Thursday, December 21, 2006

Weekend in Canterbury

Finally, finally, finally!
Last Sunday we finally made it to Canterbury, the capital of south east UK. Every time (3 times) I tried to buy tickets there, I had to cancel it.
So what can I say about the city of my dreams?
It is an amazing and ancient city (check out the photo album at
We went to Canterbury cathedral, one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England. After couple of hours there, we went to West Gate Gardens which we really beautiful and finished our short visit in local restaurant (Waivers).

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas Diner with "YourMove" James Muir

Today we have been invited to Christmas dinner with Alyona's colleagues from "YourMove" James Muir (estate agency where she is working).
We went to Greek restaurant called "Kolossi" in the centre of London (56-60 Rosebery Avenue, London). The food and the company were EXCELLENT! Personally, it was one of the best restaurants I have been in London. It was small, cosy restaurant with home style kitchen and VERY Greek service (which is open and friendly).
We stayed there for almost 4 hours, eating and chatting away. During that time, there was never an empty table, so if any of you are planning to come over to eat make sure you book a table before.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

PipeX Project 0.3

Today, I made totaly new release to PipeX.
This release includes 2 new categories of pipes:
  • Manipulation: allows to manipulate data of fly (to upper case, to lower case, etc.) without storing it in temporary variables/buffers.
  • Security: filter out or replace malicious input.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Binary, Is it really this hard?

Today, I showed my wife this:
0 0000 0
1 0001 1
2 0010 2
3 0011 3
4 0100 4
5 0101 5
6 0110 6
7 0111 7
8 1000 8
9 1001 9
A 1010 10
B 1011 11
C 1100 12
D 1101 13
E 1110 14
F 1111 15
Is it really this hard to understand?

Friday, December 01, 2006


Yesterday I went to Yoga for the first time in my life. It was quite different from what I expected. Let's start by saying that I was the only male in the class (except teacher, who had pines but I'm not sure that he is male). So we started by stretching muscles I didn't know exist to the point it hurts, then changed position (asana) and started over. The teacher always corrected me and I'm not so sure why... :) But, the best thing was 'relaxation': to lay on the mat in darkness and try not to sleep! Loved it!
In anyway, I do feel some improvement in my posture. I stand more straight with straight shoulders.