Hayden's Piece of the Internet


I'm Hayden, and this is my homepage. I'm a computer science student and hobby sysadmin from New Brunswick, Canada.

My interests are broad, and I've dedicated pages on this site to a few of them. Things I enjoy include GNU/Linux, free-libre software, servers, learning German, electronics, collecting calculators and watches, 3D printing, and programming. I'm also a member of the International Society of Mad Scientists!

Apart from this site, I also run a tilde server at www.spacehippie.ca. Space Hippie offers tildes (HTTP, Gopher, and Gemini!), an IRC network, a wiki, games, and other services. Contact me if you'd like to join!

Click here to visit my new calculator site!

This site is self-hosted on a 4GB Raspberry Pi 4 model B, running Raspbian and Apache. It went live on 2020-04-03.

Interesting quotes

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety" — Benjamin Franklin
"A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, 'You are mad; you are not like us.'" — Saint Anthony the Great
"An idiot admires complexity, a genius admires simplicity." — Terry A. Davis
"Mit Hacken ist das wie mit dem Blues. Wer fragen muß, was Hacken ist, wird es nie verstehen. Hacken ist der kreative Umgang mit Technik. Hackern heißt, Sachen zu probieren, die noch keiner probiert hat." — Felix von Leitner (www.fefe.de)

Pages, ramblings, etc.

Here are some pages dedicated to my diverse interests, and sorted by category:

Keep up-to-date

You can stay up-to-date by adding the following RSS feeds to your news reader. RSS is better than social media because it delivers content straight to your reader with no ads, algorithms, or other brainwashing techniques.

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Daily fortune!

Enjoy a randomly-generated fortune, updated automatically each morning:

if (instr(buf,sys_errlist[errno])) /* you don't see this */ -- Larry Wall in eval.c from the perl source code

Fortunes are generated by the server each day at 06:00 local (New Brunswick, Canada) time using the BSD fortune command and a cron job. The output file is here.

Links and Stickers

Here are some 88x31 buttons, which link to sites, software, and causes I enjoy and support.