Klaus on Tilde Town

Status on 2021/02/26, 11:50

Using FreeBSD for the first time after 10 years of Linux usage - what have I learned so far?

Find out in my newest article

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Status on 2021/02/23, 03:52

Learn something, try something, fail at something, create something, achieve something, enjoy something.

Hell, just do something.

But do it for the sake of yourself, and yourself only. No one else will care or enjoy it nearly as much as yourself, and doing for "them" will only land you in frustration. There's a reason why it's called personal development.

What will you do today?

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Status on 2021/02/22, 07:15

Learning FreeBSD has been a great, fun exercise. Looks like having learned the Linux Console has helped plenty, but still the two are a little different.

Thank god for the excellently-documented FreeBSD handbook, that is available even as an epub!

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Welcome to my part of Town!


I'm Klaus Zimmermann, the friendly hacker formerly very active on Quitter.se and GNUSocial in general. Although my social time has been diminishing quite a lot recently, I've discovered a new home (and an entire new world!) here in Tilde Town.

I'll share some of my thoughts, Linux and Infosec tutorials and other stuff here. Be sure to check back! I develop some scripts for fun and write python as a hobby, which I plan to share here as well. You can also look under /home/kzimmermann/ via ssh for more information.

Also, see my Random collection of thoughts. It's like a microblog, a twitter feed or something minus the tracking and bloat!

Elsewhere on the web

I used to have a Quitter.se account where I was quite active until about 2018 when it went under. I had alternative accounts named kzimmermann2 but kind of gave up when quitter went under.

I still have a Diaspora account where you can find a trove of my old posts, and currently I'm trying to revive the hacker social media spirit in my account in Mastodon (changed on October 8th 2020), though I'm still a little slow to get posting there again. Who knows, I might get back to it now that Tilde Town revived that spirit in me!

I hold a figurative account at Github, though my real software projects remain in the community-oriented Notabug.org. I feel I should mirror them back into Github for safety some time.


The best way to contact me is through my town email address. You can easily find me once you sign up for an account. There you can also request my PGP key so we can exchange internet-wide email or IM. DM me in mastodon as well, I always watching those.

If you Tox (which you should!), my ID is: 91B0216E0D873D163D125458E6EE1B3EA0BC80D3BA2B54452269BCD2DF80584D78F6CD29767D

In the meantime, check out some articles I wrote!

See you around!