The meaning of life is...

Friday, October 20, 2017

2017

An year full of intense moments... an year that leaves scars... an year of bitterness and struggle... See this picture ?! well... this might be the glimpse of hope for better days...

Friday, August 21, 2015

10 years and very few (but very important) posts on this blog...


...enjoy every second with your dear ones...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Growing up.

Monday, October 24, 2011

...always have a story to tell...



(...and a picture sometimes speaks more than a thousand stories...)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

... life and its meanings are on a good track: Clara (now 8 months old) was born in the meantime...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

...you'll receive less than you give...

...simply because a lot of things might eventually get lost.

Monday, January 12, 2009

epiphany

Pushed by our fears, we're living on the edge of our hopes.

...having a good dinner with friends...

Well, for the first post on 2009 I'm going to praise friends and friendship in general.
In times of social and economic crisis like nowadays, the real values like this reveal as a valid answer for the "What actually counts for me ? " question.
A couple of days ago I was having a small birthday (ok, I'm 40 and that's irreversible ;-) dinner and I really felt like friends are my "family of choice"...
Great wine has done the rest of the feelgood status... ;-)
Thank you.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

...Celebrating life every single second

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

...domandarsi

Un anno fa' ero in attesa di (almeno) una risposta... Dove andrò ? Cosa devo fare ? Quale senso della vita posso abbracciare ? Per tanti versi alle mie tante domande una risposta è arrivata nel frattempo. Parlo ovviamente di Stefan, mio figlio. Sono molto felice per questo motivo. Altre domande mi vengono comunque in mente adesso: cosa farà lui da grande ? è giusto che lui cresca qui o nel suo paese di origine (che tra altro non ha ancora visitato) ? Sarà felice ? Si farà tante domande come il suo papà ? ;-)

Le domande ci sono sempre. Le risposte hanno senso per un breve periodo di tempo poi scadono come il latte o il prosciutto. E devono essere ri-pensate, ri-formulate, ri-sposte.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

"...sa faci fapte bune"

Din bune intentii, pasiune si strictul tehnic necesar, oamenii pot sa faca lucruri minunate pentru cei din jur si mai ales pentru cei care au nevoie de acele lucruri: citeste o poveste, inregistreaz-o in mp3, pune-o pe un cd sau intr-un spatiu web disponibil si in felul asta un copil nevazator (si nu numai) se va bucura de ceea ce astazi poate beneficia doar prin binevointa unui cititor de ocazie (parinti, prieteni) . Gramo-people au facut lucrul asta si sper din toata inima ca poate fi considerat "doar un inceput". Mai multe detalii aici.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Express your inner self through music

I cannot resist the temptation of surfing now and then www.ted.com
Lately I discover this presentation about what people from MIT are doing in concearning human interface towards music.
Well... be prepared to be impressed:
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/246

Didn't you ever thought like:
what if there would be a way to read our mind music ?
well... these guys are coming close to this purpose....

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Stefan Emanuel

10 Martie 2008: Stefan Emanuel s-a nascut !
La multi ani copilul meu !!! La multi ani Ileana mea !!!
Sensul vietii (The meaning of Life) este astazi mai clar si mai
concret ca oricind...

Thursday, March 06, 2008

How to collaborate online for FREE

If you need a place on the web where to exchange some files, comment them, publish some basic webpages, etc. at no cost today there are a few valid options on the net. There have been different solutions for the past decade but now these reflect a higher reliability and ease of use.

Let's start with simple things. Your need is just to Share some files:
1. Microsoft provides upto 5 Gb on http://skydrive.live.com/welcome.aspx?provision=1
2. Adobe gives just 1 Gb: https://share.adobe.com/

There are many other players on the web (http://www.xdrive.com/, http://www.box.net/, http://www.omnidrive.com/) but these two seem both reliable & userfriendly.

If things are extending to a further more "collaborative context" there you will find:
1. MS with http://workspace.officelive.com/ (mostly for personal use) or http://smallbusiness.officelive.com/ (small companies, 5 persons). The origin for these two is a good SharePoint 2007 Microsoft customization !

2. Google apps: http://www.google.com/a/ that enables you to share and edit online docs, publish a basic website, have calendars, chat, etc. Originally comes out as a packaging of different google services as mail (famous 5+ Gb), google docs+spreadsheets+presentations, google sites, talk, etc.

