of the usual - camping, skiing, Tahoe. Trip to
Ecuador - traveled around, did some white water
rafting, climbed volcano Cotopaxi and visited
Watched a circular solar eclipse and soon
after a transit of Venus over Sun - both
Alla's father, Viktor, passed away... : (
Rafting trip to Magadan region - Bahapcha/Kolyma
Ann got married (!) to Justin White.
Аркадий Герасенко и скоро после него
Александр Скворцов понаехали в гости.
awesome trip to Uganda - traveled all around
the country, extreme rafting at Bujigali Falls,
safari, elephants, giraffes, equator, etc.
Exchange student from Japan visited us for a
month. Skiing, camping as usual. Rammstein
Georgy went to the summer camp in Russia yet
again. Rafting trip to Karelia. Lassen
Volcanic Park. Mono Lake. Hawaii - Kauai
island - paradise!
No snow in Tahoe in December!
camping, bicycling, camping. McCartney. Moscow.
Georgy went to the summer in Russia camp again. Heat wave and
smoke over Moscow - terrible! Rafting trip to
Buryatia. November - trip to Peru - Lake Titicaca,
Inca Trail and Machu Picchu - out of this world!
Roger Waters - The Wall Live. Got snowed in on the
New Year's eve in Tahoe.
It's May 2009. Global crisis. Swine Flu... My
company, Spansion, was struck very hard with the crisis - the whole company was put on an open end
furlough (no pay) for almost 3 months - we were told
not to come to work after the Christmas shutdown. It
ended on February 23 with a massive lay-off - close
to 90% at our Sunnyvale R&D Center and 30% worldwide
were laid off. I survived... While I was on the
furlough I went skiing to Tignes (French Alps) with
my newly found college buddies. What a great time
June. Broke my left wrist roller-skating. July/August. Took
off the cast one month earlier than the doctor
prescribed. Went to Moscow and then to now a
traditional rafting trip - Tuva again but different
river Серлиг-Хем. Georgy
went to the summer camp near Zvenigorod.
September/October - Camping. AC/DC concert. Camping.
Camping. November. Mexico - Puerto Vallarta.
December - Tahoe.
usual - camping, skiing, bicycling. Highlight: took
a long vacation (1st half of my sabbatical plus some
more time off). Visited Prague, Berlin and then was
camping at and enjoying the Magic Circle Heavy Metal
Festival in Bad Arolsen, Germany for almost a week.
After that - Moscow, and then two weeks of rafting
in Tuva, South Siberia (Kyzyl Hem river,
Кызыл Хем или Малый Енисей)
with my old friends from MISiS whom I didn't see for
about 20 years. All the above was truly great but I
got some eye infection right after the solar eclipse
(August 1, 2009) and was almost blind for 2 months
:( Now I am perfectly fine.
skiing, no rafting this time. Still doing a lot of
bicycling (since Arizona). Went to Israel to visit
recently found friend, Oleg Sidorov. Haifa,
Beer-Sheba, DDT concert, Red Sea, diving, Dead Sea,
special again. Camping, skiing, rafting, Moscow.
Went to Holland for a business trip. Year of Pink
Floyd - went to see David Gilmour, Roger Waters and
Australian Pink Floyd Show.
special. Camping, skiing, surfing, rafting, Moscow.
Went to Hawaii for a conference. Georgy got his
of 2007. Let's
try to remember.. Ann
admitted to San Jose State University but eventually
dropped out. I lost my car to
some evil mechanics in Arizona
desert. Went to a business trip
to Dresden and visited Rome
during that trip. Melikyan briefly visited me in
Dresden. Bought a new car. went to Burning Man.
Short visit to Moscow. This was a good
me about being lazy... It's September
2003. What happened... Not much this
FASL/Spansion. Short visit to Moscow.
I've been lazy again... What happened... Arizona again,
Grand Canyon, Caribbean, Moscow, Quebec, Toronto,
Lomidze, scuba diving, mountain biking. Turned 40...
Georgy is 3 and a half now. Ann is... uhm, she'll be 16
in November. What else..? Oh, moved to another house
(bigger). Sunnyvale again but much further from AMD.
miles or so. Used to be just 1/2 mile...
