Journal

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)

  • Project Updates Q1 2022
    Project Updates Q1 2022
    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.
  • reader: Web page readability on the CLI
    reader: Web page readability on the CLI
    reader is for your command line what the “readability” view is for modern browsers: A lightweight tool offering better readability of web pages on the CLI.
  • Frankenswitch: The Poor-Man's Soju Switch
    Frankenswitch: The Poor-Man's Soju Switch
    A while ago I stumbled upon an interesting Frankenswitch dubbed the Soju Switch: A combination of an C³Equalz X TKC Kiwi bottom, a Boba U4 top and a Lumia stem. I was tempted to build it, but ideally with parts that are more readily available and maybe even cheaper.
  • Gemini is Solutionism at its Worst
    Gemini is Solutionism at its Worst
    While I don’t care too much about ideas and projects that I believe to be dead ends or maybe even doomed to fail eventually, a recent interaction on Superhighway84 got me to write down a few thoughts on why I believe Project Gemini is a really bad idea.
  • Superhighway84
    Superhighway84
    Superhighway84 is an USENET-inspired decentralized internet discussion system, featuring a retro text user interface and powered by IPFS and OrbitDB.
  • Let's Take Wikipedia Offline!
    Let's Take Wikipedia Offline!
    Well, not literally. But what if you could look up Wikipedia in an instant, without even requiring a working internet connection?
    Call it doomsday prepping or just a precaution, but let’s see if we can have our own copy of Wikipedia running offline, without having too much trouble along the way.
  • Project Updates Q4 2021
    Project Updates Q4 2021
    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.
  • Linux on the Desktop: Part Three
    Linux on the Desktop: Part Three
    I’ve been rocking Linux on the desktop for quite some time now and decided to provide some insights into what it’s like on a day-to-day basis, as well as cover some of the questions people had about my setup specifically.
  • ProtonMail Shows Why Your Data Won't Ever be Private Under Any "Orderly" Jurisdiction
    ProtonMail Shows Why Your Data Won't Ever be Private Under Any "Orderly" Jurisdiction
    Another day, another eyebrow-raising situation unfolding at one of Europe’s privacy poster child. ProtonMail helping Swiss law-enforcement and Europol in an arrest warranted by French authorities once again shows how little the European turf can be trusted with privacy and why no customer data will ever be truly private under any industrialized nation’s jurisdiction.
  • Project Updates Q3 2021
    Project Updates Q3 2021
    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.