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Let's not all live only on social networks, especially not centralised & walled-in networks. Create your own personal corner on the web as it was designed for! Visit my good old-fashioned at for information about me.

On my mastodon feed, I'll try to toot about various topics, mainly related to languages, natural language processing, open-source technology, privacy & security, and of course the occasional dog picture!

I feel so sorry for what happened to Keivan and AppGet:

His tool got squashed by Microsoft. Microsoft does not love open source, it wants to own it.

My thoughts:

I'm a doctor now! Not the kind that is of any use in a global pandemic, nor the one that flies around in a cool blue police box, but one that successfully defended his PhD dissertation entirely remote and online!

I always like reading about people's desktop; choices of hardware and sofware, customization, and preferably with many screenshots. Here's a nice post by i3wm's developer:

It has been done! My self-hosted account is now

@alexyuyu ไฝ ๅฅฝ๏ผŒ ่ฐข่ฐขไฝ ๅ…ณๆณจๆˆ‘ ๏ผš๏ผ‰

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ ๆˆ‘ๆ˜ฏไธ€ไธช็ˆฑ่‡ช็”ฑๅ’Œๅญฆๆฑ‰่ฏญ็š„ๅค–ๅ›ฝไบบ๏ผŒๆฒกๆœ‰ๅพฎๅš๏ผŒ ๆฒกๆœ‰ๅพฎไฟกใ€‚ๆˆ‘ๅธŒๆœ›่ฎค่ฏ†็”จ้•ฟๆฏ›่ฑก็š„ไธญๅ›ฝไบบ.

@cantdoit ้•ฟๆฏ›่ฑก็š„ๅๅฃฐๅœจไธญๅ›ฝๆ˜ฏๆ€Žไนˆๆ ท็š„๏ผŸๆˆ‘ๅ‡่ฎพๆฒกๆœ‰ๅพˆๅคšไบบ่ฎค่ฏ†้•ฟๆฏ›่ฑกๅ‘ข๏ผŸๆ”ฟๅบœไธๅผ็ฆๆญขๅ—๏ผŸ

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Laat ik ook eens iets in mijn moedertaal tooten (toeteren?), ik ben vast niet de enige Nederlander (of vlaming ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช, of surinamer ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท, etc..) hier? Wellicht levert het nieuwe connecties op.

Now I run my own Mastodon server, there's no excuse not to run my own server too and be 100% self-hosted.

I'll still need to find new friends who actually use Matrix (and not just as an IRC bridge) for it to make sense though..

Just integrated my boyfriend's new weather station (well, he already had it for two months but I didn't get around to it) in my system.

I have too many raspberry pies in my house.. updating raspbian on all of them is becoming a chore....

I know it's not the 90s, but step aside Facebook & co, I just joined a good old-fashioned webring with my homepage! Decentralised yet together!

My idea of spending a relaxing and calming evening ... tinkering my dotfiles and ricing my system to (subjective) perfection

I could also wait and see if it'll eventually rival the infamous pile of March 2016 ....

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