Hello! My name is Nikos and I welcome you to my alternative home page. In contrast to common practice, I never intended to fill my home page with all the most crazy stuff that I can think of. However, at one certain moment I sadly realised that my home page should definitely lie in a completely different level of seriousness than it did at the time. This alternative home page contains the last remains of my old home page.
I was born in Athens in 1971 and I have lived most of my life here, with two big time-outs: when I studied in the States and during the first half of my military service. The two cases had few things in common: for one thing, the weather was too cold for my liking. After some time, I gladly returned home, nevertheless I only remember the good moments now that all this is in the past. I'm not sure that I want to live the rest of my life in Athens, but since this is what I've always called home, I'll stay unless I find a better alternative.
Since November 1999, when I finished my (compulsory) military service, I work as short-term professor at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, in the city of Chania . I travel there every Tuesday, to teach a couple of programming courses. My reseach focuses in the area of the semantics of programming languages and is mostly in affiliation with the Software Engineering Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens. I'm married to Katerina Apostolidou since September 1999. I generally like my life, thank you very much.
I have been using the Web for many years, however until rather recently (1996 I believe, well not that recently after all) I had resisted the temptation to create my own home page, although I used to maintain half a dozen other pages. To some extent, I still consider web publishing a waste of time, both mine and yours. But I finally gave in... "Why?" you may ask. Well, when I started writing this page, it was in the middle of a hot greek summer, I didn't feel like working on my thesis, my research was not going too well on its own right and I had to do something creative to recover my self esteem. I gave you a few good reasons, didn't I?
The universe does not have laws.
Last updated: 29/09/2001 19:26.