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香蕉视频app网In this journal I will write about my daily life and some general thoughts. I like to write down my thoughts so a journal on ENA would be the ideal place. I will keep practicing my English too. Funny how easy is to forget something if you don’t practice it .

 

香蕉视频app网 I got a good job as web developer the previous week .It’s my first serious job and it will affect my whole career as I am going to be in the IT field for the rest of my life. So, a new chapter is beginning. I haven’t been placed in a team yet but this will happen next week. Probably as a front end developer but it’s inevitable to work in the back end as well . The good thing about web development compared to other parts of the IT field is that you can create something alone from scratch and you can actually “see” what you develop . A guy at work told me about grails which is a really cool “tool” for web development because it’s very easy to connect the pages with the databases . But what we actually do at work is not web development. We just use a platform called ATG (created by Oracle) to make an online store (e-commerce) . Anyway enough with the these stuff .

 

香蕉视频app网 I got accepted for a MSc in Finance at Kent and Reading universities but I don’t think I will go now that I found this job as work experience is way more important than studies plus it’s 40k-50k pounds .Pretty hefty fiscal burden for my parents. It would have been a nice experience though… I have been told Kent is really beautiful . I would have taken some cool photos haha .

 

Ok enough for today . I am tired …

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There was no public transportation today so the traffic was pretty horrible. I spent one hour to come home but it’s Friday so it’s ok. I did my workout , took a shower , ate 600 grams of yogurt and 3 apples and now I am relaxing in bed .

 

Today I found a tutorial online about how to write an online forum with grails . So I actually made a webpage of a forum with the basic functions like login etc. I made a section with some topics and every topic included some threads and each thread has comments by users. Pretty cool. Tomorrow I will write this program 2 more times to fathom the logic completely. I am still a newbie and thus repetition is essential. Plus I am a perfectionist.

 

香蕉视频app网 I saw a girl at work that we studied together at the university . She is pretty and she was dressed very professionally and talked only to senior programmers. What a blow-hard . But the girl sitting next to me is a cool girl and we have a laugh in the morning before we start working. There are always some boastful, ostentatious people but generally most folks are good guys .

 

The influx of refugees has diminished the last days . It’s weird how we think when we are not in the same situation . We think partly consciously and partly subliminally : What are we going to do with all these refugees here when we ourselves are already bankrupt ?They will steal in order to feed themselves and they do it . But if we were in their position we would do the same. Sure many of them are not Syrians but what can we do? Nothing probably. Many many Syrians have money . They buy land in expensive neighborhoods and take driving lessons . They are intelligent and educated most of them ..…

 

香蕉视频app网 It is starting to become hot here . Not that I despise sun and warm weather but when it becomes really hot is vexing . With all this upheaval in the neighbor countries tourists will come again this year . We already have plenty. Now that I am thinking about it , I haven’t been to many Greek islands for a Greek haha.

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香蕉视频app网Things didn’t go as planned today . I rewrote the program again alone and it went well till the moment that I wanted to add a registration form for the users of the forum . It took me many hours of search to find out that I can’t do it with the plug-in I used to make the login form . pfff . At least I found an article that has a solution . I will study it tomorrow and I hope I will figure it out eventually .

 

香蕉视频app网 I went for a coffee in the evening with some friends . Same old , same old …. And then I took a stroll on the beach . I sat on a rock for an hour listening to the rustle of the sea and pondering what I am going to do with my life . I can’t accept that this will be my life forever … work then home then again work … it is tedious as it is already , I can’t imagine 10 years from now . I like adventures and adore travelling (who doesn’t on the other hand) . I always had three options in my mind for what I am going to do in my life. The first was entrepreneur, the second was archaeologist and the third was to find a good enough job and start a family and enjoy the daily life .

 

香蕉视频app网 I had a strong inclination for commerce and business when I was a kid .I used to buy things that I could find in lower price in other markets and sell them in higher price to my classmates . But my parents pushed me to study and didn’t really foster that part of my character . I was a “bad “ and very insubordinate kid and my parents “chased “ me a lot to make me study which I really didn’t until the last two years of high school just to get accepted to the university . So now I feel bereft , I don’t know how to start /create something and make money . I have to get really good at programming and then open a business in the field .Yeh this could be a “getaway” . Regarding archaeology I am not interested in it anymore although I read history . About the family thing now , I am torn in half about this . I would like to start a family if and only if i find the right girl . If there is not “right” girl then I prefer to be alone …

 

 

I contemplate too much on the beach ….

