Sunday, December 27, 2009

2 Years of blogging

Well.. there's not much to say. This blog was started 2 years ago as p1frate.blogspot.com.

It started as a non-purpose mobile blog when I got my Sony Ericsson P1i.
It did evolve a lot, changing it's purpose, looks and name.

Happy Bday!

The BPA - Toe Jam



and a South Park version:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Scroll Clock

Clock made entirely out of scroll bars :-)
see it here.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fiare vechi luam!!

De ceva timp nu prea am mai auzit tipete pe strazi cu "fiare vechi luam"... eh, iata si de ce... Pentru ca baietii s-au digitalizat! Spam'uiesc! Acest Viorel stie... mai lipseste sa isi faca si un cont de twitter, fan page pe facebook si gata PR'ul, ne-am dat naibii!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

How To Make Cheap SEO on the App Store


Talking about idiots.. I didn't expect this crisis to be so severe. Everyone's trying to sell their crap and sniff some extra cash out of it...
Like these Kaufcom GmbH guys and their Hot Girls application for iPhone.


Looking throught what they offer.. I saw many such kind of 'hot' application. First of all, I can't imagine how this garbage gets approved by Apple, but this is another story. Second... I'm really curious about how many idiots bought this... with those €0.79 you'd better buy yourself a popsicle, all you wankers out there!

Anyway if you will search the App Store for The Sims, Alarm Clock, Flight Simulation, Brushes, Torch, Asphalt Racing, GPS, City, Weather, Camera, Mafia Wars, Navigator, Flickr, Facebook, Playboy etc. you will most probably end up stumbling upon one of these crap applications.

And congratulations, Apple, for approving all this smelly stuff.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lousy Headphones

I need a new pair of Sennheiser headphones for my iPod -> eBay, of course

Who's the idiot that's going to pay $30 for shipping only?! WTF!!
What strategy is this dude?! You won't sell anything and finally you'll die and go to hell!


Saturday, July 25, 2009

BustedTees Fail


Typos from ads, newsletters etc make me sick. It just gives them an unprofessional touch that retains me from buying/using the thing.
See this "Michael Jackon T-Shirt Presale" from BustedTees and not to mention the print sucks..
FAIL!

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Mentalists play ‘Kids’ by MGMT on their iPhones

Here's the original song from MGMT:



...and here's The Mentalists' performance:



Applications used: Ocarina, DigiDrummer, RetroSynth, MiniSynth

via Cygnett Blog

Thursday, June 18, 2009

WorldMate for iPhone

Finally... WorldMate is back for me and it's here to stay! Since I switched to iPhone, one of the regrets was the unavailability of WorldMate, wich I was using on the Sony Ericsson P1i.
There are many travel apps available for the iPhone, but still none can reach the high standards and accuracy of WorldMate.
The only downside of the app is it's price - €31,99, but looking on the bright side... this brings you a one year gold membership at the WorldMate service.
Here's what's exciting about it:
  • Itinerary manager - flights, hotels, car rentals, business meetings
  • Automated Flight Updates (I'm sure push notifications will do the job)
  • Flight status lookups
  • Flight schedules search
  • Maps & directions
  • Weather forecasts
  • World clocks
  • Currency converter
  • Travel dashboard
  • Online travel planner
  • Priority customer support
  • Ad free




available for download on the App Store

UPDATE 28.06.2009
It seems that the guys at MobiMate got the point about the ridiculous price, so they did some adjustments:
  • WorldMate Gold is now €15,99 (yes, that's a full one year GOLD membership)
  • WorldMate is available for download for free (no automated flight updates, no flight status lookups within the app, no priority support and it has ads)
UPDATE 28.07.2009
Push notifications are here!!

iPhone Message Preview in OS 3.0



Probably one of the most exciting features for me in iPhone's new OS 3.0 is the ability to toggle message preview on/off.
That crap was so annoying and it was one of the things that kept me from getting an iPhone from the beginning. Though it's just a tiny detail comparing to cut/copy/paste, push notifications etc, Apple enabled this feature 2 years after the initial iPhone release...


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Got My Mac On With iPhone 3G S

...and obviously Apple's WWDC started a lot of fuss. Here's what Julian Smith did...



via Mashable

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

CNN #fail

While looking up some news about Air France's missing flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris I stumbled upon a video report on CNN's website.


