Now I have a blog

So I decided I need a full-featured blog. I used to use VKontakte posts for similar purposes, but they’re not always a convenient way of getting the point across: for example, there’s no technical way to put an image or a video in the middle of the text, and I sometimes desperately want to do that. From now on, I’ll be writing my big texts on life and professional activities here. And, since I’ve got a handful of domains with my name in them, and for a long time I wanted to do so anyway, each post is available in two languages: English and Russian. The language-switching link is somewhere above.

For the curious ones:

  • This thing runs on WordPress on my server. Yes, so original.
  • I so badly wanted a theme as minimalistic as possible but didn’t find any and had to make one myself. Whenever I’ll be sure it’s okay, I’ll publish it for everyone. At this point, I’m almost certain I forgot something that has to be fixed/implemented. And, BTW, it doesn’t look like hell in Internet Explorer 😉
  • Multilinguality is implemented using qTranslate X, and comments use Disqus. Had to spend a hour and a half writing a plugin in order for them to work together nicely because Russian comments on an English text are not cool and it isn’t capable of separating them out of the box.