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frd   
25 Feb 2009
Life / Confirmation / Bierzmowanie - tradition in Poland [9]

Any age is too young, if you dunno what are the other options.. How can anybody state about his spiritual understanding if he lived in a catholic ( or any other ) cage.
frd   
24 Feb 2009
UK, Ireland / Supermarkets in Poland: differences and similarities to the UK. [62]

Well it's not that bad, I remember going to Slovakia when I was a kid. In one of their supermarkets (it was the smallest kind ) there was a guarding lady who would let in only 10 people at the same time. It was a 40-smth people sightseeing party, so we had to wait..
frd   
22 Feb 2009
Life / Wlatcy Moch?? [14]

What about Family Guy ?
frd   
21 Feb 2009
UK, Ireland / Supermarkets in Poland: differences and similarities to the UK. [62]

Just don't go shopping when you're hungry, that's the worst thing to do. I can add that some time ago in polish supermarkets there was only 1 checkout in 5 opened for customers who were queuing in this one place. Understaffed and cutting costs by not hiring enough people, but I think that this problem is not existant anymore.
frd   
20 Feb 2009
Life / Wlatcy Moch?? [14]

oh how I hate this cartoon, especially cause my friend told me I sound like one of the characters.. South Park becomes sophisticated intellectual ride next to Wlatcy Much..
frd   
20 Feb 2009
UK, Ireland / Supermarkets in Poland: differences and similarities to the UK. [62]

I think it depends on specific shop/supermarket, some put change on the counter and some put it in your hand.. I don't think it's a polish supermarkets trait.. the same with fish tanks, besides they appear only in the bigger supermarkets and most of tescos at least here in silesia are medium sided, some don't have any special "fish" section.

The thing with rucksacks, it's probably the same, in some supermarkets you can carry whatever you like to carry, in some cases guards won't let you pass. I remember that at one point I wasn't allowed to carry my bag in Real supermarket, and previously I havn't had any problems with that - so maybe it depends on how you look like, you probably shouldn't grin suspiciously at the guards..
frd   
18 Feb 2009
Food / Asian food - is it easy to find in Poland (particularly Lublin)? [39]

They give away Tortillas in every possible place nowadays, even in mcdonald, probably it's not the real deal but always some kind of a substitute.. I dunno of any mexican or north american restaurants in Silesia.. but I can only speak for Zabrze and Gliwice...
frd   
18 Feb 2009
UK, Ireland / Supermarkets in Poland: differences and similarities to the UK. [62]

I can tell you about the impact, at first when most of those big supermarkets and shopping centers started appearing, owners of little stores went rioting, trade unions, petitions, stuff like that. Generally they thought they're gonna loose all clients, and clients will loose possibility to buy goods in genuinely polish shops with business tradition handled by the same family for generations..

and... nothing happened, at least for me as a customer, actually such aggregation of shops created a healthy competition that can only benefit us, customers..

beside that for some time in Poland there's a certain notion indicating that workers in many small size supermarkets are beeing exploited, you can see an article about it every now and then..
frd   
18 Feb 2009
Work / Moving to Poland in April 2009, need to find IT-related job! suggestions? [21]

well.. programmers salary just after graduating is between 2000 - 3000zlpm average, maybe plus 500-1000 if it's in a big company.. or if it is in Warsaw. Best thing to do is to find a company in your place that will allow you to work abroad if you are as good and experienced as you say you are then this shouldn't be a problem, with you beeing paid in euroes and living in Poland.
frd   
12 Feb 2009
Travel / I am free - Hello Poland. Need advice about travelling in Poland. [16]

from what I remember "Nowa Huta" is not a safest place for walks. I've been there few years ago and a friend of mine told me not to potter around when I'm alone cause there's a pretty big chance I'm gonna get beaten, has anything changed lately?
frd   
11 Feb 2009
Life / Where to get a cup of coffee in Warsaw? [40]

silly smoker, it's not like you get "nothing", you can of course get a nice lung cancer...
besides most of trains have cars for smokers, and where's your freedom of choice when I have to queue or walk behind somebody who is smoking, and that way I'm also breathing in cigarette smoke eww.. disgusting
frd   
9 Feb 2009
Travel / I am free - Hello Poland. Need advice about travelling in Poland. [16]

Does it get that cold ?

I'd say it's around 0C in the southern Poland right now.. there's a fair amount of roadside hotels, pretty cheap lodging here and there, and you shouldn't have any problems with finding accommodation in bigger cities, that's of course, if you stick to the beaten track.

unless you have a snowplow

yeah, and remember to take a rifle against all the polar bears.. That's kinda going over the top, we've got a thaw here right now, it's more muddy then snowy, winter tires should be enough

have a nice trip
frd   
3 Feb 2009
Law / Linux, Unix, and Open Source in Poland [119]

The problem is you won't earn much developing for linux.. sad fact but a fact nonetheless. On the other hand you can indulge yourself in writing apps in vi and wearing poky t-shirt with a penguin. And Mono doesn't even support .NET 3.0