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Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.

- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851)

  • Seville, Spain
    Seville, Spain
    “Seville is the capital and largest city of the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville. It is situated on the lower reaches of the River Guadalquivir, in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula.”
  • El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
    El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
    “El Puerto de Santa María, locally known as El Puerto and historically in English as Port Saint Mary, is a municipality of Spain located on the banks of the Guadalete River in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia. As of 2016, the city has a population of c. 88,184, of which some 50,000 live in the urban center, and the remainder in the surrounding areas.”
  • Updates 2024/Q2
    Updates 2024/Q2
    Project updates from the current consecutive three-month period, with info on the current status of my projects and next steps. You might find this interesting in case you’re using any of my open source tools.
  • Gibraltar, United Kingdom
    Gibraltar, United Kingdom
    “Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and city located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It has an area of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) and is bordered to the north by Spain (Campo de Gibraltar).”
  • Marbella, Spain
    Marbella, Spain
    “Marbella is a city and municipality in southern Spain, belonging to the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is part of the Costa del Sol and is the headquarters of the Association of Municipalities of the region; it is also the head of the judicial district that bears its name.”
  • Run Your Privacy-Respecting AI on Gentoo Linux
    Run Your Privacy-Respecting AI on Gentoo Linux
    Would you like to have ChatGPT summarize YouTube videos for you, but without OpenAI knowing the lewd content that you’re watching, or paying them an arm and a leg for it? You can, and it’s actually fairly straightforward.
  • Málaga, Spain
    Málaga, Spain
    “Málaga is a municipality of Spain, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. With a population of 578,460 in 2020, it is the second-most populous city in Andalusia and the sixth most populous in the country. It lies in Southern Iberia on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, primarily in the left bank of the Guadalhorce. The urban core originally developed in the space between the Gibralfaro Hill and the Guadalmedina.”
  • Committing At Least One Line Each Day for Five Years
    Committing At Least One Line Each Day for Five Years
    No coffee for a week? Taking cold showers for thirty days? Ten push-ups a day for a year? How about comitting at least a single line of code every day for five years? I’m in!
  • Granada, Spain
    Granada, Spain
    “Granada is the capital city of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of four rivers, the Darro, the Genil, the Monachil and the Beiro. Ascribed to the Vega de Granada comarca, the city sits at an average elevation of 738 m (2,421 ft) above sea level, yet is only one hour by car from the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical.”
  • Cartagena, Spain
    Cartagena, Spain
    “Cartagena is a Spanish city and a major naval station on the Mediterranean coast, south-eastern Iberia. As of January 2018, it has a population of 218,943 inhabitants. This makes Cartagena Murcia’s second-largest municipality and Spain’s sixth-largest city that is not a provincial-capital. The wider urban or metropolitan area of Cartagena, known as Campo de Cartagena, has a population of 409,586 inhabitants.”