Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Charles Ottley about Romania

Happy Anniversary, Romania!
Happy Anniversary, Romanians!
Charles Ottley is a famous British TV presenter, but can easily be considered an ambassador of Romania. ”Wild Carpathia” documentary about Romania’s known, have toured the world and placed it on the map of places to visit.

Romania and Romanians - December 1st.

Happy Anniversary, Romania!
Happy Anniversary, Romanians!

The video shows what is Romania's and Romanians' place in the world.
Could you imagine the world without Romanians?
(Probably there are some voices about some Romanians...)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday is the kind of scientist I am admiring.
A concise documentary presents his work and discoveries.

Below you might enjoy a funny experiment closely linked to the proposed documentary!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Computer Units

At the AT&T Archives are numerous instructional videos. Among these videos I've found an interesting one explaining us how a digital computer intimately works!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Off the Beaten Track

Sometimes, a flash thought drives us off the beaten track. A while ago (it was April or May I think) I left E70 on my way back from Timisoara. I just saw a sign towards a church, situated not very far from the main road, in Fenes village, near Armenis, Caras-Severin county, Romania. Well, it isn't much to talk about the church itself, but the landscape was... Well I'll not describe it, instead I'll post the photos! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Office Set

From one magazine to another, here am I in front of LEXON - design in life 2013 - catalog. Well, it would be a selfish gesture from me to keep the info for myself. Being "struck" by a straight line design, I thought that every methodical person should possess this desk set of accessories. This office set comprises a tape dispenser, calculator, USB hub, stapler, hole punch, clock, calendar, and a magnifying glass.
Picture taken from:
In order to reveal the entire information, I will take it methodically.

  • First step was taken by opening the issuu website, where issuu is:
A world of publications.

For you, created by you.

    • LEXON, an international designers team, two corporate teams, numerous awards... 
    Since 1991, Lexon has established a granted relationship with Creativity.

    Above all, it is about making an object enjoyable for its daily use.

    • Check out other products designed by Adrian Wright and Jeremy Wright simply by visiting their website, DesignWright.
    That's all I have to say! What is your opinion on this?

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    Summer Sunset

    Summer sunset over the Danube - as seen from the Romanian bank near Hinova, Mehedinti county, towards the Serbian side.

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Google Storage

    Reaching recently some 30% of my 10GB free email account from Google, I cleared up some space by saving on my local drive some attachments, and then deleting some old and unimportant emails. The very next day or so, my Inbox being cleared also by archiving all the emails (available under "All Mail"), I've noticed that 10 was replaced by 15GB!
    There is also a link called Manage, which I didn't notice by now, so I clicked it. That action opened a very useful page, called Drive storage. On this page it is indicated "Total storage", and possible extension plans for your account. The plans are starting from 100GB for $4.99/month, and ending with 16TB (the rough equivalent of 1,000 free accounts) for $799.99/month.
    The more important thing to consider for a free account is mentioned on the lower part of the page.
    • Google Drive: Store files up to 10GB each. Anything you create with Docs, Sheets, or Slides won’t use up any of your storage.
    • Gmail: Attachments sent and received in Gmail as well as your email messages use your storage.
    • Google+ Photos: Photos bigger than 2048x2048 pixels use your storage. Everything smaller than that is free.
    Since its beginning, I am fully enjoying the Google experience! It may not be as eye-catching, or as visual, or transparent in terms of the provided services as others, but Google is definitely a platform to sign up for!

    UPDATE: There's a new Gmail inbox starting today (June, the 20th, 2013):

    • organized into categories,
    • easy to customize,
    • available on your mobile device.

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Pictures at an Exhibition - Mine Flowers

    On the way from Bucharest to Timisoara on E70, you may visit "Flori de mina" ("Mine Flowers") exhibition at Iron Gates I hydro power plant museum.

    The photos does not indicate the scientific names. They are rather oriented towards our senses!

    Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition is quite appropriate as musical background while watching the photos on this page. Enjoy!

    Sunday, May 26, 2013

    Saturday, May 25, 2013

    Good Morning!

    Sunrise near Domasnea, Caras Severin county, Romania.
    And here's Norah Jones with her... Sunrise!
     Norah Jones is the daughter of Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar and Sue Jones.

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Heaven On Earth

    This photo was taken on the ring road of Drobeta Turnu Severin, Mehedinti, Romania.

    It looks like... Heaven! Don't you think?

    Saturday, April 13, 2013

    Beauty and The Beat, Bucharest - postponed

    We've received that sad news about Tarja's severe case of laryngitis in front of Sala Palatului, Bucharest, when we expected to enter to the show. Now we have a video confirmation from Mike Terrana. Fortunately this illness is temporary! I am glad that the show was postponed and not cancelled!

    We are barely wait for The Beauty and The Beat, so get well soon, Tarja!

    See you on the 7th of May!
    Best health wishes to both of you!

    Friday, March 22, 2013

    Light Pollution

    In the Hidden Cost Series, Light Pollution drawn my attention.
    Words like light, neon, insomnia, extinction, melatonin, breast cancer, migration, night sky deserve our attention!

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    EDolutionary - two more steps (ahead)

    After the albums One Step Ahead and The Soundtrack, two newly released singles are emphasising Edmund Sobczak's modern, sophisticated and innovative style!
    If you're in a mood for a unique Jazz sound, taste it right now!
    Well, if you're not, taste it anyway! You'll be pleased of what you'll hear!
    Simply go to!
    I've discovered the above site almost a year ago, but that's another story, a story called Jazz Trumpet!

    Sunday, March 3, 2013

    Restaurants With a View... Over the Danube River

    From Pensiunea Melba (Dubova Bay, Mehedinti, Romania) one can see the steep slopes of the mountains on the Serbian side of the Danube. If you like to spent in the area, I am recommending the following review:
    "From Drobeta Turnu Severin to Dubova".

    From Restaurant Porec (Restoran Poreč, Donji Milanovac, Serbia) you can enjoy the view of the sunny side of the Romanian side of Danube.

    You may serve pancakes with cottage cheese and raisins at Pensiunea Melba.

    ... and baklava with chopped nuts and jam at Restaurant Poreč!

    In order to reach the above locations, here are the Google Maps for Dubova and Donji Milanovac.
    Have a nice trip!

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    Monday, February 11, 2013

    Drobeta Turnu Severin - Downtown - 2013

    I've managed to take some new photos in order to make a comparison betwen these and those shot back in 2006. For musical background I propose Black Sabbath - Changes. Speaking of changes I am noticing fewer people on the (same) streets... Perhaps the photos were taken at some different hour of the day... And I've changed the cell phone...