A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

— Greek Proverb

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

— Cyril Parkinson


Major flashback. Best Donald Duck cartoon ever: The Plastics Inventor.

Best part starts at 4 minutes.

The good thing about reinventing the wheel is that you can get a round one.

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with assholes.

— William Gibson


Dawn while driving to Volos and Pilion in Greece.

Of course, like all over-simple classifications of this type, the dichotomy becomes, if pressed, artificial, scholastic, and ultimately absurd. But if it is not an aid to serious criticism, neither should it be rejected as being merely superficial or frivolous; like all distinctions which embody any degree of truth, it ...

The true cook is the perfect blend, the only perfect blend, of artist and philosopher. He knows his worth: he holds in his palm the happiness of mankind, the welfare of generations yet unborn.

— Norman Douglas

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

— Henry David Thoreau

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised in a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days



Best pool place ever.


Sailing at the San Francisco Bay. Golden gate and bay bridge at the back.


'Keep Shelly in Athens' in San Francisco

To the past, or to the future.
To an age when thought is free.
From the Age of Big Brother, from the Age of the Thought Police, from a dead man...

— Winston in George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four"

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify ...


At competitive sailing race

Alicia Keys, "New York"

Received the following messages from GMail today, a few seconds from each other:

"Permanently delete 80944 conversations from Trash?"


"Oops… the system encountered a problem (#767) - Retrying now"


Temporary Error (503): We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable.


Sailing towards the storm

Catched this photo right before the storm hit us and the other boat. Fifteen seconds later we lowered sails and sailed for one hour through the storm.


My newest coffee mug: A 24-105mm camera lens with stabilizer!