About Me

I’m interested in programming, Linux, and other degenerate nerd stuff.

I’m a fan of digital privacy and freedom. I’m an anti-fan of Javascript and the bloated modern web. I agree with Stallman and Luke Smith on a lot of things.

As far as programming languages go, I like C and shell script. Go seems pretty nice, but I haven’t used it extensively. Lua is a nice scripting language and I recommend it to people who want to learn programming.

Javascript is a weird language and I think it should be avoided at all costs when CSS and HTML can do the job. A lot of people disable Javascript to avoid trackers, and it just makes more sense to define documents declaratively instead of writing a procedure that generates them. A little non-essential inline script here or there just for some cool effects is harmless, though.

About This Site

This website is generated with zs. I recommend it to anyone who just wants a simple site generator that gets the job done.

I have this website because I despise the current trend of being a digital nomad. It’s unstable and also kind of cucked. First of all, if all you have is social media accounts, your online presence is at stake the moment you say something that a moderator disagrees with. So you’re being conditioned to hold the opinions that the service owners want you to, and you’re being kept in an echo chamber.

A personal website is also an opportunity to express yourself creatively. In the early days of the web, your online presence was truly “your own.” You could write custom CSS for your profile on a lot of sites, and having personal websites was the norm thanks to sites like Geocities. There’s nothing like that anymore. Everyone’s Instagram or Twitter page looks the same as everybody else’s. Even Reddit, a site which was once a bastion of forum culture and free expression, got rid of sub CSS rules in their crappy redesign.

Having a personal website means crafting your own stylesheet, organizing your website in a way that makes sense to you, and just personalizing everything. You have one little corner of the web to make your own. And, if people continue to reject lives of digital nomadism, we might be able to bring the diversity and personality of the old web back.