My name is Vlad Skvortsov, I'm
a software engineer: it's my job, hobby
My primary interests include
systems; server-side applications;
information retrieval technologies;
procedural aspects of software
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
My e-mail is
Switching iTerm To UTF-8
Oct 30 2009, 18:12
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.
Bourne Shell Functions In Pipelines
Sep 23 2008, 11:02
I spent quite some time trying to debug a simple shell script which used a
function modifying global variables. The problem turned out to be a different
behaviour of a shell function when that's called from a pipeline.
Fitting Quadratic Models In R
Jul 14 2008, 12:35
I guess it's fairly obvious to statistics gurus, but I've spent quite some time
trying to figure out how to fit a quadratic model (with linear coefficients) in
R. Here's how.
Command Line Image Resizing On Mac
Aug 03 2007, 14:27
I was long looking for a quick way to resize images (without loading them into
iPhoto or what not). After digging into
I've finally found one.