Sunday, February 16, 2014

The greatest story teller in our family - Simeon Rabinky

Simeon Rabinky (my wife's uncle)  is the oldest and the main person in our family. Because of him we are all ended up here in America. He is the incredible story teller - see below the moment of one of his numerous and  always intriguing story! At the picture we and our guests (some of them our american friends) listen him with the great interest!
You can read some post about him in my Russian blog -;postID=1685297072599138699;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=1;src=postname

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Life in Sderot: Synagogues and bus stations as bomb shelters and rocket shrapnel marks on walls, kids playing during missile attack....

At the border with Gasa stip the  Israeli village Sderot is frequently attacked by arab missiles. We visited our relatives there  - immigrants from USSR. Most shocked was the too brave comment of teenage girl: "When there is missle attack, I usually stay at playground; we get used to it...".

Clip starts by showing  regular personal bunker where we  stayed overnight - very comfortable bed room! And it ends by showing how young soldier with rifle and beer bottle in his hand was crossing our way....

Проведали новых родсвенников в Израельском Здороте - на границе с Газой. Подивились их бесстрашному даже с бравадой быту с бомбоустойчивыми боксами в каждой квартире (мы ночевали в таком бохе), метками от ракетных осколков на стенах, укрепленными автобусными остановками-бункерами, синагогами-бомбоубежашими и детьми остающимися играть на дворе даже во время воздушной тревоги.

В конце солдат в майке, с витовкой на боку и откраытой бутылкой пива в руках перебегает нам дорогу...

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I started my career in 1979 as an IBM/370 system engineer. In 1986 I got my PhD. in Robotics at St. Petersburg Technical University (Russia) and then worked as a professor teaching there CAD/CAM, Robotics and Computer Science for about 12 years. I published 30 papers and made several presentations for international conferences related to the Robotics, Artificial Intelligent and Computer fields. In 1999 I moved to the US and worked at Capital One bank in Richmond as a Capacity Planner. My first CMG paper was written and presented in 2001. The next one, "Global and Application Level Exception Detection System Based on MASF Technique," won a Best Paper award at CMG 2002 and was presented again at UKCMG 2003 in Oxford, England. My CMG 2004 paper about applying MASF technique to mainframe performance data was republished in the IBM z/Series Expo. I also presented my papers in Central Europe CMG conference and in numerous US regional meetings. I continue to enhance my exception detection methodologies. After working more than 2 years as the Capacity Management team lead for IBM, I had worked for SunTrust Bank for 3 years and then got back to IBM holding for 2+ years  Sr. IT Architect position. Currently I work for Capital One bank as IT Manager for IT Capacity Management group. In 2015 I have been elected to the CMG ( board of directors,

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