My name is Evgeny, I live in Moscow, Russia, and 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:


Lisp is very much like a broad nib: you wouldn’t use this for everyday writing, and most of the techniques you’ll necessarily acquire would be useless with any other pen. Yet the very experience of having written a line or two with this kind of pen changes your perception of fonts and strokes, forces you to hold your pen differently, and ultimately changes — for good, I presume — both your handwriting and your approach.


I’ve been syndicating my posts from this site to Twitter, and the replies and likes back from Twitter for almost 8 years. Now it looks like I will stop doing it soon. Kudos to Ryan for providing the great service to all of us for all these years. It’s sad to see it go, yet I agree that Twitter is less and less relevant these days. The web is about building bridges, not walls, and if Twitter wants to follow Facebook’s steps and cut itself off, so be it.

Most discussed:

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.