So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu

I arrived with my family in Ireland more than 5 years ago, on a cold, rainy night at the end of January 2013. It was the start of a new chapter in our lives, accompanied by a lot of changes. I got to work in some great places, some very well known all around the […]

To a new year and new beginnings

  I look back and realize that it’s been way too long since I last wrote something on this blog. And I don’t want to slip into the new year without cutting off this trend. Therefore I decided to do a review of 2017. I know, it’s a bit cliché, but everyone does it, so […]

At the Dawn of Spring

The first quarter of 2016 almost out of the way, and everyone around is waiting for the spring to finally settle. Now it’s a good time to take a small break and make a summary of the accomplishments I made so far. Everyone needs a bit of extra motivation every now and then, even if […]

SitePoint Ambassador for Ireland

“Internet. The final frontier of human communication. These are the voyages of the SitePoint ambassadors. Their continuous mission: to push the limits of UX, design and web technologies. To spread out knowledge and best practices. To boldly go where no other web geek has been before.” I wrote these words back in June when I […]

I’m a SitePoint author

Today marks an important milestone in my professional career. My second article got published by SitePoint.com. I did indeed say “second”, as the first one was published on August 5th. Normally I should have marked that day as the more important one. But today proved that I can persevere and that I can go further […]

A new year, a new beginning

Note to self: When you write your blog post, always save draft before uploading media. You won’t risk loosing the entire text, thus being forced to write it again. Or better, write it somewhere else and just copy/paste it to WordPress We return to our scheduled program. I’m trying to keep true to my new […]

LinkedIn InMaps scheduled to close

A while ago I had discovered a very interesting application from LinkedIn Labs – the InMaps. This application will connect to your LinkedIn account and put all your connections in visual format. Here’s what my network looked like at that time:   Today I got a notification that InMaps is being discontinued on September 1, 2014 […]

Hello Ireland

After a month of unrest and two days of complete and utter mayhem we finally arrived to Dublin, Ireland. It was also the first time our cats were separated from us to travel alone – a pretty stressful even for all involved.  It got me thinking about the old saying – “Home is where the […]

Hasta la vista, España, adéu Catalunya

All things, good or bad, must come to the end. And so is my Spanish and Catalan adventure. There have been a bit more than two years since I first arrived here, without knowing more Spanish words than Arnold’s famous quote and some similar expressions. Yet, when I drew the line and made the balance […]

Happy Birthday Romania!

  This is Google Doodle displayed today on the Romanian portal for Google, in celebration of the Romanian National Day. The author is a young 8th grade lady – Iasmina Maria Răceanu – from Suceava, winner of the first edition of the Romanian “Google 4 Doodle” contest. She received a prize of 15.000 RON (about […]