This is the personal website and blog of Jake Bauer. I also host a git server and a file sharing server. You can also find me on my Pleroma instance.

This site will soon™️ be available over Gopher and Gemini.

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2020-08-09 Posting Statuses on Pleroma with a Shell Script

2020-08-08 How to Not Make an Ass of Yourself in Online Discussions

2020-08-08 Gentoo Isn't for Me

2020-08-06 Adding Image Optimization to My Static Site Generator

2020-08-05 Use xterm-256color With Alacritty For Better ls Output

2020-08-03 My Journey With Computers

2020-08-02 The Vortex ViBE Mechanical Keyboard

2020-07-29 My Git Server Was DDoSed

2020-07-25 Mastodon to Pleroma — 3 — Shutting Down Mastodon

2020-07-25 I Was Wrong

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).