24 Jun 2001, 11:55 a.m.

Kak ckazat po-russkie, "Windows blows"?

A question for the ages, asked by John, whose computer at an Internet access facility locked up. More about cafes I've been to here during my eight or nine days in St. Petersburg, and -- …

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24 Jun 2001, 10:29 a.m.

The Tale of the Seven Bookmarks

Reciprocal linking frenzy! And, my Segfault story made it to the top twenty of all time. Bookmarks I visited a bookstore the other day, and what caught my eye? Bookmarks, for a ruble each! Twenty-nine …

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23 Jun 2001, 7:56 a.m.

"I need a syllabus to listen to you talk!"

I continue my previous entry, which was quite rudely interrupted by the end of my chas na internyete (hour on the internet) here at the International/Intercity Telephone Office in St. Petersburg. Quote in title is …

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22 Jun 2001, 10:33 a.m.


Alexei, a friend and an unbelievably cool guy, is also an expat for the summer. In fact, about a week before I left Berkeley, I was in a car with him and his friend Nicole. …

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21 Jun 2001, 11:39 a.m.

Choco Popov

Still in St. Petersburg, still writing. Since the weblogs I read have made no updates, I have more time to write. Whoopee. Here are some comments I've made that you might find interesting, on the …

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20 Jun 2001, 10:42 a.m.

Deniable Plausibility

It's the ANSI Standard Deviation Cost of Living! "ISO hate that joke." Allow me to assume that you actually want to read about Touristka brainwane, living it up in Leningrad. Today I went to the …

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19 Jun 2001, 10:18 a.m.

I Take My Tea with Murder and Cream, Thanks

So here are some more observations, some less random than others, about my most recent experiences in St. Petersburg. Maybe to understand Pushkin and Lenin is to understand St. Petersburg. They certainly have a lot …

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18 Jun 2001, 12:20 p.m.

An American Desi in Leningrad

Even yet as quick! I will try and post a great deal tomorrow. As it is, if I take more than about five minutes on this, I'll be late home and my Russian host mother …

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18 Jun 2001, 4:18 a.m.

Ochen buistro -- very quick

I'm going to post more later today, but: I'm glad that Steve, Seth, Leonard, my sister, and probably others got my postcards. "You'd think that with armed traffic cops, they could make a dent in …

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16 Jun 2001, 12:30 p.m.

Live from Leningrad, it's Saturday Morning

I can't believe it's not butter, and I can't believe I've been in Russia for almost a day. So, what's to say? Lots of stuff. I have successfully: Bought and eaten food and water (no …

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