".
  17.  Don't use on-line help. On-line help is for wimps.
  18.  If the mouse cable keeps knocking down the framed picture of your dog, lift the computer and stuff the cable under it. Mouse cables were designed to have 20kg of computer sitting on top of them.
  19.  If the space bar on your keyboard doesn't work, blame it on the mail upgrade. Keyboards are actually very happy with half a pound ofmuffin crumbs and nail clippings in them.
  20.  When you get a message saying "Are you sure?" click on that "Yes" button as fast as you can. Hell, if you weren't sure, you wouldn't be doing it, would you?
  21.  When you find an I.T. person on the phone with his bank, sit uninvited on the corner of his desk and stare at him until he hangs up. We don't have any money to speak of anyway.
  22.  Feel perfectly free to say things like "I don't know nothing about that computer crap". We don't mind at all hearing our area of professional expertise referred to as crap.
  23.  When you need to change the toner cartridge in a printer, call I.T. support. Changing a toner cartridge is an extremely complex task,and Hewlett-Packard recommends that it be performed only by a professional engineer with a master's degree in nuclear physics.
  24.  When something's the matter with your computer, ask your secretary to call the help desk. We enjoy the challenge of having to deal with a third party who doesn't know anything about the problem.
  25.  When you receive a 50mb (huge) movie file, send it to everyone as a mail attachment. We've got lots of disk space on that mail server.
  26.  Don't even think of breaking large print jobs down into smaller chunks. Somebody else might get a chance to squeeze a memo into the queue.
  27.  When you lose your car keys, send an email to the entire company. People out in Pofadder like to keep abreast of what's going on.
  28.  When you bump into an I.T. person at the grocery store on a Saturday, ask a computer question. We do weekends.
  29.  Don't bother to tell us when you move computers around on your own. Computer names are just a cosmetic feature.
  30.  When you bring your own personal home PC for repair at the office, leave the documentation at home. We'll find all the settings and drivers somewhere.
  31.  Keep it crashing!
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