My Favourite Musical Period

Isn't it true that sometimes you listen to some modern music and say to yourself: "Well, this music of today is so boring (bad, awful, uninspired, put whatever adjective you like). It was a lot better in the..." 2000's? 90's? 80's? 70's? It depends on which period in the history of music you find more…

The Assassination of Assassin’s Creed

So, yesterday I've finally worked up the courage to watch the Assassin's Creed movie. I am well-acquainted with the game series, and I like them a lot. Surely every Assassin's Creed game has its weak points, but, in the end, the experience I got from playing was always great. I didn't read any reviews, but…

Organizing Your Library

I must confess I love reading books a lot. I have a lot of books, both physical and digital. What happens when your collection gets bigger is that it become difficult to keep track of all the books you have, and I, being a total control freak, just couldn't let that happen. That's why I've…

My Latest Musical Addiction

I did not mention it before, but I am actually a kind of a musical addict. For me it is essential to listen to some new music every day and discover new bands and artists. The consequence of this is that I rarely listen to the same record even twice. For that to happen, it…

“Knight Jumps Queen”?

Before playing Knights I never would have guessed that a chess-based puzzle game can be so addictive. To be honest, I'm not very good at chess, but this game still captivated me, and made my brain spend some hours searching for appropriate solutions. I love the way the difficulty goes up gradually letting you adjust…

Skeletons in the Closet

Back in 2011-2012 one of my buddies had an idea to create a computer game and contacted me to participate. In the end that game never saw the light of day, but what's left of it are some demo tracks of what was supposed to be its soundtrack. Today I decided to share it with…

Mission Completed!

Today I want to share some good news. After waiting for a month I've finally received TIE or Tarjeta de identidad de extranjero! Now I can reside in Spain legally and work for the next five years. Thankfully the bureaucracy in Spain is nothing compared to Russia, where it would be impossible to obtain the…

Master Keaton, a Great Slow-Paced Anime

Today I want to share with you an anime series that I have watched recently - Master Keaton. The series is based on the manga of Urasawa Naoki¬†(Monster, 20th Century Boys), one of my all-time favourite authors, and follows the adventures of Hiraga-Keaton Taichi, a half-Japanase half-British insurance investigator for Lloyd's company, ex-SAS member and…

A Good Place to Start Coding

If you want to learn programming, but don't know where to start, I would suggest a website that's called¬†Codecademy. It's got courses on almost all the modern programming languages, including Java/JavaScript, Python, Ruby, HTML & CSS. A course normally takes you no more than 10 hours, and, therefore, won't convert you into an expert, but…