Category Archives: Technology Fails

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 »

#Facebook clean-up check-list for people who cannot #deletefacebook

By | April 22, 2018

Due to the fuck-up of Facebook I decided to drastically remove my contact with it. I am not from the pack that just now discovers “amazed” that on Facebook you are the product. My upbringing as an East-European kid in a communist dictatorship made me aware early in life that there is no free meal.… Read More »

Bad #mobile data #infrastructure generates Frankenstein solutions

By | January 31, 2018

This product Zifilink is so weird that I am doing free advertisement for it. This is what happens when there are lots of mobile providers in a market and all have shitty mobile data signal. I present you the “make your own mobile gigabit” with a dongle Frankenstein tree 🙂 Come on ! look at… Read More »

IT Traveller: #Failed airport #technology (Istambul)

By | January 11, 2018

I travel quite often across the world for job related purposes. Being an IT guy that does servers installations, develops and deploys enterprise software across the world I am always noticing everything that is IT related. It is always fun to see failed tech in airports I transit or in hotels where I stay. This… Read More »

#Biometric #authentication is useless and dangerous alone

By | October 14, 2017

Again and again the same myths and misunderstandings resurface from time to time. I noticed again a misplaced hype in an article shared on twitter about how biometric authentication will simplify banking. I have to share again something I learned many years ago when I was junior research student in a computer security group and… Read More »

Technology fail: When your plane has an engine problem

By | December 22, 2017

This is an old video from 2015 when I was trying to cross the Atlantic (Frankfurt – Cancun) and my flight got an engine problem after just 2 hours in the flight. What you can see in the video is the plane dumping fuel so we can land. I think there was some strange smelling… Read More »

IT Traveller: Failed airport technology

By | March 11, 2017

I travel quite often across the world for job related purposes. Being an IT guy that does servers installations, develops and deploys enterprise software across the world I am always noticing everyting that is IT related. It is always fun to see failed tech in airports I transit or in hotels where I stay. Failed… Read More »