My name is Jake though I usually go by “jbauer” online. I am a hobbyist sysadmin, recreational programmer, and supporter of online freedom, privacy rights, and free and open access to information and knowledge. I love simple and sustainable technologies, tea, writing, and gardening. I’m also a big fan of the small internet and low-tech or analog solutions to everyday problems.


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 also 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:     5E4D6699 2EA20B6F 7B5F5130 7912B152 4E695A56 E5FD9950 6FC1DB3C A5EF005A
Laptop: 0631B36B A8162F1B 40D4EC94 8DCB7EE3 7E1E2F26 2BDB7FE4 26DCA354 AE1E4C40
Phone:  2B46E1A8 AAAE9A82 48BBAD53 D9922CA5 DCD160DC 02E25031 2EA0F6A1 E02EE31A