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: projects

WadcomBlog 0.3 Released

Jul 05 2008, 13:15 permalink

I've just released WadcomBlog 0.3. The major change in this version is getting rid of a notion of category (which you might have already noticed by looking at my blog).


WadcomBlog 0.2 Released

Feb 21 2008, 13:13 permalink

I've finally got around to release WadcomBlog version 0.2, with help from Oley in testing. Most important changes include tag cloud support and many more customizable settings.


DITrack Is Worth A Million Bucks

Oct 30 2007, 13:15 permalink

DITrack appeared on Ohloh.net yesterday and per the system's evaluation, it's worth $1,296,764. Hey, dudes, please make the check payable to my name! :-)


WadcomBlog 0.1 Released

Mar 07 2007, 12:49 permalink

Recently I've spent more spare time on my blog engine and since it finally got some shape, I decided to release it. My site is currently running version 0.1, and you can see new "RSS" icons on top of index pages. This is one of the most important features of this version, which is available here.


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.


The Blog Engine Rewritten

Jan 14 2007, 23:15 permalink
Tags: projects

Today, half a year later after I've started the blog, I have spent several hours to rewrite the engine from scratch. Most important changes include tags, proper entry sorting on index pages and better internal organization of the engine itself.