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January 16, 2019

Let’s talk about “What the hell, Japan?!” effect.

Nightwish Music

January 15, 2019

Today’s video is special personally to me. This music clip is what got me into serious non-pop non-radio music in general. I was a 12-year old when I saw it, at night, on one of the PCs in a computer club, by chance. I don’t even know how they got it there in Russia in 1999. Internet was rare stuff those times. “Sleeping Sun” by Nightwish will always take a place in my black, stone heart.

Bloodywood Music

January 14, 2019

Today’s clip is “Jee Veerey” by Bloodywood.

Advent of Code 2018 Experiments

December 25, 2018

I participated in the Advent of Code ‘18 and I suggest you do the same in the year you’ll be reading this. I wasn’t able to bring myself to actually finish it in 2018, for various reasons, main one being my general disdain for the competitive programming. Below is the link to my GitHub repo with the solutions I made. I started solving the AoC with the language I am using every day on my job, Javascript.

(Yet Another) Simple Explanation For Pointers in C Experiments

December 12, 2018

This is an answer to a Quora question How would you explain the most complex concepts of C, such as pointers, in the easiest way to a 13-year-old boy? I removed myself from Quora forever so this answer doesn’t exist there anymore, but the question still is. By themselves pointers are not a hard concept. Dereferencing them is. ;) To actually understand what is going on in C, one has to have a specific mental model of how the C runtime treats the memory.

CUE generator Experiments

November 16, 2016

Convert text file with list of tracks to CUE definitions Usage: php cue.php FILENAME [START_INDEX] Writes new file named FILENAME.cue In the input file each line should be in the format: minutes:seconds performer - title Colon between munutes and seconds and space-dash-space between performer and title are mandatory. Non-well-formed lines are ignored. In the output file there’ll be the following block of data for each well-formed line: TRACK ## AUDIO PERFORMER "performer" TITLE "title" INDEX 01 minutes:seconds:00 which corresponds to proper CUE format.

Wayback for Firefox Software made by me

November 7, 2015

There was a time, I have read a lot of articles in the Web, and a lot of them became not accessible anymore. Even more often than that a different situation happened: I have read an article sometime ago, and now, after a lot of years have passed, I want to read it again. But it’s not available anymore: website is down, article have been deleted or something else. What often helped me was the search through the Internet Archive, but at some point I got fed up with copying the address from the address bar, opening the Archive website, opening a search there and pasting the address there.