pigeon. We saved it from the yard cat when it just got
born and it lived at our balcony for several years.
I enjoy traveling, sightseeing, exploring new cultures, and
lectures about my research and open source technology. You may find
my trip plans at TripIt.
Here are a few places I visited:
My favorite sport is football, though I also enjoy climbing, skiing, volleyball, squash, ping-pong, basketball, etc.
Since 2006, each friday, I play 5-a-side footsal with great friends in Issy-les-Moulineaux. Until 2010, I occasionally played in various competitions
(though still hope to participate in new ones):
2010.June.3 - I joined Alchemy team from INRIA to play in the INRIA Saclay football competition
among 6 teams and we won it inspite of very dramatic 3 and 4th game (4 wins and 1 draw).
It is my first cup victory since 2003! Thanks a lot to all the players who played to the end and made it possible!
2008.07 - a short video and a few photos
from the football game during the HiPEAC ACACES'08 summer school in Italy (July, 2008). We won 3-1 !..
Season 2006-cur. - 5-a-side footsal with the Issy-les-Moulineaux amateur club
2005.07 - 5-a-side competition during ACACES summer school. Some photos:
Seasons 2002-2005 - 11-a-side football with "Donkey Sanctuary" team in Edinburgh intramural league.
Seasons 2001-2003 - my great Greek friend Georgios and I organized a 5-a-side football team 'Mythos'. We won Christmas Five-a-side football tournament in December, 2001 and in November, 2003 and we were second in December, 2002, but gradually we got out of shape :( ...
Seasons 1993-1999 I had been playing for 6 years for the football team of my department at MIPT.
When studying at school I had been playing for some time for the youth football team of Dynamo "Moscow".
You may find some collections of my photos at Google Picasa. Here are also some wallpapers from my photos:
size: ~30Mb; image type: jpeg; image size:1280x1024; number of images: ~100; license: Creative Commons (by-nc-nd)
size: ~300Mb; image type: jpeg; image size:1280x1024; number of images: ~1000; license: Creative Commons (by-nc-nd)
I often develop and share various free and open source tools: