My name is Jake though I usually go by “jbauer” online. I am a student of computer science, sysadmin, and staunch supporter of online freedom, privacy rights, and free and open access to information and knowledge. This site serves as my personal blog and project showcase.


I blog mostly about technology and computing. I also took part in #100DaysToOffload in 2020. My posts can be found on the blog page. Here is a showcase of the blog posts I am most proud of:

About This Site

This webbed site is a static site created by me and generated from Markdown files using lowdown with my POSIX shell-based static site generator. This site is designed to be lightweight and accessible and does not store cookies in your browser or track you. You can also view this site using the Gemini protocol at: gemini://paritybit.ca.

Unless otherwise stated, all content on this website is licensed under the CC BY-SA 4.0 International License and all code on and for this website is licensed under the ISC License. The source code is available on SourceHut and git.paritybit.ca.


I can be reached using many methods but the most reliable is email. In no particular order, I can be contacted using:

If you're contacting me via email, please use PGP if you can. My keys are on keys.openpgp.net or available via direct download. They have the following fingerprint:

8A55 347B 2845 6BA7 0E43  B864 C3EB 9CAF 610B B4FB

If you're contacting me using XMPP, please use OMEMO if you can. My device fingerprints are:

Desktop: 7912fdcd-ceb91d48-e1c05df0-618ed41e-53cbbd4d-407c9214-5e3bb507-dcbe4748
Laptop:  00a452f4-c506e87f-97c3c993-ca904a76-aba56d70-9a1a8652-e48da863-ad661976
Laptop (OpenBSD): f0c4d379-4d2ea010-28e922cf-92682542-81b2b8ab-e3792797-845d7fa8-dc1afa49