Thursday, July 30, 2009

Looser's Diary

The first impression relocation to UK gave to me was the luggage overweight payed for in the airport.

It'd be literally cheaper to buy tickets for the whole seats row to gain higher unpaid weight limit and to sleep both of us on three seats comfortably during this early flight.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Need help

Does anyone know why common vehicle doors design allows that annoying 'semi-closed' state? I mean, a door can be closed 'on one click' - it wouldn't open at this position but you can't ride with it nevertheless because you surely will be cursed by driver or security system if any. You have to reopen door every time you were unsuccessful enough to get the works and shut it once again with more power to close it firmly, 'on two clicks'.

So I don't get why to allow this interim state of the lock and why don't have just two clear distinctive states, opened and closed, like with the doors we've got in buildings?

The only reason I can imagine that it is done for door to close even if you pulled it really lightly. But well, if the door is one or another way closed why the heck can't you ride? I dunno :(

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hardware problem

It is almost impossible to play ADOM on a laptop lacking numeric keypad.

Something I wasn't smart enough to predict.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Having my first longer-than-a-week vacation in two years.

Now in Taganrog, Russia, heading Sochi next week, then Min-Vody, Moscow and London finally.