Vlad Skvortsov's Blog

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My name is Vlad Skvortsov, I'm a software engineer: it's my job, hobby and addiction.

My primary interests include high-performance, scalable, fault-tolerant distributed systems; server-side applications; information retrieval technologies; procedural aspects of software engineering process.

I work on several private and open-source projects, hacking in Python, Haskell, Erlang, Perl and C.

Guitar, hiking, ice hockey and other hobbies help me to balance my life.

My e-mail is vss@73rus.com.

Starting The Blog

Jul 15 2006, 03:37 permalink

Okay, it's time for me to start a blog. I've been procrastinating this for quite a while for different reasons: lack of a blogging system that would satisfy my taste, inability to make graphics design, more important things to do. Anyway, I'm publishing tonight!

So, this would be the place where I'll dump my thoughts about different things -- primarily about technology and software engineering. I hope that certain kind of people will find this reading worthwhile, or at least entertaining.

The final push that kicked me off to start blogging was given by Oleg Sharov, when I was flooding him with crazy ideas at 2:45AM over ICQ chat. The exact phrase of him was:

1. Go have a sleep.
2. Set up a blog engine.
3. Start publishing.

2 and 3 are for tomorrow.

And here I go: it's 3:57AM now again and I'm still with my PowerBook. But now I have a blog at least!