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.

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2020-06-02 Toggling Between Indentation Styles in Vim

2020-06-02 My Custom XP System for DnD

2020-05-31 It Doesn't Have to Be Perfect

2020-05-29 Book Review: The Mediocre Programmer

2020-05-28 A Quick Rant About Web Font Sizes

2020-05-27 I Like Perl

2020-05-26 Choosing a Self-Hosted Git Service

2020-05-25 Going From User to Contributor With FOSS

2020-05-25 Paying for Software

2020-05-23 Two of the Most Valuable Lessons I've Learned

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).