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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

How DOS overcame CP/M

Another dip into computer archeology: CP/M and how DOS overcame CP/M.Pretty interesting video from the Computer Chronicles
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Wind GR & Wind IT: Pre-paid SIM review

Wind Italy account notification after callSo this is my last note on this summer's trip (at least for now).  Last time I vacationed and needed a pre-paid SIM I was in France.  This time, I ended up with one SIM card in Greece and another in Italy.  Based on the recommendations of friends I ended up getting a Wind SIM in Greece, and a Wind SIM in Italy which seemed like the better deals.
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Old School Internet!

Computer Chronicles from 1995 introducing the internet!  wow!I think I remember seeing this originally ;-)
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Το “ευχαριστώ” από εκεί που δεν το περιμένεις

Τις προάλλες διάβαζα ένα κείμενο στο μπλόγκ της Σοφίας περί τις διαφορές νοοτροπίας τον Άγγλων και τον Ελλήνων. Το δημοσίευμα είχε να κάνει συγκεκριμένα με το ό,τι στην Ελλάδα δύο ερωτήσεις πάνε καπάκι (Τι δουλειά κάνεις
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Periodic Table of Elements

I love this show ;-)The show is Mr. D. on CBC (30 minute sitcom). Here is Mr. D. in a web training video explaining the Periodic Table of Elements :)
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Vacation: Technology Fails!

myWind IT AppBefore I go ahead and talk a bit about mobile access while abroad, I thought I would start off with the technology fails of the trip.  Some were completely avoidable, and some, not so much. I guess first I will tackle the issue of power.The last time I vacationed I only vacationed with one device: my smartphone.  It was also a non-connected phone so the battery lasted a long
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Vacation look back: Greece

Roman Era Bathtub, Museum of PatraIn the last part of the vacation wrap-up we have Greece, where we spent the most time during this vacation. I guess if I had to give an elevator (or Doogie Howser journal blurb) to this it would be "seeing old things with new eyes, and meeting new people."I guess the first thing to tackle is my Greek citizenship. After many years, and lots of back and forth about what
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Halo 2 | Done

It's not often that I go back to older xbox games (original xbox) to play a game that doesn't exist on the 360, but Halo 2 was an exception. I had started off with Halo 3, which was a little confusing (given that I didn't have the storyline established), moved on ODST and then to the prequel (Halo: Reach), which gave me some more information, and then to the Anniversary remaster. For reviews of those
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Vacation lookback: Italy (Part III)

Romulus and RemusLast, but not least, in the Italian leg of our trip: Rome, and where we spent most of our time in Italy.  My first impression was that Rome (unlike Naples) is a place that I would gladly live in, and I would definitely would like to visit again!We stayed at a hotel called Villa Tassoni, where out hotel room had a small kitchenette. This made is possible to not eat out a lot and
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