The tools that I’m using #3

Written on 14 July 2016, 01:30pm

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It’s time for a new post about the tools that I’m using. See previous posts:

Naturally, most of the applications are still there, but there are some changes:


  1. Chrome
  2. Dropbox
  3. f.lux
  4. Logitech SetPoint
  5. MalwareBytes
  6. Avast
  7. WebShots
  8. KeyTweak

I removed from the list Skype, CrashPlan, WinRar, Avira.


  1. Sublime Text
  2. Total Commander
  3. OneNote
  4. Beyond Compare

I removed from the list Wamp, Putty, Win Merge


  1. VLC
  2. Neflix
  3. FastStone Editor
  4. FastPictureViewer

Image resizer, GomPlayer and ĀµTorrent are gone.

Match report: Liverpool vs Sevilla

Written on 22 May 2016, 08:15pm

The English translation of a match report that I wrote in Romanian for

Walking alone

The road towards the stadium smells like the spring. Basel is a very clean city and – even if it’s garbage day – the afternoon rain spreads some refreshing scents. I’m taking the long road the stadium, preferring the residential areas. As I’m telling myself I should never walk alone, I see the first match-goers: 4 LFC fans from London who are asking me if they’re going the right way. They sip from local beer cans and seem to be in a good mood. I ask how they got their tickets and they sigh, with bitterness: Viagogo.
One more mile and the stadium roof becomes visible in the distance. Not for everybody though, since a orientation-challenged or drunk supporter asks us where the ground is.
The fresh spring scents slowly turn into a mixed-smell of beer and tobacco. Smoking is prohibited inside the arena, so people take their last chance. Sevilla fans walk along Liverpool ones. Both of them wear football shirts: some are reading Istanbul 2005, some others read Dnipro, Benfica, Espanol, Middlesbrough. I feel some chills down my spine while I the names of Viduka and Maccarone go through my mind.
A red fan asks where he can buy some vodka. ‘Russia, mate’ – answers another one on a tongue-in-cheek tone.