Cafeprint Print Agency SaaS, 2005

In 2005 I wrote my first software-as-a-service (SaaS) application called Cafeprint: Print Agency. It was considered somewhat innovative at the time, as it was designed to work like a website, from within a browser, and a stable internet connection is all it required. Back then, many local businesses preferred to use desktop applications and would […]

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My First Website, 2000

In year 2000 I created a website for e-edition of our physics department wallpaper.

12 years later, the website still loads and views:
Svon 2000

The logo above was inspired by the first Yahoo! logo, 1995:
Yahoo 1995

You can access my first website here.

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Atatari.com

Here’s the landing page of my new project. I’m going to develop little IM tools and market them with an eightees atmosphere.

atatari.com

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Visiting Orbitscripts

Orbitscripts is a small private IT company headquartering in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. They’re known for advertising tools they produce, one of them being a Google Adwords competitor (no kidding!) I guess the most well-known their product was SmartPPC.

Orbitscripts has one of the nicest offices in Rostov among local companies that write web applications. The office is a whole floor of a detached builing, having a floor area about 1000 square meters, accomodating 20+ people. Here’s the hall:

Orbitscripts hall

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Fractal Cookies

Man does not live by bread math alone, so why not combine math and bread, work and fun by making some math cookies?

Ever since I was a high-school kid, I’ve always had a passion for fractals. Playing with those mathematical creatures must be the easiest way to interest people (especially kids) in math. One of the simplest fractals faced by most newbies is a Sierpinski Carpet:

Sierpinski Carpet biscuits

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OpenAd Client add-on for Joomla

I’m happy to announce the release of OpenAd client extension for Joomla, which I created for Orbitscripts company.

OpenAd Client for Joomla by OrbitscriptsOrbitScripts develop their own open-source advertising server called Open Ad Server.

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How I got involved in IT

I don’t remember when exactly I wrote my first line of code – it could have been either 1991 or 1992 during informatics class in the middle school. I started to write a lot of code regularly in 1993, at the age of 13, when I got my first personal computer – an old used ZX-Spectrum 48k.

At this tender age, recognition among the peers is very important. So at first, my motivation in writing computer programs was to impress my friends, then on to impress my informatics school teacher :-) A couple of my friends and myself quickly grew out of school curriculum, and soon were hunting for every bit of information regarding ZX architecture and assembly language, as no manuals nor textbooks were within our reach. Eventually, in 1994 we published a ZX-Spectrum game, playable enough to gain some popularity in our school.

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