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Leading hotels of the world and AmEx Platinum free night

If you have an American Express platinum card, Leading Hotels are offering the third night free if you book two nights using the American Express concierge or travel service. More details here Share on Facebook

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Five star hotel stay in Warsaw

I don’t know if this is a regular deal, but the Westin Warsaw is running some very cheap nights. As any other Westin, this earns you some very valuable Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points. If you are a gold, you … Continue reading

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Whatever you do in your life, don’t rely on a NAS

I bought a 2TB Acer Easystore a few years ago, and I have been piling content on it ever since. I thought I was safe. “It’s got RAID” they told me. Until a disk failed. This is where the fun … Continue reading

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custom terminal types

I have had the need to use custom terminal types, and I haven’t found a good guide out there, so here it is. Create a custom type decompile an existing terminal type to use as an editing template: $ infocmp … Continue reading

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Android Tools: Contact Merger

This weekend I found myself in a spot of bother after “upgrading” my Galaxy S to CyanogenMod 7. I had made a nand backup, but I didn’t know how to get my contacts back in there. Every time I tried … Continue reading

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Privacy in 2010

After numerous considerations, I have decided to start using my knowledge (and infrastructure) for good. I am setting up a VPN service with various services to maintain anonimity, like a filtering proxy, filtering DNS, VPN routing, internal-only PBX, chat and … Continue reading

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Are our brains going to scale fast enough?

These thoughts are all mostly speculation, but it seems to me that it becomes harder and harder to scale beyond what we have now in Computer Systems. I am noticing this in HPC, but also in Datacenters. The roadblock isn’t … Continue reading

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Google Wave.

I’ve seen quite a hype building up around Google Wave lately, and as all curious technology-related people, decided to give it a go. I found a friend with an invitation, and convinced him to give it to me. After about … Continue reading

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My first run after the flu

I did this run today, it wasn’t bad at all. I am still out of breath because I had a massive flu last week and it hasn’t completely worn off yet. Also because of it I haven’t been training for … Continue reading

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About these elections

Personally, I’m not a great believer in protest voting. And I believe even less in not voting. I am surprised that so many people decided to not go to the ballots and express what is their opinion on who should … Continue reading

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