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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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