Monthly Archives: November 2014

Fukas Apartments, Bratislava, Slovacia, o destinatie turistica de evitat!

Stim cu totii ca nemultumirile unui client fata de un serviciu se raspandesc mult mai repede ca laudele unuia multumit, iar intr-un fel este firesc. Cand platesti pentru a primi ceva, ti se pare normal cand la final ai beneficiat de tot ce ti-a fost promis in acel pret si asteptarile tale au fost indeplinite, la o adica doar s-a facut pe banii tai. Pe de alta parte cand “afara-i vopsit gardul, inauntru-i leopardul” nemultumirea este cat se poate de justificata. Stiu lucrul acesta prea bine, lucrand cu oamenii de mai bine de 10 ani, din care ultimii 5 fiind dedicati proiectului meu de suflet, Comanda Caricaturi.

Am fost de curand intr-un mini “eurotrip” impreuna cu nevasta, am condus din Cluj-Napoca, cu opriri de cateva zile prin Budapesta, Praga si apoi, la intoarcere, aveam planificat si o zi de sedere in Bratislava. Rezervarile le-am facut toate pe booking.com, selectand din multitudinea de oferte doar pe cele care includeau wifi, parcare si mic-dejun, iar apoi luand decizia pe baza pretului si a amplasarii unitatii de cazare. Daca pentru Budapesta si Praga am fost de-a dreptul inspirati, nu acelasi lucru se poate spune si despre Bratislava si Fukas Apartments…

Asadar am ajuns in Bratislava mai devreme cu o ora fata de momentul specificat pe site ca se poate face check-in-ul (14:00) si am sunat persoana de contact, Jana Antalova, pe care am intrebat-o tot atunci si despre un loc sigur unde pot lasa masina (din review-urile citite pe net din diverse surse, am inteles ca politistii din Slovacia sunt cel putin asemanatori cu cei de pe la noi, iar amenzile se aplica turistilor intr-o veselie, asta daca nu te trezesti cu roata blocata sau masina ridicata cu totul. O experienta pe care nu as fi vrut s-o traiesc deci…). Intr-o engleza foarte stricata, aceasta mi-a raspuns ca poate veni doar in jurul orei 15:00 si ca parcare se gaseste undeva in zona “Opera”, dar ca va trebui sa iau un taxi inapoi la apartamentul de pe strada Lermontova, sau sa merg pe jos vreo 20 minute!!! I-am replicat ca acest lucru este inacceptabil si ca nu acestea erau informatiile furnizate pe site, iar daca am fost mintit, voi cere refund si voi cauta alta cazare. S-a auzit cum vorbea cu cineva pe fundal in slovaca, iar apoi mi-a spus ca va sosi la ora 14:00 si ca se poate intr-adevar parca in zona.

Ok… Am folosit timpul ramas pana la sosirea ei sa explorez imprejurimile, cautand un loc de parcare gratuit sau cu plata, momentan ocupand unul rezervat rezidentilor zonei, dupa cum primisem informatii si intr-un mail anterior trimis de Fukas Apartments:

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Ponta, BOR si preacurvia

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In mai multe ocazii am aratat legatura bolnava dintre politic si Biserica Ortodoxa Romana (BOR), acest lup in haine de oita ce propovaduieste moralitatea, insa se infrupta din banul public, luat de la gura noastra a tuturor si se preacurveste cu oricine o hraneste mai bine, indiferent de culoarea politica:

http://unicornulroz.info/2014/02/24/religia-ortodoxia-romania/#.VGCjg_mUfHU
http://unicornulroz.info/2014/01/22/eminescu-si-danut/#.VGCjh_mUfHU
http://unicornulroz.info/2014/01/16/prioritatea-tarii-si-mai-multe-biserici/#.VGCjifmUfHU
http://unicornulroz.info/2013/11/25/popii-banii-si-alegerile/#.VGCjkfmUfHU

Daca pana acum BOR actiona mai cu perdea, in ultima vreme marsavia acestei institutii a intrecut orice limita, ajungand sa influenteze aspecte importante ale societatii si chiar sa se implice in lupta pentru presedintia Romaniei! Cum este acest lucru posibil intr-un stat laic? Pentru a afla raspunsul, trebuie sa ne uitam la ultimul raport pe 2014 al Comisiei Europene privind Romania, care arata negru pe alb ca avem cea mai saraca, needucata si corupta populatie din intreaga Uniune Europeana, insa conducem detasat la numarul de biserici pe cap de locuitor… Cu alte cuvinte, religia are inca un rol major de jucat in tara noastra, cu toate ca tendinta globala este de pierdere a acesteia, pe masura ce bunastarea creste. Toate studiile arata ca nivelul de educatie al unui individ este invers proportional cu nivelul sau de religiozitate, insa si mai important, acelasi lucru este valabil si in cazul inteligentei unui om:

http://500questions.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/18-why-does-belief-in-god-decrease-as-intelligence-increases/

