This page includes some information about me, and about this website.

About me

Born in 1979, currently living in Dublin, Ireland. Previously, I lived for 10 years in Athens, Greece, and the rest at my hometown of Limassol, Cyprus.

Work

I currently work as a Systems Development Engineer at Amazon. I have previously worked as a Senior Systems Administrator and prior to that as a Linux Systems Administrator at PrimeTel, and earlier at PrimeTel's NOC, at Lapso Co Ltd, MasterSoft, DomCons Ltd and Entropy Data Ltd.

I have also done some web development as a freelancer (hasn't everybody?), and I manage a few servers on the side, offering shared and dedicated web hosting.

Education

I started studying Architecture at NTUA, but gave it up. I then studied Computer Science at InterCollege.

At one point or another I obtained the following certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (#CSCO11919413, 2011-05-06 - 2014-05-05)
  • CompTIA Linux+ (#COMP001020362554, 2012-04-20)
  • Linux Professionals Institute Certification LPIC-1 (2012-04-20 - 2017-04-20)
  • Linux Professionals Institute Certification LPIC-2 (#LPI000251981, 2013-10-18 - 2018-10-18)
  • Novell Certified Linux Administrator (Novell CLA, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, #10188011)
  • Novell Certified Data Center Technical Specialist
  • Novell Certified SUSE 11 Technical Specialist

Other

I am an amateur musician. Over the years I have owned and unsuccessfully tried to learn to play a bunch of instruments (acoustic, classic and electric guitar, guitar bass, bouzouki, zither, bayan, harmonica and possibly others that I forget). At some point I sold or gave away everything but my first guitar, an Ibanez PF-10, bought in 1999.

I also once liked to aggregate useless stuff, but more recently I find more meaning in owning as less stuff as possible. I gave away my small collection of about 100 vinyl records, gifted another collection of about 400 miniature cars to friends with kids, and donated or recycled a few hundreds of books.

Digital Footprint

About this website

This blog is my blah in the global interwebs.

Platform

This website is maintained with Zalza, my Python script for generating static HTML from Markdown text files.

Previously, the blog part of the site was the awesome WordPress, and the docs part was the very readable, very usable and very frustrating to hack MediaWiki. Having spent hours and hours checking out the code of the two, I concluded that A. WordPress is poetry, and B. it is a miracle that MediaWiki even works.

Appearance

Currently, this website uses Bootstrap for its visual appearance, with a few minor style changes.

In its previous iteration, it used Bootstrap with the SpaceLab theme.

Previously, while being far from a designer, I had stitched together the looks of this website from the dead bodies of other looks that I liked and dissected, and I ended up liking it. The theme for that version started from Modernist, a WordPress theme by Rodrigo Galindez, with endless small modifications. However, the fonts were mostly ripped off of Vector, the default theme for MediaWiki.

Licence

Unless explicitly stated otherwise in a specific page, the contents of this website are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) Licence.