About a week ago, I started seeing really weird behavior on digg and fatwallet, among other sites. For instance, while viewing any digg article, the CPU goes to 100% and Firefox becomes unresponsive – it even pops up the "Script not responding" message similar to:

My digg viewing experience has plunged and I even resorted to using (gasp, how dares he!) Internet Exploder. It was even weirder at Fatwallet (wtf!?):

By then, I've had enough. I started disabling countless Firefox extensions (now called add-ons for some moronic marketing reason), and long behold – both Digg and Fatwallet are just fine after disabling ImageZoom. Who would have thought… apparently it has some horrible memory leaks. Checking ImageZoom's forum seems to …

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Jack Bauer Found In St Petersburg In His New Hiding (Season 07?!)


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 29th, 2007 in Humor, Personal

Yesterday I got back from my trip to St Petersburg, Russia, where I drank lots of vodka (and absinthe), ate blinkchiks and borsch, and found Jack Bauer. Apparently he is now posing as one of the Russian emperors. He was last seen hanging out in Pushkin village…

Don't believe me? Will you believe the photos?

The title:

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Introducing Jack Bauer:

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Jack Bauer closeup:

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Pictures From Milla's Fabulous Birthday (Party Bus) Are Up!


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on May 13th, 2007 in Personal

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Feel free to follow this linky for more pictures. …

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Beer Car Broken Into. Again. 2nd Time In 2 Weeks.


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on April 16th, 2007 in Personal

Thanks for another broken window, asshole. What are the odds of having 2 break-ins in 2 weeks? Same window. Damage done: $165. Stuff stolen: $15. FU.         …

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The Beer Car Gets Burglarized


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on March 18th, 2007 in Personal

The official car of the Beer Planet got pwned today, even though it was parked in direct light at Milla's house with a surveillance camera pointed a few feet away. I'm now 1 window, radar detector, and ipod poorer.

Thanks for stealing my GPS charger, you asshole, after not taking the GPS itself, I'm sure you will find great use for it. I don't keep the GPS in my car, so if you ever want to break in again based solely on the GPS charger attached to the windshield, just don't. Don't waste your time.

    

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Some Fun At Work


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on August 16th, 2006 in Humor, Personal

Updated: September 21st, 2006

Today at work Ahmad (funniest mofo the world's ever seen) mentioned a couple of funny names of the real people he once knew. One of them was Sheik Mahboob, which sent me rolling on the floor for at least 3 minutes, the other one being something like Doug Zheet. Then Erin finished me off with Ho Ng (pronounced Hoeing), at which point the day was over cause nobody could continue working. …

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Cambridge, Week 4


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on July 20th, 2006 in Personal

Updated: July 23rd, 2006

Update: And I'm back!

I'm finally done here and I'm coming back to the States. Can't wait.

I've had some great times here with the guys at Blinkx as well as Autonomy at work, local pubs, and restaurants. I'm looking forward to seeing Matt, Sergio, and Andy who are going to the US for a month or two.

That is all for now, the taxi is picking me up at 6:30am, so I am pulling an all-nighter until then. See you all in California. …

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London Tour


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on July 10th, 2006 in Personal

Updated: July 15th, 2006

So a couple of days ago I finally visited London. The train from Cambridge takes about 1h15m, and the roundtrip ticket only costs 13 pounds due to some promotion. I ended up walking around a lot and taking the hop on – hop off tour bus. One day is obviously not enough to see all of London but it allowed me to see lots of famous things without entering them.

Here are the pictures: 2006.07.08 London.

And here are some videos:

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Cambridge, UK, Week 2


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on July 2nd, 2006 in Personal

Updated: July 15th, 2006

7/3: Thought of the day: Cambridge = Davis in the 16th century. Same amount of bikes but instead of dusty streets, Cambridge has medieval castles. For example:

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7/2: So my 2nd week started today, and I finally decided to get my butt out of bed and go explore Cambridge. I got up at the crack of noon and took a taxi downtown where I went on a guided tour around a couple of colleges as well as the punt tour of the river Cam (that's what Cambridge derives its name from). I also walked around town and visited souvenier shops. The 2 hour walk home was pleasantly tiring.

Finally, here are some pictures …

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Cambridge, UK, Week 1


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 30th, 2006 in Personal

Updated: July 15th, 2006

Edit 7/1: And this is what happens during England national team soccer games in UK (I can't imagine what the finals would be like).


Edit 6/30: Just came back from the pub after watching the UKR-ITA game and hanging with the guys. Very upsetting game, horrible performance by the Ukraine, although I wasn't expecting anything good to come out of it anyway. On a brighter note, the weekend is finally here! Sleep time…..


Edit 6/29: I'm awake at 3am because some idiots outside the hotel are screaming their heads off, and one is running around yelling "Punch me in the face, punch me in the #$#%%#@#@ face!!". I truly, truly wish he gets what he wants.

The past 2 days …

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23


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 16th, 2006 in Personal

Updated: July 15th, 2006

Well, as of today I'm 23. Am I old? Yes, I'm extremely old [mature]. Am I young? Hell yeah and always will be [beer planet party?].

Some other things that are 23:

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Jail Bush


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 16th, 2006 in Personal

Updated: July 15th, 2006

Was driving on 19th Ave today next to Stonestown and saw a homeless (who else has the time to spend like this?) man (or woman? :?) holding up a BUMPER STICKER that read Jail Bush.

That's it, just standing there, alone, in between 2 parked cars, holding up a bumper sticker. These homeless people are getting intelligent. Perhaps he/she should take a step further and start accepting donations for the opposing party……

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OMG, I'm Done with Davis?


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 13th, 2006 in Personal

Updated: July 3rd, 2006

Edit 7/3: Ok, well, looks like I did graduate, with 190 completed units. The GPA averaged to exactly 3.40 :?. Could be better, but it's not that bad. I'm glad I moved out of Chi Phi on time, since a week ago somebody's room got broken into, and now there's a rodent problem (and I'm sure there's plenty of cockroaches too). I'll miss living there with all the guys, however. I'm sure they'll miss me too (read: my movies).

Now just to get a master's and I'll be set. The question is: when?


Wow, I just realized: I'm done with undergrad. I have a BS and a BA? Holy crap!?…

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