Hi, I’m Larry Boltovskoi, Web Developer, Engineering Student at GroupT and an all-round geek from Leuven, Belgium. The last 6 years I have been passionate about nearly every aspect of web development, and I am constantly learning new things. Before continuing to the high-techy-stuff, allow me to be a bit personal… I have done Ice dancing for about 4 years with a wonderful girl that now is my girlfriend! I’m a big music lover and weekly watcher of The Big Bang Theory and Once Upon A Time. I like reading a good book and time to time I play the pinao. I’m very optimistic and generally enjoy life. Oh, and my full name is Philaret Boltovskoi, I was born in Russia but moved to Belgium at the age of 4.
Front-end Development & Design
I’m not a great designer but I’m improving that! I do know everything I need to know though, but I prefer to use HTML5Boilerplate or Bootstrap and modify that to something semi-decent or find a designer to do that bit.
In 2011 I replaced my Windows Laptop with a MacBook Pro, and I couldn’t go back to an only windows-setup anymore because… OSX is a fork of Unix which allows me to use the same packages and commands as on linux. This allowed me to explore how unix works and a year later I traded my shared host for a VPS and currently I’m running 3 small VPS servers and 1 AWS EC2 instance.
I spend certainly more than 8h a day on average behind my MacBook, so a faster machine means less time lost. Therefor I’ve upgraded my MacBook Pro with a Samsung 840 SSD, Caddy for secondary larger HD and 16GB RAM (now at least I can have over 40 tabs open in Chrome).