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香蕉视频app网Hmm I did make a slight headway on this program . I achieved to pass the parameters from the register form to the controller and then store them in the database . The problem now is that the replies of the new user don’t emerge or to be more precise they don’t even get stored in the database . I couldn’t find anything so I gave up for today . It’s evening anyway .

 

I did my workout on my break . I have been doing calisthenics for one year and almost three months . I was lucky I got injured at the gym and did pull ups at home as an alternative for some days. I loved it .From thenceforth I don’t lift weights , I am more well rested , I eat less and have better muscle definition . I don’t gain muscle but I have a very good shape .

 

Tomorrow I should be placed in the front end team . I hope so .I will work in the front end at work and in the back end on weekends at home. I fathom that it’s very difficult and time consuming to learn both but learning only 50% of the whole project seems silly to me . How are you supposed to create something without having any notion of the other 50% ? You can only depend on someone else and I really hate depending on somebody else. From my experience and my observations it is needed 6 months to see a difference on what you do , 1 year to feel “comfortable” and have some satisfying results , 4 years to achieve the 85% of your goal , 7 -10 years to attain perfection(I mean to really master something).

 

While I was walking in the city center one day I encountered some peddlers selling very old books , the very cheap ones with stains etc . I found three books of Louis L’amour which are missing from my small Louis L’amour book collection . The old lady observed that I searched specifically for Louis L’amour and told me they cost twice as much as the rest. The amount was petty but I disliked her attitude and left . Probably I should order them from amazon .

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香蕉视频app网I just finished working .fff . More than 12 hours today . I can’t keep my eyes open . I haven’t been placed in a team yet (too newbie I surmise) but I have been given a pet project to play . I have to make the front end of the application .The application is already written and what it does is to test all the potential actions of a user at a web store .For instance if you add something to cart and then you cancel the order . The program makes this move and check if everything is ok . If not, someone has to fix it .

 

My grandma is in a sulky mood (even if she isn’t admitting it ) because I didn’t spend any time to see her . Well I came home at 7:30 pm and I had to workout for an hour and then work again . I do understand that she came for the Easter to see me and I did spend time with her in my days off but now I need to work a lot….

 

香蕉视频app网 I read in a online newspaper that a conflagration is threatening people of Alberta. Hope nobody got hurt . It’s shame that so many hectares of forests and wetland habitats are burnt .

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It was a very good day today . I worked on this project and I did pretty well . (at least this is what I think hehe) . This is the first page :

 

香蕉视频app网 Then when you click the “create test case project “ rectangular you get redirected on this page :

 

 

This loading circle is just for effect .haha

香蕉视频app网 And at last you get redirected to the “official “ website . I just added the image slider.

 

 

 

香蕉视频app网 For a programmer with experience of more than 6 months these stuff are a piece of cake but I get excited when I create something . The back end is more difficult and more vapid but the front end is for the creative type like me . I love it.

 

I sat on another desk today . I am lucky again as the girl sitting next to me is fit and we discuss for fitness and nutrition on the break .

 

It was just a good day today

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I got tired today.I did a lot of studying because they gave me to study the Java program of the back end. It’s difficult but on the weekend I will study it meticulously and write it alone. I will make some more pages because this program will be given to the client to test his website and therefore it’s needed to have a nice UI.

 

I was looking at the map and it happened to watch Argentina . It’s a big country. I would like to visit Buenos Aires but there are so many big cities in Argentina in the west part of the country . I live in Greece and my life rotates near this country and Europe generally . I look at the map and think who would live in the west part of Argentina or Brazil secluded from the rest of the world ? The funny thing is , somebody else is thinking the same thing right now from another part of the world for me . How bizarre and funny is that?haha …Daydreaming again…

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The time to commute to work is the most wasted time ever. Pfff . I need 50 minutes in the morning and 1 hour to come back . What a waste of time …

 

I talked with one of my uncles from the US . He is about to become a pensioner and he is thinking to rent a small apartment in Florida so he could benefit from the low taxation when he will get this “package “ to leave earlier (I don’t know how it’s called in English) . Very clever and quite common trick in the North East as he told me and it’s very reasonable since 10 percent difference is quite an amount when we are talking about 200K-250K .

