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    Made like a gun, goes like a bullet

    by  • 3 April, 2009 • General, Tech • 7 Comments

    Glory Hallelujah! I found what I was looking for. Ecce moto! It’s an old iron barrel Royal Enfield Bullet 500, the classic type, no frills. This model hasn’t changed in over 50 years, they forgot to stop making them. The bike I bought is a 1999 model and is no longer available new since...

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    Free WiFi access points across Greece in 2009

    by  • 11 March, 2009 • General, Travel • 0 Comments

    The Secretariat for Digital Planning of the Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance, based on the success of the initiative to install free wireless broadband access points at Syntagma Square, Thissio (nearby Temple of Hephaestus), Kotzia Square and the National Research Foundation in Athens, and the very strong response of the public, will finance...

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    Weather forecast in Greece

    by  • 26 February, 2009 • General • 0 Comments

    I know you all wished you were in Greece, but you’re not missing out on any nice weather right now. Or better put, the weather really sux, big time. It’s cold, and rainy, we had some hail today, in short, not something you’d really miss. What you are missing out on is the weather...

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    New airport Iraklio Crete in Kastelli Pediados

    by  • 25 February, 2009 • News • 7 Comments

    The idea was first launched in 1986 by then Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou. The new international airport of Iraklio (HER) in Crete Kastelli, which will replace the existing airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” in Neas Alikarnassos, has officially entered the implementation phase. Over the next few days technical and environmental studies will be sent to the...

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    Καλά Χριστούγεννα

    by  • 19 December, 2008 • General • 0 Comments

    Καλά Χριστούγεννα και Ευτυχισμένος ο Καινούριος Χρόνος – Geseknde Kersfees en ‘n gelukkige nuwe jaar – Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo – Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo – Vesela Koleda i chestita nova godina! – Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou! – Sing Dan Fae Lok. Gung Hai Fat Choi –...

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    Plus ça change…

    by  • 9 December, 2008 • General • 4 Comments

    By now everybody has heard about the riots in Greece. I’m not going into the senseless violence and spree of destruction that has swept over the country. Many news outlets, bloggers, tweeps have done that. I’d like to pick up instead on the clamors for change that are heard all over the political spectrum....

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    Your money is worth shit

    by  • 4 December, 2008 • General • 3 Comments

    You might remember how back in May of this year I wrote a little post titled How money works. That was at a time when many of us still believed that we were merely in a temporary economical “dip”. The article that I quoted and linked to should have convinced you that that was...

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    Dear GOOGLE GODS…

    by  • 27 November, 2008 • Tech • 0 Comments

    To Google Inc. All over the Internet Dear GOOGLE GODS, We fall on our knees and plead to you (visualize Lively /plead animation here) for our impudence of writing to the President of the United States not realizing your omnipotence and might. In an attempt to avoid your wrath and make peace, we commit...

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    Lively, why it should not die

    by  • 24 November, 2008 • Tech • 7 Comments

    Back in July I wrote about my new career as a kafeneion owner in the virtual world that Google launched under the moniker “Lively”. For those of you who don’t know, a kafeneion is a typical Greek gathering place where (mostly) men come together to have a coffee or rakí, read the newspaper, discuss...

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    Argolida here we come

    by  • 20 September, 2008 • Trips • 1 Comment

    We have boarded the ferry from Iraklio to Piraeas. All cabins were booked, we are put on a waiting list (in case of cancellations) but we are in position 32, not a big chance to actually get a cabin. No problem, we’ll find a place to stretch our limbs. In the mean time we’ve...

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