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Ponta, BOR si preacurvia

1476176_836739433032612_4453512858163340771_n_76233700

In mai multe ocazii am aratat legatura bolnava dintre politic si Biserica Ortodoxa Romana (BOR), acest lup in haine de oita ce propovaduieste moralitatea, insa se infrupta din banul public, luat de la gura noastra a tuturor si se preacurveste cu oricine o hraneste mai bine, indiferent de culoarea politica:

http://unicornulroz.info/2014/02/24/religia-ortodoxia-romania/#.VGCjg_mUfHU
http://unicornulroz.info/2014/01/22/eminescu-si-danut/#.VGCjh_mUfHU
http://unicornulroz.info/2014/01/16/prioritatea-tarii-si-mai-multe-biserici/#.VGCjifmUfHU
http://unicornulroz.info/2013/11/25/popii-banii-si-alegerile/#.VGCjkfmUfHU

Daca pana acum BOR actiona mai cu perdea, in ultima vreme marsavia acestei institutii a intrecut orice limita, ajungand sa influenteze aspecte importante ale societatii si chiar sa se implice in lupta pentru presedintia Romaniei! Cum este acest lucru posibil intr-un stat laic? Pentru a afla raspunsul, trebuie sa ne uitam la ultimul raport pe 2014 al Comisiei Europene privind Romania, care arata negru pe alb ca avem cea mai saraca, needucata si corupta populatie din intreaga Uniune Europeana, insa conducem detasat la numarul de biserici pe cap de locuitor… Cu alte cuvinte, religia are inca un rol major de jucat in tara noastra, cu toate ca tendinta globala este de pierdere a acesteia, pe masura ce bunastarea creste.

Toate studiile arata ca nivelul de educatie al unui individ este invers proportional cu nivelul sau de religiozitate, sunteti liberi sa va informati, ca doar nu o fi o conspiratie mondiala, iar toate institutiile de sondaje sunt aservite bubulilor si lui Soros 😛 insa si mai important, acelasi lucru este valabil si in cazul inteligentei unui om:

http://500questions.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/18-why-does-belief-in-god-decrease-as-intelligence-increases/

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Oldies but goodies: Generalul’s first games

My first contact with the video game world came via a HC-91 spectrum, where i had to wait for the game to load via cassete player. 😛 If you remember those times you can consider yourself old my friend, but also a true veteran. I remember all too well the times the game didn’t load properly and i had to rewind and start all over again, and in time i learned to know just by the sound patterns if there will be an error or not. There were many games that i enjoyed back then, and some of their names sound familiar to some even today, like Elite and Dizzy. Nether Earth and Austerlitz were the precursors of the RTS and TBS games that i will later play and at that time they were unique and fascinated me entirely. I would play them all over again, trying new strategies, new aproaches

For those who are nostalgic about that period, or for those who don’t know what they missed, here you can find an online emulator that let’s you play a lot of those games:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/games/index.html

Some years later followed a Terminator console, that i enjoyed for a time, beofore getting my first pc. The graphics weren’t much better than what the HC games had, and the gameplay and depth was much shallow indeed. Still, i enjoyed it as the dual controllers allowed me to play with others more easily and the load time was 0.

I received my first computer when i was in the 8th grade, a Cyrix 6X86 233 MHz with a Virge 1 or 2 Mb video memory and 16 Mb of Ram, and the first games i played there were Wolfenstein, Jack Jazzrabbit and the demo’s from Level magasine’s CD. I was crazy about KKND, Diablo – Hellfire and my love, Panzer General.

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Ofcourse, my apetite for strategies grew larger, and i discovered Warcraft, C&C, Red Alert and the ruler of them all, the one and only STARCRAFT! Like in the other cases, i remember playing the 3 unique missions from the demo again and again, and being totally enchanted by the world Blizzard created. Later i would go to internet cafe’s and duel other Starcraft lovers, either on Lan or Battlenet games. I loved those days, and i will always cherish those moments. I also spent countless hours playing Spellcross, an underdog TBS where you controlled modern day human armies against orcs and magic wielders that invaded Earth. Total Annihilation was also on my list, along with hundreds others.

It might sound a clisee, but back in the days, the games were BETTER, the graphics didn’t matter that much as the gameplay, and there was an unique feeling about most of the titles that were launched, not like today when we have Fifa 100, NFS x10 and many sequels that lack personality…

A few years after i had the pc i managed to connect to the internet via a dial-up modem 😛 and then the world really opened up. By trial & error i understood how things work and how to fix both software and hardware problems, ability that was proven to serve me well in life up to this point. I am quite proud of one particular moment, when i stood an entire day to find and then download a game that i liked a lot and was near impossible to find, A.R.S.E.N.A.L. – Taste the power. It was about 80 mb, but still, it took more than 8 hours to get it, along with various other fixes that made it work. Yeah, it was pirated all right 😛

Over time, as i had the financial possibilities, i would upgrade my rig so that i was able to play most of the games that came out, but, as i have said, finding good games wasn’t as easy as it once was, as our espectations grew exponentially as well. About the 9 Dragons period and more recent games, in another post!