Aug 20 MON – Firenze (Day 3) – Collodi

  We woke up at 6:45, and were out on the streets at 07:07.  The heat is gone. What a relief from afternoon heat.  It is nice and breezy on the streets at this hour.  We wanted to see all major Firenze sites one more times before the crowds. We saw 3 young […]

SQL Server

How to Re-Install SQL Server 2008 Evaluation

You have 180 days to evaluate.  You can check number of days till expiration:   open your SQL Server Management Studio and widen first line in Help — About box. What if your trial is about to expire, and you need just a few more days to evaluate? You can switch […]


Октябрь 2017 – неожиданная поездка в Москву – отцу на 85

Передо мной встал выбор ехать или не ехать в Москву на торжества.  И чаша весов неожиданно пришла в движение – надо ехать! четверг, 12 октября – в разговоре с Наташей нашла коса на камень, зашел разговор о сурприз-визите в Москву.  Посылаю послание начальнице, что нужно 3 дня поездки к отцу […]


IFA Villas Bavaro – Punta Cana – Dominican Republic

This is a quick review of a single week (November-December) spent in all inclusive resort IFA Villas Bavaro in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We book online through Apple Vacations ( They provide smashing deals on a packages that includes both flight and stay.  So, the only thing is not covered […]