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.

Tag: gtd

Quit Multitasking!

Apr 26 2007, 23:04 permalink

Recently I've tried to change the way I work and got amazed by the results. I could never imagine that staying in focus brings that much productivity; and also how much of one's attention such small things like random emails, IMs and blogs drain. If you are reading this during a workday, you'd better stop now and come back when you got your things done.


Getting Things Done With Thunderbird's Customized Views

Jan 27 2007, 13:29 permalink
Tags: gtd projects

Any open source development nowadays requires a great deal of electronic communication, primarily email. The DITrack is not an exception: the three of us are in different parts of the world and we heavily use e-mail to coordinate our efforts. The great volume of the messages first put me a bit off track: I couldn't reliably ensure that nothing will left forgotten in that pile of emails. But a couple of days back I've came up with a solution to help me getting things done.