defanor’s homepage

This website is a personal one, where I am writing about the things I learn, use, and think of.


Most recently modified notes:

A note on note taking ()
Overview of the XMPP protocol and its implementations ()
Computer hardware
Personal notes on workstation hardware ()
User authentication
Overview and usage examples of user authentication technologies ()
Online service provision
Mostly technical notes on decent online service setups ()
UI colours
Legibility, colour selection, and colour generation for user interfaces ()
Time series data storage
Comparison of DBMS in application to time series data storage ()
Semantic UI
User interfaces based on semantics ()

Other notes can be found in an index of notes, and among stashed notes that did not get into the index.

There is something closer to a blog (a phlog) on my Gopher site.


Most of my recent hobby projects are on, and on my GitHub page.


There is a lot of interesting things around, and I am trying to collect them: it is both for me, to keep them around, and for others who may be interested.