This is the homepage for Jesse Victors. Welcome to my website! Here you can learn a bit about my background, browse my past projects and publications, generally learn a bit more about me, or simply get my contact information. I've been holding a web presence here for close to a decade now, and I really enjoy having an email address at my own domain!
Some more interesting tidbits about me include:
- I'm a Linux enthusiast and prefer using Fedora or Linux Mint. Cinnamon is my preferred desktop environment.
- I support the Tor Project, the Free Software Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and privacy-enhancing technologies. I contribute to efforts to fight back against Internet censorship, unnecessary traffic analysis, and unwarrented mass-survelliance.
- I maintain a set of relays, exits, and bridges for the Tor network. The relays carry encrypted traffic from users through the network, the exits communicate with websites on behalf of the users, and the bridges allow users in heavily-censored countries to freely access the Internet.
- I have a strong drive to assist others. You'll often find me offering technical support online, contributing software or infrastructure, or contributing guides or other technical writings.
- I fly remote control airplanes. I can do backwards loops and barrel rolls!
- Although I maintain dozens of accounts, I don't know most of my passwords. I use KeePassX to maintain my passwords and auto-complete forms on demand. It's really quite convenient.
- I usually type in the Colemak keyboard layout, rather than the standard QWERTY. This prevents me from getting sore wrists when I type for long periods and allows me to type faster and more comfortably. This heat map illustrates the difference between QWERTY, Dvorak, and Colemak.
I'm frequently online and actively participate in many communities. I maintain a strong programming presence on Github (Jesse-V) and Launchpad (~jvictors). I also maintain an OwnCloud server, which you can find here.