∽erkin


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About

I'm Erkin Batu AltunbaĊŸ — a junior DevOps engineer in Turkey.
Europass language passport
CV coming soon.

I like and use Scheme, Rust, Haskell, Python and C, and have a slight preference for statically and strongly typed functional languages.
I swear by the Dvorak layout, and prefer mechanical keyboards and trackballs.
Using Arch with awesome at home and Debian Buster/Sid with sway at work.
I finally put up my dotfiles here.

Contact

If you need/want to reach me, my main e-mail address is b64decode('bWFpbHRvOm1lQGVya2luLnBhcnR5').
Please refrain from putting trackers in your e-mails.
And in case it's necessary: my public key.

I commonly hang out on FreeNode under the nick erkin. (Surprise!)


Personal

Music

I listen to a lot of wildly different genres of music, but usually something that falls into one of the following on an ordinary day:

You can see my {Libre,Last}.fm profiles on the sidebar.
Oh and I have a growing collection of vinyl records; I should update my Discogs profile.

Hobbies

In addition to vinyl records, I generally enjoy things that went obsolete during the digital age and were replaced by mass-produced equivalents that are much more practical to handle and cheaper to produce.
Such items were revived in the last decade as anachronistic quasi-luxury and hobby items that can be produced for cheaper now and became much more practical with technological advances, and became niche hobbies. Examples include tube amps, fountain pens, mechanical keyboards, automatic/handwound watches, homebrewing, straight razors, old RPN calculators and analogue synthesisers.

I will elaborate on these hobbies and my ventures once I find the time to write proper blog posts.