24 Nov 2006 04:39 pm
Where is my tags?
I’ve recently noticed that all my posts that include tags have been modified. All tags such as code snippets has been completely vanished. I suppose this inconvenience has been caused by “smart” WP tags treatment. OK, its too late now to investigate something, but I definitely will do it tomorrow. c ya.
22 Nov 2006 03:09 pm
Meeting with close tourist friends
I always liked an outdoor activities, especially backpacking or mountaineering. Actually, I used to take part in such trips quite often during the first tree years studying in university. During that time I got around almost all Ukraine. I took up it seriously at 2001, when I and my friend Tema decided to enter a local tourist club. Before we joined the club, I had been looking for any convenient one through the Internet, but there were not too many of them. We arranged an appointment with the leader of the club the very next day after we found his mobile-phone number on one of the outdoor forums. One shiny spring day, we met a dark-haired blue-eyed wide-smiling stocky guy. His nickname was Sema. I hadn’t known his real name nearly a year, but in tourist environment having a nickname instead of real name is a common thing.
The story is not about that astounding time spent in the club, and not about hard but amazing hikes to the most picturesque places of Ukraine. The story is about the fact, that this weekend was a ten years anniversary of Sema’s leading different hiking trips and his training activities.
Last Tuesday, when I was debugging a piece of buggy Java code, my ICQ was knocked, and I surprisingly discovered announcement about Sema’s plans of celebrating this significant event in his life. In spite of the fact that I haven’t been to any place outside civilization like forest or lake during the last one year (I got married ) I immediately decided that I definitely come and congratulate Sema. I even wasn’t surprised about place and time of celebration which were 8pm on Saturday near Mrygi hamlet in the forest.
To be continued…
Blogging and Friends and Social
13 Nov 2006 02:04 pm
First outside visitor
My blog has been commented by outside visitor. Actually he is my friend, but he has discovered my “secret” blog by himself. Now I feel that I’ve got a one seldom visiting reader. This feelings are very encouraging, and I’ll try to write little bit more not to disappoint him By now, I can state that my audience is growing smoothly!
09 Nov 2006 02:51 pm
WPG2 plugin installed
I’ve successfully upgraded the gallery and blog to latest versions. It allowed me to install WPG2 plugin. This plugin allows inserting images from a G2 gallery to a WordPress posts.
07 Nov 2006 11:06 pm
In a month I will be passing FCE (First Certificate in English) tests provided by the local British Council. There are five common parts: Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking. I’ve been preparing particularly for this exam for a year, and I am pretty confident in my English. The main problem of my inability of efficient using of language is my poor experience in practical use. I have perceived tons of information like grammar rules and vocabulary words, but mainly it remains in passive part. Large passive vocabulary is very useful for reading, because you know or can guess based on word formation rules almost all words. But, it is more important to have good range of active English for speaking naturally. To rehearse all the words I have learnt, I made a notebook where I put down common phrasal verbs and words arranged by topics. Usual topics are Sport, Shopping, Social Life etc. This morning I found out likely to be useful resource which can help me in this activity:
Discovering this resource I found some quite fruitful list Comprehensive English Vocabulary Word Lists. I am going to use it for recollecting word by topic.