I went and still go by many names online, but you can call me Imya, which means
forest in Korean and, incidentally,
name in Russian. I am a student studying computer science in the US.
My interests are mainly operating systems and software that helps you learn. Outside of computer science, I like reading, making digital paintings, and attempting to study languages.
- The Overstory by Richard Powers
- 채식주의자 (The Vegetarian) by Han Kang
- Маленький принц (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
- The Rust Programming Language
I think my throughline is that I prefer relative simplicity and learning things from the bottom-up, without much abstraction. (This is partly what drew me to the
UNIX philosophy.) In turn, I tend to shy away from what I percieve as arbitrariness and maximalism.
XMPP: same as email :)
Here are applications/programs I have used and enjoyed. Most of these I still actively use. Unless otherwise specified, each works well on both MacOS and Linux. All are actively maintained, free, and open-source.
- Text Editors: Vim and Neovim, GNU Emacs
- Window Managers: i3, dwm (both Linux), Amethyst (Mac)
- Music/Media Players: VLC, mpd + ncmpcpp, mpv
- Document Viewers: zathura and MuPDF, Skim (Mac)
- E-Books: Calibre
Browser: Ungoogled Chromium
Extensions: uMatrix, Decentraleyes, Stylus, Vimium
- Typesetting: Scribus, LaTeX, troff/nroff
- Misc: Anki, Kitty (terminal emulator), Kiwix (offline Wikipedia and web browser), Inkscape, Swift (XMPP client), Karabiner-Elements (vimlike keybindings, MacOS)