 

香蕉视频app网 One of the cool things in America is that if you don’t like your state you jump to another . So cool . A state gets bankrupt it opens casinos . Each state is almost independent . It rocks . And most people in the US want to live in NY and California . I never got that . I hated NYC but loved the country of NY and NJ . Country people were so cool with these cowboys hats haha and all these pools in the garden like the films haha. I spent one afternoon at a cousin’s friend home and it was like the films . The owner was a bubbly cute American –Irish girl who used to host parties in her garden . She invited me but we had to leave . I am not the party type whatsoever but I would like to attend an American party . It would have been an experience . hehe .

Anyway I have to sleep now …

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香蕉视频app网It was a hot day today and with a lot of traffic but I made headway with my program . The guy that supervises me helped me a lot and I am grateful for his patience and willingness to help me. I put an option in the User Interface so that the user can choose the browser he wants for the test. I put 3 options Chrome ,Firefox and IE but my Firefox version was incompatible with the program and IE sucks so I only kept Chrome. Tomorrow I will find some other browsers to put as an option. Then I made a test case in which I put 3 actions. The first and second action was to fill in the login form with the username and password respectively and then to click the “login” button . The last action didn’t work and the reason was that I had to put another action before clicking the login button which was to click the “Accept Cookies” button . Hmm I have many things to do tomorrow.

 

Once I watched on CNN a documentary about CEOs across the globe who claimed that being a good parent makes you a better leader . They underpinned their opinions saying that parenting makes you a better leader because you need to “serve” the family and it’s not about you from then on . Furthermore you have to be humble because nobody listens to you , make the right decision for you and your family and so on and so on . I have to concede that it’s true . I can observe it in the workplace. People with kids work more (I guess because they are afraid of losing their job) but more importantly they help more and collaborate better without gloating . I don’t want kids but I do see that being a good parent makes you a better person .

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I didn't realize this, but it makes sense. Always interesting to get an outsider's opinion into this country!

 

I read in some online newspapers that some southern states do it when they go* bankrupt . It's reasonable if you want new money to circulate but this kind of business attracts , let's say, not the best sort of people .

 

 

香蕉视频app网 *Thanks for quoting , i re-read my sentence and it's go bankrupt , not get bankrupt.

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I made some tweaks in my code today . I put only 2 options for browsers : Chrome and Opera . And I made the browser to close after the session.

 

香蕉视频app网 My brother came from Switzerland today for 3 days . Monday is a public holiday there. Good to see him again .  . He needs two more years to complete his PhD. He doesn’t know what he will do after that. I hope he will not pursue an academic career , too much work for too little remuneration .

 

A friend of ours worked in Silicon Valley at Tesla motors . They transferred him in Birmingham in England with the same money . They told him they will cut his wage from 90K to 50K with this transfer but he is an excellent negotiator and achieved to keep the same salary . What is he going to do with 90K in Birmingham when he is only 27 years old without a family or any financial commitment ? Normally I would say lucky guy but since I know him and he is a extremely competent guy I am not surprised . Very good engineer with unique set of interpersonal skills . I told my brother that he could get a job like that but he told me that he would only get him for research . In my opinion there is no reason for a PhD if you don’t want an academic career . It is literally waste of time and effort otherwise .

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香蕉视频app网It’s 9pm . I just returned from a walk on the beach . I worked 5-6 hours today but I have reached a dead end . I don’t know how to implement this function I have been asked for . Tomorrow I will ask for help .

 

I have put 1 kg or so the last days . Every other weekend I have some cheat meals and then for the next two weeks I diminish my calories to lose the weight . Professional trainers would find me crazy for sure but to each his own . Who defines what is right anyway ? If something yields results it’s good .Period. What most people don’t get is that you need time to see a difference . The two months before summer thinking is so ludicrous …

 

I would like to take some landscape photos but I don’t have time for an excursion. I think there is a small waterfall in Attiki so it’s not that far but still I need time . I want to spend time in nature every now and then . I feel serene and peaceful there.

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I have learned many new things today at work . I am sure that some people there find me irritating because I ask many questions but I need to learn and I need to learn fast. Thankfully the guy that supervises me helps me a lot . I don’t know what the problem is with the other guys . I assume it’s because the way I work and my character. But I don’t bother anyone or manipulate anybody . I just work like a robot and I don’t make jokes. Some people don’t like the serious guys . What can we do ?They have to tolerate me as I have to tolerate them . I don’t like joking at work . When I work , I work .Period.

 

香蕉视频app网 I just saw my cousin’s graduation photos on facebook. She is officially an attorney of NYC. I wish her all the best with her new career . She found out what she wanted to do in her life and this is incredible. Working on something you like and with good remuneration ?What else do you want ?.A good SO I guess but this is another subject . haha

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香蕉视频app网I was browsing on Flickr and my eye caught a photo of a landscape in Utah . What a landscape ! Very impressive photo. I don’t get jealous if someone has more money than me or has pretty women but I do get jealous of the guys who travel . Argg I want to admire this landscape of wild nature too . There is a journey I want to do a few years now . From South Carolina to Texas on foot .Such a journey would take 6 months to a year but it would be awesome . And with a good camera it would be more awesome . haha . Am I ever going to manage to make this journey ?...

 

香蕉视频app网 I sent an email to my Uncle to congratulate him for her daughter’s graduation . We exchanged some messages and I told him that I got a job . He replied that the first job it’s like the first girlfriend , you are not going to marry her but you always remember her and that I should consider a Master degree after a year . I disagree with both . I like this job . I learn many things. I don’t want to do a Master if it’s not really necessary . Yes I know , nowadays you need a Master degree to climb the corporate ladder fast . Well I don’t care to climb the ladder . I want to open my own company . I don’t care about a raise in the salary . Some money more will not change my life . I don’t consider chasing people to expand my social circle and change jobs every two years a solution. I like to create . I don’t care about money. I prefer to travel otherwise . I want to feel free.

 

 

I think that a member here (Paris I think) relocated from Cali to New Mexico in the middle of nowhere . I do understand her . I am pretty sure that she feels free there. Freedom is different for everybody …

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香蕉视频app网I have to do the project from the beginning . We expunged everything and I have to do it all alone. It’s better that way . I will learn better . We downloaded an html template with 15 dollars and I will use this as the front end . Of course I have to make many many changes .

香蕉视频app网 The first page is mine . I like it . I used my creativity .

 

by Kwstas papadopoulos, on Flickr

 

香蕉视频app网 The second page is after having logged in but the template is not mine . It is the template we(they) downloaded . It’s indifferent for my taste.

香蕉视频app网 by Kwstas papadopoulos, on Flickr

 

香蕉视频app网 I can’t sleep well most days . It’s either that I think very intensely until night and my brain can’t relax or it’s that I workout at 8 pm and my body can’t relax . Most likely a bit of both . But I am used to it . I could never sleep easily or more than 7-7,5 hours. But lack of sleep befogs my brain and I can’t function very well . Argg.

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Today we changed the back end and I started from scratch again. This project will take some time because it’s big and time-consuming for one person only but when it will be completed I will know how to make a professional dynamic website . And I will also know how to make a program to test websites. A tester’s tool . I have to get a copy of that when I finish to my home computer so I can show it in an interview . I am not planning to change company but just in case.

 

 

A plane crashed in the Mediterranean sea . It was from France to Egypt. These accidents are really sad. All those people died without reason . It’s tragic …so many people ,so many dreams ….

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Friday today . I don’t have to wake up at 6 am tomorrow. Today I continued doing the UI(User Interface) of the program. I have some functions to implement in the back end but the senior programmer that supervises me told me to make the UI first because the project manager wants to “see” something . He doesn’t care about the back end . The project manager was not a programmer so he only understands what he sees. It’s like judging a product from it’s cover. Not very smart .