Fail, big time fail! Rio de Janeiro is not there on the minimap, not even Fernando de Noronha is there. Fail, fail, fail!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Sims 3 for iPhone Review



I'm not a fan of the Sims series, but I was eagerly waiting for this iPhone version to get on the App Store. I downloaded the thingie first thing in the morning the day it got out, june 2nd.
Once you get familiar with the appearance and with the controls, wich is pretty easy, the game gets really addictive.
Before starting the game, you get to customize the looks of your Sim. Haircuts, skin colours, clothes, shoes are not so many to chose from, but still... you get some decent options.
Then you get to choose the soft skills for your Sim... shy, potato couch, gets bored quickly, good sense of humor etc.
The graphics look pretty good, the surrounding neighbourhood looks friendly and the other Sims look nice.

The Sims' personalities will help them think about weird and wonderful desires, which you can choose to act on or ignore (like slapping the bitch next door just coz your wife wants so, annoying some random Sim, using the toilets of neighbours, watching some Sims while sleeping - wich is btw a little sick :-) ).
You can lock in a few of these desires and turn them into objectives to complete as you guide your Sim through everyday life.

Some minus of the game is that you can cheat on your girlfriend/fiancee/wife right in her presence. There's absolutely no reaction from her while my Sim was making out with some other chick. Not to mention that the spouse doesn't react at all if my Sim doesn't spend the night at home. It would have been interesting if there were such conflicts that you could or couldn't
solve. So, my dirty little Sim got out clean :-)


If you get in the neighbours' house and let's say... there's a couple living there... and you approach the chick, you can flirt with her, hug her, kiss her and even get her laid. There is a chance that her guy ignores you, even if he is still in the same room or even if he is sleeping and you get dirty with her in their very own bedroom... wich makes you one sinister freak for doing that :-) hehe!

The most annoying thing about The Sims 3 is the loading time (just a couple of seconds) that occurs while switching from normal view (3rd person) to a zoomed out perspective, the city view (where you can chose your destination).

Overall, The Sims 3 for iPhone is one hell of a game with some ignorable minuses that's definetely worth buying, despite it's high price.



here's the App Store link

Monday, May 25, 2009

iPhone Art




The iPhone has become a tool for everything.. PERIOD!
The latest thing that proves this is that the cover of the next issue of The New Yorker magazine was drawn entirely on the iPhone, with the Brushes app.
The cover was done by portuguese artist Jorge Colombo. He tells The New York Times that thanks to the iPhone he can work "without having to carry all my pens and brushes and notepads with me." here's a video about how he does it.

..and here's a demo about Brushes:




via engadget

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Geek Chart

This is my Geek Chart




The nice part is that it gets automatically updated based on your activity on your social networks in from last 30 days.

get yours from here.
via mashable.com

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Depeche Mode Concert in Bucharest Canceled




Saturday, 16.05 there won't be any concert in Bucharest. Here's the official announcement:

05.14.2009

Depeche Mode have been forced to cancel a further four shows on their Sounds of the Universe tour due to further complications from singer Dave Gahan's severe bout of gastroenteritis. Dave is currently undergoing further tests.

Depeche Mode apologise to all their fans for this inconvenience and wish Dave a speedy recovery. Further information will be released in due course.

The following shows have been cancelled:

May 16th Bucharest, Romania, Izvor Park
May 18th Sofia, Bulgaria, Vasil Levski Stadium
May 20th Belgrade, Serbia, USCE Park
May 21st Zagreb, Croatia, Arena

Ticket holders for the above shows are advised to hold on to their tickets as an announcement will be made shortly in regard to rescheduled dates or final cancellation.

from here.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

5 Nice Firefox Add-ons

I just pimped my Firefox with some sweet add-ons.. actually some of them should be implemented in the next FF update, coz the damn IE already has them.

1. Close'n forget - closes current tab and deletes all tracks of it (cookies, history)
2. Hyperwords - this is one good thing featured in IE8 too. After selecting some words/sentence you get some options for that: translate, locate in map, blog, search etc.
3. Next Tab - opens a new tab right next to your current one and not at the end of the tabs, like default.
4. Tab Scope - when hovering mouse pointer on a tab you get a small popup with a preview of it and some options
5. Undo Closed Tabs Button - and this happens quite often for me

Coraline.. Finally!



