Put My Cloud to Good Use

It's finals week at Brandeis and studying means procrastination. So... Since I have all this extra time I fell too guilty to spend sleeping, what can I do to put my EC2 instance to work and do something cool with it?…

Xiki - a new type of shell

1:23 AM. Sleep eludes me; again. I heard about Xiki's Kickstarter campaign and tonight I remembered about it. I gave it a shot and was pleasantly surprised. Xiki is a more interactive shell, one that leverages useful elements of GUIs. It's designed to be used in a text editor…

Commercials in Bad Taste

I don't understand how companies don't realize that advertisements like this only hurt their brand. Case in point: Samsung's desperate attempt to ridicule a phone that's not even out yet. Note to Samsung: learn some manners!…

Paranoia

Duminică. Plictisit. YouTube - What to watch. Enter Levi, un vlogger român... Primele câteva minute sunt rezonabile. Vorbește despre cum nu se aliniază cu valorile bisericii, deci s-a hotărât să plece. Ce urmează după implică Rune, Magie, Shamanism, și o entitate care vrea răul oamenilor la care se referă ca…

Bucharest

Sometimes Romania does not have the best image, especially not around Europe. And while the stereotypes are exagerated, the bad reputation we got is not entirely unfounded. However, there are a lot of amazing aspects about Romania that never reach an audience past our borders, and the beauty of Bucharest…

I can't keep up - Redux

So, speaking of switching hosts. Since last night I switched hosts again. Although you don't see any change, I switched from Heroku to Amazon's EC2. The reason? Good old fashioned insomnia...…