Archive for the ‘Not Really Technical’ Category

Comments, please

Friday, January 9th, 2009

As of today, I have switched back to using akismet and not the “Yawasp” plugin which was theoretically amazing, but as it seems – blocked too many legitimate comments, and allowed spam (only a little, but still). So you can feel free to comment whenever and however you want.  I was disconnected for too long…

Engrish, anyone?

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

I love it when I get an Engrish product. Their manuals, their texts – I just love it.

This is the cover of a flash light I was given during the latest RedHat summit here in Israel.

The interesting part is the text scanned above. I will quote (grammar and spelling mistakes are kept as in the original)


1. This product is a new science and technology product and made with high and new science and technology. It can illuminate only placing it in rhythm.

2. No need any power no environmental pollution. Low noise and health. Comparing with common torch,it can be several times on lift.

3. Con stantly using this health torch,  it can benefit to your palm, arm and shoulder stretching and blood circulation,so as to let your hands relax and brain clever,hand and brain coor dinate and promote your brain memory and health composition.

A manual flash light, right? 🙂

A new blog engine!

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

I have moved to a new blog system. From Serendipity to WordPress. I hope this will be for the best.

During the process of importing the blog’s content, most posts got into the “uncategorized” category. I am working on it.

If you got here through some external links, you have probably got to the main page due to broken links. I hope that the search will work very soon, so you will be able to find the issue you were aiming at. In the meanwhile, as a workaround, I will add a plain (non-google) search inside the blog. Later on, when Google decides to index the site correctly, I will remove it.

During the migration process, I have noticed some comments which were ignored by me, by a mistake. I will respond to these ASAP.

The blog’s design is not fully implemented yet. I hope it will be soon.

Enjoy the blog!

A new heir for the *nix family

Friday, May 9th, 2008

While he would require some ramp-up, this is the new guy in our technical group. He is a newbie, but I’m sure he will grow to be a great technical person, putting his father way behind.

Ugly like his dad, but shows a great technical potential

Creativity can look weird

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Air Conditioning is considered a complicated matter. Not that it is so mathematically, but measurements, except for the general notion of “hot”, “hotter”, “cold” and “colder” are rather complicated, and require tools which are not common with the maintainers of server rooms. We trust flow diagrams, and air flow schema, however, the outcome should be a colder server room, and with some luck, with some less expenses on electricity.

I have recently seen such a creative solution in a company I have visited. The A/C solution suggested by the external experts the company has hired were overpriced and complicated, while the company needed a temporary solution for several months, especially the (hot Israeli) summer time.

I laughed my stomach out when I have seen the creative solution used in that particular server room. I felt as if I was taken back to the sci-fi B-movies of the 70s, however, the solution works, and is rather effective…

The building. Looks like the beginning of an invasion
The Aliens are coming!

Bottom line – it works. That is almost all that matters.