Hej! My name is Johan. I’m a Swedish eco-friendly minimalist philosopher, {Gentoo,Alpine} Linux user, {Neovim,keyboard} cultist. On my website you will mostly find content related to ethical software, plaintext and minimalism.

I advocate ethical software based on open source software, as well as things like the UNIX-philosophy, the KISS-principle and the “worse is better” concept. I consider them all to be inspiring and healthy approaches to software as well as a life itself.

My history with Linux based operating systems

My journey with Linux based operating systems started back in late 2006 when a friend gave me this original CD with Ubuntu 6.06 from Canonical. I have since then been involved with support, documentation, administration and translations for projects like Ubuntu and Arch Linux. My contributions for Ubuntu resulted in me becoming an Ubuntu member back in 2009.

I have since then moved to Gentoo Linux on my desktop computer and Alpine Linux on my SBC-server computer.

I avoid tech

My life outside my computers is a rather non-tech and disconnected lifestyle. I really don’t own any technology other than the most basic things, like my computers, my TV and my phone. I try to live a minimalist, healthy and sustainable life.

Gadgets can be fun and all, but they also cost a lot of money, they have a short lifespan before they need to be replaced, they require a lot of time for maintenance and most of it spy on you anyway.

And no. I don’t work with any kind of technology. I never have and I never will. I want computers to continue to be a hobby for me. Working with computers would ruin the fun with it for me.

My website

This website is running on sustainable energy via GleSYS and the carbon footprint is better than 99% of web pages tested on Website Carbon Calculator. It’s created using the static site-generator Jekyll and my favoruite text editor Neovim.

My battlestation

This is my (currently 10 year old) workstation computer. It’s named after my best friend Atlas (the dog on my profile picture).

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