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Published on the 8th of March 2021.
I am Sadoon Al-Bader, a Computer Engineer. I am passionate about computers and free and open-source technology and have been for many years now. One of my dreams is a future where all technology (or at least all the stuff that matters) is free and open-source.
I specialize in hardware design with SystemVerilog, and I also know quite a bit of VHDL. On the software side I prefer using C whenever possible and I'm also trying to use D if and when it becomes available on more architectures. The K.I.S.S (Keep it simple, stupid) principle accurately describes my preference when it comes to anything about technology, and really anything in life too.
My fascination with computers started with me playing DooM and using floppy drives on Windows 98 (or was it 95?) when I was four years old. Living with computers for so long and using them on a daily basis got me attached to many computers over the years, and I still remember almost crying as a kidwhen my old Acer laptop with a whopping 30GB hard drive with Counter Strike and CnC Generals on it died.
Aye, I have been putting off creating my own website for a while until the "great purge" started.
"Web Property" is a really nice way to describe a personal website, and especially given that this idea was inspired by Luke Smith's "landchad" video, where he showed how to create a website and email server in under 45 minutes, and that's exactly what I did.
The whole theme of the website, including the CSS style, is from unixsheikh.com, I immediately fell in love with the simplistic, HTML only design that the Sheikh had done on his website (and everything on the website itself frankly, go check him out!), and that he gives permission for anyone to use it.
What I plan to publish here:
I plan to write articles about anything that interests me, including free and open-source software and hardware, retro computing, updates on my personal projects and projects that I am involved in.
If that sounds like something that interests you, welcome aboard!
Until the next time I get bored or overly caffeinated..
This entire article was written on a PowerBook G4 running ArchPOWER and in a pure TTY using tmux, vim and w3m only. Is that cool or what?
Edit: Now I edited this article on my last boot on Arch Linux before moving to Devuan Linux on my main x86 rig. Kinda feels sad leaving Arch after using it for almost 4 years.