Jun 27 2021

Giving you my two cents about three important topics

Category: MiscellaneousIuliana @ 14:51

Be prepared for a roller coaster, because this entry is about UK politics. Yes, guys I am going there. I’ve lived in this country for three years, I intend to live here until the end of my days, unless they kick me out, or I meet a sexy New Zealander that decides to make an honest woman out of me and move to New Zealand with him and my cats. So, I care, I want to know more and I have opinions. Nobody asked for me to share them, but I don’t care about that.

Here’s my two cents on Brexit. It’s a shitty thing to do, being part of a group of countries has its advantages, the only one that comes to my mind is little or no taxes for import/export operations. And UK being a damn island with a shitty climate, I imagine would appreciate being able to import various types of food with ease.

But, looking at how Romania has managed to funnel EU money over the years for various projects, including the latest acquisition of electric trams worth 2 million euros, from Turkey, lead by Erdogan, that was paid 80% by the EU I kinda’ get  David Cameron’s reason for starting Brexit. I mean, why “donate” money to develop poor countries, only for the politicians of those countries to get fatter, when … you could get fatter on your own country’s public money, right? And believe me, the last thing Timisoara needs is electric trams. But what do I know, I don’t live there, right?

Brexit is a difficult subject and being able to have a vehement position for or against it, is a sign of narrow thinking.

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Jun 23 2021

The one where I have yet another epiphany

Category: MiscellaneousIuliana @ 2:46

I must confess I pretty much forced myself to write this entry.  When I do not write for a long time my friends start to worry. The only two reasons I stop writing is because I am either swamped with work, or I’m in a depressive bout.

Anyway, I’m still not fully ok, but I will be, and I will write an entry about this dark period at some point. However, today I had a realization and I want to write about it.
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May 22 2021

Internet … say hello to Mayer

Category: MiscellaneousIuliana @ 23:04

Since the pandemic started and I started working from home fully, my cat Psihoza started having the impression that I have the same schedule as her. Which means wake up late, do nothing, sleep some more, play and then go back to sleep. And she was pretty annoyed with me that we couldn’t do all those things together. While I was working, she would just randomly stroll in my room and make these heart-breaking sounds.

So, I gave in, and I decided to get a kitten. I’ve always wanted a black cat. Never had one. All the cats that decided to enter my life were colorful, but not totally black. Call me crazy, but I had a fixation on this. A fixation that was almost satisfied when I moved to Edinburgh. A local tomcat that I named Donnie Darko decided to adopt me. But he was pretty independent and Psihoza did not want to share me with him, so I ended up feeding him and force some pets on him when my cat was not around, for two years until I moved.

After moving to my new flat, Psihoza’s cries for attention became even more heart breaking so… it was time. So here I was looking for a black cat, a male if possible, in a country where you cannot find them abandoned at the public bin and where people do not give them to you for free. Also, it had to be a kitten, so Psihoza wouldn’t tear him to shreds, and the little one won’t fight too much for territory.

I called two or three people, but no luck. I started talking to one of my friends about the name of this new cat and I wanted to call it Donnie Darko, because … well… But he was listing possible names and among them he mentioned Mayer, knowing about me being a big John Mayer fan. And I loved the idea of having a cat named Mayer. Not naming my cats it’s just my thing. Psihoza was named by the mother of my godson, so no surprise there.

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May 18 2021

The true colors of Bill Gates

Category: MiscellaneousIuliana @ 2:24

When the Epstein scandal exploded, I asked myself how many powerful men were not actually linked to him? You have a shitload of money, and you can basically have anything you want, why wouldn’t you be tempted to have things that society doesn’t want to easily give? And hey, there is Epstein with an almost perfect system in place, to give it to you. Since Epstein was suicided in prison and quite quickly, I think the answer is clear. A lot of powerful men used his services and took advantage of the desperation of poor young girls.

I’ve always had my doubts about Bill Gates. I mean, how the hell do you have so much money and not get corrupted, either because you are a complete asshole or because you’ve made one mistake and then somebody blackmailed you until your hole was so deep you can no longer see the light? But then again, he was able to have a successful marriage for so long, and his wife was involved in all his activities so, maybe he was a unicorn, a powerful man that was actually a nice guy. Turns out, neah … he was either a master of disguise and manipulation, or she made some serious compromises because … money.

