How I do my computing
I use a Thinkpad T60 machine which has a Debian GNU/Linux operating system. I also have a spare Thinkpad R60 that I use when my primary machine does not work. The backup machine is slightly defective and can become very hot when in use.
Whenever possible, I use the Neo 2 keyboard layout. I originally switched to make my hands hurt less when typing. I like how I can input special characters easily with the Neo 2 keyboard layout.
I use a Nokia N900 smartphone with a Maemo operating system. I like the Nokia N900 because of its physical keyboard and because it seems to have durable hardware.
I spend much of my time editing in Emacs. I edit code and web pages with Emacs, using Nano if Emacs is not available. I read and send mail with Emacs using notmuch-mode and message-mode. My mailbox is synchronized across devices using offlineimap.
When drawing pixel images I use bitmap for monochrome icons and mtpaint for larger colored images. When drawing vector images I use Inkscape or edit SVG in Emacs. For creating presentations I use Inkscape or pinpoint.
As a build system, I use my own implementation of DJB redo.
This site is maintained in a very simple way. I edit pages such as this one manually as XHTML or plain text and commit them to git repositories. A post-receive hook invokes the static site generator Hipster News 2 to build web pages and feeds.
I have an account on GitHub. Since GitHub disabled my profile once, I only use GitHub for work on existing projects and host new projects on my own server. I advise others to not use GitHub, as it shows signs of a classic lock-in strategy, making it difficult to migrate elsewhere.
I do not use other social networking sites because they are inherently inconvenient for me, many restricting content and having a walled-garden messaging system that sends me an email for each message that does not contain the full message. I once did try Google+ and was overwhelmed by the sheer number of notifications.
There is a Twitter account called shiterlesays, but I did not create and do not use it. I suspect that the messages there – mostly quotes or links to my content – are posted by Julia Seeliger.