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Linux openSUSE 10.2 Learning Experience #1: Introduction


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on December 26th, 2006 in Linux

Updated: March 20th, 2008

The purpose of this article is to:

  • introduce the new Linux section of the site (specifically dedicated to openSUSE).
  • provide a very short description of Linux and compare it to other operating systems.
  • answer some installation questions.

I'm a Windows user, I admit it. Not because I enjoy frequent reboots, freezes, and other unexplainable quirks. It's mostly because I have so many programs I'm used to, it would be impossible to switch to anything else, and I know ins and outs that allow me to be very comfortable with the Windows. I'm talking 20-30 programs I'm not willing to give up any time soon.

opensuse.png However, I also have deep respect for *nix based systems. I started using them back in …

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I Am Ze German Coast Gaaard


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on November 27th, 2006 in Humor

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Kiwi


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on November 13th, 2006 in Awesomeness

Updated: December 7th, 2006

Watch this video created for a master's thesis till the end. It's worth it. Beautiful animation full of emotions, and I'll be damned if it doesn't give you chills by the end. BTW, kiwis can't fly.

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Is This What Heaven Looks Like?


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on November 9th, 2006 in Awesomeness

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248 Ways To Annoy People


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on November 9th, 2006 in Humor

Updated: January 16th, 2007

Credit goes to http://www.dbooth.net/internerd/annoy.cfm.

1. Specify that your drive-thru order is "to go."

2. If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.

3. Start each meal by conspicuously licking all your food, and announce that this is so no one will "swipe your grub."

4. Name your dog "Dog."

5. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up."

6. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what you think."

7. Claim that you must always wear a bicycle helmet as part of your "astronaut training."

8. Follow a few paces behind someone, spraying everything they touch with a can of Lysol….

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Coolest Rollerguy EVER, Goes 60mph


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on November 9th, 2006 in Awesomeness

Check out this video, his gear feels so comfortable, it's just awesome.

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Borat is the Funniest Movie in a Long While


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on November 5th, 2006 in Entertainment, Humor, My Favorites

Updated: March 18th, 2008

cannes.jpgI went to see Borat with Milla, Greg, and his gf Marissa yesterday, and it completely blew away all expectations for a funny movie. I mean, I was already expecting funny jokes, having heard Borat crack them before, but not to THAT degree. All of the jokes, by the way, were original, I've never heard Borat use them before. The theaters were packed as all showings were sold out, and this only improved the experience: people were almost rolling on the floor beside me, screaming at the screen, choking on drinks.

I don't think I've ever laughed so hard that I started to gasp for air; the sounds that were coming out of me didn't resemble laughter anymore (for those …

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Don't Piss This Little Guy Off


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on October 26th, 2006 in Humor

Updated: March 15th, 2007

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Have YOU Seen This Guy?


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on October 26th, 2006 in Humor

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Girls' Dream Halloween Costume Warehouse… Hilarious Of Course


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on October 26th, 2006 in Humor

Click on the video to start playing (or in case it shows up white). Watch it all the way through, it gets better.

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Hiro Nakamura: Actor… Coder


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on October 26th, 2006 in Entertainment

teleporter1ok.jpgPublished in Wired magazine, here's the story of Hiro, my most favorite character on the show Heroes.

Millions of viewers of NBC's Heroes know actor Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura, the bored young Japanese office worker who discovers he has the power to alter time and teleport. What they probably don't know is that he's been working behind the scenes for years as one of Industrial Light & Magic's top programmers.

In an ensemble cast that features solid acting all around, Oka steals the show every time he's on the screen. The show literally has his Hiro living out the exploits of his own comic book, 9th Wonders.

Since graduating from Brown University in 1997, Oka has worked on more

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Poor Timo


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on October 23rd, 2006 in Humor

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David Blaine Street Magic (On Youtube): A Must See of Course


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on October 15th, 2006 in Humor

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Can You Draw Better?


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on October 12th, 2006 in Awesomeness

Check out this is a painting on a pavement in the middle of some street.batman.jpg

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Marine Letter Home. The Truth About Iraq.


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on October 7th, 2006 in Stuff

Posted in TIME magazine recently, this original letter from an anonymous marine is a must read. Here it is:

The Secret Letter From Iraq
A Marine's letter home, with its frank description of life in "Dante's inferno," has been circulating through generals' in-boxes. We publish it here with the author's approval

Written last month, this straightforward account of life in Iraq by a Marine officer was initially sent just to a small group of family and friends. His honest but wry narration and unusually frank dissection of the mission contrasts sharply with the story presented by both sides of the Iraq war debate, the Pentagon spin masters and fierce critics. Perhaps inevitably, the 'Letter from Iraq' moved quickly beyond

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