My new Scale Models gallery

I've just published my new site - personal Scale Models Gallery.

Model making is my main and favorite hobby, so I've decided to build a whole new site just to write about it.

I just love doing something without the computer, it's an awesome way to de-stress and detox.

Also I love to make notes about things I do, read, watch or play. And one day I've just realized that I …

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Benefits of upgradable laptops

I've been concerned by a low amount of memory in my Asus UX310U laptop for quite a long time, but as I used it quite lightly at home, it never became a problem. It has perfectly capable Intel i3-6100U CPU, nice FullHD screen, 5h+ of battery life, so it made no sense to change the laptop just because of RAM.

Obviously 4Gb of RAM is kind of low by modern …

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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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