bandali's personal site

How I do my Computing

Published on September 14, 2019
Last updated on February 28, 2021

inspired by the computing page of rms


My librebooted ThinkPad X200 computer is the machine I use the most and where I do most of my computing. I also have the privilege of having access to a fleet of servers through our school's Computer Science Club that I use for some more computationally intensive tasks every now and again, and also for hosting this very website.

GNU/Linux distribution

I used a wide variety of distros over the years; but I have since found Trisquel to be my favourite and it's put my "distro-hopping" days behind me. Sometimes I pair it up with GNU Guix. For the kernel, I usually use GNU Linux-libre from jxself's APT repository.

Actual computing

I spend most of my time in GNU Emacs.

TODO: elaborate

Maintaining this site

I took a great amount of inspiration from technomancy's setup. The pages of this site are written in plain HTML using GNU Emacs, with GNU M4 acting as a full-featured template engine. A GNUmakefile provides convenient make rules to build and publish the site. The bibliography of my publications is generated from bandali.bib using bibtex2html, and further processed and put together using GNU sed and another GNUmakefile. The git repository containing all the sources used to build this site are available here.

Got a question or comment? You can find my email address on my contact page. :-)