Aleksandr (not Alexander) from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Also known as Commander Xell (cxell).
I was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia at 7 o'clock (GMT 4) July 9, 1975.
10 years ago I was the editor and the publisher of my own newspaper, "Molodezhnaya Strelka". Now I'm just a coder, one of millions of software designers. Interesting in history, cats (I have two - their names are Vista and Ubunta), fiction, fantasy and online games (mostly casual browser games... which is a modern drug... never start to play... if you can).
I have lived in Nizhny Novgorod all my life. I like my works and it's very hard to tear me away from my comp, my chair and my Internet. However, I have a daughter. It was a big issue for me and this was much harder than cats.
In 2014th, I've lost almost everything: my wife has gone away with the daughter (and I don't know, where - she didn't tell me), my country has turn back to empire (previously, from the middle of 1950s to 2013, Russian land was friendly to all kind of peoples, here was no hate), my health has broken... however... I still believe.
I believe in a freedom like it was in US' 60's and Russian 90's. I hate governments and transnational corporations - all in the world. I love freedom in all. I think, people must be free: religion must be free, love must be free, information must be free, music and software must be free. Governments and corporations think I wrong.
I believe, sometime in a future we'll inhabiting new cities on the Mars and we'll building Dyson sphere or any other space energy system. I hope, the earthlings are sufficiently clever to stop the war and sufficiently clever to stop their own war-aimed governments. You may say, I believe in a Star Trek. :)
My favorite music - when my friends play guitar. Sometimes I listen all kinds of music. But I hate any kind of rap, I hate Russian pop and I hate Russian "blatnyak" aka "shanson" (primitive songs about criminals and prisons).
I think, this project is one more evidence that absolutely different people can do something without a command of a Big Brother or a Great Ruler. So, send me a postcard, and good luck.
My book openings of the year:
- "The Neural Basis of Free Will: Criterial Causation" by Peter Ulric Tse;
- "Sophie's World" by Jostein Gaarder;
- "Richard III" by Shakespeare.