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: mac

Switching iTerm To UTF-8

Oct 30 2009, 18:12 permalink

This is just a short note on how I (finally) migrated to UTF-8 in my terminal (iTerm 0.10) on MacOS X 10.4.


Installing (Russian) LaTeX On MacOS X

Feb 03 2008, 11:15 permalink

Today I had to install LaTeX (with Russian support) on another Mac. Since it took me some time (and trial and error), I'm jotting down the recipe.


Command Line Image Resizing On Mac

Aug 03 2007, 14:27 permalink
Tags: mac tips

I was long looking for a quick way to resize images (without loading them into iPhoto or what not). After digging into Jason Molenda's Makethumbs I've finally found one.


Extracting HDD From iBook G4

Sep 13 2006, 16:32 permalink
Tags: mac

My iBook G4 died in April (the motherboard was affected) and was lying around for quite some time, while I was procrastinating the messy procedure of extracting hard drive. I didn't need any data from that drive, since all I work with is checked into my Subversion repository. However, 7Gb of music is something worth dealing with!