Sunday, March 23, 2014

Existential sadness and stuff.

As the situation in Russia is becoming more and more grim every day, I begin to doubt I will ever will make it out. The plan was to get working experience and save some money and in about 1-2 years start my journey to greener pastures. Alas, the timeframe might be requiring reconsidering.

The economy of the state is degrading, making my earnings and savings less valuable every week. At this rate 50 rubles for a US dollar by the fall is a realistic projection. Which effectively will cut my finances in half. Politically and socially, our ruler is simply insane. I watched the news yesterday - big mistake. The rhetorics, the craziness of it all... I feel if I do not spring from this place within a year, I might be never able to.

Other news. I am getting closer to finishing my virology p2 course. Completed quizzes 10 and 11 today - which means there is only one quiz left and one final exam after it. I am looking forward to earning this certificate - I believe I can go for "with distinction" as well.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

One more week of my life is gone, so is one more year.

So, so. I am pretty sick. Its the third time this season. Sad.

Luckily, it is 3 day holiday - I might be OK to go to work on Tuesday. My killing head aches and fever did not stop me from ACHIEVING. So here is my report on my deeds of today.

1. Coursera. Quiz 9 on Virology p2. It was pretty easy. I still don't quite understand mechanics and model behind "Muller's ratchet" effect, but I decided to just roll with it. May be it will hit me some day.

2. CodeSchool. "jQuery: The return flight". I've earned this badge today. The concept of promises and Deferred is kinda brittle in my head, but I think I got the gist of it. Damn CodeSchool. 1000 rub per month is not to be given lightly. I really should intensify my progression though the courses there and save some money.

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Well, this weekend was no different from the other ones - a huge disappointment. As per usual, I had numerous plans as to what I will do, and practically none of them came to fruition.

I suck. I suck very much. I managed to get one thing done though - I have completed a CodeSchool course, namely "Real-time Web with Node.js". Took me half a day and did not teach any immediately applicable skills, but I got the gist of it and some modern web technologies along the way. All in all - not a complete waste of time.

I feel like time is running out for me, and I am too slow, barely advancing anywhere. Of course, it is not objectively truth. Looking back at the last months I can see how significantly my situation had changed. Yet somehow, I expect even more of myself - and thus am dissatisfied. v_v