Hello, I'm Jordan Bancino and this is my personal website. Here is just a little bit about who I am, in the order of importance to me.
Christian: I am a follower of Jesus first and foremost. I wish to honor the one true God and make His name known in everything that I do, in a manner that is civil, logical, and respectful, yet uncompromising. I believe the Bible is God's word and that it is inerrant and authoritative for all. I strive to follow it as it is written, not reading external meaning into it or taking it out of context.
12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. 13 Let us here the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
— Ecclesiastes 12:12-14
31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31
Fiancé I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my fiancée. Together, we go kayaking and hiking, among many other outdoor activities.
Programmer: Over the course of my programming career, I have learned too many languages to list here. Right now, I spend a lot of my personal time in C, but for work, I write SQL and PHP. My programming work consists mostly of re-imagining or re-implementing complex tools in a way that suites my needs and desires. I enjoy creating software to solve my problems, and am wary about pulling in and being dependent on code that I did not write. As a result, I'm interested in building my own operating system from scratch, and every piece of software I write is with that goal in mind.
Digital Minimalist: Modern software is a mess. It is bloated and buggy because it is extremely complex. I am a firm believer in using simple software wherever possible. I write software, and I believe that everyone should have a deeper knowledge of how their computers and phones work. Both of these contribute to my view that software should be as simple as possible, and not abstract any more than necessary, because abstractions lead to increased complexity and therefore increased bugs.
Digital Privacy Advocate: I believe that there is no other way to go about computing than open-source, self-hosting, and encryption. Everyone has a fundamental right to privacy. That means protection from government and corporate surveillance in any and all senses. I personally don't store any data in the cloud; I run my own server and network infrastructure because I'm very concerned about privacy in the digital world. I disapprove of the direction that big tech companies and governments are going with user privacy. I try my best not to depend on any proprietary software or services, and anything I need that is mission-critical is open-source and self-hosted.
UNIX Expert: Previously an OpenBSD and FreeBSD user, I now run Alpine Linux on all my personal computing devices, including my server, laptop, and phone. I run Alpine Linux because it is simple, secure, and ensures the integrity of my data. I have an extensive background with many UNIX-like operating systems and prefer them over Windows.
Cellist: In high scool, I was the principal cellist of multiple student orchestras. Now, I am currently the principal cellist of my university's symphony orchestra, and I have studied cello as a music minor.
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