Hi! I’m Artëm.
I’m passionate about computers, arts, and writing. I grew up in Russia, where I majored in applied math and computer security. I now live and work in (mostly) sunny Philadelphia with my wife and son.
On this website, I rant about programming and share my notes on macOS automation, personal productivity systems, and pop culture. In case you’re looking for a place to start, my most popular post is “The Language of Programming”. Or you can just play tetris.
Anykey: my first native macOS app
Almost by accident, I built a macOS app for binding hotkeys to shell commands. This is a story about it.
Makeshift image sharing using Alfred
Another addition to my Alfred workflows: a CloudApp-like image sharing support.
Easy Calendar navigation with Alfred
Using Alfred’s Script Filters to quickly jump to calendar events or relevant links.
I’m playing indie games again
I found a purpose for my Nintendo Switch: catching up on all the great indie games I’d skip on other platforms.
Minimalism and music
Not all complexity is incidental. In music, it takes a trained ear to appreciate the loss.
The saving joy of Persona 5
My 110 hours with a game I thought I’d dislike.
My wife Julia is a versatile product designer and illustrator. You can marvel at her work and get in touch by visiting her website. Aside from raising our son together, we occasionally collaborate on smaller projects, like our 2013 wedding website or a waltzing manatee video game.