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Smashing Conference roundup: books, tools, photos from Oxford 2015

* TBU I attended Smashing Conference, an event for web designers and developers. Here’s a roundup with tools, tweets, quotes, links and slides. Marked with #mustwatch are the talks that have been of the most interest for me personally. The videos of these talks should be available soon enough, and I will update this post […]

Laundrapp review

Laundrapp is a new UK based service with a neat app for arranging laundry pickup and delivery. You select laundry type from given packages and book time slots for collection/delivery.

Card game: Smash Up

On my trip to Bristol I had a chance to play a card game called Smash Up (released in 2012). It’s fun, easy to pick up and takes about an hour to finish. It’s been recently localized for German, Japanese and French. In Smash Up players take two factions. The factions represented in the game […]


I’m enjoying Songkik a lot lately. It allows you to track favorite artists and concerts nearby. And it seems to be aware of every single gig in the area. Just select your location, add artists you want to track (or import them from last.fm, Facebook or iTunes), and it will timely alert you about their […]

Powermat for iPhone with cinnamon syrup

So, I went out for coffee and came back with a Starbucks powermat wireless charger ring. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a wireless charger for phones and tablets. To charge a phone you plug in your ring and place it on a powermat spot to start charging. Powermat chargers have been previously launched […]

My Oscars 2015 winners predictions

Here comes the time for my long-lasting tradition of posting this year’s opinion based Oscar-predictions. And this time it comes with a bonus list of “to watch” and “don’t watch” movies selected from the nominees. Best Picture Winner: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole […]

Remote control sockets

Last week I installed remote control sockets remote control sockets for light switches at home. It’s amazing such a little thing can make a difference. I like that it’s absolutely easy to install and use. You don’t really need an advanced “smart home” tech to have remote access to the switches. A socket (and an […]

Olloclip review

I wrote earlier that Olloclip was my favourite gift of 2014. Here’s a little olloclip review that I wrote after using the iPhone 6/6Plus model for about 3 weeks.

#2014 rewind

Best things of #2014. Moved from Moscow to London. Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels. Dover, Cambridge, Chester, Coventry. New job. Plane spotting…