After Gran Torino and X-Men Origins: Wolverine I also saw Coraline.. after all this is the movie that I wanted to watch in the first place. I got to know about it since a while as beeing the first movie actually shot in 3D and beeing screened using RealD technology. Well.. this technology is really nice and the special glasses you get for watching the movie are also nice, big enough and comfortable enough.

Overall, the movie was nice, although a few days back I got the Coraline audiobook (narrated by Neil Gaiman himself) wich is far better. There were some moments when I noticed some really childish dialogues.. but maybe also because of the thing that the movie was fully translated into romanian (wich btw sucked big time).

I also think that the book really got released in collections dedicated to kids, but despite this, I didn't see a single one in the theatre.

...and NO, 3D effects don't make you dizzy (as some say) unless you have some eye problem.
Go and watch it.. but don't forget about the book or audiobook also!

Friday, May 1, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine




Finally, I got to watch it :-) A must see movie for all you super-hero-movie-loving fans out there!
One of the best thrillers I've seen this year and it definetely worth waiting for it.

Twitter Addict



picture from here

Playing for Change: Peace Through Music



Mark Johnson started this multimedia initiative from the idea that music has no boundaries when it comes to distance, race, culture.
Playing for Change started in 2005 in Santa Monica, California with the song "Stand by Me". After this, things got more serious and with their mobile studio, Mark and his team began travelling all over the world through cities like Barcelona, Cape Town, Kathmandu, Chennai, Tel Aviv, Dublin etc.

You can order your Playing for Change album from here.






more on playingforchange.com

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ukranian Version of Katy Perry "Hot'n'cold"



Thanks Mishulica for sharing :-)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Romanii plecati in Italia o au mica



Adica daca introduci propozitia aia pe google te aduce aici. Hehe, mdammm aiurea!
Si concluzia care e... ca romanii plecati in Italia o au mica si incearca sa gaseasca cu ajutorul Google o solutie? Ma baieti... nu pot sa va ajut... daca nu e, nu e, ce sa...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

iPhone's "Multitasking" Camera on MacWorld




I was browsing MacWorld.com and some story popped into my eyes: The multitasking camera. I said WOW.. iPhone? Multitasking? Camera? Hm.. still odd.. so I read the crap.
It's just a list of how you can use your iPhone's camera. 'tha fuck!? You can do that stupid point'n click with every camera phone. What is it with you people, you just did some rocket science calculus and realized that you can use a camera for:

  • taking pictures of something and then show that instead of describing it,
  • taking pictures of some pinwall instead of writing down those notes,
  • taking pictures of a business card if you don't have the time to write the details from it,
  • taking pictures of your kids so that you can recognize them in a crowd!!!!!??????

WTF?! What follows? Taking picture of your stupid face to recognize it when you look into a mirror?!


"Reminders: Before you walk away from your car in a big generic parking lot or in an unfamiliar neighborhood, snap a photo of your location so you can easily find your way back. If you’re in a rental car, grab a shot of your make and model so you won’t have to wander around aimlessly, pressing your key fob. A couple of Macworld editors even use their iPhone camera to grab a quick shot of what their kids are wearing before heading out into a crowded place."

What's this supposed to be? "How to be a total moron 101"!?

The Beautiful Vocals Of Tiff Lacey

Here's the beautiful voice of Tiff Lacey featured in 3 songs from ATB's upcoming Future Memories:





via PureBlissVocals

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Microsoft WorldWide Telescope



Domino's boogers and farts




Some bastards ruined Domino's public image. Tim McIntyre, Domino's Communications VP gets them fired and states that this is only an isolated case.




Still.. their Capsicum Pizza is my favourite :)

more videos here

via briansolis.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

ATB - Future Memories out on 01.05.2009




What About Us, song from the upcoming Future Memories Album, out on May 1st 2009.

Preorder here.




