I never did the #introductions thing, so here goes!

I'm a software developer who loves to hack on stuff. Some of my interests: #Linux, #Rust, #Kotlin, #Android, #Python, #objc, pure #C, #Darwin, #Wayland, #GNOME, & there's more.

I live in Moscow, 🇷🇺 & currently study at CMC MSU.

I work at SmartDec where I write a cool static analyzer for Java & Kotlin. I'm also a tech editor at tproger.ru

I'm on the Darling team; we hack on macOS internals to make apps & programs targeting Darwin run on Linux/Android.

Good morning, lovely people! I wish you a nice day :blobcoffee:

Gnomit 1.0.4


There’s a new version of Gnomit, my little commit message editor for Linux, thanks to the initiative of @bugaevc who sent me a patch a few weeks ago. Sergey’s patch updates Gnomit to use a standard window instead of the dialog window I was using and moves the Cancel and Commit buttons to the new window’s header bar.

Thanks, Sergey! :indieHeart:

@BabyWOGUE beat me to posting it 😀

I, um, designed a thing!

Without further ado, here's the new #Tilix icon to go in line with the #GNONE 3.32 redesign of app icons:


@b9AcE Reminds me of the time that our straggly quartet of developers saved a project that had wasted a year and millions by re-writing the front-end in a couple of weeks. It was a virtual school (the world’s first), I was in my early 20s, and I worked 18-hour days and loved it. Later, I found out it was for repugnicans who didn’t want their kids to learn about evolution in school. Ah, the innocence of youth… (& one in many steps on the path that led me to where I am today) 🤓

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So if you ever feel bad about a programming task taking longer than imagined, just remember that I spent an hour yesterday getting increasingly frustrated while trying to add a simple key handler to an app because I thought I was programming in Vala instead of JavaScript.

Also, don’t code when tired.

Oh hey did I plug the event where I'm going to be showing my game next week?


If you're in #pittsburgh come get your #gameing on and meet some local #gamedev folks.

The activist that halted a deportation reasonably believed to lead to the death of of the person being forced from Gothenburg via Istanbul to the war in Afghanistan is now being prosecuted for violating the Air Traffic Act.

The defence of another's life by Elin Ersson was hailed worldwide as an exemplary act of courage, but the prosecutor James Von Reis says "I can't see anything else than this being civil disobedience".

For the act of extraordinary selfless humaneness and because the prosecutor incompetently doesn't weigh reasonable defence of life before harmlessly "failing" to follow an order that Elin says was not perceived, Elin now risks up to 6 months prison.

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We submitted the #FreedomBox software system to DistroWatch, the main catalog of #Linux distributions.

But DistroWatch won't add us to their catalog until we get enough votes!

Please vote for us! Just click "Recommend."

🗳️VOTE: distrowatch.com/dwres.php?reso

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