CV

faq

  1. Who are you ?
  2. Why "makemagic.gr" ?
  3. Give a reason for "makemagic.gr" existence …
  4. Why mixed English - Greek ?
  5. Is this a commercial web site ?

 

1.

My name is Gregory and I am from Greece, a seriously mentally unstable (cliche) person who keeps asking "why" for every little matter in life.

I love being creative. Creativity has nothing to do with any activity in particular , is the quality that you bring to the activity you are doing. It is an attitude, an inner approach -- how you look at things. I think it is a major way for a human to fulfill his destiny-dreams in life.

The continuous searching and analyzing is part of my character. As a result, I tend to have an opinion for quite a big breadth of knowledge areas. I always summarize my thoughts after deep analyzing all the scientific and constant values of a particular subject. I don't think my opinion is the only or the best one. So, please do not misunderstood me if in cases I seem to be determined… The process of seeking scrapings of truth nowadays can make you a bit confused. I am not claiming that I know everything. Egocentric thoughts from the ancient past. The more I grow the less I "know".

 

2.

"makemagic" was chosen for no particular reason. A friend of mine wanted to register a domain name, for her Photoshop capabilities, relevant with the words "make" and "magic". I helped her suggesting the "make-magic.com" (she owns the make-magic.gr since 2007). It is obvious that I somewhat stole my idea.Other domain names, like gregoryk.gr and katsianas.gr, are currently pointing to the same website (makemagic.gr). It is in my future plans to make as a primary domain name the gregoryk.gr or something else more abstract.

 

3.

Makemagic.gr is something like a playground, an area to exercise my web-developing skills and publish some other experiments, artwork and thoughts of mine. MakeMagic.gr is my digital scrapbook/clipboard.

MakeMagic.gr has nothing to do with any goal in particular. It is just a rarely updated website searching for a purpose. It still hasn 't found what it is looking for and so it's creator. It least, it is way to look at my monitor in a creative way.

 

4.

That question bothered me a lot.

  • I want to communicate with people all over the world.
  • I love my native language and I find no other better alternative to express myself.
  • Except the computer science related terminology, I am not a "fluently english speaking" person

 

Taking in consideration the facts above, I decided to mostly post in english (time to learn!) and in cases to use greek (in "Thoughts" section it is obvious why more articles are in greek).

Q: Why not separated english and greek sections ? A: Who is going to maintain that ? If I ever become so famous and important to you, I will hire a professional to maintain the international section…

 

5.

No, it is not a commercial web site.

Epigrammatic:

About Me and MakeMagic

1 Gregory came into life at September 1981.

2 Makemagic.gr was registered at June 11th 2002.

2 Makemagic.gr is intending to be a playground, an area to exercise my web-developing skills and publish some other experiments, artwork and thoughts of mine. It is a digital scrapbook /clipboard searching for a purpose. It still hasn 't found what it is looking for and so it's creator. At least, it is way to look at my monitor in a creative way.

A typical SiteMap:
Sections

  • About - me and makemagic, contact element
  • Websites - website developing projects and the MakeMagic Web Server
  • Photography - photography projects and personal albums with limited access
  • Experimental - experiment with various art forms - unfinished and uncategorized projects
  • Thoughts - thoughts, articles and essays
  • pixelThoughts - my thoughts in pixels - a photoblog

Copyrights

You can read more about makemagic.gr as a case study here…

 

1 He is a "various-sciences" self-learner guru (ironic) and a serious mentally unstable (cliche) person who keeps asking "why" for every little matter in life.

He has always been interested in technology and computers but since the only equipment he had was an "8088" without even a hard drive and "ms quick basic" 5¼ diskettes, his interest had to wait until 2000. It was then that he could financially afford a decent PC (Pentium III 933MHz) and a 56k internet dialup connection, just before passing the exams for Law School! Conflict …

The conflict now is bigger, even thought the 56k became 1Mbit 24Mbit and the PIII 933MHz a lab room with various workstations, servers, laptops, lan printers, scanners, wifi etc.


Gregory and Tobby

Favorites
I have no favorites. I dislike favorites at all and I hate self-summaries. Everything has its own magic.
I read books (philosophy, psychology, physics, politics, literature, poetry) and my screen.
I speak Greek, English, C++, php, html and some other computer languages.
I listen to rock, jazz, electro jazz, alternative mixtures and finally anything other that speaks to my soul (classical, disco, ethnic etc.).
I touch (except from myself) my camera, my motorcycle and my keyboard a lot.
I combine my senses via cinematography and photography.

You maybe read more about Gregory in the near future here…(I think not, but I reserve)