This question fills me with the same existential dread as mandatory personal introductions at work, or online dating profiles. Without disclosing too much, I'll give a brief bio.
Programmer & Linux User. Failed guitarist. Enjoy immersive music and films. Striving to make the Web personal again, in my own small way.
letters@<THIS_DOMAIN>.uk. Letters to the editor are appreciated but replies aren't guaranteed.
Likes & Dislikes
obscure music, linux, bsd, fluxbox, vim, perl, ground coffee, filled bookcases, mechanical things, primus, trains, ale, tankards, freedom, old buildings, fireplaces, forests, ancient history, bicycles, south park, brass eye, wired headphones, pedestrianised streets, leather shoes
tomatoes, windows >=8, 'single page' websites, nano (the editor), python, lazy songwriting, capeshit movies, advertisements (especially "targeted" ones), statism, hubris, political parties, bureaucracy, profiling, modern apple keyboards, "login to see more", the British government's internet policy
I program in Perl when I want to have fun, C when I wish to show off, and anything else if I am paid enough.
Websites I mostly like may be found here - linklist.
Causes I support with money
Free software is necessary for privacy in computing. Privacy is foremost in the digital age, with everyone trying to abuse your data. Both of these organisations do much to fight for your freedom in the digital realm:
- Free Software Foundation - Development and defence of free software. I have been an associate member since November 2021.
- Big Brother Watch - Contending for privacy online and offline in the UK.
Naturally, I would encourage your financial generosity to these worthy causes, if possible.
How not to do it.
- New Reddit
- Any page that takes >100Kb to load (excepting images)
- Sites with intrusive cookie notifications
- Websites that require so much scrolling your index finger muscle gets ripped
- Anything to do with tracking, profiling and advertising (beyond text links)
Buttons & Stickers. Coming someday.
For more 'about me' babble, you may read the Never Asked Questions.