My first (given) name is:
it means: "crown(ed)" - the word comes
form the Greek "Stefanos" via the German "Stefan" to Hungarian.
In ancient Greece, a wreath
was given to the winner of a contest
- from which the crown, symbol of rulers derived.
My family name is:
It means someone who achieves fame or glory - glorious. The word
comes from the Slavic
My body was born on the glorious day of 25 March, 1974.
My parents are
Elemér Szaniszló and Erzsébet Hevessy
has quite a lack of real ski resorts, another sport I am fond of is
skiing. Besides, I like
cycling (I have a Basso
racing cycle), reading,
going to the
theatre, opera, pubs, parties,
concerts, and listening to
- like normal people do, I guess. And of course I like to take photos with
my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8,
which has a Leica lens in it.
Here are a couple of things I am proud of:
||One thing I
really love is sailing.
In 1986 in Cadet class with Ádám
Szakatsits I won the "Szobi szörp" cup,
and I won silver medal on the national sailing championship of Hungary
- being second only behind Szabolcs
Majthényi who later won gold medal on the 1994 World Championship in Adelaid,
and since that time he has been 11 times
world champion sailor by 2015.
He set a speed record with my brother.
My brother is a sailing instructor.
While attending 6th class,
I won the mathematics competition
in my entire school ahead of the 7th and 8th class
students who were expected to win. At this time I got my first computer, a
At the end of primary school, I got awarded
for being the best student in chemistry in my school.
In my secondary school age I have successfully completed several
hiking tour achievement challenges, including:
"Mátrabérc" (55km in 13 hours, 2734m level raise/climbing) tour -
5 X (1990,1991,1992,1993,1994),
"Írottkő 70" (69km in 17 hours, 2003m level raise/climbing) tour in 1990,
"Kinizsi 100‑as" (100km in 24 hours, 2930m level raise/climbing) tour -
2 X (1990,1991).
These are considered the most challenging, most tough tours in Hungary. Making though these tours in the
given time limit is challenging the endurance of the individual and it is considered a great achievement.
These tours are being done in
the most beautiful and picturesque Hungarian nature sites
which is an experience in itself and can recompense for everything.
1996 I have been managing the computer server called Unicorn of the famous
here, in the Schönherz dormitory of the
Technical University of Budapest
I liked it very much! I have put the first national IRC server
on it at that time. In 1993, a few days after the
World Wide Web technology was introduced to the world by the
CERN laboratory in Switzerland,
togethwr with the Mosaic web browser,
I had a WWW server running on the Unicorn already. It was the 3rd WWW server in
Hungary after this:
"www.fsz.bme.hu" and the one of
who called my attention to this ground breaking technology.
The next system manager of Unicorn was dLux.
At that time I used to manage
the server called
alpha.ttt.bme.hu too. And I still love to work with
UNIX systems, such as: HP UX, Ultrix, OSF/1, SCO Unix, IRIX, AIX, Solaris, Sun OS, Linux, etc.
May 1996 our booklet was published on
"Keeping in touch via e-mail"
, which was the first Hungarian language book on this subject.
And I was the editor of the booklet
"How to protect our network-connected computer systems?" on the subject of
security on computer networks.
These booklets can be found in the
university and academic libraries, as well as electronic libraries in Hungary.
They were the first available Hungarian language documentations on the Internet
and they were sponsored by the
government program implementing the Internet in Hungary: NIIF.
||Between 1996-97 I
was the system manager of the central
in the headquarters office, and the central network
manager of the whole Hungarian computer network of the 41st largest
company of the
world at that time.
||In August 2004 in the city hall,
in the public relations office of the mayor of Athens I got awarded the
of Athens together with my friend, Achille Lenzini.
No prophet is accepted
in his hometown/country. - Luke 4:24. But in Athens I have been always welcomed.
||Here is a very kind and very beautiful
letter I received from
Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark. The text reads the following:
Her Majesty the
Queen has instructed me to thank you so much for the very considerate gifts you presented at our
pleasant meeting 19 November 2004 in the Yellow Palace. It comes from the secretary of
Her Majesty the Queen. And in the letter I am addressed as
István Szaniszló" which is very very nice.
||Believe it or not, I appeared a couple
of times in the TV too. This included the
RTL, Croatian National TV, etc. And some of my
personal work are featured on the official web site of the
Office on Drug and Crime. So yes, I definitely have some thing to be proud of.
||Since 2001, I am an
minister of the Church of Scientology.
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& getting along with others.
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