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

FooSoft Productions goes back to my high school days, 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 questions or comments, I can be reached via email at Please do not ask for software support via email, I will not be able to help you. Replies over email are not discoverable by other users, leading to the same questions being asked numerous times. I would love to help everyone individually, but unfortunately I lack the time to do so.