Hello! I am DeskJet Shredder... Okay, you know it already. I suppose you've
entered this section of my site to find out who I really am. You are welcome!
Real Name: Anastasia (Stasia, for short). Frankly speaking, I don't
like my full name 'cause it sounds like "Anesthesia". The real short
name should be "Asia" (it is not the continent; it is pronounced like
"Asya"), but I also dislike it.
Alias: DeskJet Shredder, Kitty Cracker, Ambidexter
Age: it changes every year, you know :8-)
Date of Birth: 0*/0*/198*; the animal (according to the Chinese Calendar)
starts with "R" and ends with "t"
Zodiac Sign: starts with "A" and ends with "s"
My Photo: here
Spoken languages: English, Russian, German, C++, HTML, Pascal, Focal,
- Why DeskJet Shredder?
- No idea! I just thought that a hybrid of a DeskJet (inkjet) printer and a
paper shredder would sound funny. :8-) BTW, the picture on the main page is a
"LaserJet Shredder", 'cause I did not have the proper photo when
creating it. And here's the proper device:
Well, it looks more like a lavatory pan, but it is the appliance I'm talking
- Who is Ambidexter?
- Ambidexter is a person with the ability of using both hands equally. This rare
word (even my Spell-Checker did not know it) originated from the Greek word
"amphi", which means "both", and the Latin word "dexter",
which means "right".
- Why Black Rectangle?
- Not just a black rectangle, but the Black Rectangle 4:3!
:8-D 4:3 is a standard width-to-height ratio for modern
screens (I mean 800x600, 1024x768 etc.). The idea came into my head when I was
watching a movie on my computer and wished to take a screenshot. The program did
not maintain the function: instead of the desired image I got a blank rectangle
800x600 ('cause I was watching the movie in full-screen mode). Its color was
totally black (C=0%, M=0%, Y=0%, K=100%, #000000, according to the Photoshop
Color Picker). Since then this particular figure of this color
has been symbolizing emptiness, as well as blue screen
(R=0, G=0, B=255, #0000FF) symbolizes system crash.
- Why all these complicated smileys?
- They are rather simple in reality. Just imagine that there's no '8' which
stands for glasses. You can see the Smiley Dictionary here.
- What the heck did you create this site? It's totally useless!
- Well, OK, after
all, Black Rectangle symbolizes emptiness! What were you expecting to find here?
My Tastes and How They Changed as Time
||Favorite character from this cartoon
||Favorite "soap opera" (TV show)
||Favorite character from the series
||Favorite computer game (or genre)
||"Alice, the Girl from the Future" (Kir
||"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
||Tetrises (especially 3-Dimensional)
||"Alice and Gay-Do" (Kir Bulychev)
||Al the Hologram
||Adventures (Jill of Jungle)
||"Alice in the Past" (Kir Bulychev)
||Sailor Healer (Yaten Kou)
||"Back to the Future" (parts 1 and 2)
||"Xena - Warrior Princess"
||Quests (Full Throttle)
||"A Night in Terror Tower" (Robert
||"A Nightmare on Elm Street" (all
||"The Langoliers" (Stephen King)
||"The 5th Element"
||Strategies (Sid Meier's Civilization III)
||"The Regulators" (Stephen King)
Rider" maybe, I haven't watched any series for a year.
||3D-Action (Clive Barker's Undying)