XX reasons why I love my ThinkPad

1. It is a dark black box, no too heavy but heavy enough to hurt someone seriously if you hit him. (Self defence only or some annoying guy at the coffee machine).

I love my ThinkPad

2. Even though my girlfriend hates it and tried to “accidentally” jump on it… she has not succeeded yet. Next time she sees it in the bed she will “gently embrace it”, with her feet.

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The things I got used to in my everyday life

For long time I have been thinking what are the things that I use the most in my every day life. Here is the list:

IBM ThinkPad R52

My primary workstation, my one and only PC (for the moment)… P M 750(1.86GHz), 1.5GB RAM, 60GB 5400rpm HD, 15in 1400×1050 LCD, 64MB ATI Radeon X300, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, IEEE 1394, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Pro.

IBM ThinkPad R52

I take it everywhere I go… on my weekends on some mountain hill, on the beach. I travel a lot so my ThinkPad goes where I go… even in my bed (my girlfriend hates the damn black box, but what can I do…).

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Flash Gallery

Flash Gallery is a FREE, simple photo gallery built in Macromedia Flash 2004, that uses XML files to store the information about which images to display. The gallery is easy to configure and update since you need to change only the XML file.

Flash and XML Photo gallery

Official website: www.flashgallery.org

Blog posts about Flash Gallery

Resources, Tutorials and Related Links

These are some of the things that helped me in creating the Flash Photo Gallery the way it is.

Flash Gallery Listings

About me

Due to privacy issues I will not reveal my name. Not that it is a big deal knowing who I am but sometime privacy can come in handy.

Lets say I was born in 1982, in a very hot summer day somewhere in Europe. I finished high school as one of the top students, winning many Programming, Math and Science competitions for my school, although I was lazy, didn’t study a lot and considered school as a dark course in the days when I felt sleepy and to damn lazy to get up from my bed.

After that I was offered a few scholarships from some of the most prestigious universities in the region, which I rejected for my own reasons, mostly the lack of personal creative freedom. So I gathered my papers and applied for another prestigious university and I got accepted as a full time student. There I studied for 4 years, but I haven’t taken my final exam to get my bachelors degree in Informatics yet.

Currently I am working in a company owned by me and some friends, doing my own business. I can say I am a workaholic, working at the office, working at home, in the bed… working late at night… I can say I love my job. My moto is:

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Even though I don’t have much free time, I like wasting it in watching movies, long walks, talking pictures or simply sleeping (I just can’t get enough) . It might be strange but I don’t watch TV at all, I have a big screen TV sitting in my apartment, 200+ channels Cable TV paid some 2 years in advance, but I can not remember the last time I turned the TV set on.

On the other hand, every night I fall asleep watching some of my favorite shows on my laptop.

AJAX, Flash, Actionscript, PHP, MySQL…. the tools of the modern developer!