What I read on the internet (2017 edition)

About a year ago I was asked in comments what do I read on the internet. Back then, the list consisted from blogs of open-source products I've been using (like Atom, Elasticsearch, Icinga, Grafana), some personal blogs (Lennart Poettering, Aphyr, Julia Evans), some company blogs (Github Engineering) and basic tech press (Ars Techica, The Verge, Phoronix, LWN). And two mail lists - Devops Weekly and Golang Weekly.

Now I've been asked …

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How I became a programmer

After reading a lot of blog posts about becoming a programmer recently, I've decided to write my own.

It will be a bit different because of two factors:

  • I'm not a Software Engineer, but a Production Engineer/SRE/Admin;
  • I'm from Russia, where CS education is vastly different.

School years

School in Russia is 10 or 11 years and you start at the age of ~7 and end it at …

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Board games are awesome

I's been awhile since I wrote anything in my blog, mostly because I was moving to Ireland and was busy at my new job at Big Company™.

So as I can't write about all the cool technical things we have there, I'll try to make this blog less tech-savvy and more personal and fun.

As a normal IT person I spend whole working day staring at the computer's screen. While …

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