First week in Greece

I haven’t written much in the past week. I have been busy searching for a car, and I have no Internet @ home, so I have to visit some Internet Cafe places all the time. The problem here in Greece is that everybody smokes cigarettes, even in public places, they really don’t care about those who do not smoke, like me… But this is about to change. From 1:st July, there will be a new law forbidding people to smoke in public places. I want to see how this is going to be implemented… There will be so-called “smoke-police” visiting random places to see if they are smoking or not. Anyway, I don’t think this is going to work at all. In my opinion, something like 90% of the Greek population smokes, which will be really hard to make them stop, and that sucks.

Now on to the pictures. This is snowy Alpes from the airplane from Zurich to Thessaloniki in HDR. Thanks to the auto-bracketing in the camera, I’ve shot 3 pictures with different exposures really fast. Otherwise, I wouldn’t make these pictures as the airplane is moving in something like 800 km/h.


I found some bugs to shoot. The first one is a feature, not a bug ;P



My cousin and her other grandmother were on visit this week. The one to the right is my grandmother.


My cousin poses.


Me and my cousin.


And finally, what Julian has been waiting for… my car :)



Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil.

A rat who gnaws at a cat’s tail invites destruction.

Write me a comment if you think it’s worth it ;)

The Algorithm

Just messing around with the algorithm.

We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm killed Jeeves. The algorithm is banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm constantly finds Jesus. This is not the algorithm. This is close.

Debian 5.0 14 February

The next Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 codename Lenny will be released on the 14th of February, which is in 4 days! This picture taken at Fosdem ’09 in Brussels is the proof.

Debian Lenny

© Dimitrios Papapoulios

Back “home”

So now I’m back again…

Unfortunately, my worthless Internet Provider closed my Internet connection while I was away because my server was causing “problems” to their worthless network. Anyway, the vacation blog never came true but I will later tomorrow upload some pictures and videos from Greece.

Now it’s time to sleep, goodnight!

Day 1

So here I’m, in my village in Greece. The travel was quite good and I didn’t have any problems. I just had to pay 130€ more for the car I  rented, a new Nissan Micra, because he said that I’m under 25 years old. He told me that it was written in the rules… Well, I actually did read the rules for once in my life when I booked the car through the Internet and there was no such rule…

Anyway, I will buy some batteries for my camera and return with some pictures.

Ardoscope on the way

I have a new project on the way. It will be a little bigger than my last ones thus it will take a little more time.

I only say one word, Ardoscope, try to find out what that could be ;)


Today I got my new Arduino Diecimila that I ordered yesterday. That was a quick delivery.

I like the simple Arduino programming language. It’s much easier to program than C but still as functional as C.

For those who don’t know, Arduino is a physical computing platform based on a simple I/O board and a development environment that implements the Processing/Wiring language. Arduino can be used to develop stand-alone interactive objects or can be connected to software on your computer. Currently, shipping versions can be purchased pre-assembled; hardware design information is available for those who would like to assemble an Arduino by hand.

Prepare now, more fun projects are to come ;)

Arduino Diecimila