Daniel Gafitescu Freelance web developer focused on open source solutions


21,3 km – I..AȘI în Trail – Semimaraton Transgor Logistik

Website : http://iasiintrail.ro/

Length: 21.3 km

Time: 02h 32m 45s


Overall : 112 / 237

Male: 99 / 169

Age category: 44 / 84


Almost 10 minutes faster than last year.


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The Healthy Programmer: Get Fit, Feel Better, and Keep Coding – book review

healthyFor the past few month I've been having back problems and I saw someone mention on tweeter about a book dedicated for programmers on health & well being. It's The Healthy Programmer: Get Fit, Feel Better, and Keep Coding written by Joe Kutner .

Even if I was reluctant at first once I have start reading it and I have finish it within a week.

On my case to prevent back problems it offered exercises that were even recommended to JFK which couldn't  keep his child in his arm because of it.

Here is a list of quick things that I pick up from it:

- we need to do at least 10 000 steps per day ...and they are gadgets to help you keep track of that NIKE+ SPORTBAND

- staying indoor every day can weaken your immune system so is better to stay out in the sun for 10 minutes ...hunt for D vitamin.

- weight is a factor that you need to watch on a daily basis, heart pressure once a month.

- a day a week don't each meat ...it will try to do that twice a week starting next year.


These are just a few tip that I pick up from the book and there are plenty there backed up by a lot of research links.

I recommend the book to all people who  work every day at a desk and with a computer.



Sublime Text 2

For the last couple of months I have been using Sublime Text 2 as my text editor and there is no way back to Netbeans I'm afraid, and here's why :

  • it's written in Python so it's much faster than Netbeans or any other IDE written in Java
  •  it's leightweight (20 MB)
  •  it's cross-platform
  •  can be easily extended using plugins
  •  has multiple color schemes and themes that support antialiasing fonts

There is one downside that Xdebug doesn't work as good as it does on Netbeans.

There are online video tutorials that can get you started  Perfect Workflow in Sublime Text , Up and Running with Sublime Text 2 or videos from Stuart Herbert from his youtube channel.





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The artist

Impressive! This is the best movie I have seen this year so far and it's most likely and I think I should won a Oscar.

Almost no dialog , black and white , filmed in 36 days but the emotions that you get in the end are just .

It's the opposite of what Avatar is : expensive , long time to make and famous cast.

Go see The Artist at cinema!

Mark : 9/10


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The Iron Lady

I liked this movie a lot and it's one of the best bibliographic movies that I have seen.
I have seen in the past  a English similar movie with the life of Margaret Thatcher but those two simple can not be compared.
Meryl Streep will most like with this year Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
My rating : 7/10