The City of Rain

Yesterday I had the chance to see the city from the observation deck of the Seattle Needle, 500 feet above the ground. Fortunatelly the weather cleared just in time to have a good view over the entire city. However, the wind on the side with to the gulf is so strong, you can hardly breath….

Arrival in Seattle for the MVP Global Summit

Several hours ago I have arrived in Seattle for the MVP global summit, 26 hours after leaving my home city, Timisoara. Weather is rainy here and my PDA cell phone doesn’t seem to work. I have already met a fellow MVP, David Portas, from England. I’m looking forward to meeting the other MVPs, especially those…

Prefer std::string to char*

This is the title of my last article published on CodeGuru, http://www.codeguru.com/cpp/cpp/string/general/article.php/c13267/. Being active on forums like CodeGuru or MSDN I’ve seen so many times people using char* in places where a std::string would have made their life much easier. This is an error usually made by people coming from a C background, or those…

Published essay on AI

In 2004, when I was studying for my master diploma I had to write an essay about AI. The topic was free to choose and since I was just finished reading a book called “Kind of Minds” that dealt among others with the arise of consciousness at humans I was asking myself whether the same…

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