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About me

Wow!  I can really edit pages!

In few words, I am software engineer who is fond of mesembs (family of plants from Southern Africa) and amateur astronomy. Life has changed much 🙂

I live in small town Berdsk in West Siberia (not Serbia), Russia.  Berdsk is a suburb of Novosibirsk, 3rd largest city of Russia.

Programming

I was working at Novosibirsk Regional Center of Geoinformatics Technologies at Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science as software engineer.  But now I work at Yandex as a Python developer.

I’m also author of some open source libraries in Common Lisp and, recently, JavaScript, and made minor contributions to some other projects like SLIME and Gnus.  I use Gentoo Linux at home (AMD Phenom x4) and work, and my favorite text editor is Emacs, but I use vim for quick editing in command line (config files etc).  My favourite programming languages are Lisp, Clojure, Haskell and Python, but, actually, I don’t care much.

Astronomy

I am an amauter astronomer. I liked astronomy since my childhood (I read a lot of astronomy books), but recently my interest revived, and in February 2009 I bought second-hand 130-mm newtonian reflector telescope.

Plants

For several years I grow mesembs — succulent plants of Aizoaceae family that grow mostly from Southern Africa (RSA and Namibia).  I run bilingual website about mesembs: http://mesemb.ru/index.en (its English part is in fact abandoned, I have time for Russian part only).  I’m have no plans to write about these plants in this blog.