Old Homepage (circa 90s)
Would you like some tea, perhaps? Take any pot you like.
Want to know what I am doing now? Most likely, the same thing you are:
Well, really, it's either that, or as usual (or , if you like).
|| And here is a picture of
me. One of the best ones I have, in any case. |
I am, among other things:
astgtciv (pronounced "as-te-ge-te-siv"). A momentary lapse - and
for eternity I'm stuck with an acronym for a quote from Schiller for a
username. Can you guess the quote?
Benvenuto BOBHYTAPb Don't even ask how that name came
about. But do xref with my friend Francesco DEBEDb.
I am a proud ex-member of the
"What? Where? When?" team. (Russian only, )
I am an ex-proud member of the soon-to-come MXATACKPAI-O, or One
I am an ex-second of the no longer existing MIT KBH team.
Recently, I started to play Go and now I am an . Even more recently, I stopped.
I liked Chinese literature. Unfortunately, since I did not know
Chinese, I had to spend endless hours trying to
. So, I gave that
I used to be a major participant in the development of the Random
Number Theory. In particular, the breakthrough discovery of the random
properties of number 37 with my friend and
long time research partner Ilya Shlyakhter
merited us an article in the
Someday, I will find that I have learned to .
A couple of plays: Finont&Grior, On The Road To and a short story. (Russian only, )
In the mood for poetry? Clickable Poems by Kovrov&Vovnutar.
Before I grow up, I hope to run away from home and join in the capacity of a metaphysical midget.
If you know what the phrase "freakin' third snaps" means,
please e-mail me right away. I am sure at this point you also think
that it's important.
my M.Eng. Thesis [publication] in
Computer Graphics under Professors Julie
Dorsey and Seth
Teller of the Computer
Graphics Group at LCS.
about constructing 3-D models of trees from photographs.
Here is a poem I wrote comparing
Ethernet to the ATM Network. It was written for a class and can be sung
to M. Scherbakov's Intermission
Alex Shterenberg and I are the proud creators of
LAMWITTY, a Voice Tracking Video Unit, for 6.111 Digital
Systems Lab. Now dismembered, LAMWITTY consisted of a two-kit processing
microphone setup and a $126 miniature pinhole
camera mounted on a couple of 6.270 servos. One of us would
speak, and LAMWITTY would turn in the 3-D direction of the
speaker, and look at him. Until the very last moment we weren't sure
that it was even theoretically possible for us to get it to work... but
we did, and LAMWITTY even managed to win the Bell Northern
Research Undergraduate Laboratory Prize (ufff..)
Check out my resume and make me an offer I can't refuse. I'll gladly
Films that have left me profoundly impressed (in reverse chronological order of watching):
Izo by Takashi Miike (note: i do not recommend this film to anyone)
Taste of Tea by Katsuhito Ishii
Mind Game by Masaaki Yuasa
Resurrection of the Little Match Girl by Sun-Woo Jang
Songs From The Second Floor by Roy Andersson
Otesanek by Jan Svankmajer
Brewster McLoud by Robert Altman
Branded To Kill by Seijun Suzuki
Simon Magus by Ben Hopkins (note: his "The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz" might well be the best film ever made)
The Warrior and The Princess by Tom Tykwer
Afterlife by Hirokazu Koreeda
Of Freaks and Men by Aleksei Balabanov
A Pure Formality by Giuseppe Tornatore
Ashes of Time by Wong Kar-Wai
Are you wondering, perhaps, who the
mysterious man with the bottle is?
And his friend, the mysterious one-armed
Sometimes, the mysterious man with the bottle and the mysterious
one-armed man like to hang out together.
Did you know that Bill Gates endorsed the Red Hat distribution
of Linux? Proof.
Nadine and I took this photo
near a travel agency in Tromso, Norway, in the summer of 1999. Accidentally, we developed it
in September, 2001. What do you think is going on?
Some important information regarding The
Ubiquitous Kiwi Fluffle.
About this page
Scientists have calculated the net worth of this page to be 18,737
words using the standard exchange rate. This means there is an average
of 340.67273 words per sentence.
What you see above is only a sorry excuse for a homepage. If you would
like to comment on the validity of this statement, just tell me so. Don't comment,
though, just tell me.
This is a Sad Przhevalsky Horse. If you look closely, you can
see him dying out.