I’m a yak shaver that likes FOSS, Tolkien, TrackPoints, coffee, tweaking my dotfiles, and writing software. My name is Lukas Waymann and my usual username is Meribold. This is my website. Once in a while, I write an article for this website. So far that has happened four times:

2022-08-16 Using the Same Arch Linux Installation for a Decade
2021-04-07 A Critique of the Open Letter Calling for the Removal of RMS
2018-02-13 Virtual Environments Demystified
2017-10-20 A Survey of CPU Caches

There’s also a TIL page (last update from 2024-06-25). And I’m an unprolific maker of videos:

2022-06-27 Some Highlights From My Dotfiles
2020-10-13 Using fzf as a dmenu/Rofi Replacement
2020-02-19 Demo: Newsboat+mpv as a YouTube Client
2020-02-15 Email Workflow Demo
2015-10-23 Primal UI

You can reach me at io@meribold.org or on Mastodon. If you want to use encryption you can download my PGP key. If you really like an article or program I wrote and want to say thanks, one way you can do so is by buying me a coffee. If you’re looking for a detail-oriented C++ or Python developer with Linux or UI design experience, you can peruse my résumé or find me on LinkedIn.

Projects. Here’s some stuff I’ve worked on over the years:

User interface addon for World of Warcraft
SnapScore automates scoring of the Take It Easy board game using computer vision
Primal UI
User interface for World of Warcraft
Python package for reconstructing digital holograms
Pomodoro timer using figlet, cowsay, and optionally lolcat
A (marginally) useful x86-64 ELF executable in 384 bytes
Nutshell Dynamics
C++ library for detecting and resolving collisions of rigid bodies in 3D space
Single-particle tracking program written in C++
Personal dotfiles make using computers tolerable

I’ve also written a couple more small World of Warcraft addons, but most of these are probably defunct now. You can find some more of my work on GitHub.

Last but not least, I like the idea of blogrolls, so here are some sites I recommend:

Noah Frederick’s website. So far the main theme here has been Vim.
Martin Tournoij’s website. As far as what I’ve read goes, topics and themes include programming, empathy, FOSS, command-line tools, and society. Liberal usage of fleurons makes having ended up on a post from this blog easy to notice.
Alexander Batischev’s website. Themes include Linux, programming, and life lessons.
Uses This is a website where hundreds of people have shared what tools they use to do whatever it is that they do.