Open Gorilla Access for sharing with need to be shared books and magazines

26 May
Photos from the 23c3 in Berlin, Germany.

Photos from the 23c3 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Swartz’s 2008 manifesto said sharing information was a “moral imperative” and advocated for “civil disobedience” against copyright laws pushed by corporations “blinded by greed” that led to the “privatization of knowledge.”

“We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world. We need to take stuff that’s out of copyright and add it to the archive,” Swartz wrote in the manifesto. “We need to buy secret databases and put them on the Web. We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file sharing networks. We need to fight for Guerilla Open Access.”

Swartz was 26 when he killed himself in January. He had been indicted by federal prosecutors in 2011 for downloading millions of academic journal articles from the nonprofit online database JSTOR using the Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer network. He faced a felony conviction and prison sentence for downloading the articles, though he maintained he had permission to access them.

And I’d like to introduce you my new project http://thepiratebooks.org/ created with the aim to support open internet as it said Aaron Swartz, and the Gorilla Open Access Manifesto is my ‘licence’ to provide free – access to all information that will be hosted there.

Albert, May 2013, Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha.

P.S. I submitted reddit here, and question on Quora here. And the last but not the least words that I have to share are:

We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world. We need to take stuff that’s out of copyright and add it to the archive. We need to buy secret databases and put them on the Web. We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file sharing networks. We need to fight for Guerilla Open Access.

With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge —we’ll make it a thing of the past. Will you join us?

Aaron Swartz, July 2008, Eremo, Italy

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Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging — but who’s going to pay for it?

21 May

How to navigate life’s turbulent waters

21 May

I’m pretty sick, I guess that’s why I opened my wordpress blog.

A two days earlier I had been analizying my long period of blogging through published posts here to understand what sort of lacks I had to fix to take one step further of my little tiny career among other bloggers in various platforms in order to be noticed to receive an invitation from https://svbtle.com/apply. I came to conclusion that I have to edit each line of text both carefully and diligently while I’m typing ‘good’ one. Strong grammatic is best sign of personality. Good sense of word, good sense of life. Such a philosophical thoughts that yesterday was my second trying to get a profile on Svbtle. As a usual what I received on my e-mail was only this:

Hey Albert, your application to Svbtle has been received. We go through applications in infrequent stages, so it might take a while to hear back.

I’m pretty sick not only by this fact. I applied on membership where subtle is ” a new kind of writing and publishing network” to increase my statistics of tumblr’s http://albertnikanorov.org/ and to start get feedbacks by real-readers all over the world in the second time. My application would be cancelled by the reasons of my ‘poor’ English, and everyone can prove these words. So sick!

A couple years ago I created a few TODO lists with goals I’d like to achive while I’m on this planet. It contains everything I want to accomplish in the next few days, but I have to add in the next months in more concrete way, and in the longer term respectively. Also it contains all my ideas and thoughts. As you’ve noticed we have lots of ‘reactions’ in the same situations in this life. And the list help me to clarify my private inner reactions and try to be as possible as it could more objective concerning what had happened, and how to react to it in the best way. In other words this document essentially contains my current state and aspited state. My list is the one most important thing I’ve ever done in my life. For instance, I know that in my current usual days I want to skill my writing, programming and learning techniques to be more productive and fluent doing it second by second, minute per minute, hours for hours.

It doesn’t need to be anything special, but the very act of committing your goals and ideas to paper seems to make them more tangible and achievable. And one of my experiences I’d like to achive is get special invitation to publish my thoughts on Svbtle. It would make sense to convince self-confidence.

Just having another person around is really nice, though, BUT.

19 May

I’ve always been afraid of sharing space with other people. I almost thought of dropping out of university if I had to share a room. And when I was living in the dorm mostly I had been dreaming the day where I’m moving to separate room. Because I couldn’t dropped out because of it seems odd and still, that people around me would had been gossip that Albert dropped out because of he couldn’t live in the dormitory with other folks. In my environ at that time it was sounds like ‘that he’d failed to live with other equal guys because of he’d acting like a flabby, or even was a flabby, characterless young man. I didn’t want to be amoung these gossipness about me in mouth of absolutely unknown for me people. I didn’t care, but my parents really care about it, and I understand them 🙂 Thanks to my parents that supported me at that time with blessings and with life’s advices how to interact with people than couldn’t understand you inner world.

photo of Paul Graham

photo of Paul Graham (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘Planning,’ I say, ‘makes sense when you’re solving a predefined problem or working for somebody who is defining the problem for you. But it doesn’t make sense when you’re hacking. When you’re hacking, as Paul Graham likes to note, you’re actually figuring out what the problem is, exploring the problem space. It’s through writing the code that you figure out what the code should do. You can’t plan that.’

