My name is Jake though I usually go by “jbauer” online.

I’m a hobbyist of many hobbies. I love simple and sustainable technologies, tea, writing, gardening, and more. I’m a big fan of low-tech or analog solutions to life’s problems. I also have many opinions about things; some strong, some not, and most are fluid.

Have a look at my values and beliefs if you want to know more, or my projects to see what I’m working on.


I blog mostly about technology and computing. I also took part in #100DaysToOffload in 2020. Here are a few of my favourites:

About This Site

This is a static website generated from Markdown using lowdown with my POSIX shell-based static site generator sbs. It’s designed to be lightweight, accessible, and privacy-respecting. It’s featured on and is a part of the XXIIVV Webring and the Fediring webring.


Feel free to contact me using any of the methods below:

This information is also accessible using the Finger Protocol: finger:// or finger on the command line.

Here are my OMEMO fingerprints if you’re contacting me via XMPP:

PC:     600E1755 EC35E8D5 7A296CDD 8770553A 18AB6C27 42CF562E 2CFA130E CE68E608
Laptop: D93901C2 D6F8ACED A349AA29 277E156F 869492AF 6D0DA9EF A5771976 24822051
Phone:  2B46E1A8 AAAE9A82 48BBAD53 D9922CA5 DCD160DC 02E25031 2EA0F6A1 E02EE31A