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Haikus about rain

This is entry #7 for the Bloganuary challenge. Today’s prompt is “Write a short story or poem about rain.” Raindrops patter down Nature's symphony at night Peaceful and serene Storm clouds gather fast Thunder rumbles in the distance Rain lashes the earth I have two older Romanian articles about rain here and here. I like...
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What is a treasure that’s been lost?

This is entry #4 for the Bloganuary challenge. Today’s prompt is “What is a treasure that’s been lost?” I am going to be grim in today’s post. A treasure humanity has found one day but lost again nowadays is peace. I live in Romania, an eastern European country located near Ukraine. The war that Russia is...
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Am I really brave?

This is entry #2 for the Bloganuary challenge. Today’s prompt is “How are you brave?” I never considered myself a brave person, but now that I think about it… there might be some part of bravery inside me. Why? Because I have a higher risk tolerance than others, and you need to be brave for...
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What is something I want to achieve this year?

This year I’ve decided to join the Bloganuary challenge and respond to a prompt daily. This is a good exercise to write something daily. Today’s prompt is “What is something you want to achieve this year?“ This year something I want to do is start reading. I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts and video...
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Trading is not gambling

Lately, I have been attracted to the trading world. Lots of my free time went into learning this world, concepts and strategies. I’ve lost some money, I’ve re-gained it back, I am building a strategy for myself. But often I hear people that say trading is gambling, or the same type of thing. No. Trading...
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What I like about the US #1

I will start a small series of quick posts about things I like in the US versus my own country/Europe. Today I am going to talk about clothing. I like that I can go to Walmart and buy a dozen packs of socks – Hanes Cushion. This type of socks: I cannot find good pair...
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Romanians and their concern about others

I find it hard to believe that some fellow Romanians are making fun of the US president, either the current one or the past one, but we still have a president that called me and those fellow friends “religiously fanatical”. In the meantime, the US presidents always invoke God in their speeches and also pray...
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What’s a P2 and why does it make so much sense

I remember when Automattic first introduced the P2 WordPress theme. The theme itself introduced a lot of interesting new things and a new approach to WordPress sites: collaboration websites and short Twitter-like posts. I even tried to use the theme for a side project somewhere around 2010 while I was still in high school, but...
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3 months as a front-end developer only

It’s been 3 (almost 4) months now since I moved on to my next contract and it’s been quite a nice ride until now. I noticed that even though I planned on writing more stuff on this blog, I’ve been kind of inactive and I hate that. So here I am making a retrospective of...
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Accused of shoplifting!

One of the things that annoy me the most is when we visit a shop, no matter if it’s big or a smaller neighborhood one, it that anyone is suspected of being a shoplifter. Have you ever experienced this: you visit a small shop, maybe one in your neighborhood… and exactly where you’re looking for...
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Afraid of an IT job market crash?

Started wondering a few weeks ago if the IT job market is in a bubble right now… wondering this because there seems to be an incredible market opportunity right now to get a new job. Got a ton of calls, received a lot of emails, and let’s not forget about LinkedIn where I get leads...