I, meanwhile, have been struggling with my own demons — mainly procrastination. Programming is an odd task in that it requires so much mental discipline that your mind is often afraid of doing it. Worse still is the fact that it happens at a computer, usually one with an Internet connection, so there’s hardly any visible difference between actually doing your work and running off to check your email or read the news. It’s incredibly frustrating to snap out of a bit of newsreading and realize you just wasted a couple of hours.

What had changed so far?

19 May
Photos from the 23c3 in Berlin, Germany.

Photos from the 23c3 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The 3 last post was tagged as a ‘copy-and-paste‘ and the statistics started to decrease my readers at once. I paused a little bit because of I was blamed by the facts that I’m loosing my good sense of writing. But all these stuff was just winter time of my learning time because today me and Anna had been walking to a bus stop directly when I had started to talk in English language and I felt more self-confidence to convince myself that I’m becoming more and more proud of my own ability to say something what I want to say in the English language. That’s spring time of my exquisitely painful learning process that I started a couple years ago. The matter is to jungly with more colourful words by using more ‘absolute’ techniques by others, I mean by environ. And this experience as I hope will help me to do the same to learning other languages.

I really advice you to start read here. By clickin’ through the pasted link you’ll find an archive of Aaron‘s raw thoughts that I copied as a headline on this blog. Thanks Aaron, R.I.P. But the other side of question is I found this link when I had been scrolling my newsfeed (I do not know how to spell it correctly, anyway) on G+ that was shared by one of the admired by me folks programmers. After when I clicked on in I was very surprised badly that in the beginning of the post the guy whose name is Edmond ‘copied-and-pasted’ almost whole passages from the post of Aaron. I mean the text about ‘social science experiment’ by psychologist Carol Dweck. If I’m not mistaken of coures, and I posted the next comment below to the post:

“The most part of your thoughts I was reading on the blog of Aaron Swartz and others, but I subscribed in the hope that the future ideas will be really worth to clicking. A few words about shared links: a less more useful links, and most of by annoying amazon books that have to be paid to read. Anyway, the good idea that you started :)” – Thanks to DISQUS that build up an amazing comment framework.

Let’s keep our discussion about the article. It’s really good idea to gather all useful to be read information about engineering in the programming and to share with ideas of others that working on this field of Interet Technologies. I remember one late winter night a long time ago where I’d been programming many nights and reading about engineering folks and how these guys had learned to manage their time to be productive. So I thought that it would be not bad to share with the same info in the Russian language the problem was only to find those folks and I thought as well that it would be useful for me as a journalish and a programmer to make some connections and have some experiment how to interview in real life. (May be via the online too: e-mail, social networking sites, mailing lists etc etc. There are lots of techniques to connent with anyone instantly).

So the differense is between my and Edmond that he has a result excepting me. I can just talk about ‘what I would do in this situation’ comparing with Edmund that started to make, to do without any talking at all events with me. And he has result and I’m commenting and even subscribed to receive updates via e-mail. Nice have done buddy!

So add to these conclusions I have some news. I started to blog on wallmarkets.ru, and come back with my learning process of languages. I’m not frustrated by thinking that wasted so much time bwt these days. Not at all. I printed a new calendar, and some useful pages (fragments) from books that I’ve been reading and enjoying. Thank you guys, all these things are about to use more words  in my future posts to mark deepest side of my personification.

Is this the second coming of wallmarkets.ru? Not likely

17 May

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There is a few major hubs of social activity by using mix of techniques: advertising, promotion, word-of-mouth campaigns, how to handle more traffic, engagement etc etc. And the thing is all about to interact with customers (with future and present) and the facebook is one of places to marketing a new product to reach new clients to get more feedbacks and so on.

To build a transparent environment, freely discuss between consumers and marketer to flow balance. And the gossip about if you have facebook page you don’t really need a web site anymore. Do you agree with this? Me, not!

But one part I like. Social networking sites offers me/you the opportunity to get my/your message to all these gender demographics for free and its customer base is an efficient way to reach our and expand the name of the product, in particular ‘wallmarkers’. It’s clear and patiently obvious but to reach them all efficiently and get back feedbacks by expanded audience is the most important and hard to achieve quickly, in my case.

There’s facebook’s pages are probably the best option to create a web-site by one click for free + potental customers that had been scrolling 5-minutes news and interactions with comments with their buddies on the online where you can reach the attention in the fastest way even by liking every post of every photos in every pages. People loves to come back and see over and over again on and on who liked ‘them’.

For instance, there is a facebook’s pages, and lots of them are for public figures, brands who want to establish a presence and start to interacting with fans. In my situation, I’m not famous guy and it would be hard to me to interact with zero fans and in the current situating to create public page is just waste of time and spamming your facebook’s friends. There have to be a product, or public face that created the page to chat with his/her wider audience via the online.

