Linux, plaintext & minimalism


This is a journal (mainly) about things regarding Linux, plaintext, the commandline and minimalism. I also enjoy things like custom mechanical keyboards, tea and Vim. You should therefore expect to see a few posts about those topics as well. Maybe.

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Hallå! My name is “Hund” (which is Swedish for dog). :)

I’m a Swedish INFJ dork and an avid GNU+Linux user. I’m a big advocate of both the UNIX philosophy, the KISS principle and the worse is better concepts. I consider them to be three healthy philosophical approaches to minimalist and modular software as well as life itself in general.


I got into Linux back in late 2006 when a friend gave me a printed CD with Ubuntu 6.06. It didn’t take long before I was completely sold on Linux and the libre software philosophy. I quickly became very active in the Swedish Ubuntu LoCo and I ended up becoming an Ubuntu member back in 2009.


And as you might have figured out by now, minimalism is something that’s a big part of my life. The meaning of minimalism can vary a lot depending on who you ask, for me it’s about keeping a healthy balance in life. It’s about freedom and thoughtful living. Not necessarily so much about limiting yourself to a N amounts of items or setting your desktop wallpaper to the color #000000 and then calling it a day.


Oh, and I also build my own custom mechanical keyboards. This is my daily driver.

The website

The website itself is powered by the blog-aware, static site generator Jekyll and it’s currently hosted at GitLab. It’s free from JavaScript[1], cookies and any malicious features no one asked for. :)

1: I added support for comments using the service Commento.io, a fast privacy-focused commenting platform that I pay money for. If you’re not okay with JavaScripts or just don’t care about comments, just keep blocking the JavaScript. My site does not rely on it in any way.