About author

A mini biography isn´t easy to write, but I´ll try out:


I was born Thur Aug 28 1958 late afternoon, so I’ve been around for a while.

Walking in Monastiraki, Athens

My birthplace is Athens, Greece, but I have been moving around a lot since then.


Sweden became early my second home country where I soon learned the language and finished elementary school.
As a young student I tried various faculties,and moved between plenty of cities and foreign countries. My interests at that time was travel, literature and music. My extended music-list is a kind of biography itself.


They say that a Cycladic island can change your entire life. This was about what happened to me when I finally found my way to the island of Amorgos, harbour of Aigiali, in the summer of 1982. A new era in life had just begun.

IRIE – Athenian reggae

The visit on the island soon led to the formation of a reggae-group, one of the first such in the entire country. Irie was a short-lived but intense and popular reggae-group. Our extremely popular live performances 1984-87 in Athens city are still remembered as great floor-shaking events.


Magic Turtle – Fine Art, Gems and Jewelry

After a quite turbulent time, I finally settled for many years on Amorgos raising a family and making small businesses. The boutique of Magic Turtle in the Greek Archipelago was alive between 1989 – 2001. It was not only a shop for fine art and handmade jewellery, but also a vibrant venue for artists and craftsmen from all over the world, a creative platform especially for ceramists and goldsmiths.


Journalism and literature

At that time I was also translating literature and worked as a freelance journalist at various newspapers, magazines and radio stations.


It was then – in the 90’s – I first came in contact with computers and soon discovered Internet. I was immediately getting fascinated by the seemingly unlimited possibilities it had to offer!

Web Development

A few years later, after moving back to Sweden, I found myself at high-schools and universities, studying those beloved subjects from a closer range. In 2014 I did acquire a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering/Web Development – specialized on Web Usability.


In the meanwhile in Stockholm was also from scratch building up the channel ÖstbergaTV – a project supporting young peoples creativity in TV, film and other media.

Latest part of my mini biography - creating Östberga TV

Working with Östberga TV, covering Ung08 festival in Kungsträdgården – Stockholm, the biggest youth festival in Europe.

And the story still goes on…

Picture info: Georgios Xyftilis at Ales Stones, Skåne - Sweden
The posts on my blog are reflecting different facets of all the sphere of my interests. Such are: computer and web issues (of course), travels, excurses but also a great variety of other issues that I find constructive and interesting. Astronomy, Music, Yoga, are many of those.