Entertainment companies, such as movie studios, book publishers, and music labels are the best example to start interact with customers. And when’re are talking about our feelings and thoughts with our friends by direct messaging this is sort of marketing of our personality by as I said through fastest ways to tell about us, actually. What we’re doing and why we’re doing it to be interesting to more people than we could be in real life.

Deal B%ks – Connecting the dots

14 May

A few words about Sector of foreign literature in the Scientific library of the North Eastern Federal University named after M. K. Ammosov.

Systematically organized collection of worldwide known magazines and authentic books utterly surprises you at the first sight when you enter this room – that was my first impression as an eager reader in the  Scientific library of NEFU.

“The New York Times”, “Scientific American”, “Newsweek”, “The Economist”- such a range of best publications in the periodicals and original books of famous and not very famous foreign writers as well, in the distance of several steps to us, that was a big impact for me. So, how about the New Yorker? That’s not the problem; you can find it just typing on the browser of local computer machine where I’m typing this article, too, for future readers.

 

But there is another question: How about sources in other languages? How about German? French? Japan? Yes, there are 12 languages all in all. You’ll find almost any of them find, at least one book or a magazine for your aims.  As for me, since my first visit (May 2011) till nowadays I got used to sit here day by day.

 

Then, is it an open minded friendly atmosphere here? Definitely! Just one word: Britannica. WHY? It is a room where such a collection is kept! So just open one of them in order to get access to the wisdom of the world, and dive into your theme of research etc. etc. to finish it around the archive of human being that will not be published in paper version anymore. Nostalgia J

At least all of us will be deeply impressed by reading these works in such a kind of, as I said, atmosphere of calm and concentration.

Everything is supposed to be real: to find the right material for developing one’s education or just approaching a dream – it may come true in this room. Not bad. When I was a child I had dreamed about reading “The New York Times” and other US newspaper so that after entering the university there was a great surprise by the fact that I had found almost all of them in one place near the main building where I’m studying journalism. Wow! 5 rubles a day and you can take home any magazine or book. Really! Yes, my dream had half come true now.

But the sector of foreign literature has some problems to my mind. For example this year the sector got only five books from abroad. But Vera Petrovna (head of the sector) thinks it’s not bad and believes that situation will improve in the future.

In my humble opinion to take an authentic book with a smell of worn out pages is the best studying experience than touching hi-tech retina displays, which may be good, but old school is good school, even better school — of passed past times.

Myconversation with Vera Petrovna:

1)      Good afternoon Vera Petrovna, tell me a little about your feelings at your first coming here for your first workday?

Answer: My feelings were similar to yours. In the nineties, with the falling of “iron curtain” we all enjoyed somehow or other a sense of freedom.

2)      How long have you been working here? What kind of problems did you face in the library during these long eighteen years?

Answer: Since 1994 we faced different small and great problems. Some were solved, some are being solved till now. We had established cooperation with foreign partners for international book exchange: Library of Congress (U.S.A.), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany), Columbia University, European Section of Book exchange and others. We had subscribed to several foreign periodicals to satisfy our users’ needs.

But what upsets me, it’s the fact that there are few people who really try to widen their outlook or study foreign languages exceeding the limits of learning process. But still there are such persons.

3)      The next question is about the total book fund of your sector:  how many books of foreign writers one can find here?

Answer: Nearly five thousand in total. Scientific books, fiction. So we have “Great Books of the Western World” – 60 volumes, from Homer to Kafka, about 130 authors and original texts. Nearly every book is published abroad and has an only copy.

4)      I’ve found so many dictionaries that helped me with my reports and my topics in English and some dictionaries of oriental languages that were useful, too. Who provides you with such materials?

Answer: Some dictionaries were ordered, some – acquired in a common way.

Some oriental dictionaries were presented. By the way, recently, two Korean – Russian dictionaries were presented to our sector by the rector of NEFU Mikhailova Evgenia Isaevna

5)      If we compare the total book fund of the nineties and the present time what sort of changes had happened and is going to, may be, for the near future? I mean that the university has now the status of “federal”.

Answer: In the nineties we supplied our collection from leading Moscow and other central libraries of Russian Federation, and by means of book exchange with foreign partners. Now we can claim for books, but it should have financial support. And we go on cooperating with foreign partners, e.g. Library of Congress, which cooperates with the whole world. And we get literature from China and Korea as well.

6)      Thank you very much for your answers and I hope that after this publication you’ll meet your future readers to find right answers to questions. What do you need for your library except books?

Answer: We need users and readers for the library, because libraries work for people, for their needs, interests and their education.

<Albert Nikanorov: info@albertnikanorov.com>