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Stealing or stupidity?

May 27th, 2014


  • A representative of a so-called respected company is calling you to discuss any collaboration possibilities.
  • Everything that you hear from the representative sound nice and exciting.
  • He is asking you to send them an email with you future plans in case that you are hired in the company.
  • You are proposing future directions/products  for the company.
  • The company advertises the products that you have proposed in a year but without you!
  • Is it stealing or stupidity?

Workshop on Analogue IC Design

February 26th, 2009

Title: Workshop on Analogue IC Design
Location: STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)
Description: Introductory Tutorial Workshop on Analogue IC Design
Date: 2009-03-03


Day 1: Convene 10.00

Introduction to the Microelectronics Support Centre

The IC6 Design Framework

Schematic Design

Basic Analogue Simulation

Exploring Simulation Results

Day 2: Convene 09:15

Exploring Simulation Results (cont’d)

Sweeps and Corner Analysis

Monte Carlo Simulation

Circuit Optimisation

Day 3: Convene 09:15

Yield Improvement

Higher-level models and the Hierarchy Editor

Going home

December 20th, 2008

Title: Going Home
Location: Cyprus
Link out: Click here
Description: I am going home for Christmas holidays. Hoping to find some time to make corrections of my thesis finally.
Start Date: 2008-12-21
End Date: 2009-01-14

Cyprus Airports

December 18th, 2008

One of my colleagues asked me to help him with this transportation from Larnaca airport (LCA) to the city of Pafos. The question was very simple “is there any coach connecting LCA and Pafos? Is there any timetable?”

The first think that I have done is to check the airport’s official website ( for any contact numbers and try to call them to get some information from them.

At the bottom of the page there is a bar, with some links and between them a “Contact us” link. I clicked that and then i realised that no contact information was given there ( Apparently I have seen that there is another “Contact us” link on the top of the page ( which is working fine, at least it seems to (some information and telephone numbers are there).

According to my limited understanding of this wonderful world,  firstly I tried to call the 24hours Customer Service desk and try to obtain some information for my colleague.  Not so surprisingly, I found that there was not any answer (used some switchboard connections).  After trying to contact LCA with no luck, I thought that it may be better to try to use the connection to Pafos airport (PFO) using the  same switchboard… “this extension is invalid or does not exist”, a digital voice was replying.

It was late (19:00 GMT ) and I supposed that maybe my friends in Cyprus are not working… so I decided to call next morning when everybody will be on duty (hopefully).  But unfortunately, there was no luck again… is this a wrong number or a number leading to nowhere?

I decided to call the “Hermes Airports Ltd Head Office” and ask them if their was another number and inform them for the errors in their website. You cant imagine… there was no reply as well.

After searching the keyword Pafos in their website, the only think that I could find was details on taxi service and information for the new international airport in Pafos…

Under facilities link I have found some details on Intercity buses finally ( but Pafos nowhere.

So, is there any bus shuttle between LCA and Pafos ?

Back from IOLTS

July 14th, 2008

Just returned from IOLTS 08. I will upload some pictures from the conference soon.


May 27th, 2008

Visit to CAPE is postponed for one week.

Visit CAPE

May 16th, 2008

Title: Visit CAPE
Location: University of Cambridge
Description: Visit CAPE at the University of Cambridge for tools experience.
Start Date: 2008-05-26
End Date: 2008-06-06


May 13th, 2008

Title: TLHE Prog
Location: Room 113, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, University of Bristol
Description: Joining Instructions for the teaching and learning programme for postgraduates who teach
Start Time: 09:30
Date: 2008-05-22
End Time: 16:30

May 6th, 2008

Title: Circuit Meeting
Location: University of Cambridge
Description: ULOGS circuit meeting
Date: 2008-05-14