December 3rd, 2016

July 2016

Объяснительная записка почему я не апдейчу

Меня спрашивают почему я не апдейчу, думаю поместить там сверху вот такую объяснительную записку:


The website used to be my primary personal website, however I decided to put it in conservation mode. It still has useful articles, however I primarily put new updates on two other websites: and I am also active on Habrahabr, a Russian technology side, and use Facebook as my everyday diary.

The reason is in conservation mode is because I developed this website during a period of my life, 2003-2013, that I would like to keep separate from the time before and time after. Before 2003, I was a founder of a startup company in the area of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) that got acquired by a large company. After 2013, I became concentrated on microprocessor design and verification in MIPS design team, simultaneously traveling abroad to help Russian development in microelectronics. During 2003-2013 I was transitioning between these two states, and while transitioning, I did some very different things, including studying horticulture in a college and working as a part-time magazine writer. So I decided just to leave alone and move my new activity to other websites. Briefly about the sites I am actively using: Some useful sites I also have in conservation mode:
  • - my previous site about Camellia sasanqua, with emphasis on collecting rather than hybridizing, and very different look and feel
  • - during 2006-2016 I wrote almost 2000 posts on LiveJournal, that got almost 90,000 comments from other people. This blog started as a way to support my journalism in regular paper magazines. I mixed it with some political trolling and gender issues, and eventually became a recognized niche blogger with almost 3000 Russian-speaking followers. Nevertheless I am losing interest in updating this LJ blog further, for multiple reasons: first, the new management of Yandex removed comment search, so I cannot find the text I and my opponents put into more than 100,000 comments; second, the new management of LJ changes the top page, de-emphasizing the popular blog top and choosing articles according to their taste; third, my interests and style are changing, I am losing interest in trolling people.
Other sites I am using or was using in the past: Some sites I am using for translations from Silicon Russia and Camellia sasanqua: My Skype is yuri.panchul