Voices from Russia

Thursday, 1 March 2018

1 March 2018. Cat’s Back… Had to Break In a Replacement Machine

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Our old machine gave up the ghost. We pulled out a spare machine, which Nicky had spilled coffee all over a year ago (it’s got about 50 percent more storage than the other one and it’s twice as fast due to more RAM). Now, it’s all dry and fine. However… the machine wanted to load every update that Microsoft issued since last year… including the major feature update that revamped the whole Windows 10 platform. Therefore, I’ve been babysitting the process. Now, we’re done and the cat’s back and as feisty as ever. Be good, kids… stay strong and focused, for the times aren’t good.

BMD

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Russian Internet Providers Will Enter the DNR Market in 2016

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Today, DNR Minister of Communications Viktor Yatsenko announced at a press conference that Russian ISP providers would enter the domestic market next year:

Next year, we plan to start buying traffic from the Russian Federation. Ukrainian providers would remain in the Republic, but the price of Ukrainian ISP services has grown considerably. The Ukraine officially increased prices on internet traffic by 17 percent. This meant that the price rose to our operators, as we buy all internet access directly from the Ukraine. However, consumer internet access is much cheaper in the DNR than in the Ukraine. Access to services at speeds of 100 megabits per second is no more than 400 Roubles (41 Renminbi. 418 INR. 6.50 USD. 8.40 CAD. 9 AUD. 5.70 Euros. 4.20 UK Pounds), whereas, for example, in Kharkov, the price of this package is 250 Grivnya (732 Roubles. 75 Renminbi. 765 INR. 11.75 USD. 15.30 CAD. 16.40 AUD. 10.50 Euros. 7.70 UK Pounds), and 200 Grivnya (586 Roubles. 60 Renminbi. 612 INR. 9.40 USD. 12.25 CAD. 13 AUD. 8.40 Euros. 6.20 UK Pounds) in Dnepropetrovsk.

6 October 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/russia/rossijskie-internet-provajdery-pridut-na-rynok-dnr-v-2016-godu-minsvyazi.html

Saturday, 16 August 2014

16 August 2014. WordPress STILL Playing Games With Us… It’s Causing Delays in My Posting… I Apologise

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WordPress is still goofing with our heads with their new “beep beep boop” text editor. I kid you not… that’s the text that comes up when you hit the “edit this post” or “new post” button. For the time being, WordPress is offering a workaround, but they’re not offering it as a permanent dashboard option, which they should. It looks to this simple-minded soul that WordPress is making things easier for the majority who only use the “stripped-down” microblog-style editor. However, they already had this feature… there was no need to make it the default. This idiocy has forced me to waste mucho time on this issue… and I only have a limited amount of time.

WordPress was one of those rare things that actually worked as it should. It worked like they advertised it, in fact. Are they going to start charging us for “optional features?” This is Crapitalist Corporate America, after all! This supposedly was a year in the works. I don’t think so… I think that some managers traded e-mails for a year, and some poor sod developers had to come with something that some idiot with a Business Administration “degree” found “plausible”.

I hope that WordPress solves this… by giving us permanent access to the “classic” editor. Look at how Microsoft tried to skunk us all with the Microsoft 8 “metro” start button. Trust me, millions went back to the classic “start” when it became available. That is, this is another goofy idea pushed by some manager without any ties to the real world…

BMD

Thursday, 14 August 2014

14 August 2014. WordPress Rolled Out a “New n’ Improved” New Post Feature… Mucked Things Up Horrendously

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I loved WordPress as a blogging platform… it was simple, intuitive, and easy to access from the main pages of my various blogs. Well, they decided to “improve” things. They fucked things up royally instead. If you click on the “new post” or “edit this” on the public pages, you get a goofy image telling you, “beep beep boop”, it takes forever to load, and some of the features on the editor are missing. If that ain’t all, the “tag” function has gone to hell. You used to be able to type in three or four letters, and you’d get suggestions from your previous tags. That’s gone.

A big BRONX CHEER to whomever designed this “upgrade!” I do daresay that I’m not the only person pissed off at this…

BMD

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