Category: #RandomThought

November 19, 2014 / / #RandomThought

One of my personal projects which had been put on the back burner for to long was publishing a book on Amazon. The somewhat controversial subject is a process-modelling engineer’s view to dating: what metrics to track, what behaviors to expect, what rules of thumb to apply and what action to take.

I wanted to avoid the whole how-to-get-laid-tonight approach altogether, as I believe in dating, as in other aspects of life, a balanced view is preferable to immediate results based on fake assumptions. Under the disclaimer that the stuff presented in the book should not be used as a recipe or as an ultimate truth, I aimed to give the readers some tips, a few new perspectives and some good laughs.

March 15, 2013 / / #RandomThought

Yes, you should focus on doing one thing (job, project, business) and doing it well. Yes, you should try several times with several approaches before you give up. Patience is a virtue – up to a point – then it becomes pathology.

March 12, 2013 / / #RandomThought
March 11, 2013 / / #RandomThought

All I’m saying is you should be aware of the downsides and shouldn’t drink the Kool-Aid. Know fact from bullshit and don’t lie to yourself on behalf of the company (“they’re gonna make me Executive Shelf Stocking Manager next year”). Don’t take empty promises and beware of fake principles which people use to push their agenda. Try to work in a profit center instead of a cost center, because bringing in money gets you a better image. Failing that, try to work in a department which is at the business’ core, because you’ll matter more. And while having a good personal relationship with co-workers is great, remember that you’re doing your job for the money – making friends is a secondary objective.

July 7, 2011 / / #RandomThought

Neural interfaces (i.e. brain computer interfaces) are the destination of our technological journey which brings people and machines closer together. Computers were initially programmed by manually rewiring components, then by keyboard and mouse and nowadays by touch and gesture. However, the interface begins to be more and more the bottleneck in man-computer processing. In other words, people think faster and computers tend to work faster than you can type or touch.

February 16, 2011 / / #RandomThought

Se cere de catre studentii ACS marirerea proportiei de materii optionale in anul IV de la 25% la 50%. Prin marirea numarului de optiuni care se pot exercita, se doreste marirea gradului de responsabilitate al studentilor fata de propria alegere, fata de propria cariera si fata de cunostintele si experienta acumulate in facultate.

February 10, 2011 / / #RandomThought
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January 30, 2011 / / #RandomThought

Yes, Google still has a long way to go to improve the declining quality of the search results. Maybe even leverage the power of social search for a change. But you, the user, need to realize that Google can’t win that war by itself. It can, at most, not lose it. However, with your power to discern between information and noise, spammers can be put out of business.