I am Johannes Findeisen, born in December 1979 in Lugala (Tanzania 🇹🇿), but I am german and live in Germany 🇩🇪.

My girlfriend is a unicorn 🦄. I love you! ❤️

My motto: Keep it simple, complexity fails!

I love C, Python and V but I am not limited to these languages. I wrote tons of PHP code in the past. Java was also a language I had much contact with. It is so sad that SUN Microsystems does not exist anymore. James Gosling and Jonathan Schwartz did a great job. Java and Solaris was great products; The current owner is a shame to me. Python is my everyday favorite! The Bash Shell is my normal tool for automation...

Linux is my big love since 1999 and I worked mostly as a Linux systems administrator since 2002 but I worked as a software developer too. Before I was an AMIGA 500 and ATARI ST/STE user... :)

I wrote code in every job because it was always rare to get one who knows how it is done...

I have big respect to the UNIX veterans even when they do not know what happens nowadays in Linux. They have experience! I have learned a lot from them. My second motto: Always respect the older ones!

I use JetBrains IDE's for everything related to coding. Open source is not always the best to get productive... The support from JetBrains is awesome!

I worked as a Linux systems administrator (mostly RHEL) and software developer (C, Java, PHP, Python etc.) since 2002 in the past. These days I work as a Linux systems administrator and analyst, trying to catch you before you succeed... ;)

My favorite programming languages are C and Python, but I am familiar with PHP, Java, Lua, Ruby etc. too.

My daily tasks are mostly done using a command-line interpreter like Bash or Zsh. In my job I also used Ksh as a Shell because it is very portable to other UNIX operating systems like *BSD and IBM AIX. Personally I prefer the Zsh Shell.

I do not like the Windows operating system!

I really like the idea of Free Software.

I love simple written code (KISS), so I try to do so as well.

In my spare time I like biking, fishing, creating electronic music and making electronics stuff using AVR microcontrollers and boards like Arduino, Raspberry Pi and boards based on an RP2040 microcontroller using CircuitPython and MicroPython. STM32 based boards are great too.

When having too much time, in the winter maybe, I love to play old retro games from Nintendo or SEGA using a Raspberry Pi with RetroPie installed... :)

I love the nature.

I live in Husum and Sylt. Both are in the district of Nordfriesland in Northern-Germany.

My timezone is CET.

You will not find me on (un)social media/networks! Use Email, Jabber or IRC (hackint) to contact me.


I love Linux.

I do not like systemd. Why?, (Further reading:

This is why I really like the following 100% free and open source Linux distributions (all systemd free):

  • Adelie - Looks awesome, powerfull and rock solid like Alpine
  • Alpine - My favorite for servers actually
  • Artix - My favorite for desktops
  • Devuan - If I need some Debian based OS
  • Funtoo - Daniel Robbins' original Gentoo philosophy based distribution
  • Gentoo - I am a user since day 1!
  • Void - Many packages and useful for desktops and servers

At work I mostly use the following Linux distributions (sadly not systemd free):

  • Debian - 100% free and open source
  • Red Hat (RHEL) - My favorite at work for many years
  • SuSE (SLES) - A good alternative for Red Hat
  • Ubuntu - 100% free and open source but with commercial support

I am not limited to the distributions above. I am a Linux user!


The logo of this homepage was created at that time I registered in late 2000. It was my brother Jakob who took some files from the web and merged them! :) Thank you, Jakob!


This website is built using Jekyll, a simple, blog-aware, static site generator. I do not like Ruby but Jekyll is a very awesome project and it works. I wrote the gallery creation script in Ruby just because I was in that world. Nowadays, I would prefer Python, but Ruby does the job well. So why change the language for this site? They all do the same... :)

This website is making use of Fork Awesome, a fork of the iconic font and CSS toolkit.

This website is making use of jQuery, a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library.*

This website is making use of Lity, an ultra-lightweight, accessible and responsive lightbox.*

This website is making use of sorttable, a JavaScript library to make tables sortable.*

This website runs using the webserver lighttpd.

* = This website mostly should work even when JavaScript is disabled in your browser, but some dynamic functions like the contact form would not. Content will always be accessible even with JavaScript disabled.

This website looks best using a Mozilla based web browser like Firefox. Sure it looks fine in other browsers I've tested, but Mozilla renders CSS more gracefully than the others...

This website is static but some parts are dynamic using using a /cgi-bin/ like directory. The contact page is using cookies and PHP but other parts are generated using Python and other languages...

Other Sites

I am running some other sites (I had some more in the past):

  • - My old business site. (I have no business anymore since Covid-19)
  • - My parents old business website. One of the first websites I've ever created. At that time I used frames but now it is refactored to arrange the design using CSS. (no content anymore; german)
  • - Mostly the entry site for some mirrors I am hosting.
  • - A work in progress to create a technical Blog about... Hmm, Linux and UNIX maybe?


This server runs the Alpine Linux distribution using the Linux operating system Kernel.

This server is hosted at netcup. Very awesome hosting and support!

The traffic statistics show you some information about the data flow on this server. They are normally being auto generated every 5 minutes.


I am running mirrors for the following projects: