My name is Evgeny, I live in Moscow, Russia, work as a software developer, and no longer teach at a medical university. This is my website.

What can be found here?

  • Chiefly my blog,
  • but also some software I develop in my spare time,
  • as well as my reactions that I send webmentions from,
  • and various little things, such as
    • my PGP key for confidential messages
    • or links to my various accounts (under the picture above).
  • The Fediverse handle is, but RSS is a better way to subscribe.

Recent posts:


Утро, завтрак, ничто не предвещает…

— Папа, извинись для меня! (Дочерь ещё путается в глагольном управлении.)

— Ладно, извинюсь. А за что, собственно?

— Я просто хочу тебя простить!


Никогда не обращал внимания, а тут вдруг пригляделся к чеку. Почему-то у меня в голове организация, собирающая со всех москвичей денег за электричество, была московской, в крайнем случае — подмосковной, ан нет!

заголовок чека с реквизитами
АО «Мосэнергосбыт», город Курск

Странности вроде неадекватной работы автоплатежей через Сбер или выключения сайта по ночам (да-да, их API для передачи показаний счётчиков работает только в рабочие часы — в XXI веке) почему-то теперь не кажутся дикостью. Возможно, это московский снобизм во мне пророс, ведь дикостью они быть не перестали…


Everybody and their dog is discussing the Pennsilvania shooting. I don’t really care about the US politics, nor do I really care about Trump (though I’m glad he’s okay, from what I’m reading). It’s the comments that got me writing this post. On video, it can be clearly seen (and heard) that before the security officers (or whoever those people in black around him were) walked Trump off the stage, he made a point of stopping, making himself visible, and gesturing to the crowd, who started chanting in response.

Most discussed:

Trusting the Digital Assistants

There are things that are nice and interesting to do, yet there are things you’d rather not spend your time and effort doing. People are different, and my categorization may not match yours, but on average, there are a lot of things in today’s life that one would like to delegate to some extent. Hiring a person or a team for this is something very few of us can afford, but technical progress gives some hope to wide audience, too.

Leveraging IndieWeb to Avoid Storing Others' Data

Owning your own data is great. I’ve been using this website as the central IndieWeb point of my online life for over five years, and I love it. However, the joy of owning your own website comes bundled with great responsibility: as the website owner, I am responsible for what’s on my site and for what’s stored “under the hood” to make this website work. It’s not a huge issue as long as I only post my own content on my site, but the cool thing about the IndieWeb — as opposed to “regular” Web — is its social aspect, the ability to interact with other people running other websites.

Voice Messages

This post is about obvious things, but it looks like they aren’t that obvious to some people. Many messengers allow to send voice messages instead of text. These messages are problematic: you can’t read them in a meeting, you can’t skim through them later to remember what the conversation was about, you can’t search the contents of these messages… The fact that the voice messages are possible to send doesn’t mean you should.