Wednesday, November 09, 2011

GNOME woes continued

Oh my gosh... Now, I am close to conclusion that KDE is, finally, better than GNOME 3. KDE beats GNOME... Voilà!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More Alina Bashirova

More amazing songs by Tatar pop singer Alina Bashirova (Алина Баширова, Алинә Бәширова). She is very talented, I like her very much!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Akademichesky residential zone

Akademichesky is an innovative residential zone being constructed in Ekaterinburg, Russia. See the photo album by clicking the picture.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

GNOME → XFCE (Unity woes)

God is the witness, I honestly tried to adopt Unity desktop environment for Ubuntu Linux, two times, and failed (Ubuntu forces Unity instead of older GNOME which now doesn't work with fresh 11.10 release). Unity is very awkward to me, and I suspect heavy Macintosh influence in it, and in my opinion Apple Corporation is a greedy sect worse than Microsoft. While I am in favor of Open Source / Wikipedia help-each-other principles (known in South Africa as Ubuntu). After all, I've found that XFCE environment works, possibly, even better than GNOME, so I'm gonna be an Ubuntu XFCE user from now on.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


RIA NovostiYekaterinburgRussia to propose Yekaterinburg as Expo 2020 venue

16:33 02/08/2011 Russia will propose the Urals city of Yekaterinburg as a candidate to host the World Expo 2020 international exhibition, presidential Aide Arkady Dvorkovich told reporters on Tuesday.>>

Tuesday, April 05, 2011