I wanted to get my hands on a Raspberry Pi 4 board since its release at the beginning of July but I had to wait a bit longer because an official Asian reseller had been out of stock up until recently. I ordered Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit as soon as it had become available, and it arrived a few days ago.
I wasn't aware of the existence of this city until I had to book a ticket from Barcelona to Moscow. Many ticket aggregators showed a few very cheap options, but they also showed warning icons nearby them, informing me that a departure airport is not exactly in Barcelona but in Girona, a little town nearby. That was the first time I heard about this city, and I decided to spend a few nights there before coming back to Moscow.
I've heard a lot of good things about Barcelona and I have always wanted to visit it. My trip to Barcelona started rather unexpectedly, I just wanted to get a Schengen visa and I was advised to pick Spain as a country of first entrance because Spain tends to issue longer visas which can be re-used later to visit other EU countries.
Recently I came across the 1994 interview with Milton Friedman where he spoke about his collaboration with Friedrich Hayek and how he come to write an introduction to one of Hayek's most popular books: The Road to Serfdom. That video reminded me that I had this book on my to-do list for a few years already so I decided it was time to finally read it.
It's been a while since I used Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution outside of Docker containers, so I've decided to give it a go and see if it'd be suitable for my everyday needs. The laptop I chose is my old MacBook Pro A1398, and I went with Ubuntu 18.04 as it is the most stable Ubuntu version at the moment.
Ko Samui is an island on the east cost of Thailand and it's a second biggest island in Thai kingdom. Pha Ngan is a much smaller island not far from Ko Samui, and it's mostly known for its Full Moon Party. I'd got a lot of positive feedback about those islands from my friends, so I finally decided to visit Ko Samui and Pha Ngan for a few days.
Power is an umbrella term, and it's not that easy to describe what it means, let alone to have any meaningful discussion about the nature and evolution of power. Interestingly, that's exactly the topic of the book "The End of Power" written by Moisés Naím, who himself was "in power" for quite a while working as a minister and then as an executive director of the World Bank.