My username is anonimno
I am an engineer, hobby hacker and FLOSS enthusiast living in Europe. As a person I try to keep an open mind, never stop learning and contribute to the society as much as I can.
For a couple of years now, I am building my own smarthome. After my setup started to reach some level of stability, I wanted to start sharing my knowledge and experiences. This was the time the idea to start a blog was born. My main focus here is to show that you can build a complete smarthome setup without investing a lot of money. That is why I love open standards. The open standards fire up healthy competition and in the end we get products which are consumer friendly in a wider sense (e.g. not only cost but also feature richness and data privacy).
I mostly try to keep the big players out of my digital life. They promote walled gardens and you always overpay the product you get from them. It's not that I do not like the comfort of buying stuff while laying on my sofa or watching Video-on-Demand. Believe me I do! But I prefer that as much as possible the devices and services I use either belong to me (and me having root control over them) or I pay somebody I trust with money to use the service they provide. I am the customer, not the product. So self-hosting is very interesting to me.
Other topics that will also get some blog time are:
- (Debian) GNU Linux,
- Emacs (you can find my config here),
- My non-tech related hobbies (music, movies, fishing),
- General ranting and politics (as far as I can understand them).