My mundane name is Valeriy Ushakov, but when I was a child my mother (she teaches German in school) noticed, "Look, your initials form a German name" (Russian has only one letter for v/w). So when I first logged into Unix I asked for uwe as my login name. The name stuck to me and I prefer to be referred as Uwe. Besides, it seems easier for a foreigner to remember and use this name. So this is the story.
"St.Petersburg is, in its very conception, an artificial city; Dostoyevsky calls it 'the most premeditated, most abstract city in the world'." ("The Other St.Petersburg" by John Nicolson).
I grew up with it. My first Unix was 2.9BSD (DEMOS, to be precise).
I'm a NetBSD developer hacking mostly on NetBSD/sparc and NetBSD/hpcsh. Here are some random NetBSD related notes of mine.
There is a number of good articles that compare Unix to other OS'es, but while technically accurate, they are usually boring. On the other hand, fascinating ``Unix as Literature'' is, definitely, a must-read.
Lout is a batch document formatting system by Jeffrey Kingston. It's programmed in a functional language and allows very high-level document formatting. I used to maintain Lout home page and a mailing list, but they are hosted elsewhere now.
Buddhism was preserved in Tibet for more than 1000 years as an uninterrupted tradition. I'm particularly interested in the works of eminent Tibetan philosopher Klong chen Rab 'byams pa.
I used to maintain a Tibetan Software page, but it's hopelessly out of date now.
Few translations from Tibetan that I did were published in "Garuda" magazine.
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