# About

Hello! My name is Linus Arver and this is my blog.

Please email me at linus at ucla dot edu for anything related to this blog. I have long since graduated from UCLA, but they gave me a lifetime email address. ;)

# Programming

My Github.

I have fun writing computer programs. It is by far my favorite hobby. I program mainly in Haskell, ever since I discovered it around 2009. I also program some pet projects in C.

# Recommended Software

I use free/open-source software almost exclusively as much as possible. Here are some of them I heartily recommend.

• NixOS - my favorite OS
• dm-crypt/LUKS - my choice for block device encryption
• Terminus - my favorite monospaced font
• rxvt-unicode (aka urxvt) - the only sane Unicode-aware terminal emulator
• Xmonad - the crash-proof tiled window manager
• Vim - an advanced text editor
• Emacs - an even more advanced text editor
• evil - an Emacs addon that makes it behave like Vim
• git - distributed data versioning
• GnuPG (aka gpg) - a way to ensure secure communications
• Firefox - the most mature and stable customizable web browser
• Pentadactyl - addon to make Firefox behave like Vim
• Qutebrowser - a lightweight browser that takes the best of Firefox + Pentadactyl experience
• Texlive - the modern TeX environment (XeTeX being my preferred engine)
• Lilypond - if TeX is the sophisticated typesetting system, then Lilypond is the sophisticated sheet-music-setting system
• Blender - an advanced 3D graphics program
• Luxrender - an advanced photorealistic renderer, which pairs nicely with Blender via luxblend

# This Site

Everything except links on this site will be self-contained and safely accessible forever. Hakyll comes with a link checker for the entire site so dead links should be a non-issue.