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Looking for some graphity in English in my home city

I left my home city a long time ago: more than 8 years ago. I cannot say that I really miss it, but when I show its streets to friends using Google Earth or Maps, I notice some things which look funny, especially now.

Let’s begin

1) This very phrase gave me an idea about this post:

2) “Sexy” on a rubbish bin booth.

3) It goes with a claim to be beautiful.


5 & 6) Rap VS Rock



Something else

9) Malibu is 8400 km away…

10) A sign in Yiddish.

Who Will Replace Putin in 2018 (Or 2017, In Case of a Revolution)?

Maltsev said: “The first to be imprisoned will become a President? He was arrested yesterday; Navalny was locked already a few times and I did not check if Maltsev has been ever imprisoned. They both do the same job: they reveal corrupted schemers of top Russian politicians and fight for better future. Here is a half-year old video with an extract of their meeting. BTW, “051117” is a date of a new era (revolution?) in Russia according to Maltsev.
So, Maltsev or Navalny?

What is TinyMCE (And what you eat it with?)

IT is such an area where on one side we have web-sites, videos, pictures, blog-posts, and so on, and on the other side we have SQL, XML, HTML, PHP, ASP … and many other abbreviations and not so.

You may not know what JavaScript is, but surely, you use it daily. You may not know what is TinyMCE, but if you are a blogger who uses WordPress, then … here it is!

TinyMCE is a platform-independent, browser-based WYSIWYG editor control. TinyMCE is designed to easily integrate with content management systems, including Django, Drupal, Joomla!, WordPress, etc.

Recently I added TinyMCE to one of my projects. Certain information shown on different web-pages has to be saved in a standardised way in the project. Usage of Notepad.exe was just enough for that. Then manually I could save entire HTML document to a database by copy-paste. Now I can simply edit documents on a web-page. “Save” button click does the job now, so there is no need to open database editor and find a specific table and cell to put the information.

TinyMCE layout in WordPress is just an example of what the editor can look like and what it can do. It has themes (skins), you can do custom button designs, spell-check, word-count, add plug-ins… and much more. Check full-featured live example here.

I can look like this:

Embedding TinyMCE on a nested page

TinyMCE worked beautifully on any page I wanted except those which had a master page. Interestingly, there were no solutions on any forums on the Internet about such a problem. Microsoft Visual Studio user do not use TinyMCE? (Or they are so advanced that they do not have such questions?!)

Anyway, I had no time to register on any forum devoted to TinyMCE and describe a problem. I just found a solution.

To make TinyMCE work all you need to do is to create a textarea or a textbox, which I find more flexible.

<asp:TextBox ID=”a_doc_tb” runat=”server” ValidateRequestMode=”Disabled”>[TinyMCE]</asp:TextBox>

In JavaScript which embeds the editor there must be such a line:

selector: ‘#a_doc_tb’,

That’s all you need! But if your page is a nested page, then a_doc_tb for you is still a_doc_tb, but not for the editor! Your JavaScript now has to look something like this:

selector: ‘#ContentPlaceHolder1_a_doc_tb’,

Good luck!

Psychological aspects of “Kabedon” (Now I know how it is called!)

“Kabedon” is a Japanese word, 壁ドン.

壁 is “wall”, what a complicated character for such a simple word!

And it means…

1. The act of punching a wall. E.g. Punching a wall to indicate to a neighbor that they are noisy.

When you listen to some loud music at night, your neighbors knock on the wall as if telling you: LOUDER! MAKE IT LOUDER!

2. When a man puts his hand against a near wall (romantically or hostilely), creating a barrier with his arm and preventing a woman from moving.

I remember, I did it to a lady. It was such a move that we even remembered about it and discussed it years later. Have you ever done a kabedon to anyone? Ladies, has anyone done it you? How did you feel about it?

What is kabedon from a psychological point of view?

Externally it means: “I am a man, I am strong, I feel like at home and this wall is mine, I am a master here. And you, woman, belong to me.” Internally it means: “I’ve made a brave step (praise the guy for it!), I came to talk to you, but I am not confident, that is why I need a support, the wall will be fine. So, let me pretend that I am stronger than I look”.