Browsing articles in "The programmers’ dilemas"
Aug
6
2010

Roweb reinvents itself

roweb_website

Few hours after launching Roweb’s new website, I am both happy and proud to be a small piece of the Roweb’s re-branding team. When I first saw Roweb’s website six years ago, I immediately wanted to work for them, as I thought this was the best web development agency in the area. And I still think I was right.

Jun
23
2010

jQuery fader

Pitestiul urbanizat - a foto project by Alex Șerban

My friend Alex needed a little image fading effect for his blog. As an example, he gave me a nice Earth Hour gallery (i think it was the boston.com Earth Hour 2010 article). The idea is to overlap 2 images and provide a fading effect when the visitor clicks them. I’m sure there are hundreds of scripts that do the exact same thing, but I proffered to write the 10 lines of jQuery code myself.

Jun
8
2010

iPhone 4 announced.

5 minutes after watching all the little videos and features lists on apple.com I have a deja-vu. The phone(+OS) has all (and nothing but) the characteristics the online media was buzzing about lately… First of all, I don’t understand why Apple names all their stuff iSomething?!? Why on earth do they need to name the new operating system iOS??? What does the “i” stand for? Anyway, the new phone looks nice (I like it’s slim [...]

May
4
2010

“I got a new camera” + “My first timelapse”

The Easter Bunny (aka my wife) brought me a new Canon EOS 550D last month, but since the weather was moody, I wasn’t able to play with it that much. Last week, Alex convinced me to go and take some pictures of the Arpechim oil refinery and yesterday we decided to wait no more. After one hour of off road driving while searching for a better angle, we finally found a deserted road just behind the [...]

Mar
9
2010

How to help someone to quit smoking…

Vasi tried to create smoke circles. He didn't succed...

… you smoke all his cigarettes.

This morning, mr. Sandulici, wanted to take a short smoking break. The rest of the office inhabitants decided they needed a cigarette break too (they are all non-smokers, by the way).

Mr. Sandulici stated: “If I see you all smoking, I will quit!”. Well… they did.

Feb
11
2010

To my/our/your IE6 users

I was thinking to write a script that prevents IE6- users to see the sites I’m developing a long time ago, but I never seemed to have the time. Fortunately a nice guy (I think his name is Mihai Ile) did, so he wrote this little script “that displays a warning message politely informing the user to upgrade the browser to a newer version (links to newest IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome are provided)”. Thank [...]

Jan
23
2010

The whiteboard is back home

After all the (online and offline) pressure we put on Velea, he finaly brought back our precious whiteboard! Manny thanks to all the nice programmers, students, bank employees, little boys and girls who know how you feel when somebody takes your lolly-pop, grannies, kitties, doggies and aliens – in one word all the nice people – who supported us to get it back!

Jan
20
2010

Velea, bring the whiteboard back!

13th of August 2009.  This is the day I lost something precious, something I miss a lot. My whiteboard. Our whiteboard. Together with it’s markers and sponge. A human being (if we can call this… this… this… heartless programmer, a human being) managed to trick me to lend it to him.It’s been abandoned on his terrace ever since. Every morning, when I come to work, I see a blank spot on the wall. Two nail [...]