 

But I assume it’s the same with people. We judge from the appearance . I am not saying that appearance doesn’t mean anything ,notably for me as I love beautiful women but it’s not only that. Unfortunately or fortunately ( I guess God made everything with wisdom) there must be a balance . It just simply doesn’t work without balance .

 

I am a strange person. I have very contradictory personality streaks and conflicting temper . It’s difficult to find something common with other people . I am a hardcore loner so this doesn’t ameliorate things . I am not the entertaining person at all. I can find girls for one night stand if I go to a club with drunk girls because I am good looking and fit but I can’t keep girls for something more . I am tedious for them I surmise but on the other hand I don’t feel a spark . I find them equally bland. I am wondering though , can you feel chemistry with people you don’t know or you barely know.? I felt something let’s call it chemistry with girls that I had just acquainted and never saw them again. Three girls only in my life . Two of them were in relationships and the other in the subway to whom I was reluctant to talk to (stupidly of course but it was 5 years ago and I was more “shy”). Paradoxically none of them were good looking . Average looking at best . But I felt something and I am not the most “emotional” person in the world . And given that appearance is important to me , this is bizarre. Chemistry is a weird thing .

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香蕉视频app网I made some progress with the UI of the program . This is the create new project page

by Kwstas papadopoulos, on Flickr

 

Then there is the edit page

香蕉视频app网 by Kwstas papadopoulos, on Flickr

 

and finally the page showing the details of the project .

by Kwstas papadopoulos, on Flickr

 

I have some functions to implement so there will be changes to the UI also but i want to show something to the project manager on Monday .

 

I ate 4 steaks today . It was my cheat meal for this week. And a dozen of apples and oranges. I love fruits and meat . I can eat huge amounts of them. At least they are not so bad as junk food. But lately I add too much salt . I have to cut this habit , it’s dangerous in the long term .

 

香蕉视频app网 My first cousin had his third child yesterday. Oh boy I couldn’t imagine myself in his situation hehe. Once he gave me his little girl to hold it but I couldn’t . I don’t know how to hold a bady . I don’t feel comfortable to hold a child . On the other hand he “acts” like a woman . I can’t describe it . I think this generation is somewhat “wuss” . I guess it’s the media that promote and foster this image of modern men to be “sensitive”, effeminate and all these stuff . Am an old school person. I man has to take active role with molding the character of the children and spend quality time not changing diapers ,cook and clean when his wife is at home . I have a hard time accepting this media propaganda . What would be the role models for the next generation ..?

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There was a guy at work that left some months before I came . From what I inferred and from what I have been told implicitly he was considered a bit silly and goofy . The funny thing is , he is now in NASA for a project . And the guys at work who were laughing at him couldn’t believe it . I guess they have learned their lesson after this . Never underestimate and mock someone because things can turn around.

 

 

香蕉视频app网 I need to improve my linkedIn account because they say it’s important . I don’t take very seriously all these social networking stuff. Most people take them very seriously and I wonder why . I prefer face to face communication if it’s possible . Probably people feel safe and can tell things they wouldn’t tell in person. It is very easy to misinterpret and perplex things. So what’s the point aside from free communication? I can’t think any other usefulness .

 

 

 

香蕉视频app网 Today I read about VCS (Version Control System) . When you have a project to do you need to keep versions of it . So instead of copying all the files on your local Pc manually you use (usually)a remote repository (Let’s say you create a repository on GitHub) and keep there all the files and the versions of your project . So everyone else on the team can get a copy of that to his local pc. Every member of the team can make some tweaks on the project and upload the modified files to the online repository and merge them to the current project . Every copy on the local pc is synchronized with the online original project and thus everyone gets informed of the changes that some other member made. I needed to learn the commands in order to learn how to do all these stuff because I work with copies of the original project.

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香蕉视频app网Today most of the guys at work were in bad mood . The project manager abruptly exploded because he thought we are behind in the project . I am new and I am not working with the main project right now so the pressure wasn’t on me but it was on my supervisor . My supervisor was in a sulky mood too (I think his daughter is ill ) and he wasn’t very helpful . I had to ask him repeatedly for his help . It is Monday anyway hehe.

