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This is my (Johann Richard’s) personal blog where I write about life, technology, and the Universe and all the things in between that pique my interest. All views are strictly my own. I started it in 2003 and it’s been more or less (mostly less) active since then. It also saw moving itself from WordPress to Tumblr, to Hugo backed by a static GitHub repository1 with posts written in good old Markdown2.

It is currently hosted with Netlify. Links are most probably broken if they date from 2017 or earlier.

You can reach me at johann [at] mycvs.org. Content is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. This site does not use trackers or analytics.



  1. Why mycvs.org, you might wonder? As a student, I had, from an early time on, used LaTeX to typeset all my paperwork, including my diploma thesis. For the management of this code, I’d used what was the top-notch versioning system at that time: CVS, short for “Concurrent Versions System”. In fact, my whole (written) existence as a student depended on a functioning, stable revision control of these precious ‘LaTeX’ source files, and so did a project I worked on with Ölbaum during an internship where we developed software together. Unimaginative as I was, I thus settled to use “my CVS” as the theme and moniker. And rge .org TLD was, at the time, the most affordableoption besides the not appropriate .com. After an early attempt to find a new domain name failed miserably, my digital home was kind of settled. Henceforth, my online presence has mainly revolved around that domain. In a curious and ironic twist of life, my website now goes back to its roots, being hosted in a Git repository: “Take Concurrent Versions System (CVS) as an example of what not to do; if in doubt, make the exact opposite decision.” (Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on git - YouTube) ↩︎

  2. I’d always used some form of Markdown over the years, even in Tumblr, it could be used (Yet it was routinely messed-up with when the mobile client was used, or by transforming between one or the other platform). To move the site to Hugo, I used the excellent tumblr2markdown, pandoc as well as some cleaning-up with sed. ↩︎

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