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On this page you learn about me, this blog, the technology behind, and the inevitable legal notes.

me

Some people call me a geek. Some call me a freak. I like to see me as a life hacker trying to make deliberate decisions on every aspect of life. And this requires constantly reflecting and re-thinking of common patterns: Why are we doing things the way we do things? Are there better work-flows, tools? Or do we still need to do this?

On this web log, I write articles about topics like PIM, IT security, philosophy, Graz, Austria, privacy, technology (Emacs, Org-mode, Android, GNU/Linux, Open Source, ...), sports, usability, LaTeX, decentralization, Quantified Self, and so forth.

You can also find me on Twitter and take a look at some of my code on github. Sometimes, I am even in the news.

public voit

Everything on this web site reflects my personal opinion. This is my private place to publish stuff that matters to me.

Please do read my tipps on using this blog efficiently in order to get the best user experience using this blog.

You might as well be interested in checking out the first announcement of lazyblorg from early 2014. There, I also explained the term "public voit" and how to pronounce it.

Colophon

I use GNU/Emacs to write my blog text in Org-mode markup. My Org-mode files are processed with lazyblorg to generate the static HTML5/CSS3 version for the web page you are reading now. You only need to activate JavaScript in your browser if you want to comment via Disqus or read the Disqus comments.

Whenever you see a π-symbol in the upper right corner, you can find a link to the Org-mode source of the current page. This way you get an impression how easy I am able to blog.

As a geek, I wrote lazyblorg by myself because I could not find any other blogging system that suited my particular set of requirements. Please refer to the README.org on lazyblorg on github for further information on the blog software.

Please note that lazyblorg is not finished and probably will never be finished. I will add features and fixes whenever I find time to do so and whenever I feel the urge to do so.

As part of my desire to decentralize personal information (not depending on the cloud, a bit of privacy, ...) I plan to use lazyblorg and public voit to completely replace facebook, flickr, Twitter, delicious, and more cloud-based services in future.

Wish me luck. :-)

Privacy in General and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Particular

As of 2018-05-25, the GDPR is mandatory within the EU. Here is my statement for it and the things I do or do not use in order to defend your privacy.

This blog is not using Cookies. No need for activating them for my domain.

Furthermore, my blog is not using any active content like JavaScript except for two things. You are able to activate the optional Disqus comment section snippets I include from external source with JavaScript. For searching my blog, you most probably want to activate the optional JavaScript for Duckduckgo whose snippet I am including on each page.

Sometimes, I include Tweets or YouTube using their provided HTML snippets. This way, you are going to see things they include themselves in their snippets not only but also to track you. You should be able to browse and read my pages with disabling their services if you want. Take a look at this page on my current recommendations for browser anti-ad and anti-tracking add-ons.

The web server stores your IP address for the usual error debugging purposes and my personal access statistics. I am using Webalizer in order to analyze web traffic. Those analysis summary does not list your IP address at all except your host is within the ten to thirty top client with regard to page access or bytes transferred. Usually, no IP address of a single individual is listed here and I really don't care about single IPs. And even then, your IP address does not get published anywhere or given to any third party.

My blog does not use any of the following things:

Not using those things also optimizes the speed of my blog.

As you have read above in the colophon, I have written this blog software myself and therefore I pretty much know what gets transmitted to your browser and what not except for (optional) third-party HTML snippets for YouTube or Twitter.

Therefore, you should be "safe" by surfing through my blog pages in terms of not being tracked or spied on. For a maximum of privacy, use the Tor Browser bundle to access my blog.

Impressum, legal details

Karl Voit
Breitenweg 18g
8042 Graz
Austria
pvimpressum {at) Karl (dash] Voit [dot) at

If you want to send me an email, please do so GnuPG signed or encrypted. My key-ID is 8A614641 and the fingerprint is 5AAD 1388 98EF BE1E 772D D950 ECEC 7919 8A61 4641. Please compare the complete fingerprint since it is easily possible to create keys with the same ID but mismatching fingerprints.

Links to pages outside of my own domain are not under my control. They do not necessarily reflect my personal opinion. They may change their content any time. Everybody that thinks that I could influence these facts is either st••id or a lawyer ;-)

I am using links to Wikipedia to offer a general overview and a starting point for your own research related to the linked term.


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