Ne v kontakte Antisocial programmer's blog

About me and my blog, third revision

Who am I?

Hi! Thanks for visiting my place!

I’m Alexander Zhirov, and I’m a geek. I’m also known under nicknames Alek$ and nevkon­tak­te. I love pro­gram­ming and computers in general, I’m very interested in in­for­ma­tion security and especially cryp­tog­ra­phy and can’t live without music, and even play it a little bit. In past, I was a very active member of Russian phpBB community.

You might find my CV at Linked-in (En) or MoiKrug (Ru).

To contact me, you may use one of the following methods:

What is this place?

This blog is a dump of my mind flow, whatever passes through it :-) It might be just notes about my real life, articles about software de­vel­op­ment or maybe dis­cus­sions of some news which hit me. If you are interested only in a specific kind of content — feel free to use tag cloud on the left to filter my posts, I do my best to carefully assign them.

On democracy, or­thog­ra­phy and censorship

Since this is my personal place, there will be no democracy here. My word is the final one. This doesn’t mean, though, that I ignore any opinion different from mine. Actually, I embrace discussion and feel free to share your thoughts especially if you think different!

Next, on or­thog­ra­phy and language. Talking in­tel­li­gent­ly is cool! It isn’t very pleasant to read a text flooded with mistakes or some kind of lolspeak. Everyone makes mistakes eventually, me included, but it would be very nice of you to put some effort in running a spell checker before submitting a comment. Modern browsers even have it built-in, so why not to use it, right?

Finally, on censorship. As I said, I’m not gonna remove you comment just because I disagree with you. But I might remove or edit comments which I consider offensive to me or someone else. The same goes to use of obscene language. While it’s a great expression tool when used ap­pro­pri­ate­ly, it’s not acceptable when it’s in­ten­tion­al­ly used to offend someone. So I’ll purge such comments without any remorse. And I always can tell if a phrase is in­ap­pro­pri­ate, I never mistake in this (see the paragraph on democracy above).

On spam

I appreciate you opinion, but I won’t tolerate mean­ing­less comments posted just to get a link. Also, please use you real nickname when posting something, as I don’t think that ‘buy viagra’ is a valid nickname, especially if you have a doorway specified as your personal site.


So, if you are okay with everything said above — you are welcomed here! Read me, subscribe and share your thoughts with me :-)

P.S. Just for historical reasons, here is a previous version of this page, created back in 2008.