My website has been around, in one form or another, since 1998. During this time, I’ve created a lot of resources, some of which are linked from this page. Other projects are available from The ZAP Group webserver itself. Enjoy!
I have believed in God all my life, in a large part due to the godly upbringing given to me by my wonderful parents. However, I still had to make my own decision whether I would trust and follow God—which I did when I was seventeen, being baptised in the Holy Spirit and in water. I attend the Slavic Evangelical Pentecostal Church in Lidcombe, Sydney.
- [PDF] Bible Reading Plan Bookmarks. These are also available in Russian and in German.
- [PDF] План чтения Библии за один год.
I love motorcycling! After many years of patiently waiting for the right moment, I obtained my rider’s licence in 2006. Since then I have travelled almost 231,700km (as at September 2021) around parts of New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and Northern Territory. Yes, Western Australia is on my list!
- My BMW F700GS adventure bike, purchased on the first day of spring—1st September, 2017. I’m really enjoying riding this bike, including on easy and some moderate dirt roads. I have a map of every ride I’ve done on this bike available for your viewing pleasure. I also travelled around parts of Australia in 2020: yes, during COVID-19…
- My old Honda SL230 road/trail bike. I owned this bike from August 2006 to September 2017—my very first motorcycle! I ended up riding it for 58,413km, including 6053km on dirt roads.
- My old Honda VFR800 road bike. I had this bike for ten years—from May 2007 to May 2017—and ended up riding it for 102,429km, mostly in long road trips. A truly great bike…
I currently work for UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales) as a Research Computing Support Engineer dealing with High Performance Computing. I have also worked as a research engineer in, amongst other things, biomedical electronics, Linux kernel programming (VMM) and robotics.
- [PDF] Introduction to Linux and High Performance Computing course notes (also available as a [ODP] LibreOffice Presentation). A [MP4] video recording is also available.
- [PDF] Installing software on HPC systems course notes ([ODP] LibreOffice Presentation format). A [MP4] video recording is also available.
- [PDF] Professional résumé (updated only as needed)
I have been a heavy Emacs user for over twenty years. You might be interested in my [TXT] .emacs and [TXT] .Xresources configuration files: almost 2600 lines of code and settings tuned for Emacs under X11, the Linux console, Windows, macOS and even old VT-style terminals… These files contain a theme very reminiscent of the old Borland IDE tools.
I worked for the (then) School of Electrical Engineering at UNSW for almost eight years. During that time, I helped design a course for third-year electrical and computer engineering students, ELEC2041/COMP3221 Microprocessors and Interfacing; I created the Digital Systems Laboratory Companion CD-ROM as part of that course. Some of the material on this 2003-era CD-ROM is still used today around the world.