Monet!

October 1, 2010

One of the greatest sites about an artist and his works!

http://www.monet2010.com and try the journey!

New lens.. macro

April 3, 2010

Continue the experiments with my lens. 2 new photos. This and this!

Looks very nice…

As I was testing my new lens (Tamron 18-270mm) for my camera I’ve made some nice photos of the sky and the clouds. The photos are published here.

Music.. Possy.. Emma..

January 22, 2010

At last, something about programming…

But not so fast. The topic I would like to share came indirectly from music. Or better say Xpress Music. As I was sitting and playing with my mobile, suddenly I saw program called pod-casts. I knew what that meant , but never tried it so far. So I pressed the button… I was deeply impressed by the numbers of channels there. The topics vary from absolute stupidity to very hard philosophy. But more impressed by the name of the first channel – Java Possy. Well this may sound confusing… but Java was the keyword for me. So I tapped there. After several seconds I was listening to an interesting discussion about software testing and QA. Podcasts may be useful…

One of the things that have been discussed was the test coverage and the useful tools. Then I suddenly remembered my experience on the topic. The tool we were using in our last project was Emma.  I found it very useful. Actually this changed my opinion on unit tests. I have only few years in programming, but I know that writing unit tests is not so easy. I mean technically this is not that hard. But question is, will this tests guaranty that all aspects, states of given code are well tested… sometimes it is not easy to say. To make it easier to say, the test code coverage tools can be very useful. For example Emma provides very extensive statistics about tests for your code. It can give you even more detailed view, directly highlighting the code which is covered by tests and which is not.

This helped me a lot. I see these tools as “Must Have!!!”

It is strange but the most of my posts are about music. Well, may be for these last several months this is something that bothers me. Too many new emotions actually…

So, it goes about something absolutely new for me here. Have you ever thought what actually the true American culture is made of? You would probably say, well… Broadway, Musicales, Hollywood, Britney Spears (gosh..). Some geeks will mention Edgar Poe and O. Henry.

The last week I have discovered what the true American culture is for me. And it is The Glenn Millers Orchestra. Everything began when my father brought 2 tickets for their concert here in Sofia. The first question was – who is this? He said, well, they are very famous big band. I said – Jazz? He said – not exactly. They play Swing:) So I began to study the topic. I found it interesting. I finally got loved this music! I have read Glenn Milers biography and have seen a nice movie about his life. So I was totally ready for the show.

So, the big hall, 3000 people, everything is ready! The come and start to play. And of course it is the moonlight serenade! Just wonderful! Everybody is laughing, the atmosphere is just amazing! I was impressed by the way they behave themselves on stage. I have seen many events of that kind. In most cases, every step and every motion is subject of repetition and scenario. Especially on the Russian performances. Here it was just the opposite. Everything is just an improvisation. For example during the song, one of the musicians suddenly stands up goes to the front and plays an amazing solo. May be this is a script, but you don’t have this feeling, what makes it very pleasant.

During the performance there were not only music themes but also some very nice songs, performed by a gorgeous pretty lady. She had a very nice voice and a near to perfect figure. Nice dresses in style of the 40-es made everything look just magnificent! So I can say that this was a very nice present for Christmas for me.

The emotions are just fantastic!

And I think that that is what’s called a good music!

Converting Vegetarians

December 16, 2009

No, I am not going to become a vegetarian! I like meat!

Actually I’m talking about trance music. The same pretty lady, that recommended me the book of Oscar Wilde, recommended me to listen to an album called Converting Vegetarians. Just want to say it is impressive. I loved the strange combinations of sounds there. Some were quite unexpected, but their combination was nice!
If you like trance you probably know about this album. If no, try it🙂
I became a fan of trance after I listened to some Russian albums like trancemission! The last one is moderated by DJ Feel. He has nice sense of trance.

I wouldn’t publish anything. All this music can be easily found over the net…

http://mitiaalexandrov.su/

December 14, 2009

WOW! I have a domain! Now my blog is on http://mitiaalexandrov.su/

Thats really cool!

The Picture of Dorian Gray

December 9, 2009

Hehe, two posts for two days! Is that too much?

As I mentioned Carl Sagan, I couldn’t pass some other interesting books. Well, not his books. Actually, I don’t like to read one book at a time. I always have one book for my brain and one for my soul. I cannot read technical books before sleeping. If I read them, I would simply not sleep. Before sleeping I need something of type bélles-léttres.

After reading some books of Stanislaw Lem in a sequence, I wanted something more real. I just love science fiction, but not only science fiction! And one pretty lady told me to try to read Oscar Wilde and his famous The Picture of Dorian Gray. She was very impressed by the book. So I began to read it.

Well, first I was a little bit confused… the beginning seemed a little… homosexual for me! I am not against gays, but I don’t like the way they behave! But I knew that the author was a gay. So, the beginning was strange. But, there were so many interesting phrases there. Thoughts about love, about relationships, about the humanity and so on. Some of them a read twice or even more times. So I decided to continue. And I was not wrong! I was impressed how words can turn a real angel into a monster! How other people can have an influence on us! I was thinking about myself. What thoughts are good, what are bad, and what are just waisting my time! How do other people influence me!

I wouldn’t tell you the plot. Just read it, if you have time!

After this book few days I was just lying and thinking before sleeping. I like books that make you think!

After a long break… back!

December 8, 2009

Well, this was a hard time. But I have the results. Now I am master in informatics! But, does that make me happy. Yes and no. First, I am not student anymore. Sad… But I could easily take another Master program, or maybe PHD. That’s what makes me happier! Another gut stuff is that I can read whatever I like! If, I have time of course! And Finally I got my e-book! I began with Carl Sagan with the book The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence. It was waiting for me almost 2 years. I read it in two days (or three). I didn’t find the plot as something absolutely new, but got lots of good information to think about. I like his style! I liked the way he describes the brain, the way we communicate with each other, or even with different species (read the book to find out with whom and how:) ) I liked the way he connects psychology and physiology (and even anatomy). Well, I believe in God. And this book did not crush my belief (Actually I was a little bit worried about this question before reading it). I was once again impressed how everything was created! I strongly believe that we are not just a result of probability or chaos theory! In three words – a must read book! Now I want read his book the Cosmos once again!

Yeah! Now I am a part of the history!!! My name will be sent to Mars in 2011!!

http://mars9.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/participate/sendyourname/index.cfm

Thats my certificate:

http://mars9.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/participate/sendyourname/index.cfm?action=getcert&hashid=CD34663EA084CD21EF20CC5D00FFD51B

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