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The one who controls the past controls the future and the one who controls the present controls the past, and we all who don't control the present don't control anything.

My son's skydiving adventure

10 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments mgaft1

The memories of socialism (Part 5 of 5)

6 Oct 2020 3 minute read 0 comments mgaft1

The Planned Economy   Unlike the “Wild West” where the economy developed based on the supply and demand of a free market, the socialist economy was planned. That meant that the central organization in Moscow planned any kind of production enterprise...

The memories of socialism (Part 4 of 5)

5 Oct 2020 4 minute read 0 comments mgaft1

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3   Free Stuff   Public transportation was very cheap. The bus, trolley, or metro trip was just a couple of pennies. Medicine and education in the Soviet Union were free. The quality of the medicine wasn’t as high as it is in th...

The memories of socialism (Part 2 of 5)

3 Oct 2020 4 minute read 0 comments mgaft1

Part 1   Human factor   Living under socialism, I always heard from the radio, TV, and in school that socialism makes labor a pleasure. This dominant narrative instilled in my mind the concept that people are so happy to give "their all" for their co...

The memories of socialism (Part 1 of 5)

2 Oct 2020 3 minute read 0 comments mgaft1

Since early childhood, I remember the emblem of three good grandpas: Marx, Engels, and Lenin. I thought that because of how good they are, all three of them live in Kremlin and during the new year, dress like Santa Clauses and bring children presen...

The intouchables (a movie review)

19 Sep 2020 2 minute read 0 comments mgaft1

Directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano.Starring François Cluzet and Omar Sy.     In a couple of words, this is a story about an unexpected friendship between a cripple Phillip and his hired caretaker Driss; unexpected, because they ar...


8 Sep 2020 2 minute read 7 comments mgaft1

People often refer to intuition as a strange feeling that hints or prompts to certain actions although an immediate conscious logic might not rectify them. Intuition might even offer a solution that goes against the apparent logic. That “feeling” cou...

Copying a file to Windows Server 2012 R2

23 Jul 2020 1 minute read 2 comments mgaft1

Hi there,   I figure maybe someone had the same problem as I do.  I am running an application that creates some documents on Windows Server 2012 R2.  The documents are almost completely identical, except for different sort orders.  Let's say one docu...

‘The Boss’s Daughter’ (‘La Fille du patron’) A movie review

22 Jun 2020 3 minute read 1 comment mgaft1

The action takes place in a small town in a textile factory. Reminded me of something old Soviet socialist-realistic films about working villages, but, of course, with a French accent. The protagonist, named Vital, is a simple worker, course and, dir...

Sex doll (A movie review)

20 Jun 2020 3 minute read 2 comments mgaft1

Hi there, I watched the French film “Sex doll” on Netflix. The action takes place in London, but the protag is French or rather French Arabic. Her professional name is Virginia, and her real name is Malik. The film is in English, but often it jumps...