About

Hello! I am a follower of Jesus and a Free Software developer, and this is my blog. Here I write things I find interesting, and that ranges across a few different topics, including:

  • Encouragement in the faith
  • Techy stuff (programming, operating systems, etc)
  • General writing (short stories, funny essays, etc)

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If you want to see some code I have written, check out my Codeberg profile. I write in Go, C, Python, and I am learning Haskell and Rust.

I run a variety of GNU/Linux distributions as my main operating system. I don’t ever use Windows or macOS on my computer since they do not respect their users’ freedoms.

Faith

Some passages of Scripture that summarize my faith:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. - Romans 1:16.

I am not afraid to talk about my faith, and tell people the Truth.

Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” - John 14:6.

Jesus is the only one that can save you. There is no other way to get to the Father.

“The Father and I are one.” - John 10:30, “The glory you gave to me I have given to them [all believers], that they may be one just as we are one – I in them and you in me – that they may be completely one, so that the world will know that you sent me, and you have loved them just as you have loved me.”

Jesus is one with the Father.

Values

Other people are more important than profit. More important than personal well-being. More important than our visions and desires. Jesus came to serve. That is what we must do as well. We must not live for our own wants, but for the building up of others.

This means everything I do should be for others. Helping others should not be something done in my free time, but in everything I do.

It also means I should not do anything to harm others. This includes stealing from them, refusing to help them, and hoarding things.

All the software I write is for others. It is not made to harm them for my own benefit, but to serve them and help them. I refuse to put others in bondage with my software, or to let others do the same with it. Jesus didn’t come to enslave, but to bring from sin and oppression. If we have been freed from so much, why should we work to control others?

Skills

When it comes to programming languages, I am fairly comfortable with Go, Python, and JavaScript. Including the related tooling (NPM, Go modules, etc).

I have recently been learning Haskell and Rust to expand my knowledge and write some fun new programs.

I also can do some system administration. For example, I administrate the Mastodon instance for Christians called There’s Life, and the infrastructure behind it.

I also do some web design.

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