Jakub Bidzan's Webpage

I post here stuff about Free Software, as well as some of my personal thoughts.



Posts and rants

Sticky posts

📌 Check my fediverse!

Sep 7 2023

Minor sticky posts are moved to my fediverse. I will continue to post here if i think its important enough for people to see.


About me

I am a Free Software enthusiast, GNU+Linux enthusiast, and GNU+Linux systems administrator from the Czech Republic. I am an administrator of drgnz.club and other servers as well. In free time I also enjoy going to woods and geocaching. I am usually very busy with work, messing with computers or other things - I rarely ever consoom any kind of media, I sometimes watch YouTube through Invidious. With Waffelo we are building our own internet world which we have control over, and not some corporation, and we try to make this easy to do for other people as well. That's why drgnz.club exists.

Services I host and/or use

This is a list of all services I use. Most are self-hosted and run on my server (though some on my friend waffelo's domain). All of them are also 100% Free Software.

🌍Main Site bidzan.net That's what you see right now!
⚡Matrix @jakub:drgnz.club My #2 choice when it comes to secure messaging
📬E-mail jakub@bidzan.net See also my GPG pubkey for encrypted messaging.
🦊Fediverse @jakub@social.drgnz.club A federated twitter-like social media service.
🐦Cinny chat.drgnz.club A cozy web-based matrix client
🫖Forgejo (git) git.drgnz.club Lightweight git frontend that doesn't suck
📹PeerTube video.drgnz.club A Free Software, Federated video-sharing platform.
Invidious yt.drgnz.club Lightweight frontend for YouTube.
🔍Searx searx.drgnz.club High-quallity Meta-search engine.
🇱Libreddit lr.drgnz.club Lightweight and BS-less reddit client.
⛏️Minetest mt.drgnz.club Minetest server that everyone is welcome to join!

Public keys for verification

GPG public key
pub   rsa3072 2023-02-24 [SC]
      F67B F5CC A413 1304 EB84 58BD 366B DA26 4366 E815
uid           [ultimate] Jakub Bidžan [jakub@bidzan.net]
sub   rsa3072 2023-02-24 [E]

OMEMO XMPP device keys
Gajim (desktop):
0B50298B 653BFC98 AB7B7382 5A3AA079
4A6ACC80 ADD478BF 2DE6F8AD 942A324D

Cheogram (mobile)
159B0888 56C3424E C63EE8E0 62637ABF
7836FD4F 76723943 4F37CD6C 7239C57E

Computers I use

Clevo N350DW

This is a laptop that i managed to get for a fairly good price while it being in an okay state. It is a replacement for my ThinkPad X200 which was truly the best computer I ever used, but it lacked in performance for the things i wanted to do with it. This laptop supports a dock, has removable battery, relatively cheap replacement parts (excluding the screen), backlit keyboard and so on. It would almost be more thinkpad than a thinkpad itself, but it has a pretty "not great, not terrible" keyboard. Also no trackpoint which bugs the crap out of me, but what can you do.

What this laptop is also unique in is that it has a desktop socketed processor. That is extremely rare in laptops so it immediately caught my attention. I am planning to put a lower-power-consumption intel xeon in it in the future, if possible.
image comming soon[SYS]: Gentoo Linux [CPU]: Intel Core i7-6700 [RAM]: 16GB DDR4 [SSD]: 1024 GB SSD [HDD]: 2TB WD BLUE [SCR]: TN panel 1366x768 (upgradable)

ThinkPad X200

This ThinkPad used to be my daily driver and my #1 favorite computer. It runs 100% Free Software including the BIOS, it has phenomenal keyboard, has only trackpoint which I prefer, has tons of expansion and tons of ports. I replaced it with a more powerful clevo laptop nowdays. I still use it though.

image unavailable[SYS]: Arch GNU+Linux [CPU]: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 [RAM]: 8GB DDR3 [SSD]: 512 GB SSD [SCR]: TN panel 1280 x 800 [KEY]: Classic keyboard


This server is running on a custom computer that I've recieved for free and then gave a friend of mine. It has:
image unavailable[SYS]: Gentoo Linux
[CPU]: AMD Ryzen 5 5600
[RAM]: 32GB DDR4
[HDD]: Samsung 970 EVO (2TB)
[GPU]: None

Special credits

Waffelo (waffelo.net) - for motivating me to continue making this site.
Finnegan (finnswonderland.eu) - author of the website avatar

Copyright © 2022-2023 Jakub Bidžan
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html.
Source code: https://git.drgnz.club/jacob/main