Hi, my name is Alexei Yatskov; welcome to my homepage. I am a software engineer living in Washington State, USA. My interests include learning about technology, contributing to open source, studying the Japanese language, and enjoying nature.

FooSoft Productions goes back to my days in high school, when I thought it would be cool to attribute my work to a fictitious corporation. It is a combination of “Foo”, a common placeholder variable name used in programming, and “Soft” (think some faceless tech giant). Despite not being a real corporation, it continues to be a personal brand that I use for many of my projects.

If you have feedback, I can be reached via email via Please do not ask for software support via email, I will not be able to help you. Replies over email are not discoverable by others, leading to similar questions being asked repeatedly. I would love to help everyone individually, but unfortunately I no longer have the time to do so.