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life 27 Jul 2006 01:58 pm

My Fav Taverna

filistronHad some friends visiting Athens tonight and took them to Filistron, my absolute favourite taverna in the world (happens to be in Athens) with the most amazing view of the Acropolis. We went early, around 7:30 so got a really good table on the roof garden without a booking which was superb. The food as always was brilliant and the service, top notch. Good food, good company. A great night out.

Filistron Website

Fodors Review

life 27 Apr 2006 12:57 pm

Dad Redux – Stunned Joy !

dad redux

6 Weeks 5 days – He/She waved “Hello Mum & Dad” at us. Tres Cool !!

life 23 Jan 2006 02:55 am

Steps V1.0

baby steps

Panos is officially walking – If I were a betting man, I’d bet on two things here. That he’ll be running by the end of the week and that we’ll be running after him. H’e seems to have gotten bored of the Animals app I built for him a few weeks ago. Time for an upgrade I think. This time we’ll need to add a few quack – quack -ing ducks, a few horses and some sheep. His favourite so far has been the moooooo-ing cow which makes him chuckle really loudly.

life &Technology I use 30 Dec 2005 01:59 pm

Panagiotis first software !!


Baby Panos loves the PC. He just can’t keep away from it.

So today, I whipped up a little vb app for him that shows pictures of animals and plays the sound that animal makes when he clicks on the picture. He LOVES it !!

I must admit, he hasn’t got the hang of the mouse just yet but he’s almost there, managing to click on a few pics and hearing the sounds. I think his favourites are the dog and cat.

Maria has some tips on improving the app so I’ll get them into version 2 pretty soon.

life 29 Nov 2005 05:23 am

Stavros Throws a Blue Screen

bluescreen I’ve decided to take a few days off from the old day job and spend some time with my son and wife and “other children projects”. So, one week down and one to go, only been in the office three times since which isn’t bad considering. I guess doing that will help keep the work from piling up, making the return much more bearable.

Actually I’ve been lazing around at home, babysitting, browsing, writing the odd peice of code and spending some afternoons at WOW. Been brilliant.

life 25 Nov 2005 03:07 pm

Panayiotis is 1 !!


Yipeee!! No more 0. You are 1.

You are sooo cool.

A real character.

My best project EVER.

Happy Birthday BIG BOY !!

life &the net 12 Nov 2005 01:29 pm

Random Rants Re Multiple Online Persona’s


Are people transformed by using the internet?

Is it possible that using internet changes people, can we become fragmented mutliple personalities?

The internet empowers people, we are in charge of what we do online, we can be our own masters.

Everyone yearns to be creative, to create. Being creative is being in charge, is being powerful, thereby being hip. You cannot be boring online – screen names we use or avatars. Assuming persona, being different.

Blogs as tools are deeply personal, people spill their guts on blogs or blogs are boring. Blogs not neccessarily invented to challenge authority or as alternative news sources but as a tool to capture the living experience of a person. An online version of their life. There is value in everyones unique experience.

Wiki’s power is that you can do something on a site without gettting permission. Seeing your name in lights.

You can be creative online. You can be empowered.

When we pour our souls online we construct an image of ourselves – we give our readers a glimpse of who we are. We can effectivly show our personality, or assume another.

life &Technology 03 Nov 2005 12:52 pm


noinnovation One of the bosses
(I have many, some days more, some days less) insisted there was no room for innovation in the organisation as it is today. At least he said that’s what his bosses are trying to impress upon him. “We are outsourcing all forms of innovation.

People who by default were full of brainpower, workarounds, new ideas and approaches are a dying breed. We are in a state of emergency. The organisation doesn’t want our type around any longer. We may have a history of innovative solutions through the years, in some respects our innovative ideas made the organisation what it is today, technically at least.

We are slowly being phased out. We are too costly to run. The beancounters see commercial solutions on par with our internal solutions. We, as an organisation, have special needs. You’ll see, it will turn. It’s a cycle. We’ll be back.”

I agree. I’ll continue to innovate. Secretly. Let’s hope there’s some talent left when we need it.

SO –


Full of Myself &life &the net 03 Nov 2005 12:49 pm

1st on Google


Did another Glory Search again this evening –

wooooohoooooo !!! 1st entry on Google for search term “Stavros Messinis” (that’s up from 8th and No, the rooms for rent (entry 2 – down from 1) are not referring to me so you can’t stay for free).

Still, it’s a reference to the Centric CRM translation I’m doing and not directly from this blog but we’ll soon change that.

Next target – 1st entry for search term “Stavros”

General &life 31 Oct 2005 05:23 am

Bigger Office = Bigger Desk = Bigger Mess

myoffice4 This is my office right now.

Tomorrow morning I will be moving to a new room.

I asked for a bigger office when the new room became available but I did warn the boss that if he gave me a bigger office, I would make a bigger mess.

Goodbye my little office, we’ve been the coolest human/room partnership for 7 years. I will miss you. You are well known for containing the coolest gadgets in the building. I have often been warned by security to lock your door for fear of any of our goodies going missing. What a sad day this is.

Promise, I’ll pop in every so often to say hello and I’ll to try keep it the new one clean for as long as possible.

life 29 Oct 2005 02:14 am

Chris Pirillo is MAD

Some things are best left alone. I’m sorry but a woman has no business around a mans five’oclock stubble. Chris trusts Ponzi enough to let her WAX!!! his face.
No way.
No Way.

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