Welcome to the personal homepage of Alex Yatskov, a Seattle-based game programmer. My goal for this site is to provide an way to share my interests and projects with others and to show what I have accomplished professionally as a software developer over the years.
News and Updates
- December 26, 2012
- My return to Arch Linux as my primary operating system from Debian has prompted me to finally update Yomichan to work with the latest version of Anki. This isn't really a feature release, but rather just some reshuffling to make the plugin be compatible with the version 2 interface.
- May 17, 2012
- I recently moved both my site and domains away from Dreamhost, hopefully not breaking anything in the process. Despite being a bit on the expensive side for entry-level shared hosting, they seem to have a fair share of stability issues... I've also switched to using Git for managing my website's content, it's super neat.
- November 11, 2011
- My site was was hacked by someone from Estonia. This incident actually took place three days earlier, but because my site didn't appear any different I didn't immediately realize this. I guess one of the problems with running a CMS instead of simply having static content is that you end up relying on a fairly large software stack to be secure. When an exploit is discovered it takes a while for all the updates to propagate up the chain; it's possible to get hacked despite having the latest version of whatever CMS you are using.
- October 30, 2011
- New version of Mangle (2.3) is released. Thanks go to Marek Kubica for contributing features and improvements to this version of Mangle!