Jobs: the story of Sergei Petrenko
Workplaces / / December 27, 2019
Today, in the category of jobs at Layfhakere you get to know the how and what works Sergey Petrenko - the director of the Ukrainian representative Yandex, the owner SEO-mecca Searchengines.ru, the author of the oldest Ukrainian standalone-blog BloGnot, host of the popular podcast of IT-thinking and co-host of mega-show podcast Radio-T.
What do you do in your work?
Many of them. Works CEO "Yandex. Ukraine ", blogging BloGnot, administration forum Searchengines.ru, Podcast recording IT ideas, Photography.
How does your workplace?
I actually three jobs - at home, office and mobile workplace, which is always with me when I'm going somewhere - and I travel often.
Home jobs - a white iMac 20 "(the old mine the Mac, by the way), which delivered memory up to a maximum of 4Gb and two external drives are connected - WD MyBook and LaCie Extreme - for terabyte everyone. As he walks through the internet Apple TimeCapsule, inside which there is a 500-gigabyte drive, but this capacity is little used. But two external drive is well filled and are considering buying another - are already available 4-terabyte MyBook. The keyboard is the Mac standard Makovskaya (though, just to complete this model has walked the old keyboard, but gradually I bought the flat, newer), and I recently replaced the mouse with the MX Revolution on Performance MX from Logitech.
At the same time home jobs - it is also a studio for recording podcasts. Therefore, above the desk hangs studio arm, which change periodically microphones. The most beloved - is Rode Broadcaster, Wonderful condenser microphone, just he is present in the picture. As two replacement - Neumann BCM-705The only dynamic microphone legendary company, and Shure SM7BAlso broadcasting legend.
I do not like to engage in post-processing of sound, so the sound from the microphone passes mainly hardware processing, for which a fair part of the table is occupied by the appropriate equipment - a voice processor Aphex 230Which includes a compressor, a gate, de-esser, equalizer and iksayter, processor dbx 166XLWhich is mainly used as an expander and Neuss-gate, and mastering processor TC Finalizer ExpressWho once again handles the sound, adds compression and general radio broadcast sound. Of course, all this is necessary to listen to, so headphones are on the table AKG 271MkII - Headphones are good. And lying on the floor pedal, which I press to turn off the microphone - usually required in the air Radio-TTo cough or to pour water, for example.
At home I have raised Wi-Fi n-standard network - except for Time Capsule, in one of the rooms is worth Apple Airport Extreme, which relays the signal, providing a good level of it throughout the apartment. Clients have enough network - in addition to desktop, laptop is the two - my MacBook Pro and MacBook Air's wife, Apple TV and a lot of smart phones.
Phone almost never use, but it turned out there just convenient to put - a Siemens GigaSet 9000, to which I even have a hands-free headset.
Workplace navorocheno less - is a more recent iMac 24 ", which is also the maximum amount of memory. He has one terabyte external drive LaCie Gold. For communication in Ukrainian offices of Yandex, we use SIP, so the Odessa office all on the table are the same SIP-phones linksys SPA962 - six input lines, the ability to connect the headset, high-quality speakerphone. Settings in your phone weight - especially if I do not pick up the phone, then after two rings the call is routed to my cell. Still on the table is a switch - it is sometimes necessary to include in the workplace in the network several laptops.
the table itself is unusual - it is a special table for standing / sitting, which is governed by the height. A motorized mechanism lets you change the height of the table in the range of 70 to 140 cm - basically I'm at work. This, by the way, in addition to increasing physical activity, greatly increases the available area of the table. However, if you want to sit down, then you can omit the table, and you can take your laptop and sit in a chair bag - I have one such in the office and a few pieces available in the lounge.
Mobile workstation fits easily into a small briefcase and consists of a notebook MacBook Pro 15 ", mouse Magic Mouse and a set of modems for access to wireless Internet. I almost do not use the phone as a modem already - it is cumbersome and inconvenient. It is much easier to stick to a small laptop modem - the truth, because I Poppy, quite often it is not always easy because the modem must be supported by the system.
Laptop often walking between home and office - since most of what I use is on the Internet, the issue of data synchronization between workstations is not necessary at all.
Mobile phones I always few. Constantly with current Nexus One from HTC, In which there is a working simkarty. I liked the Android OS, so before the release of the new iPhone, I do not plan special experiments. Nexus One with a fairly powerful smartphone, although there are some complaints - for example, it can not be used in a corporate environment. Perhaps, after the motorola Milestone we have on sale, I'll try it - there are no problems with Exchange.
Almost always with him I wear as the previous iPhone 3G - besides the fact that it spare phone, it is also unrivaled media player, where I always pumped several series for viewing on the go and video clips. Yet always with a small camera Canon IXUS IS 100 - superapparat in features and image quality, the compact and lightweight. He, however, for six months of use poobtersya pretty, but it works fine still.
