Hello, my name is Joseph. I will not be identifying my full name here just yet (I think its in the copyright though?) but my first name irl is genuinely Joseph.
Not really interested in putting much here. I'm currently 18 years old, I'm Bangladeshi (this probably reveals me by itself LOL there's not a lot of Bangladeshi Josephs out there) and I attend university (though I won't say which one). I was born and raised in Wake County, NC (won't say if I go to uni in NC or not though). Throughout my life I've had quite an adventure, even if it mostly in hte same place.
I won't say much more. If you know me you know me, if I put this on some application just know I do this for fun and not to seem better for apps (else I might actually get off of my butt and write a bit more lol, also I'd have only done technical articles for that purpose which, well, I do more as you can see).
As for hobbies outside of tech/video games/anime, yes I do things other than Linux XD:
My interests primarily lie in Linux and technology these days. I'm interested in improving my programming skills and learning about as many fields that I can in programming. The end goal is a job in cybersecurity engineering, which still requires programming so it's not like this is a waste or even just a hobby.
What is just a hobby however is the Linux part of things. I love the Linux desktop. It helped me pick myself back up and find a great community and interest in how things work. I owe my upwards trajectory to Linux, and while I did write an article that seemingly "trashed" it, I hope to spend as much time with Linux as possible! My goal in cybersecurity is ultimately to help improve Linux and free/open source security, because security's a field where we could be a doing a lot better right now in.
I used to be heavily into anime/manga, but as time has gone on I simply don't have the patience (which is weird seeing I want to do programming) nor the interest in a lot of newer shows. My favourite anime can be found here, but as a short summary I prefer Hunter x Hunter (1999 > 2011), Berserk and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
I also am not a heavy gamer, but I do play some games here and now. I plan on writing game reviews here but primarily I'll be doing technical articles because I enjoy those more (though that's not to say I won't do game reviews, because I will).
Favourite Song: Forces by Susumu Hirasawa
Favourite Artist: Probably Susumu Hirasawa, idk i don't really listen by artist but he's the one that has stuck in my head the most.
Favourite City: Raleigh represent!
Favourite Video Game: Nostalgia goes for Pokémon Platinum but otherwise it's Final Fantasy 6 (released as III in America).
Favourite Movie: None, I dislike most movies >_<
Favourite TV Show: Hunter x Hunter 1999.
Favourite Book: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.
Favourite Colour: Forest green and solarized blue.
Favourite Food: Ilish fish.
I just prefer it that way. There's this search engine called Wiby.me that inspired me to do it this way. It links to simplistic sites such as this that believe that less is more.
On the technical side, I use Markdown. It's what I use for everything else too, from instant messaging to documents and I figured it'd be good to use it here too. It's a bit limited sometimes - making HTML tables doesn't seem to be possible for instnace - but I can just put HTML tags in anyways. My knowledge of HTML and CSS is rudimentary needless to say but I can definitely whip it out again from 2016 or so when I absolutely need it. It does help that Geany, my IDE of choice, has a Markdown preview on the side like this:
Speaking of CSS, shoutout to my friend for coming up with it for me. CSS isn't so much about knowledge as it is design, and his design was better than anything I came up with was (his knowledge is far better too lol) so I went with it. He's super talented in programming and basically every techinical field I can think of off of the top of my head. Give him a check here on GitHub!
As for the creative process... I really don't know how to write about that. I could probably write about it but I kinda don't want to.
Free, decently private from what I can tell, free from a lot of terribad things like gasp having to pay. Just all around easy and simple to work with while still having more control over the website. Please do donate though, the paying thing was a joke. This may be free on my end but it's certainly not free on theirs. Just go to neocities.org and find the donate button somewhere.
As for why I'm not self hosting, I'm at university atm and it's a small dorm so I don't have space, time or honestly infrastructure (pretty sure I can't port forward here) to maintain my own server no matter how simple it'd be. It's a shame because I'd like to flex my PHP skills, potentially I'd even make the site using Wordpress but probably not because I don't hate myself.
While I do not endorse the creator of the website, LandChad.net is a great tutorial to get started with hosting your own website. Personally though I'd just use your own machine instead of a VPS if it's feasible for you. Also I'd suggest Debian 11 over 10 seeing Debian 11 is now the main version. Myself though, I'd probably use Ubuntu 20.04 or even 18.04 because I find it has better online support, has longer support release cycles, a larger community and it is actually more secure than Debian (they compile their packages in a way that hardens them, more frequent updates, more manpower, etc.). That's not to diss Debian though, it definitely has its advantages and it's not the base of Ubuntu without reason. Donate to Debian and buy support contracts for Ubuntu 😊.
Yeah I'll be honest I don't have anything I consistently check. I guess you can DM me on Discord if you know who I am (and I'm not revealing it), or email firstname.lastname@example.org and not get a response in any realistic time.
I don't need nor have one. At the given moment I don't collect data, neocities might though so go check theirs (I'm pretty sure they don't though). That being said I might add Google fonts eventually so I can use Lato without having to download and upload things myself. That'd suck for privacy though so I really don't wanna do it/I want to find an alternative.