Cloudflare on Drupal 7 - some thoughts

As you know, spam is a pain in the arse and you would do almost anything to stop it. I've read on some blog that Cloudflare service helps stopping spam. Great, I said! I will also benefit from their CDN service, all in one package!

Yeah, right!

How to install WHOIS on Centos 7

Just for my own reference, to install WHOIS client on your Centos 7 server, you need to do some extra step. A simple yum install whois or yum install jwhois could not work, as you could get the following error: No package jwhois available.

So, in order to be able to install WHOIS, type the following command:

Buy cheap .ru domains with Paypal

I was looking to buy a cheap .ru domain but all cheap options were from russian websites. Unfortunately, they do not allow payment with Paypal and the others, like Godaddy, had very expensive domains. So, I luckily found DoHost, where you can buy a relatively cheap .ru domain with only $6/year! Renewal fee is also $6.

Drupal throws 404 error after sharing a link on Facebook [Solved]

I had a strange error today. Lukily, a friend of mine warned me about it. I could hardly be aware of it without his help. (Thanks, Iosif!) So...

Why does Drupal 7 throws 404 error (Page not found)?

There could be plenty of reasons, but I guess the reason here is a bit stranger. All urls looked absolutely normal to me. I am using Pathauto with clean urls on. So why only SOME users get the page not found error? While looking at access logs, it seemed absolutely random to me. Of course, I had no 301 or 302 redirection component in case of errors.

I also didn't display a nice and friendly page for 404 errors (I thought I hadn't any). Pretty ignorant, huh? Visitors were discouraged and left away without even bothering to use the search box. implicat intr-un scandal FARA PRECEDENT in Romania!

Alerta de scam pe Facebook

Umbla vorba printre americani ca se incearca tepuirea utilizatorilor de Facebook printr-o reclama care socheaza la prima vedere. Textul tradus suna cam asa: Nu vei mai folosi samponul Head & Shoulders dupa ce vei vedea acest video

De fapt nu este niciun clip, ci doar o imagine contrafacuta care arata ca o pictograma de videoclip. 

When I was about to say I like Jewish music...

Although I'm a Romanian native, I can say I enjoy listening a few Jewish songs.

Not so long ago, I found out that the Israeli national anthem has it's origins in Greater Romania (Iasi, RO and Ungheni, MD). The original song is called Cucuruz cu frunza-n sus or maybe Carul cu boi. Both are almost sure inspired from a medieval song, Fuggi Fuggi Fuggi, but the anthem author heard it for the first time in Romania, he said.

Today I was curious to find out the origin of probably the most popular Jewsih song, Hava Nagila. Well, guess what? It's from Bucovina, the historic county in Northern Romania, where I live now. The original name is Hora.

Where to report telephone scams?

It's 2 A.M. and your mobile phone rings. You barely wake up and answer. A voice with heavy accent at the other end of the line is telling you:

- Hello, Mr. John! My name is Patel Kapur from Microsoft and we detected a problem with your computer. Will you please install a program we give you to let us fix it remotely?
- F*** off, mate! I'm using Linux.

This fictional dialogue could be real, and if you use some fancy operating system you're a lucky one. However, these pranks use social engineering by guessing you're using Windows, like 80% of the rest.

I'm 100% sure it's happened to you as well. Got a harrasing phone call from an unknown number? Of course you did. But did you think, for goodness sake, to report the scammer's number on a dedicated phone call complaints website?

Most of us use the Internet to search for a missed call or unknown number. If you report a phone call with a short comment, people like you will find out about your previous experience. Eventually, they won't fall into the trap.

One of the newest places to report a disturbing phone call is It's a fast growing community of users who constantly report unwanted phone calls to help the others. Give it a try!

How can you spend $35 the most profitable way?

Little money savings

Today I came across a nice topic on Quora, where Leonard Kim, Corporate Strategist. Marketer gives the following answer, which I think it's the best one.

1. Go to Google.  Type in Godaddy.  Click on the 99 cent ad.  Buy a web domain for 99 cents.  

2. Go to One Dollar Hosting.  Sign up for 12 months for $12.  

You're at $13 now. 

Iulius Mall Suceava, un exemplu de cap fara... cap

OK, ma asteptam sa faca asta mai devreme sau mai tarziu, adica sa ma dea afara dupa o zi de stat cu 2 laptopuri aici. Dar totusi, prin acest gest, consider eu necugetat, si-au fugarit nu un singur client, ci pe toti cei pe care-i cunosc, pentru ca nu am de gand sa tac. Asadar, pierederea este incalculabil mai mare pe termen lung.

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