December. Christmas and New Years Eve in Arizona, Tempe
with our old friends.
Max went to Moscow. Short trip.
October. Alla got a job as a teacher with Cisco Family
Solutions day care center.
September 28. A lot's happened since Dec 2000. Too
much to write down after almost 10 months... 2001 has
been a tough year so far.
- January-March. Well we moved to the USA
again. Now we live in Sunnyvale, California.
Here's all our moves from 1992 to date
17 2000. I redesigned my main page slightly. Added some
java buttons. Also added some new material to
22 2000. I wish I wasn't so lazy.
Well, we are
moving again. This time: Sunnyvale, California.
out a piece of software I wrote (might be useful for
people who know what the Contrast Transfer Function is).
Very interactive and educational.
May 12 2000. It was the first time I used Front Page
2000 and it screwed up my navigation buttons... now I
need to spend some time restoring the previous look of
- May 12
2000. Just an update. Everything is going fine. Even the
weather is beautiful.
11 2000. Finally! I have a direct cable internet
connection... I hope that now I will be able to update
my web more often. It was really during the last year.
All those free ISP's were not good enough to do even
simple things. Too many disconnects, very slow, etc.
10. I didn't touch the pages for a long time... First, I
didn't have time for this and second, I lost the access
to the net for quite a while.
A lot of things happened since March. I
was busy at work, visited the States (including Tempe),
Ann went to Moscow and got back, etc., etc. Georgy will
be 8 months next week. He's already starting to walk!
More updates will follow soon. Hopefully.
I don't know actually why I am keeping these pages
alive: I am getting 2-3 hits per week at best... Well,
these pages are mostly for close friends and relatives
so, I think, 2-3 hits/week is enough.
March 14. Georgy is growing. He will be 1 month old
Our old friend,
Arkady Gerasenko, visited us last weekend.
Our little son, Georgy,
was born on Monday, Feb 15 1999 at 20:25.
January-February. What we did all this time? Well, we
just patiently waited for Georgy to come to this World.
The due date was January 28 but we hoped it would
happend a bit earlier...
Georgy, however, had his own opinion on this and
decided to come out almost 3 weeks later.
December 31. Happy New Year!|
December 5. Some updates were made recently. The snow is
still on the ground.
December 4. First real snow!
Well, it's not a big secret any more: we are expecting a
baby... somewhere in January 1999.
Some updates were made recently.
November 18. Anna's 12th birthday.
November 17. It has been a while... It's already cold
here in Eindhoven. Not THAT cold but much colder that in
Arizona. We didn't do anything exciting during the past
two months. Went to Amsterdam a couple of times. I had
been working like a horse being pretty much involved
into TEM courses held for some reason not in Eindhoven
but in Utrecht (3-4 hours of driving roundtrip)
September 16. Not much of a news but we bought a car...
I tried to avoid this for 4 months...
September 8. Alla starts her 3-month-long Dutch course.
September 7. Anna's first day at the Dutch school. She
is going to attend a special class for
non-Dutch-speaking children at Stedelijk College
Eindhoven. She is in the 7th grade now.
August 15. Anna safely arrived to Holland.
August 7. I (Max) finished an intensive one-month-long
Dutch-language course. Still can't speak though...
Ann is going to arrive on August 15.
June-July 1998. We have been busy settling down in the
June 8, 1998. We (Max and Alla) arrived to
Eindhoven. On Thursday, June 11, I (Max) am starting
as a TEM Application Specialist with Philips/FEI
Movers are coming tomorrow (June 2, 1998) and taking
away our stuff including the computer: there will be no
updates on my page for quite a while. In about a week
we'll be on our way to Holland. We are going to miss you
Ann safely arrived to Moscow on May 28, 1998
May 21, 1998. We went to Puerto Penasco, Mexico. I got
stung by a stingray.
6 hours of incredible pain. Ouch!
We are moving to
Eindhoven (Holland) soon.
Ann is going to Moscow for Summer. She is leaving on
May 27, 1998.
Last updated: October 30, 2003