Roberto Quesada Soto

Dē locūtiōnibus miscellānīs: conversiōnēs scriptūraeque


I've been recently making or considering making too many edits in About, so I thought I might as well start a blog in order to write a bit on certain topics in a separate section. Some entries will be informative, while others will be miscellaneous comments that would not fit elsewhere in the website.

Contents           On Using IRC
          The Blogging Platform Mataroa

On Using IRC

I've started using the famous IRC. For those of you who aren't aware of it, it stands for Internet Relay Chat. It's one of the earliest online chat systems and it was invented by Jarkko Oikarinen in 1988. It's also one of the easiest ways to reach me, as it's not necessary to create an account nor to install anything on the computer in order to access the text channel I opened there. You can simply click the link, enter a temporary nickname and chat via your internet browser. For those of you who are acquainted with IRC, I registered a nickname (RobertoQS) and a private channel (#robertoqs) on the Libera Chat network, which I access via the Kiwi IRC web client.

The Blogging Platform Mataroa

I recently found out about Mataroa, a minimalistic blogging platform. It's simple, open source, respectful of privacy, Markdown compatible and very easy to use. The developers have repositories in Sourcehut and GitHub. The default visual style resembles the former, by the way, which I like. Also, the developers indicate having been inspired by Bear Blog, another blogging platform, which I haven't tried so far. If you would like, you can have a look at what I've done there, in Mataroa, with some of the material from this website. A important aesthetic difference is that, unlike here, I included images there, which the user can see upon accessing the corresponding article. I had already decided not to include images here because I don't think it goes with the general style. In any case, I recommend checking Mataroa.