Happy Romania Day

I have to be honest. Today doesn’t feel much like a celebration to me anymore. It used to. December 1 was Romania’s “National Day” (Ziua națională a României), the equivalent to November 30 in Scotland or July 4 in the United States. Time to wave the flag, enjoy a day off from school or work,…

Brave Romanian Police Kinda Sorta Stop Some Pickpockets

I was minding my own business this morning, reading through this French report about the police breaking up a ring of pickpockets when I noticed something odd. Apparently, a group of Gypsies has been begging and stealing (pickpocketing) passengers on French trains as well as visitors to Disneyland Paris. 11 people were arrested, six of…

The Curious Case of Aniva Consult Technologies

The Unsleeping Eye brought my attention to an innocuous little piece on a Spanish-language AV blog, which seems to be a repost of a company press release from December 2015: eyevis technology has been chosen to display the decisions and debates of the politicians who govern Romania. Two video walls made up of EYE-LCD-6000-SN 60-inch…