- TechFest connected by Vodafone adds Bucharest on its footprint, after the previous editions in Cluj, Timisoara and Iasi;
- Umbrella-event with the tagline “Empowering Communities for the Future”;
- The festival includes 10 types of events dedicated to technology: debates, conferences focusing on technologies of impact for the future, presentations of the latest technologies, an IT solutions expo, product launches, a business hackathon, a Demo Day for start-ups, an open air festival with special events and concerts, a gamer’s night etc.;
- 6 consecutive days of simultaneous events in 3 areas of Bucharest.
I read “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder“, by Nassim-Nicholas Taleb.
The main message fot eh book is that we should not seek to live a life without any errors, but instead learn to constantly overcome small errors, thus becoming stronger, and thus capable of handling big problems, when they arise.
Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, and proposing that things be built in an antifragile manner. Extremely ambitious and multidisciplinary, Antifragility provides a blueprint for how to behave-and thrive-in a world we don’t understand and which is too uncertain for us to even try to understand. He who is not antifragile will perish.
If you need to add citations (bibliography) in a scientific paper like a dissertation thesis or a scientific paper, you might find the following site useful: www.citethisforme.com.
Even the free version is good enough, but you will need to periodically save your bibliography elsewhere.
One of the strongest features of the tool is the ability to pull data for a book from its ISBN. It does a similar thing with URLs and Scientific Papers.
It supports multiple citation styles.
Also see: https://www.zotero.org/
Let’s say you have an MKV movie, and that movie also has a SRT (subtitle) file. BSPlayer will automatically use the SRT file in the folder with the movie. If the SRT file has the same name (without extension) as the MKV movie, that SRT file will always be used. How do you use another subtitle with the movie? One solution is to drag & drop the subtitle over the BSPlayer window, or to load another subtitle. But if you watch the movie with breaks, that would be rather inconvenient. If you can’t delete the SRT file, for whatever reasons, how can you override loading that subtitle? The answer is simple, although it might be a bit unexpected – rename the file you want to be used as [nameoftheMKVmovie].[sub extension]. So, just use the same name as the movie + SRT file into a SUB file, and add .sub at the end of the filename. That subtitle will always override the SRT file.
In “Anything You Want” book by Derek Sivers (“40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur”), you find lessons from 10 years of experience in one hour, designed to be immediately usable for your own business or project.
I liked the book a lot, very nice. I had just one issue with it – you said something like that the main focus of an entrepreneur is to remember he/she is happy, so if at some point they don’t like the business anymore, the could sell it, like Derek did, instead of struggling with it a lot.
I think there’s a difference between what makes me happy on the short term (eating ice cream) and on the long-term (not getting sick by eating too much ice cream for longer periods of time). So, yes, you can definitely go out of a business if that makes you happy in the short term. But if you think you can move the world in the long run, you could give that business a chance.
Other than that, a nice book! Recommended.
If you want to apply for jobs easily, I have created a Microsoft Word VBA script which helps you write cover letters easily. They are different one from another.
I have also created an Excel file, useful for the occasions when you wish to have an overall view on the job application process.
Please find the files below, and also a YouTube video explaining the details.
If you want to run a program writen in C++, and you want to have this clause at the beginning of the program:
#include «MPI h»
Program using the Message Passing Interface should be compiled by using something like mpicc main.c -o main or mpiCC main.cpp -o main. Is it your case ? Regarding the second message : you may have two implementations of the MPI standards on your computer. You may try to know more by typing which mpicc, which mpirun, mpirun –version or module avail. The implementation (openmpi or mpich2 or…) of compiler command must be the same as the command to execute the program mpirun -np 2 main.
From time to time, I see live broadcasts of events in Romania. I’m generally against this.
Let’s say you want to take a decision – should I watch “X” movie or not? What should you do?
I’ll write in this blog post about the dangers of over-specialization.