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 80s. I studied computer & electronics engineering (bsc, msc) at the end of 90s and early 2000s. I am curious about many things, and this blog is a reflection of that.

I have a few projects on Github.

About this site

This site is generated statically using Hugo. I am editing it with vim.

I keep the site under Git version control ([email protected]), and also keep this folder in Dropbox. This provides a simple solution to version control, shared repo and backup. It is also pushed to a private GitHub repo.

I am using Netlify to host the website (but continue reading), so every commit on GitHub repo is deployed automatically (last deploy: 25 Jul 21 19:25 UTC). I use the apex domain (metebalci.com), and www subdomain (www.metebalci.com) redirects to apex. However, the site is not served by Netlify to the public, I am using Cloudflare, so it caches the site by fetching it from Netlify and serves it to the world.

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

I use Hover as my domain registrar and Cloudflare for DNS.

Hover and Cloudflare supports DNSSEC, and DNSSEC is enabled for this zone (metebalci.com) as well.

About the visitors

Last update: 20.07.2021

This site is visited approx. by 3.5K unique visitors per week as measured by Cloudflare from the server logs (no cookie, no JS). 40% of the visits come from USA. “nvme”, “java”, “ext4”, “securerandom”, “dnssec”, “gpt” and “cpu c/p states” are popular (google) search keywords to find out about the pages here. More than 75% of the requests (from a search) come from a Desktop.