Category Archives: Blog Links

Best of #GDPRDay memes as mailboxes clogged today from all the #GDPR opt-in mails

By | May 25, 2018

Seeing the sheer panic and huge traffic from random sites I never remember visiting asking me for opt-in to their spam makes this a special day. Even Vodafone the big offender from my previous post Follow-up to “Vodafone #Romania and #GDPR, or how to trick customers to circumvent #GDPR”, first GDPR related fine, finally sent… Read More »

Follow-up to “Vodafone #Romania and #GDPR, or how to trick customers to circumvent #GDPR”, first GDPR related fine

By | May 24, 2018

Follow-up to the Vodafone case, they got owned. Vodafone was fined because of the dishonest campaign, which tried to circumvent the new GDPR regulations. See the article in romanian: Vodafone ia amendă de la ANSPDCP pentru o campanie de obținere a consimțământului pentru utilizarea datelor cu caracter personal. Basically, several people and news outlets contacted… Read More »

Vodafone #Romania and #GDPR, or how to trick customers to circumvent #GDPR

By | April 22, 2018

Yesterday I received two weird SMS messages from Vodafone. They are basically trying to trick me in accepting a contract that is invalidating some of my rights that I will get due to the new European GDPR regulation. First message: Buna! Iti oferim cadou 5 GB trafic national,valabil 30 de zile; pentru aceasta te invitam… Read More »

Perfect use case for #Bitcoin and #QR codes found

By | March 2, 2018

We all know the fact that Bitcoin can be used to make anonymous and untraceable (up to a point) electronic payments. The QR code representation of a Bitcoin address makes it easier to send funds to someone (see also the donation QR code of this blog). Printed QR codes that cannot be altered without the… Read More »

Blog Links: Project management: A surefire way to kill your software product

By | September 27, 2017

One of the best articles about project management and software development Project management: A surefire way to kill your software product. As a software developer I have to agree with almost everything stated there and I can confirm most of it as true. You cannot treat creative people as resources and think that inspiration and… Read More »

Blog Links: A fabulous description of the migration of GitHub to Kubernets and other GitHub news

By | August 18, 2017

Finally the description of the migration of GitHub to Kubernets. This is so nice when you see open source getting used in the huge scale services. Kind of makes it easier for you to push this kind of stuff in the conservative IT business industries. Enjoy the article Kubernets at GitHub A wonderful new GitHub… Read More »

Darn robots taking our jobs

By | March 14, 2017

All this talk about robots or A.I. taking our jobs starts to be funny. Same old story. So Bill Gates wants them darn robots getting taxed, really I was not expecting this from the guy who helped to probably replace the most number of people with computers. My opinion is summed by the following “urban… Read More »

Blog Links: Scientific American “Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?”

By | March 5, 2017

A must read about how big data and artificial intelligence influences and will influence society. It is a series of articles in one feature article that tries to tackle the new big data revolution that is coming. I like how it touches the controversy of “big nudge” (influencing choise through the big data). This is… Read More »

Blog Links: EPRS Report – How blockchain technology could change our lives

By | February 23, 2017

The EPRS (European Parliamentary Research Service) prepared an in-depth analysis of blockchain and published an interesting report. Take a look at the pdf: How blockchain technology could change our lives [paypal_donation_button]

Blog Links: Card payments and banking made easy

By | February 17, 2017

This is an interesting API to process card payments from your web or Android applications BlueSnap API. I really like when gems like this start to be available. You can spin up your card processing side of the business in minutes. Another interesting german start-up is the The Open Bank Project. Their open source API… Read More »