Monthly ArchiveOctober 2005

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.

Technology I use &the net 31 Oct 2005 03:48 am


No bullshit – I ordered 4 x Maxtor 120Gb backup devices at, wait for it !!!!!!! €3.50!!!!!! each this morning from

Needless to say, they called me a couple of hours later saying they had made a mistake on their site and that the price was wrong. I insisted that they should fulfill the order as advertised. They insisted they were cancelling my order.

I then called EKPOIZO – the Greek Consumer Council – got some good advice, thanks. They suggested I write a letter. Well, in the modern spirit of blogging, no letter, just blog.

Now I’m no legal eagle but, a price advertised as far as I am concerned constitutes contract. However, in the spirit of good netizenship, I admit I thought that e-direct made a mistake when palcing the order but thought it wouldn’t hurt to place the order anyway. Because in commerce, both sides need to be honest for a transaction to be successful, and because e-direct took the trouble to admit to thier mistake, I’m happy to let this one go.

Pity, I could have used the disks Edirect

Απόδειξη παραγγελίας
Κωδικός παραγγελίας: #10509 Ημνία Παραγγελίας: 31/10/2005 8:15:33 πμ
Προϊόντα παραγγελίας

Α/Α Τίτλος Προϊόντος Ποσότητα Τιμή Συνόλου ΦΠΑ Σύνολο
1 Maxtor OneTouch External 120GB 4 €14,00 €2,66 €16,66
Σύνολο €14,00 €2,66 €16,66
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Όνομα: Stavros
Επώνυμο: Messinis
Πόλη: Athens
Νομός: Αττικής
Χώρα: Ελλάδα
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Τηλέφωνο 2:
courier €5,60
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Technology I use &the net 29 Oct 2005 10:36 am

My Favourite Power Browser

I’ve been using Maxthon as my primary browser for some months. It really is a power users browser.

Although not striclty a browser but rather a browser shell based on IE, its’ pretty damn powerful and makes IE a usable product. Given all the IE vulnerabilities out there I wouldn’t suggest using it without running regular windws update patching by default as well as Windows Antispyware and Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool.

Still it has tabbed browsing and what I think is the coolest feature, closing tabs with a double click. Other cool features include “Mouse Gestures” which allows you to navigate using the mouse and also “super drag & drop” that lets you open a link simply by dragging it upwards (almost like throwing a link to open a new tab)

Try close Maxthon down completely and you’re handed a window asking if you’d like to save the session of open tabs for next time – very cool indeed.

Maxthon has a facilty for plugins too, checkout the cool plugins site
Once you try it you probably won’t go back to anything else any time soon.

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.

Full of Myself &General 28 Oct 2005 12:39 pm

First Post: It’s Gotta Be ‘Hello World’

This is not the first personal blog I’ve started. It will, however, be the last. So thanks to Theo, I now have a subdomain to call home. I plan to talk about Technology mostly but will also cover things I’m less experienced in such as life, business and all sorts of other stuff.

So ‘Hello World’