Here's the tracklisting:

CD1

1 ATB - L.A.Nights
2 ATB - What about us
3 ATB - Swept Away
4 ATB - A new day
5 ATB - My everything
6 ATB - Summervibes with 9PM
7 ATB - Gravity
8 ATB pres. Josh Gallahan - Luminescence
9 ATB pres. Flanders - Behind
10 ATB - Future memories
11 ATB - Still here
12 ATB - My Saving Grace
13 ATB - Terra260273
14 ATB pres. Jades - Communicate

CD2

1 ATB - Talismanic
2 ATB - Missing
3 ATB - Horizon
4 ATB - Voices
5 ATB pres. Flanders- Behind (atb..s ambient mix)
6 ATB pres. Apple&Stone - Authentic Reaction
7 ATB - Careless
8 ATB - Twilight
9 ATB - Listen to me
10 ATB - Living life over
11 ATB - Silent meaning
12 ATB - Malibu Road

Colaborations with Josh Gallahan, Haley from Summer of Space, Betsie Larkin, Aruna, Tiff Lacey, Roberta Carter Harrison, Apple & Stone, Jades and Flanders.

more about ATB on my blog

Train your boss




Amy Sutherland studied how animal trainers interact with their animals and made an analogy. She applied the same principles with her husband, so she wrote What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage.
Same thing goes for your boss: start treating him like an exotic animal, tame him!

1. Ignore your boss's bad behaviour, use the least-reinforcing scenario
2. Any interaction is training
3. Reward the behaviour you want (like poneys get sugar after jumping over some obstacle)

It isn't all about manipulation, it's about HOW you manipulate.

more here

Monday, April 13, 2009

Prepay Orange 3 la 10.000



Orange da cartele SIM Prepay gratis.. fara credit. Deci ei iti ofera ocazia iar tu te ocupi de restul.

se comanda aici.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Coraline

A stop-motion film, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's book.



Thursday, April 2, 2009

Signs

A simple short film about communication. Created by Publicis Mojo and @RadicalMedia. Director: Patrick Hughes.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Corporate Deadlines

Ha! My all time favourite explosm.net sick comic!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The (awesome) truth about twitter



Let's summon the fail whale!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dick Tracy: Champ Chumps

Look what I've found! Who likes retro cartoons will also love Dick Tracy.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The New iPod Shuffle



Meet the new iPod Shuffle. Smaller = expensive. $79
Screw the new VoiceOver feature (you hear a voice announcing song title, playlist etc.) and the 10hrs playback time! It's just ridiculously not worth it!

If I change my mind, I'll let you know for sure.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

p1frate with bacon



If you wanna add bacon for a burger at Burger King you have to pay... if you wanna add bacon to some website, you just get it free! Just type your desired address at the end of http://bacolicio.us/ and you got it!

more on @bacolicious or http://bacolicio.us/

Cool Optical Illusion

Check out this cool optical illusion :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Twitter first to publish Amsterdam's plane crash pictures

Twitter strikes again. The news of today's morning Amsterdam plane crash was first published on twitter.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

WTF!? Where does this come from?



Where the hell do I get all this crap from? WTF?! Seriously. In the last few days my inbox got stuffed with this shit.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Cadbury's Little Freaks




Ok... I can lift only my left eyebrow.. wich one can you?
Look at these little freaks!

One more reason to love Cadbury :)

FunSlides



I want FunSlides!!

buy it from here

via geekologie

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Yahoo! Answers Morons!



Yahoo! Answers is the latest entertainment site I found. Once you get there, it's very hard to quit.
Take this guy for example.. trying to contact an air hostess :)

Meet The Flight of the Conchords!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Viva Worldmate!




Worldmate is the perfect travel companion. It's a subscription based application wich also includes some free features. Excellent for every travel, though I would recommend the PRO features only if you really need them and only if you travel by plane. Otherwise there's no use paying for it.





-weather forecast
-world clock
-world map
-measurement converter
-international clothing sizes
-currency converter

features coming with the PRO version:
-*live flight status
-*flight schedules
-*packing lists
-*country phone codes


Available for download for Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian (UIQ also).

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Prettyloaded.com



prettyloaded.com is an archive of preloaders. The preloader archive is growing each day and it's becoming more and more a hard to close website.
I never thought there will be a website dedicated to these stuff that you hardly pay attention to and that keep you excited while a page is loading.

Funny News Bulletin