||Server-side software engineer (Java) interested in concurrency and distributed systems.|
||I was born in Mogilev, Belarus, moved to Moscow, Russia, where I studied at MIPT and got my MSc in applied mathematics and physics. Now I live in Calgary, Canada.|
A place where I share things (mostly those related to my profession) with humanity. Humanity … do I like it? Let's say, I have mixed feelings. I love the song though!
The story behind the name DEAD<code/> is straightforward: the majority of code that software engineers write in their spare time ends up being unused, i.e. being dead—hence the name.
This particular page is about sharing something with regard to my personality rather than technical things. Here are a few examples of lyrics and quotes/sayings I like:
"… it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place.1 If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"
Lewis Carroll, "Through the looking-glass, and what Alice found there", 1871
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania Assembly: Reply to the Governor, November 11, 1755
"Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig."
Robert A. Heinlein, "Time enough for love, the lives of Lazarus Long", 1973
"When the going gets tough, the tough get going."
this saying is ridiculously interpreted in "South Park" s16e7
"Do your duty, come what may."
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
I like to play computer games and spent a lot of time playing Quake and Unreal Tournament series at university and for some time after graduating.
I am still playing, but mostly non-competitive games because they do not require investing time regularly.
My nickname is
Male sometimes with the tag
This tag is now quite useless because I suppose I am the only one who still uses it.
Starfuckers Inc, or sometimes it may mean "stink" 😛
I also was taking part for 3 years in developing (unfortunately mobile) games at ZeptoLab.
Following are examples of YouTube channels I am subscribed to and watching regularly, which may tell you something about my interests beyond professional ones:
- 3Blue1Brown by Grant Sanderson
A combination of math and entertainment, depending on your disposition.
- Robert Miles
Videos about Artificial Intelligence Safety Research, for everyone.
- Healthcare Triage by Aaron Carroll
Videos that explain healthcare policy, medical research, and answer a lot of other questions you may have about medicine, health, and healthcare.
- Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell by kurzgesagt.org
Videos explaining things with optimistic nihilism.
- Real Engineering by Brian McManus
Interesting answers to simple questions.
- PBS Space Time hosted by Matt O'Dowd (originally hosted by Gabe Perez-Giz)
The channel explores the outer reaches of space, the craziness of astrophysics, the possibilities of sci-fi, and anything else you can think of beyond Planet Earth.
- Science without the gobbledygook by Sabine Hossenfelder
No hype, no spin, no tip-toeing around inconvenient truths.
- Fermilab by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, hosted by Don Lincoln
Videos on basic particle physics and cosmology.
- World Science Festival by World Science Foundation, hosted by Brian Greene
Long and short-form videos on nearly every science-related topic including physics, biology, the brain, robotics, medicine, space, engineering, and the Earth.
Albert Einstein went even further than Lewis Carroll in his general theory of relativity, which tells us that in curved spacetime a body must have non-zero proper acceleration (it may be measured by an accelerometer) to stay in the same place. See "Is Gravity An Illusion?" (at 9:56) by Derek Muller for a popular science explanation.