Hej! My name is Johan. I’m a Swedish eco-friendly {minimalist,slow-tech} philosopher, {Gentoo,Alpine} Linux user and a custom keyboard enthusiast. On my website you will find my personal content (mostly) related to Linux, libre software, plain text, minimalism and slow-tech.

I advocate ethical software based on open source software, as well as things like the UNIX-philosophy, the KISS-principle and the “worse is better” concept. I consider them all to be inspiring and healthy approaches to both software and life itself.

Linux

My journey with Linux based operating systems started back in 2006 with Ubuntu 6.06. I used to be active in the Ubuntu community, especially in the Swedish community (when it was still alive). In 2009 I was granted an Ubuntu membership for my contributions to Ubuntu.

I later switched to Arch Linux back in 2010, after feeling a bit bored with Ubuntu on the desktop. I wanted something (at the time) more challenging.

In 2006 I had gotten tired of Arch Linux in multiple ways. I was looking for an alternative that resonated with my philosophies and something that had a friendly community. I ended up with Gentoo, and that’s what I’ve been using ever since.

My battlestation

My computer setup is fairly simple. I avoid the cloud as much as I can, and I try to always do everything in plain text. I also stay away from graphical interfaces when possible, as I consider text based interfaces and tools to be more efficient. It’s also more ergonomic to use a keyboard than a pointing device.

My life outside of my computers is a rather disconnected slow-tech lifestyle. I really don’t own any technology other than the most basic things like my computers, my TV and my smartphone. I do my best to live a healthy minimalist, sustainable and low-tech life as possible.

This is my (currently 10 year old) workstation computer. It’s named after my best friend Atlas (the dog on my profile picture).

My website

This website is running on sustainable energy via the Swedish hosting provider GleSYS. The carbon footprint is better than 99% of web pages tested on Website Carbon Calculator and it’s created using the static site-generator Jekyll and my favourite text editor Neovim.

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