În sfîrșit!

Cu o întîrziere respectabilă (și cu o altă copertă, iată că mi s-a publicat și mie prima carte.

Se numește ”Programarea Web... altfel” și am scris-o cînd încă mai locuiam în București (de asta anumite detalii biografice nu sînt la zi).

Așa cum scrie și în prezentare, cartea se adresează programatorilor care gîndesc, în mod deliberat, diferit.

Editura vinovată este Edusoft iar cartea poate fi cumpărata de aici, urmînd să apară și prin librării la un moment dat. Costă 20 de lei. Sper să vă placă!

Nigeriam Scam

For those of you who have never heard of the Nigeriam Scam, here's a good link to the Wikipedia article and an even better question: what cave have you been hiding in?

Here goes:

4:36:32 PM zelean4u: I need your assistance to stand as a beneficiary to the sum of $6.5millions united state dollars lying down unclaimed in our bank, what really happened is that during the course of our auditing last week, I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in the year 2000 and since 2001 nobody has operated on this account again,after going through some old files in the records I discovered that the owner of the account died without a [Heir/WILL] hence the money is floating and if I do not remmit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing

4:38:06 PM alex_deva2002: oh really.

4:38:19 PM zelean4u: yeh!

4:38:34 PM alex_deva2002: so let me just give you my bank details then, how's that?

4:39:16 PM zelean4u: not so fast

4:39:27 PM zelean4u: you have to follow the due process

4:40:03 PM alex_deva2002: aha. and the first step of the due process...?

4:40:50 PM zelean4u: For the business to be effected i will need the following information from you
1.Your full name:
2.Your full residential address:
3.Your direct telephone number and email address,
4.Your date of birth and occupation

4:44:59 PM alex_deva2002:
1. Pete Sherman
2. 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney, Australia
3. +61 654 8735 psherman@ada.org.au
4. 13.09.1961, dentist

[ Note: For those of you who haven't seen Finding Nemo, that's the address and occupation of one of the characters. The email is from the Australian Dentist Association; the phone number is valid for Australia but random. ]

4:45:25 PM zelean4u: plz send it to my box

4:45:34 PM zelean4u: zelean4u@yahoo.com

4:45:36 PM alex_deva2002: surely you can copy/paste it.

4:45:55 PM zelean4u: I said send it to my box

4:46:04 PM zelean4u: zelean4u@yahoo.com

4:46:06 PM alex_deva2002: yes, i can read

4:46:20 PM alex_deva2002: and i said: surely you can copy/paste it

4:48:17 PM zelean4u: I will join you in 1hr time

4:48:19 PM zelean4u: ok

4:48:44 PM alex_deva2002: sure

4:49:05 PM zelean4u: i will miss call you

4:49:06 PM zelean4u: so that you join me

4:49:08 PM zelean4u: immedaitely

4:49:22 PM alex_deva2002: you will miss call me?


He never "missed called" me.

At least we're not ALL idiots (or are we?)

Google Analytics tells me that some guy landed on my sites (http://antiagile.indigenious.ro) by searching on Google for -- get a hold of this -- "romanian idiot programmer".

If you're that guy, please please write me. I'm dying to know you.

When the logic factor meets the human factor

"You say there are two types of people?"

"Yes, those who separate people into two groups and those that don't."

"Wrong. There are three groups: Those who separate people into three groups. Those who don't separate people into groups. Those who can't decide."

"Wait a minute, what about people who separate people into two groups?"

"Oh. Okay, then there are four groups."

"Aren't you then separating people into four groups?"


"So then there's a fifth group, right?"

"You know, the problem is these idiots who can't make up their minds."

Agile Development in Outsourcing is Bad

Here's what I think about agile development in outsourcing: http://antiagile.indigenious.ro

Heaven is hotter than Hell

The temperature of Heaven can be rather accurately computed from available data.

Our authority is Isaiah 30:26, "Moreover, the light of the Moon shall be as the light of the Sun and the light of the Sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days." Thus Heaven receives from the Moon as much radiation as we do from the Sun, and in addition seven times seven (49) times as much as the Earth does from the Sun, or fifty times in all.

The light we receive from the Moon is one ten-thousandth of the light we receive from the Sun, so we can ignore that. With these data we can compute the temperature of Heaven. The radiation falling on Heaven will heat it to the point where the heat lost by radiation is just equal to the heat received by radiation, i.e., Heaven loses fifty times as much heat as the Earth by radiation.

Using the Stefan-Boltzmann law for radiation, (H/E)^4 = 50, where E is the absolute temperature of the earth (-300K), gives H as 798K (525C). The exact temperature of Hell cannot be computed, but it must be less than 444.6C, the temperature at which brimstone or sulphur changes from a liquid to a gas.

Revelations 21:8 says "But the fearful, and unbelieving ... shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone." A lake of molten brimstone means that its temperature must be at or below the boiling point, or 444.6C (Above this point it would be a vapor, not a lake.)

We have, then, that Heaven, at 525C is hotter than Hell at 445C. 

"Applied Optics", vol. 11, A14, 1972