There is this legend about Microsoft, that at the beginning of computers and Windows, they allowed people to pirate it, so it would take over the market and institutions would become dependent on it and be forced to pay for it in the future. And looking at how Windows is everywhere now and how many politicians have facilitated contracts to get Windows in every public administration possible, there might be some truth to this legend.

So yeah, Bill Gates turned out to be a creep and an asshole, a frustrated little man that made a huge fortune and posed as a philanthropist and nice old guy, while harassing his employees and abusing Epstein’s underage sex slaves.

I am very curious about what his philanthropist efforts that were supposed to be fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world are really a cover for; aside the huge tax breaks that I assume were the most obvious consequence.  If it came out that he hired scientists to try to discover a vaccine for old age so he can live forever, or he was trying to figure out the super-soldier serum so he could transform himself into Chris Evans, I wouldn’t be surprised.

When we find out singers or actors are paedophiles, we refuse to listen their music and remove all their art from every medium. I am waiting for people to do the same with Windows.

But I doubt this is possible. This shitty operating system is embedded in our society as a replacement hip, and poisons everything just like a cobalt metal-on-metal replacement hip does.

I so hate it when my suspicions are proven right by reality. Call me the new age Nostradamus.  :)

Another thing to notice is that Bill Gates got outed quite late, compared to other Epstein clients. We should ask ourselves. Why is that? Is just that he has enough money and influence to be able to keep it under wraps for so long? Or is it because there is another powerful man with a lucrative computer business that was sick of sharing the loot? So, keep your eyes open and notice any new entrepreneurs that all of a sudden seem to rise to the spotlight.

Also, I am waiting for Bezos to be outed as being an Epstein client, because there is no way in hell he was not a member of this very special club.

Stay safe, stay happy and stay away from powerful men!

May 17 2021

I wanted to write something …

Category: MiscellaneousIuliana @ 2:38

… and then WordPress complained about my PHP version being deprecated.

Being the control freak that I am, I had to do the upgrade manually on the Amazon machine this blog is hosted on. Only, the default Amazon repositories did not provide the PHP version I needed. No problem, I needed added a new repository and installed the PHP version I needed.

Only Linux was not smart enough to uninstall the old version and Apache was not smart enough to pick up the new one. So, I had to back up everything, stop Apache, uninstall the old version, restart Apache. There were some modules missing of course, installed those too, and now the blog is yet again up and running.

Only … I forgot what I wanted to write about. Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of ideas, I just don’t know which one I wanted to write about. And if I pick one now, it will require quite a lot of work and it is already pretty late.

I hate it when this happens, I want to do something, something else distracts me and then poof… the original thing I had to do is gone. When I was young, my mother used to say that if you forget so easily, then it is not really important. And maybe it was valid then, but in this world with everything distracting us, not so much. You can totally forget to do something important, because of the other many things that you have to do, that many are not equally important, but there is a lot of them.

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Apr 24 2021

Quick one about…

Category: MiscellaneousIuliana @ 17:28

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. I watched it, how could I not? It has Sebastian Stan in it.

You might think that I like him because we share our country of origin, and to that I say … maybe. But maybe I like him because of the contrast between his blue eyes and dark hair. You know I am a sucker for cotrast, right? Also, he is a very good actor and plays a very likeable character. Do I have to explain myself more?

All in all, the series is pretty good, and it has everything to make it an entertaining experience.

  • Sexy black person: check.
  • Sexy tormented white person: check.
  • Good dialog: check.
  • Men acting like boys: check.
  • Villain with good enough arguments that you can empathize with: check.
  • Powerful women: check.
  • References to current race turmoil in the US: check.
  • Motherly figure: check.
  • Great fight scenes: check.
  • Male characters never hitting women, even when they are the villains: check. (So much for equality, right?)

But there are a few things that could have made this movie even better. This is the dialog I would have loved to see in episode five, when Sam decides to wear the shield.

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Apr 17 2021

Secrets of bread making

Category: MiscellaneousIuliana @ 16:35

Yes, this is a cooking entry. No, I am no expert. And I’m not gonna’ share any secrets either. I’m gonna’ let this guy do it.

I’m just gonna’ tell you about my experience following his advice and my experience with bread in general.

Two times I’ve watched that video, the first time I cooked the bread as in the second example. It was good, the crust was crispy, and the bread was fluffy and tasty. As it got cold, the crust got hard, but still tasty enough to be worth it.

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