This is the personal website and blog of Jake Bauer. I also host a wiki, linked at the top of the page, as well as a git server and a file sharing server. You can also find me over on Mastodon.

This site is also available over Gopher and Gemini (currently to a very limited extent)! Access through gopher://paritybit.ca or gemini://paritybit.ca.

What's New:

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2020-07-09 Migrating My Wiki Off of MediaWiki

2020-07-08 My TODO Solution

2020-07-07 Are TODO Applications a Waste of Time?

2020-07-06 Improving Blog Searching

2020-07-05 Switching to cgit

2020-07-04 Generating My Geek Code

2020-07-03 Adding Search to my Blog

2020-07-02 A Month-and-a-Half of Self-Hosted Email

2020-06-28 How I Keep My Home Directory Clean

2020-06-27 My First CTF

What is a Parity Bit?

It is a bit (in the 1's and 0's sense) used in checking for errors in digital transmissions. It is the simplest form of error detection in this respect being only able to detect one error. Wikipedia has a great article on Parity bits if you would like to learn more.


This website is self hosted on hardware that I own and manage myself. If you consider anything on this site worth more than a simple bookmark, you should probably save it (or you could recompile the pages yourself through cloning the git repository). I will try to post a large banner across all of the pages when the website is scheduled to go down but not all downtime is planned and the website will sometimes restart on its own to apply security updates.

You can see the uptime statistics of this website on the About Site page at the bottom.

Nothing on this website represents the views or beliefs of my employer(s).