About the blog, the site, and myself

by Alexander Gazarov in Malcolm-Soft

What is this?

Site logo Why, that's my website! Here you will find information about myself, my projects, and also a good share of my thoughts and different stuff I want to share (if you read the posts, that is). Most of my time is spent programming for mobile devices. Today this means that I write mostly for Android, but that may change at any moment, the situation in the IT world changes at blazing speeds.

But that, of course, doesn't mean I don't do anything else. There is a lot of interesting stuff around. We always love to try out this and that, right? So that's what I do: experiment with different stuff, such as programming languages, frameworks, tools and so on. And some of these experiments find their way here (if they are worthy enough, of course).

And this is also my blog

... which means that I write about the stuff. What stuff? Something I experiment with, as I mentioned, or something interesting I find - my personal take on the things. I have to admit that I criticize things a lot. As a wise man once wrote, everything we create sucks. At least, to some extent. That includes our software, tools we use, and programming languages (and they are tools too). But that doesn't matter as long as we know the weak spots and work on them. Don't take it personally if I mentioned your tool unfavorably too!

And, of course, I might be absolutely mistaken about some things. That's when you come in. Blogging definitely works both ways: I throw some crazy thoughts into the wild, and readers give some feedback about that. I value that a lot, and that's not limited to blogging, of course. It applies to my other creations as well.

My nicknames

My avatar

If you read the page about me, you should've noticed that I mentioned two of my nicknames: Malcolm and Dr. Metallius. The first is a name, not that uncommon, and quite far from my real name. But those who played Unreal Tournament in the days of its glory will know it's that Malcolm. This nickname also gave the name for this website.

Unfortunately, it's also usually taken on the websites (did I mention that this name is not uncommon?). So when it is, Dr. Metallius is at your disposal. I happen to like rock and heavy music, and I also play an electric guitar, so now you know where this nick comes from. The name also starts with an "M", so I don't even have to change my avatar! You can see it on the left.

How do you contact me?

Plenty of contact links are available at the page about me. The most obvious one is the email, I'll put it here too: alexander [dot] gazarov [at] gmail [dot] com.

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