 

香蕉视频app网 The thing is , they don’t give me a deadline and I don’t know how much time I can spend for improving my work . I don’t want to be told suddenly something like “you have to complete it until tomorrow” . Anyhow , I want to add some charts representing the data . It would be nice but I don’t know how to connect the charts from the front end with the database. I can put the charts but without representing any data they are useless. I will try to find a way to connect the chart with the database tomorrow morning and if I don’t succeed I will have to improvise something . I am thinking about a tree representing the path from the project till the action. (A project has many testcases and a testcase has many actions).I think I know how to do it but most of the times I am wrong because in reality the implementation is way more difficult.

 

 

So let’s see the whole project again . We need a webpage or UI if it’s not going to be uploaded . The UI consists of HTML5 elements. HTML is the program language for websites . With HTML we create elements . The most common element is called div and it’s something like a square . But then we have to decorate this square. We use CSS3 for that . CSS is the tool to decorate the HTML elements . We use CSS for giving colors , importing images and navigate this square to the page. Then we have Javascript . This language is used to give “life” to the HTML elements. For instance to make a progress bar or a loading circle . . So these three languages are used in the front end . After that we need to connect the page with the database . So when we write something in a text field such as username and password they have to be saved in the database. To implement this we can use several languages . I use a language called groovy but the most common are ASP ( , JSP(Java Server pages ) and PHP ( There are many databases . I personally use MySQL because it’s free . So I have to create a UI that saves the XPath of an element to the database and then utilize another program written by a colleague in Java that opens a browser , find this specific element from the given XPath , and implements the action . The action is usually “CLICK” .That means that the browser automatically clicks this element. You can find the XPath by clicking the right button on a webpage and choose “Inspect Element” . Chrome is the most convenient for these kind of stuff. After that you click again the right button and you choose the “COPY XPath” . I take this XPath and save it to the database. And this is an overall image of my project .

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香蕉视频app网I decided that I will write only on the weekends because I was too tired to do it during the week . I am more relaxed now and I can write without worrying about the time . I cut the coffee completely this week and I could sleep better. It’s a relief , I was exhausted by the lack of sleep .

 

 

香蕉视频app网 Now that the program is almost ready everyone wants to take part in the project . Hahaha .I don’t have any problem because most guys are senior programmers and I learn many new things from them . Some of them worked as web developers for many years before coming to this company and they are pretty good at programming. Two of them run some small online businesses . This is what I want to do too but I need to learn many new things until I can do something serious . I will try to learn as much as I can from these guys . I would like to run some online businesses on the side as well a few years from now . It would be a start for something more .

 

 

A discussion took place in the workplace and somehow it ended up about a project manager(she is a woman) using her husband’s credit card to buy things for her. Her words were “ I tolerate him so at least I can spend his money” . Oh boy these are the stuff that get me enraged . I mean she is a project manager she makes good money . But no she wants to spend his money . The relationship culture in Greece is horrible . Greeks want to have only the benefits of the relationship and not the drawbacks . I am talking about both genders but women are the dominant gender here for sure (despite people saying otherwise ). Well you can’t have only the benefits , it is just the way it is in life. Advantages and drawbacks are part and parcel . But Greeks are never eager to learn and the worst thing is they don’t compromise with the reality and cavil constantly . The same thing happens in politics but I would need a book to analyze this …

 

 

 

香蕉视频app网 I was strolling at the beach contemplating about travelling again . I can’t stop daydreaming about travelling . I love to travel , it’s innate I guess . In 4-5 years that I will be adept at programming and competent enough to run online businesses I will be able to travel more . I am very dedicated and devoted to my career but I am not going to depart this life without visiting the places I want. Maybe not all but some of them . This is why a trade is always beneficial and useful . You can go everywhere and depend on your own abilities , not from some corporate rats. It’s feasible to find a job as a computer scientist due to high demand but it’s always better to create your destiny and not go with the flow.

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I made some changes on the program and it is *virtually* finished . It’s not yet finished completely but it is useable now and I am guessing we are going to test it by the end of this week. I have a bizarre way of solving problems . I hope they don’t have any problem with my algorithms .

