About me and my blog
Hi! Thanks for visiting my place!
My name is Alex, and I'm also known under nicknames Alek$ and nevkontakte. My professional interests are in the domain of software engineering, distributed systems and system reliability. Outside of work I'm toying with and learning about may other things: security and privacy, gaming, aviation and flight simming, technology in general, music and all sorts of other random things. In past, I was a very active member of Russian phpBB community, and these days I float around various open source communities that poke my interest.
What is this place?
This blog is a reflection of my moving interests — both professional and hobbies, whenever I feel like writing something long form. The short form is, of course, on Twitter 😄 That means there's no single theme to my posts, but I hope you'll find something of interest anyway.
I'd like to note that posts reflect mine and only mine opinions at the time of writing. Like any person I grow and change (hopefully for the better), so the present me may not agree with the judgements of the former me. I started this blog back in 2008 when I was still a high school student (which is also the reason why all of the older posts are in Russian), and a lot has happened since then… It is my history, though, so I prefer keeping it around nevertheless.
Why are there no comments?
Well… The honest answer is I'm too lazy to set them up properly and I'd rather not do a half-ass job. This blog is statically generated by Hugo and I'd have to either self-host a comment system (which sort of defeats the purpose of a static blog) or use a commercial offering like Disqus. I used to do the latter, but grew uncomfortable with the bloat and amount of trackers it brought along, so I got rid of it.
That is not to say I don't welcome a conversation! If you found a post helpful, or found a mistake, or disagree with something I'd love to hear about it! Shoot me an email or tag me on Twitter and I'll respond back to you ASAP 📣