|What American accent do you have? |
Your Result: The Northeast
Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.
|The Inland North|
|What American accent do you have?|
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Sunday, March 18, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
que el cant siga ja realitat, may the song become reality,
Si em mor, if I die
que les esperances siguen fets may the hopes become facts
i que d'altres continuen and that others continue
el que nosaltres continuem. what we continued.
-quin absurd descans-, - what an absurd rest-,
ja per sempre now forever
lluny de tot el que més estime, far from what I've loved most,
lluny de tot el que més vull. far from what I wish most.
que el cant siga ja realitat, may the song become reality,
haja guanyat. be rewarded.
Si em mor. if I die
How to make a successful blog
2. "The Career Manifesto" - I don't agree with more than half of the stuff there, though
1. Unless you’re working in a coal mine, an emergency ward, or their equivalent, spare us the sad stories about your tough job. The biggest risk most of us face in the course of a day is a paper cut.
2. Yes, your boss is an idiot at times. So what? (Do you think your associates sit around and marvel at your deep thoughts?) If you cannot give your boss basic loyalty, either report the weasel to the proper authorities or be gone.
3. You are paid to take meaningful actions, not superficial ones. Don’t brag about that memo you sent out or how hard you work. Tell us what you achieved.
4. Although your title may be the same, the job that you were hired to do three years ago is probably not the job you have now. When you are just coasting and not thinking several steps ahead of your responsibilities, you are in dinosaur territory and a meteor is coming.
5. If you suspect that you’re working in a madhouse, you probably are. Even sociopaths have jobs. Don’t delude yourself by thinking you’ll change what the organization regards as a “turkey farm.” Flee.
6. Your technical skills may impress the other geeks, but if you can’t get along with your co-workers, you’re a litigation breeder. Don’t be surprised if management regards you as an expensive risk.
7. If you have a problem with co-workers, have the guts to tell them, preferably in words of one syllable.
8. Don’t believe what the organization says it does. Its practices are its real policies. Study what is rewarded and what is punished and you’ll have a better clue as to what’s going on.
9. Don’t expect to be perfect. Focus on doing right instead of being right. It will simplify the world enormously.
10.If you plan on showing them what you’re capable of only after you get promoted, you need to reverse your thinking.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
And so RoBlogFest 2007 came and went, and there was a biiiiig afterparty with lots and lots of bloggers (when I realized you had to put your name on a list on the roblogfest.ro website in order to attend the party, there were already 400 & sth people and a maximum of 300 places so I gave up (Suzi couldn't come, anyway :p)). And the contest winners were announced at the party, some of them controversial (in an Eurovision-kind-of-controversy), others well-deserving... but this is less important, since all the top winners are well-known Romanian bloggers and I'm sure it was their internet fame that brought them the votes.
But you must be wondering what WE did, that is to say my blog and I ;))
Well, surprisingly, we ended up on the 18th position in the "Best blogs" category and we're very proud to be in the Top 20, from a total of 215 blogs listed for this category.
And I'm happy, and I thank all those who gave me my 11 votes :-)
Sometimes I play a fun game:
I open one one or another of my favorite blogspot.com blogs , I read whatever there is to read and then I press the "Next Blog" button and read another random blog, then press next again... and so on until I get bored, or I'm late for wherever I'm going, or the Next button simply disappears (on customized pages).
My findings today are:
- Carlota Duarte - Sem imaginação - the musings of an 18 year-old religious girl from Portugal;
- Raedwald - A London blogger writing a boat's blog :-)
- Pala-pala - A French photo blog.
- Shelley's blog - A personal blog of a Canadian lady (I must read this one in detail, seems interesting).
- The Sociopath Daily - daily postings from the "crazy world" series.
...am I insane, or is it just normal human curiosity to always want to click & see what's NEXT?
- Mom, why aren't we allowed to go out these days?
- Because of the radiations, Christina. You must stay inside because of the radiations.
- And how are the radiations?
- Well, I'm not sure, but they're very bad for you. If you're touched by radiations your skin is burnt and your hair falls out.
That was all I ever knew about the radiations. I don't remember feeling frustrated for having to stay indoors, like I felt when I had the measles. But a few years later I read a book about the atomic explosion at Hiroshima and recognized the effects of nuclear radiations. It was only then, after several years from the Chernobyl explosion had passed, that I started to worry about losing my hair or my skin, and I would run my fingernails over my forearms every day to see if my skin was falling off. It never did, so after some time I stopped doing it :-)
This entry was initially published as a comment on Sonykus' blog entry, Level 7.
Sunday, March 4, 2007
The One Million Masterpiece is a project aimed at bringing together the drawings of one million people from all over the world in a huge online patchwork image. All the money resulted from this project are donated to charity, as the website states.
I really liked the image below, which is the work of a 16 year old highschool student from the US, called Quian Zhao. On his OMM profile you can see a Flash film that shows the creation of his drawing, step by step. Pretty impressive!
You can also visit Quian Zhao's profile by clicking on the link below. I'm thinking of contributing with my own drawing to this project - what about you?
Last week they also distributed the famous Ikea catalogue to some 15,000 people in Bucharest and the neighbouring towns. They advertise low prices, but judging from the catalogue, they're not really that low. However, the furniture looks very nice and I can't wait for the store to open to see it with my own eyes.
Wikipedia: History of the Martisor tradition
It is said that the Mărţişor originated from the Ancient Roman culture, where March (Martius) was the month of the war god Mars with a double role: both protector of agriculture and of war. This duality of symbols is kept in the colours of the Mărţişor: white and red, meaning peace and war (it might also symbolize winter and spring). This custom can be found in all areas where Romanians live. Bulgarians also have an almost identical tradition on the 1 March, called "Martenitsa".
I've recently attended an event organized for the first time in Romania and entitled Digital Marketing Forum (website/blog). It was an event that brought together lots of people working in the online business, from bloggers to CEO's of internet companies [not that the two couldn't be one & the same :)]
I only attended SESSION IV: 16.00 - 17.00
Interactive solutions to promote your business.
- Search Engine Optimization - How does it help me?
- Blogs - Why bet on blogging?
- Text Ads - An effective alternative at a small price?
- Viral - How to start a chain reaction
- Cristian Mezei, Internet Marketing Specialist, Kondiment
- Madalin Matica, Director for European Operations, DotCommerce
- Doru Panaitescu, Director of New Media, Initiative Romania
Dragos Novac, Managing Partner, Krogos
Well, I read Cristian Mezei's name as "mezel" (Romanian for sausage & salami kind of products), maybe also linking it to his company's name ("Kondiment"). I was also a bit hungry, why not admit it. But when he started speaking, I forgot all about hunger & stuff, fascinated by what he had to say about search engine optimization and online ad-placing. Though very technical, his speech was extremely interesting and useful and I really hoped to find the presentation online on the event website, but this hasn't happened so far. I googled him when I got back to work and found out he was born on March 26th, 1983, which means he's two days younger than my brother. OMG, I feel so old!
And I really think it's high time my brother started his successful manager career, because I'm obviously not cut out for this. With a little luck I might end up being a successful writer or University professor. It's what I like best!