Gosh! Today I had an awesome English lesson at school! Our teacher brought us a movie about quantum physics, space and time problems. Although I alredy know the majority of this stuff, that was pretty interesting. Here’s the video.
Today Yana and I were at the Globus theater (map). The perfomance called “Family stories” (“Simeinye istorii”). It was about very burning issues like poverty in families, children and parents, etc. People shouldn’t live like this. It’s wrong. It’s awful. It’s cruel. It’s unfair. A father who beats his wife and son, a son who sees it and beats a dog then. A patriarchal family, a matriarchal family…The tragedy of old parents when their son left them and went to Switzerland. And above all this crap is….Time. Time. Time’s changing all. Time runs, time’s going fast or slow, but it never stops. It’s like a millstone grinding lifes and destinies.
Time is passing by…Every second, every minute or making you closer to your desires or moving you away from them. And it’s up to you what to do.
There was an scene during the perfomance when a boy singing somthing like “I’ve fucked Nadejda, la-la-la!!! I’ve fucked Nadejda” after he was having sex with girl called Nadejda. And there were two girls at my age behind me who were laughing on this and rolling on the floor. They considered that’s funny. I’m curious what would they say about this a decade later, when they, probably, will have their own children. I dunno. It looks like just a few people these days think about something great, want to grow and change. The majority is just like an talking, walking, fucking, laughing, working social animals. Shame.
The performance was awesome though. Thanks to the actors and staff.
Recently I’ve been feeded by Seth’s post “The Wikipedia gap”.
Gosh! I’m fed up with the school bozos telling me that Wikipedia isn’t suitable for academic purposes! Teachers forbid to use it. They arguing that Wikipedia contains only surface knowledge. And they force us to write useless reports, reviews, etc. It’s all a trash. We spend hours trying to extract from the paper libraries right the same information we can find in Wikipedia in a seconds! And then pushing all this trash in a well-formed paper and getting your grade….Sorry, but it’s bullshit!
Education should be concentrated on giving students real, useful skills. Everybody these times can find information easily. Teach us how to select it more wisely, maybe. But do not force us wasting our time.
Teachers! To be a teacher is more an responsibility than a job. Think creative. Do good.
Guy Kawasaki – for teaching me how to speak and how to start.
Avril Lavigne – for “Hot” song! It rocks!
Sergey Brin and
Larry Page – for making me DO something, not just sitting and waiting.
Bill Gates – for teaching me how to do business.
Vladimir Putin – for not interfering with my business.
Valeriy Kipelov – for giving me peace of mind.
Mark Zuckerberg – for cool new people I’ve met.
Robert Kyiosaki – for being my mentor.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – for giving me love to iron.
Shakira – for making my body moving.
Tarja Turunen – for Nightwish.
Linus Torvalds – for showing me the other side.
Man…Guy rocks. I wish to talk like this when I’ll grow up!
Make the meaning, make the meaning, make the meaning, make the meaning!!!!
guy kawasaki, usbcell, webapps devs don’t need to add useless features.
I wish I know what is it mean to think completely different! Look at these guys!
Simon Daniel from Moixa Energy Ltd. invented usbcell, it combines an ordinary AA size battery with USB connector so you can recharge it anywhere with USB port. Brilliant.
If I’m a webapp’s owner, I don’t forced to add new features constantly to keep up the cashflow. I already have customers. All I need is to keep them happy and to attract new customers, but attracting new customers is not about adding new useless features. It’s about marketing, it’s about creating a new apps, it’s about branding. Definitely.
The Web is international in it’s nature. It is obvious that if you want to achieve truly global presence you need to translate and localize all your products. Now top US websites and webapps attract more visitors from outside the US, rather than from the inside. And this is a trend, I think.
All over the world people want to see adopted and localized to thier language and location content. This is essential for social network, webapps and blogs. There is one more really important thing: people more likely to see and click localized ads rather that non-localized. But localization term doesn’t mean only translation. Consider your webapp or website like your favourite operating system. Russian and English versions of Windows or Linux are different not only in language, but in UI elements sizes, filesystem names, etc. It’s a complex work.
Localization doesn’t mean that you give me text resources of your webapp and I send the translated version to you. It also involves some page layout changes, etc.
On the other hand, not all websites need localization. Some of them need only translation. First of all it concerns well structured websites and webapp like blogs.
It’s amazing how one’s context can change in a short time!
Now I understand why it was obviuos to every young nobleman to travel in various countries, to see the world. Because it’s expanding your personal context. You see facts, people, places, processes, events that you couldn’t see otherwise. It is hard to explain with words.
I met a lot of great smart people in US and other countries. My life will never be the same.
I REALLY couldn’t ever imagine the things happened with me!
Keep your mind open.
Good news: now it is possible to travel all over the world using social networks, reading blog, etc. Utilizing the Web, in short. Do it. NOW!