 

My brother is in Lithuania for a convention and he is sending me photos . It seems really nice . Baltic countries burgeon financially and I am pretty sure that many people will consider them as destination for jobs and quality of life in the foreseeable future . They are very close to Russia and it is somewhat precarious because they are still in the orbit of Russia influence .Anyway, many international IT companies like IBM etc open branches in the Baltic nations and Poland for software development . We are talking about big investments and given that there are plenty of competent software engineers in these countries they will have a small scale fiscal boom for the next 10 years or so.

 

Talking about Baltic nations and the nearby areas I have heard that Finland which is in close proximity is a very interesting country to visit . Finnish mythology is not very popular (outside Finland I mean) but from the little I have read it’s very interesting . Finland is also known for the umpteenth gorgeous landscapes . In the photos their nature seems strikingly beautiful and this opinion is averred from many travelers . I am not sure though if North Selas is visible from North Finland . I assume it is because it is visible in Norway and Finland borders Norway to the north .

 

 

I really get totally absorbed when I watch the map . It’s really interesting and pleasant to observe the map . I can do it for hours . I open a second browser on wikipedia to read about the cities and their history . For instance , my eye caught a city called Tromso . . Gorgeous small city steeped in history . It’s so pleasant to read about places .

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Saturday today , it’s a sunny hot day as expected of course since the summer started . Work is going good generally. The program is almost ready .I have installed the appropriate software in a virtual machine we have at the company so that everyone has access to and now we need to set up a Jenkins server and configure it in order to run the program every night . Jenkins is a “program” which is usually utilized for testing . One of the functions that provides is to set a specific hour in which the Jenkins server starts another program. You schedule it for 3 am let’s say and in the morning when you arrive at work you get the results . Very practical .

 

 

I have mentioned that for the project we used Grails . Grails is a framework that is based upon two other frameworks (Hibernate and Spring). Yeap it’s a mess really. Anyway Grails makes your life easier when programming . It uses Groovy as programming language. It’s suitable for start ups ,generally ideal for small to middle scale projects. But Oracle has prevailed in the market and large organizations use Oracle products and frameworks which are based on Java language. Programming with Java is way more time-consuming and more difficult than other scripting languages (scripting languages are the languages for web development ) but it’s the number one language for employability . The better Java you know the easier it is to find a job . You could find job “everywhere”. Thus I decided to peruse Java thoroughly . I am capable of writing small websites with Grails but I think it’s better to grapple with Java now for some months and then start to write my own programs with Java. We use Java at work so I will have to do it anyway but I think it is better to ameliorate my Java skills and become more “employable” simultaneously .It’s not that I care too much for becoming more employable but you never know …

 

 

My brother was awarded for the best entrepreneurial project at a local contest in Switzerland . He is searching for investors to open a company in the foreseeable future but it’s not going to work out probably. He is in the wrong field because engineering needs a lot of capital and therefore the investors (reasonably of course) will always have the 51%. But you will be just an employee again. Pfff. So he is thinking about a part time MBA to jump to the “managerial” field . It’s a sound choice . With a PhD and a MBA from the top universities of the world he will climb the corporate ladder fast without taking any risk and endure all the concomitant worries of opening a company. I am more lucky fortunately because as a programmer you only need some laptops and you can create something from scratch without taking any risk . Ok of course you will need investors after a certain point but that will be at a point where you know more or less if the company has potential .You diminish unnecessary risk which is tremendously important .

 

 

I read an article about the evolutionary layers of the human brain . A summarized article is . We can extrapolate from this that neocortex is practically the “logic” in humans and separate the human race from animals . Neocortex is responsible (with good meaning) for civilization since we are able to control (and curtail) our primitive instincts and care about things which are something more than satisfying our basic needs(controversial subject). Sociopaths are people with full fledged neocortex based on another article I have read .(I don’t have the source now) . It makes sense to be honest but not everyone who has full fledged neocortex is sociopath or psychopath . Scientists develop and cultivate constantly the neocortex since it’s their job to think rationally . But with this thinking we could say that sociopaths are the most civilized people? … Weird conclusion.

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