Vadim's Boring and Very Old Home Page - Moved
These two pictures are significantly
more recent then the rest of the page.
This page was first created in 1994 (most people haven't
heard about WWW at that time), and wasn't updated much ever since.
So don't be surprized if some links don't work.
On the other hand, it should work on the most ancient browsers, including
the text ones.
Disclaimer. This website has nothing to do with
Virginia Museum of Transportation nor
VMT GmbH, a.k.a. Verkaufs-,
Marketing- und Managementtraining mbH
This is how to pronounce "vadim".
I am Software Quality Engineering Manager for NeoView SQL at Hewlett-Packard.
This is my current resume. I am great software development and quality engineering manager, so if you have exciting position in San Francisco Bay Area do contact me. Not much more
Wouldn't it be boring if it weren't nothing more to me but my work?
Fortunately, some time ago, I found for myself that we work to live,
and not live to work.
I was born in the town of Rechitsa (*) and lived first 27 years of
my life in Minsk (+) - capital city of
(see map). My birthday is July 28. Here is an amazing list of people who
share my birthday.
Now Belarus is an independent state, but when I lived there it was part
of Soviet Union. My native language is Russian, and I think I would put here
links to Russian resources in WWW space. One would be
Grandsons at UNC, and the other
Window to Russia in Moscow. Sometimes I read, and even less often I post
to newsgroup soc.culture.soviet.
When I was young I was a
I started to read my first big books when I was three and a half, graduated
from High School before I was 15, and graduated from Belorusian University
with M.S. in Physics when I was 20. I started to work in Computer Science,
and when it became possible I emigrated to the United States.
I lived all over San Francisco Bay Area. My favorite place on the Peninsula
is Palo Alto. My home
now is in the hills of
I always loved to travel. When I lived in the Soviet Union I traveled extensively
on this 1/6th part of the World's land. When I came to the United States I
was able to follow my dreams and visit some of the places I could only read
about before. Here is my electronic travel scrapbook.
In the end of my stint at Informix (this company doesn't exist anymore, I afraid) I enjoyed my sabbatical. Here's link to
Vadim's European Tour '96
hobbies include books, movies, food, and computers.
My very own
Queer Page has a lot of information about me. When
I just started my web (in August of 1994) it was listed on the all comprehensive queer web lists. At that time all of these lists had just few dozens entries.
I also helped to maintain Gay Russia page on my server.
It was the first, and for quite long time the only, gay Russian page.
At that time (early 1996) the Internet in Russia was just beginning,
and not too many people dare to be openly gay there. Now it has only
historical significance, as I don't update it.
Though the Bulletin Board there is still functioning, the times when it had thousands hits an hour are long gone.
For people interested in Russian gay literature, there are some interesting materials there:
- Literary magazin "Risk". Issue 1 and Issue 2. If you liked these two issues, you might want to know that I helped to finance the third (and so far, in 2001, the last) issue of the magazine - and therefore I have plenty of (paper) copies for sale. Please write to me if you want a copy.
- The first book of popular Russian writer Yaroslav Mogutin
"Exercises For The Tongue" had its
first Internet edition here. Since that time Slava published many
more books, some of them are available on the Web, and he even won
an important Russian literary prize named after Andrey Belyj (not
quite Pulitzer, but still important) in 2001.
Some people hate Mogutin's works, I do love them.