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Software architect and developer. Linux and Open Source enthusiast. Gentoo user (12+ years on both my laptop and desktop). Android phone user with google software & services replaced by microg and other open source alternatives. Digital self reliance evangelist hosting his own mail server, rss feeder, note taking software, caldav, carddav, git repo and other stuff. Space technology fan with love for hiking, tea, gardening, coding, self awareness and DIY projects of any sort.

Marian :gentoo: :openbsd: boosted
Marian :gentoo: :openbsd: boosted

@smonff I used to love #Ubuntu, now I hate it. It seems to be too in love with Snaps. It feels like "Linux with training wheels."

I moved to #archlinux for quite a long time. Eventually, I found I was using a lot of stuff that was in AUR but not in the mainline repo.

I have returned to #Gentoo because of its flexibility. I was already compiling a lot of stuff anyway. I wish Gentoo would get some of the love Arch gets. It really is fantastic if you take the time to get to know it. :gentoo:

Check out my new post about how I tried to migrate from to once again.
Alternative title may be: OpenBSD in the hands of a gentoo oldtimer :)

mizik.sk/blog/openbsd-review-b

Many are asking me about RMS. I am a bit tired of this to be honest.
So I will form here where I stand.

This is 80% my opinion:

arp242.net/rms.html

It is must read for everyone. The only part I do not agree is how much he is ok for the position. On one hand his social "skills" and weirdness disqualify him from high and public facing positions. On the other hand, his drive, practical example and the fact he being a founder of the idea, does.

I have completely fallen in love with protocol. Just a few things I miss like inline images (more of a client implementation thing?) or url fragments. Pitty that there is still lack of content I am intersted in. It would be a dream to be able to completely move my personal internet reading to gemini. Never possible for my work internet use though. Not in the slightest.

My server:
My client:
My android client:
Content generator: my own (hopefully out soon!)

New article from the VPS self-hosting series about howto proxy your services with web server, and by doing so, gaining additional set of features for free. Hope you'll enjoy:

mizik.sk/blog/how-to-proxy-you

for all Ranger users. if you want live preview of docx files in the same way as it works for odt files. Just install docx2txt and add these lines below the odt definition in your .config/ranger/scope.sh

# Docx
docx)
docx2txt < "${FILE_PATH}" && exit 5
exit 1;;

I made an article about degoogling an Android phone. I get asked a lot about this topic so I wrote it down. Feedback is appreciated as usual!

mizik.sk/blog/howto-degoogle-y

Months ago I wrote an article about securing a . That was securing against the threats from outside, because personal machines rarely has more than 1 user and almost never one you can not trust.

mizik.sk/blog/how-to-secure-yo

Here is great article going into deep details, mostly from an internal point of view.

madaidans-insecurities.github.

Definitely recommend to read if you plan to host multiuser machine or if you are into . Make some tea/coffee, reserve an hour or two.

That morning, when the nature makes your commuting fun. 10 minutes of cleaning the pavement to the car. 10 minutes of cleaning the car, 20 minutes of cleaning the front yard road. Half a mile back, two cars in the ditch and one skid steer that came to help in the ditch too. Road to work that takes 15 mins took 35.

State road services got surprised by the snow yet another season :D

for all of us / keybinding maniacs out there. there is a compliant htop fork. works exactly as one would expect. thumbs up -vim !

github.com/KoffeinFlummi/htop-

Three weeks of holiday is over... Time to try how the 2021 tastes behind the borders of my property. Being honest, I am not very eager to find out :D but you never know, maybe there is something nice out there, waiting for me. Fingers crossed

there are 5 ips subscribed to my blog feed, but I know only of 3 people that subscribed, so maybe two of them use computer and phone with local clients :D

back to the point. 66.6% of my subscribers where asking for full article content in the feed, so I tried hard to please the masses and switched from totally manual web/blog creation to most holistic site generator . I had to change format from old rss to atom and and some other things.

let me know if you find any issues @hund ;)

All my adult life I try to use things as long as possible. Not only phones and other hw. I found out, that the best way to learn to appreciate value is to try to make it. To find out what effort is behind. Then you will see, that modern society consumption and western world prices are nonsense. Try make a t-shirt and ask yourself if you would sell it for $20. I recently decided to make a furniture from scratch. Here is my first attempt. Hopefully the last bed I will ever need. (140 work hours)

Software architect and developer. Linux and Open Source enthusiast. Gentoo user (12+ years on both my laptop and desktop). Android phone user with google software & services replaced by microg and other open source alternatives. Digital self reliance evangelist hosting his own mail server, rss feeder, note taking software, caldav, carddav, git repo and other stuff. Space technology fan with love for hiking, tea, gardening, coding, self awareness and DIY projects of any sort.

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