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2010: A year in travel

2010: A year in travel

This year I've been fortunate enough to travel abroad no less than 3 times! It beats the hell out of a pause I've been having since 2007 and my last trip abroad. I got a new passport in February, and it coincided with the lifting of travel sanctions Europe had put in place against my home country. Read more

A DIY NAS with Ubuntu

A DIY NAS with Ubuntu

As a personal collection of large files grows, one has always problems with additional storage. Once the problem was with not enough disk space, but today it may as well be the physical space to store the disks. A computer case is only as big, and soon you can't add new disks, because there is simply no room in it. This is a problem I first faced a couple of years ago, and pondered ever since to solve it. Read more

Text mode by default in Ubuntu Linux

Text mode by default in Ubuntu Linux

So, I needed an installation of Linux in order to try something development related. Recently I tried several major LiveCD distributions in order to see which one has evolved significantly, and I thought that Fedora and SuSE did a good job, but was not completely satisfied. Somehow I managed to miss Ubuntu in these tests, and by hearing some good things about it recently, I managed to grab some time and try it. Read more

My first telescope(s)

My first telescope(s)

I have been engaged in amateur astronomy for quite some time (last 12 years to be exact). I've been doing this as a member of several astro clubs in the area, but I've personally never owned any astronomy equipment (besides photo cameras, if you please). This became apparent when two years ago I had a fall out with my last club, and found myself instrument-less and in a puzzle: how did I manage not to have a telescope of my own in all this time? Read more

Here we go again!

Here we go again!

This is some n-th time I'm trying to start a weblog and maintain it regularly. On previous occasions I utilized some online applications, but in the end every one of them failed me in creating exactly what I want. Number of compromises simply outweighed conveniences and eventually I created robust homepage which could host all content. Read more

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