These are simple hints that I would give to any friend might ask me about collaboration online.
I would also suggest to share only low-confidential data and use at least a basic personal security option (zip with password for a start). Avoid to share copyrighted material. Most of the FREE services detect sooner or later this kind of content and (depending on your local regulations) you might get in trouble.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

primavara / primavera / spring

Clever & Green ideas

Lately world has truly became interested in green solutions. Take a look at this one:
http://www.usbcell.com/
simple and useful. just like a safety pin.
If price is ok & is technically reliable then it might become a success.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Laugh - Rizi - Ridi

If you feel blue that will make your day:
weather lady
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_wpunvbyKA
misc. people
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN3iNxr2bhk
dutch presenter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dljqjo90j4s
old dude
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4Y4keqTV6w
baby:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P6UU6m3cqk

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Nino face cu mina

coconul se coace. mamica ii cinta:

Dorul de duca. primavara

Baiatul asta ne povesteste despre dorul de duca: http://morar.hotnews.ro/am-fugit-bolnavilor.html
In contextul vietii moderne (februarie 2008) are sens.
Romanul s-a nascut poet. Simte nevoie sa-si decline existenta contemplind foaia verde.
Miroase a primavara.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

the more you know, the less you believe.

Last August some very important scientists (spanning from biologists to astronomers) gathered and talked about the state-of-art for the life origin and next-to-far future trends in bio/chem/phys/genetics research .
You will find the transcripts of their talk and the videos right here:
http://www.edge.org/documents/life/life_index.html
Very interesting. And somehow frightening: everyone talks about the end of Darwinism era (evolutionism conducted by nature conditions) and begining of genome juggling (lego-ing with dna to build new organisms and stuff...)

These days in Italy Pope Benedict 16 was rejected to plead his speach from University La Sapienza in Rome.

Far from being connected these two events reflect a simple thing:
the more you know, the less you'll (be open to) believe.

They were, they are


They were my grandparents: Luigi & Natalia. For no particular reason today I've decided that there must be a place on this huge web that should remember them. For now I'll put a timeline photo of Natalia (born Fagaraseanu) and Luigi (born Alois Hugel, later changed to Luigi Baluta). Sometimes such a photo speakes for itself. Words may hardly tell their stories. Now they are here, on this blog page, not only in my heart and in other few people memory. ;-)

Monday, January 07, 2008

Passion

I did not encounter any better definition for passion than one made by Isabel Allende during her speach on the 2007 TED (how I wish I'd be there sometime in the future). Please take some minutes off from your daily job and listen to her. It's emotional and funny in the same time: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/204

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

2008 - a thin line between optimism and pessimism

People make "resolutions" and express freely their desire and hope for better days. Do you want to hear mine ? For all the good people I know (including myself ;-))
Be happier !

Thursday, December 20, 2007

things that we have in common vs. differences...

The things we have in common normally draw us together.
It's up to us consider the differences as barriers vs. culture richness....

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Craciun / Natale / Christmas

[RO] Ca in fiecare an, zilele acestea ne amintim unul de celalalt cu mai multa caldura.
[IT] Possiamo essere noi stessi sotto queste feste ?
[EN-US] Let this Christmas flow in your heart (and in your pockets) !!!
[EN-UK] Hello dear, yes we have panettone this year instead of the old fashioned pudding... Yes we'll put the same tartan tablecloth on 25-th...
[RU] Davai vodka Natascha... Mne ocen nravitsia smotrit televizora... Shto ti hocesh delat 25 ?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

three dot oh

We've had the BigBubble (web 1.0 ?!)
Now we're living through the web 2.0 (social, user-centric, blabla).
What about the web 3.0 ?! (semantic-3d-web ?!) What colour is the edge of knowledge towards the next future ? Well, trying to find answers I stumbled upon www.ted.com (I love this site. Most of the presentations are "braincandies"). That's how I found out about the Johnatan Harris mashups (i.e. http://universe.daylife.com/ and http://wefeelfine.org). Great work.
Well, partially it gives me an answer on the 3.0 hamletika: We'll never know exactely "where" (as a target or milestone) but we might sometimes sense the path as we enlarge our vision (funny Philippe Stark on his explanation of vision. see it on http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/197)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

electronic ink

Sony tried that. Now it's Amazon turn. Sounds like the iPod for books. It's name is Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Amazons-Wireless-Reading-Device/dp/B000FI73MA

Will it breakthrough ?!
Well, time will tell...

Thursday, November 22, 2007


No comment. Just a (eco)photo
;-)

Monday, November 12, 2007

...after 2 years

I come with a new post in here !!!
Hurrah...
Well... the idea is that I forgot this blog the minute I created it.
Now it's part of google family tools and therefore (somehow) easier to use.
Hope I write down something here sooner than 24 months... ;-)

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Everything starts here.


I start this blog on 20th December 2005. Sunny day. Chilly wind. High hopes.