About the founder
My name is Nazar Tokar. When I was 7 years old, my grandmother gave me a ZX Spectrum computer. It would seem, why? I didn’t understand the hell about it, but I really wanted to play games. And for this it was necessary to download them from cassettes. I had to learn how to use them. That’s how I got to know computers.
By the way, all the software for Spectrum in 1992 was recorded only on cassettes. I used a TV as a monitor, and the drive was an ordinary tape recorder. Hell is still that.
Photos of my Spectrum on the Internet were not found. An iPhone with Instagram at that time was not even in the plans. Therefore, to understand the picture will have to offer you the following photo:
In a couple of years, I met the IBM 286. And even recently I wrote an article about it. And in 1995, I saw the Internet. So I went down the shores of :).
At that time, almost the only mass hosting I knew was Expages. An American office that offered to create a website for free using ready-made templates. Only static pages, no interactive like completed forms or galleries with beautiful sliders. I created a two-page site there and rested on my laurels for a while.
When I was 14, I started trying to make sites. We weren’t like that, life was like that. I studied at the Lyceum of Information Technologies of the city of Dnipro. And there even the atmosphere ordered — learn. So I studied.
This is what the peaceful sky over the lyceum looked like.
I had a few friends with whom we copied other people’s sites and reworked them for something else. No purpose, just like that. After a few months of these tambourine dances, it turned out that we were a little familiar with the layout.
This was followed by Object Pascal, working with databases. In 2001, Anton Gulega and Ivan Half and I were at the Small Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. We presented our first serious work – the site of the lyceum. The site was fig, we were few years old and didn’t understand much.
I remember this day as one of the works presented at the competition. It was a file sharing service. It worked like a Rapidshare — anyone could upload files and get a public link to share with friends. Let me remind you that it was 2001 and its author was about 16 years old. At the same time, we hung out in narrow circles wide in the chat Bizarre (he is still alive for some reason) and Autogen (successfully rested).
Our high-tech party hard parties of that time looked something like this:
Then I abandoned everything and went to work at UMC. Why, I still don’t know. But here’s what I learned from my nearly two years in technical counseling:
- People are very, very lazy, no one is ever looking for information. By the way, I am, too.
- Mobile operators do not count – it is much more expensive than writing additional commissions in small print and poking those who do not like to read deals (that is, everyone) in them.
- You can pay employees a penny and successfully force yourself to love: do not talk, replace values, build a strong team… This is Stockholm syndrome in action.
When I got tired of everything once again, I quit and decided to do design. He drew websites and printing. The most tragicomic thing about design is the approval of layouts. You discuss something for a long time, exchange examples, show similar works. You come to a consensus with the client. The client fills out a brief, and you write a technical task.
Next week you draw layouts, sometimes you don’t sleep at night, because the muse has come. And as a result, in response you get “Cool, but this is not at all what we talked about, you need to redo everything!”
At such moments, I was surprised, angry, but continued to eat cactus. And it turned out the following:
Having abandoned programming many years ago, I didn’t leave it completely. From time to time I had to do small things like those that are embarrassing to ask someone, but it is difficult to do it yourself. I had to remember something and learn anew.
Later, I took programming more seriously. Familiar programmers laughed while sipping juice in their quarter. And I began to make scripts to order, offer everyone a callback button and a purchase in one click.
For some reason, the people liked it.
Sometimes I was asked why I was running this blog. First, because I can. Here I learn to express thoughts and write interestingly, consistently and simply. Here I found customers who ordered me technical support for their sites. These are mainly stores: fix the layout, add new functions, put my scripts, remove the excess.
By the way, I want to say “thank you” to everyone who orders development from me. Each new project is a new experience and every day I enjoy my work. Even from “give me an urgent script on Jumla.”
In the spring of 2016, after 8 years, I changed the language of the site from Russian to Ukrainian. Since then, almost all new recordings have appeared in Ukrainian. Many did not understand the reason, although I described it in detail. It is too early to talk about the results, so we will see what happens.
To work with the blog, I invited (and invite you to continue) like-minded people who help me with the project.
What we have
Thus, the blog once created by chance in 8 years turned into a small online publication about technologies and programs in my native language. To be continued.