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  • Setup your own blog from scratch using Jekyll

    I assume you start with a personal Linux/macOS machine and some basic knowledge of how to setup a server. By the end of this article you’ll have your own independent blog running in the web and you’ll be able to post new articles from your laptop using only several commands....


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    I’ve been to many countries and cities, but one of the most memorable trips to me still is my vacation a couple of years ago to SAO RAS in Arkhyz, Russia with Astrovert group. It was so facinating that this year I decided to travel there again. What is Astrovert...


  • "Avengers: Endgame" review

    The movie’s titled “Endgame” not only because it’s a continuation of the previous MCU movie “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) (which you should absolutely see to understand what’s going on here), but a wrap-up of existing franchise that started with the first “Iron Man” (2008). I don’t know where it’s gonna...