Do not really like the push-technology, but the de facto they are actively used after purchase Nexus One - it is necessary to work hard to give up the delivery of mail, checking Twitter and other functions. I must say that sometimes it is convenient, but if you turn off the sound signals the arrival of mail, so do not interfere. While continuing to condemn push :).
What software use?
Firstly, of course, MacOS X. Now it's Snow Leopard on all machines.
Secondly, there is a special pleasure to use MacOS standard software. For email, I use Mail.app, for calendar - iCal, browser - Safari plugin with Saft. Office applications I need not often, so most needs covered iWork '09Who stands on all machines, however, on your desktop is still there Microsoft Office for Mac 2008.
Required software suite also includes Evernote, Skitch (A program for creating screenshots) Textwrangler (text editor), Dropbox, punto Switcher, 1Password (For password storage utility).
Let us more about the individual applications.
Safari I have enough standard, it is worth only Saft. I'm still with Windows times do not like multiple browser windows, and almost exclusively for this purpose and set Saft. While it does have some more useful features, such as replacing the default search - I have, as you may guess, such costs Yandex.
I almost never use browser bookmarks - some of the most frequently used links brought to the bookmarks bar, there are several bookmarklets - j.mp, quickpost blog. Other addresses I prefer to gain hands - usually I manage a few keystrokes, then the autocomplete is activated in the browser.
If I want to save the page - for this is Evernote. Clipper Button put to the panel browser - usually I select text, sometimes I send the whole page. Sometimes I use Evernote for quick notes, most often based accumulate notes for the podcast or material to write notes in the blog.
Another plug-in, it is very important for me - is a plugin 1Password. I can honestly say that no one knows my passwords, even me - they will automatically generate a file program, are stored in encrypted form in the closed section on Dropbox, through which and synchronized automatically. To enter a user name and password is required only to press the button for the panel and enter the passphrase - I remember it well, but I'm afraid it will be quite difficult to choose :).
Mail.app, in which I read the post, almost no additions. Mail I prefer to filter on the server - Exchange Rules for work email (and earlier used .sieve for IMAP-mail address) or Google Mail for Domain filters for personal mail. It is easier to see the same boxes from different computers.
I adhere to the rules of zero inbox, however, usually in my inbox about a hundred letters. In fact, it usually is the main task-management tool. More of the same, with varying success Omnifocus used, but unfortunately, the full convenience to reach does not go - the main work in me in the mail, e-mail clients themselves, alas, are not well suited for the GTD, and all third-party programs will inevitably lack of integration with Mail.app.
Mail I check once an hour, but not necessarily immediately respond to emails - if writing responses will take a couple of minutes, I do it right, if more save.
iCal also quite standard and is used for work time planning. Meetings during working hours a lot, so it is an indispensable tool.
By default messenger I have not started at all. I am not prepared to break away from work whenever I am someone writes. Exception - Skype, but I have very little contact list there, so there is no problem.
If necessary - run Adium, in which several jabber-account - @ gmail.com, @ ya.ru and corporate. ICQ I do not - refused to a couple of years ago and it seemed to have no regrets.
Always running twitter-client - usually a Tweetie, although occasionally experimenting and trying new customers. So far, none came.
always running ecto - a client for posting to a blog. The client is very convenient, fast. I tried different - MacJournal, Blogo, - but it was the best ecto.
Standard on all machines running Dropbox - I have a standard account, however, increased to 5 gigabytes due to the referrer. The main purpose - Synchronize passwords, sometimes to save a document, on which want to work from different locations. For example, the text simply kept in a folder on the service and open to different computers when you had something to add.
On the desktop I have is Quicksilver - utility that allows you to run programs on a laptop it almost replaces the standard Spotlight.
I record the sound in the program Sound StudioBut almost do not process - making the whole process already described complex devices. Sometimes, when for various reasons on the record is a lot of noise than I would like, I use Adobe SoundBooth - there is absolutely ideal noise filter, completely removes the noise and practically does not distort other sounds. But the tracks for Radio-T simply save and send Umputunu for information - the presence of background umtsy still drown out the possible noise.
Photos are usually processed in iPhoto - in fact, I usually do not treat them. Now here I look at the new version Aperture - if it does not slow down, it would be the successful replacement of iPhoto.
Is there a place in your paper work?
Extremely small. On standing barely begun pack desktop "Millimetrusa"For six months, I probably spent a couple dozen sheets of it. Usually it's something small, it is necessary to quickly record.
In road portfolio is moleskin - bought more for the fact that it moleskin - which I after much anguish still found application. I read a lot, so either immediately make notes in a notebook, or using adhesive tabs, which are then processed.
Is there a dream configuration?
Maybe yes :). However, in my current configuration, almost all satisfied. Somewhere in the summer plan to greatly upgrade your home desktop - either replace the iMac to the last, or go to the Mac Pro, put a lot of memory - 8 gigabyte, no less - may put two monitors. Still like to get Mac Mini Server - there are some tasks that can not be solved Time Capsule.