How to Manage Studies, Work, and Personal Projects to Stay Sane and Kind

I find myself screaming "I don’t have time for this!" at people several times a day. It seems like someone vicious has stolen it from me just to see me suffer. At times like that, when you rush from one task to the other, unable to take a breath, it seems that it will never end and you can do nothing to make it any better. But actually, you can! In this post, I will tell you my four key principles that I use to deal with overwhelming times in life.

Is There Room for Artistic Growth at a Technical University Like ITMO?

ITMO University is known as one of the best places for those who want to excel in engineering, science, or innovations. However, despite such a heavy emphasis on technologies, it also gives students an opportunity to express themselves through art, something many people would not expect.

Three Novels You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

There are many reasons to love fiction. I, for one, appreciate the opportunity to immerse myself in someone else’s story and witness events that I myself wouldn’t ever experience. In today’s compilation, we’ll share three novels by three great authors that will make you forget about reality.

Deja Vu or the Ascent of New Ethics…

This all happened a while ago, sometime in the early 2000s. On the tram, I heard two young men talking about their buddy who had just placed second in a gaming championship in the US. The game, I believe, was Quake, which is believed to have given the start to the term "esports." I introduced myself to these gentlemen and asked them for the contact details of their victorious friend, which they kindly shared.

Best Light-Hearted Movies to Make Your Day Brighter

Each of us has days full of gloom, when nothing amuses us, and we don’t want to do anything. In moments like this, it’s very important to devote time to yourself and your favorite things, which can brighten any cloudy day and cheer you up.

New Apple M1 Chip: Is RISC Worth It?

On November 10, 2020, Apple introduced M1, the new ARM-based chip. We all know ARM CPU architecture is dominating the mobile market and Apple already has a powerful line of SoC processors called Apple Silicon (e.g. A14, A13, and so on). So, what is so new about this one? Well, this chip is for the new MacBook (though the previous MacBooks which used x86−64 CPU architecture). At this moment things become much more interesting. Servers typically use a variety of architectures including POWER, ARM, amd64 (x86−64), IA-64, and so on. On the other hand, the x86−64 architecture completely dominates the desktop segment while low-power devices such as smartphones use ARM (however you can find amd64-based tablets in stores). Can Apple change the balance by bringing the ARM-powered laptop into the market?

May Holidays: Where to go to Experience Nature in the City

The May holidays are approaching. A few days when everything comes together — good weather and a break from studying and work. I always want to get as much out of these days as possible. To gain strength for the last push of study in this semester, to breathe in that warmth of May days, to enjoy nature. Many people leave the city, but what can you do if you don't have a summer house? How do you spend those days in the city?

Three Great Young Adult Fiction Books

Young adult fiction is a type of literature that is mostly written for teenagers. However, according to The Atlantic, about a half of its readers are actually older than 18. In today’s blog, we’ll give some recommendations and discuss why this kind of literature is actually deeper than it might seem at first sight.

Dancing at ITMO

Dancing. What is it? For someone it is modern street hip-hop, for others it is classics from the 19th century, and for somebody, the first thing that comes to mind is an unusual contemporary style. But, undoubtedly, all agree on one thing. Dancing is magnificent!