Blog about life in Holland (and a lot of other stuff)
In my last post I offered you some insight into the Hell's Kitchen, usually labelled with a sign Почта России (Russian Post).
This story is about a quest called "getting a Russian visa". I have to warn you it won't be as dramatic as the previous one. Partly because the main burden is usually on the shoulders of the receiving person.
As I had ho experience with a Russian visa, I decided to get a private one, which means you need an invitation from someone living in Russia. It might be a better idea to get a tourist visa instead. Because even getting an invitation is a task for a smart, swift, brave, patient and lucky.Read on »
I have to admit that the Russian Post has well earned its popular nickname "Hell's Office". It's a very good example of the importance of The Rule to the life in the country, as opposed to the common sense. The Rule, one of many, established by those mentals sitting in Russian Duma.Read on »
Summertime is the high time for flying.
One of my colleagues has got a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and his own share of a light aircraft Diamond Star DA40-TDI. Which he offered us to fly. Diamond DA40-TDI Diamond Star.
It's been my first, but hopefully not last, experience with this type of aircraft.Read on »
It's been a while since I posted about replacing an iMac's HDD with a solid-state drive (SSD) Samsung 840 EVO, and also about tuning your Ubuntu for it. Once done, you can enjoy the awesome overall responsiveness of your system and instantaneous application startup. And all that at an affordable price.Read on »
I managed to upgrade the best-selling Koss PortaPro headphones using a couple of items I've bought on eBay. The headphones are some ten years old now, yet sturdy and rocking, and now have become even better: Koss PortaPro headphones after the upgrade.Read on »