Zero Carbohydrates and Salt Detox Diet Overview

So, earlier this week, Sunday to be precise, I was in a moderately strict detox from carbohydrates and salt, in order to detox.

Today it is Saturday, so my detox is over. This doesn’t mean that I will start all the habits again, but means that now I can ease up a bit and enrich my diet.

I would highly suggest this way of detoxing to everyone that wants to reset his diet as well as kick-start his idle metabolism.

It is not going to be easy at all, especially the first two days, but it pays off big time in the end.

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London Estate Agents Ranting

Once again, I was about to hit the road.

In a different way though, as my house contract was coming to an end and I needed to move into a bigger house, not only because I got fatter, but also because we are going to be more crowded this time.

We are forming “Yet Another Greek Ghetto” in London. Nothing special here. To be honest, I don’t miss my old house at all yet, as I felt like a giant and I was tired of hitting my toes in the passage between my desk and my bed.

So, my tale of clashing with the mafia of house agents, had begun.

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Looking back in 2013

To be honest, I always think of year intervals starting from September, so days like this I tend to sit down and do a last minute thinking.

2013 was a year of big changes and a lot of work for me.

It was a really creative year for me, even though I was really pushed to the boundaries of sanity from things happening around me, as I sank deeper into my solitude.

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One Full Year in the United Kingdom

So, exactly one year ago, I arrived in London Stansted Airport. But this time it was a single ticket.

I went to Baker Street via easyBus. I didn’t have an oyster card, I was in a rush and I was afraid of not catching a train before the underground closes. I didn’t have a clue when the last train was. So I overpaid a single ticket to Earl’s Court.

Earl’s Court is a place I don’t particularly like but I had to visit for various reasons all of the times I was in London. It still works as an index of my progress as a man. It is all the nice and bad moments summarized together. It still hurts sometimes…

So, back September the 12th, 2012. I didn’t have a smartphone, GPS or internet. I only had a printed street map of the area around the station and my hotel reservation along with clothes, a laptop and one thousand quid that fed me for 3 months.

I clearly remember that I was thinking the following: (I still do today)

“That’s it. This is your opportunity. No more lies. Prove yourself now.”

I didn’t really know what I was going to do. But I knew that I had to do something.

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Last Push of the Day/Night

All DevOps out there who use Git as a version control system probably know what it feels like. And it is a very special feeling.
(You also get this feeling with SVN by committing but for me it’s not the same.)

I prefer the push thing. I like the semantics, the poetry about it, its cruelty, everything. And I hate it so much at the same time.

The action of pushing is like signing and assuring that the spaceship can launch tomorrow.

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Tactile Paving

“Tactile paving (also called truncated domes, detectable warnings, Tactile Ground Surface Indicators, detectable warning surfaces) is a system of textured ground surface indicators found on many footpaths, stairs and train station platforms to assist blind and vision impaired pedestrians.” – Wiki

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Transitional Period

When the child like view of the world went, nothing replaced it. Yes, I am alive.

You may have noticed -I, myself did- that I haven’t updated my blog for a fair time. This is due to many reasons, but the most important one, is that I am -to be fair was- in a transitional period.

This was a truly different, life changing phase that taught me a lot of things, opened my eyes, got me down from the clouds and caused me a lot of stress, anger, frustration but also made me stronger as it filled me with ambition and hope for the future.

So, at the end of the day-period and when I am looking back at it now, it was probably useful for me and also meant to be this way. After all, I am learning to fly and cannot keep my eyes from the circling skies.

I fought and I confronted with myself and other people around me that are more experienced for this purpose. But you know it happens sometimes, winners can lose and things can get strained. And I can picture myself as the loser who won. But whatever you change the dogs remain.

But let’s continue my journey with some small facts of my everyday life now and during my transitional period.

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Concurrency in Everyday Life – APPLIED

As a developer, everyday I face tasks that I need to schedule them to execute concurrently -in parallel- to maximise speed, efficiency and for many other reasons. Personal computers these days are characterised by the ability to multitask and provide pleasant experience and immediate response to the end user.

Often, when I have to do a task in real life, I don’t schedule properly and I end up on wasting energy, good mood and resources. So today, I tried to optimise the planning of my daily tasks and save time, mood and resources by planning them properly first. Continue reading Concurrency in Everyday Life – APPLIED