November 08, 2022(updated on September 19, 2023)


If you need to reach me, please send an email to: info at metebalci dot com

About me

I met computers at the end of the 1980s. I studied computer and electronics engineering (bsc, msc) at the end of the 1990s and early 2000s, and then neuroscience and cognitive science in late 2000s in grad school. I am curious about many things, and this blog is a reflection of that.

I have a few projects on Github.

You might have reached this page from Speedtest as I provide a public Speedtest server. This server operates on a 10G WAN link and is located in Zug, Switzerland. From a 10Gbps network capable machine (n2-standard-2) in nearest Google Cloud zone (europe-west6, Zurich), Speedtest CLI reports 8 Gbps download and 6.8 Gbps upload with 2.65ms latency.

About the content on this site

None of the posts are sponsored, and I am not affiliated with any of the companies or manufacturers of the products mentioned; otherwise, it will be explicitly stated in the post.

If a post on this site helped you, you can buy me a coffee. It is obviously not about the money, but I appreciate your support.

About this site

This site is pre-generated using Hugo. I am editing it with vim on Ubuntu Linux.

The font used on this site is Berkeley Mono.

I keep the site under Git version control (master@3dad0e) in a private GitHub repo. I also rsync my working copy to a Dropbox folder.

I am using Netlify and Cloudflare to host the website. Each push on the GitHub repo is deployed automatically (last deploy: 19 Sep 2023 14:40 UTC) to Netlify. The site is served by Cloudflare to the public as it caches the content from Netlify. I use the apex domain (metebalci.com), and www subdomain redirects to apex.

I use Cloudflare as my domain registrar and for DNS.

This site can only be accessed by HTTPS and HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is also enabled.

DNSSEC is also enabled for this zone (metebalci.com).

Cookies and Analytics

Initially, I was using Google Analytics and Disqus on this site. Then, after some time, I removed all such integrations. However, this made it difficult to understand the usage. It is possible to look at the server-side logs, but detailed analysis is usually not free and is still less detailed than Google Analytics. Although I dislike cookie banners, I recently had to introduce one because I want to start using Google Analytics again.