About this site
This site has two purposes and therefore two sections. On the one side I collect ideas that open up new paths in computing to share them with other people that are also interested in them. On the other side I express my point of view about computing and develop it further.
The first section, called Computer Critics, deals with the examination of the current computer landscape. Some people have ideas about possible further advancements, they point out some basic limitations of current systems, they propose new approaches. Here I try to understand what they mean and to see what they envisioned.
The second section is dedicated to my work in progress about what I call text-orientation. These pages contain the full text of my book Text-Oriented Software that introduces a fundamental, general concept of text all software could be based upon. I also present a hands-on free software project inspired by this idea, the Universaltext Interpreter, which is already stable, and its future developments.
Update Apr. 29th, 2012: This site won't be further developed. It remains online because I still feel that it spreads a novel, promising message.
I was born in 1966 in Barcelona and moved in 1998 to Germany, where I still live, attracted by its great philosophers, above all Kant, Hegel and Heidegger. I job as a programmer. I like to read, think and write, and consider these to be my main occupation, besides being nonpaid. My personal Web site is in German.
The videos are public domain found at YouTube.
I want to thank the Free Software movement in general for their achievements toward a rich and exciting culture of software development. In particular this Web site is made possible by these:
- Operating system: GNU/Linux, Debian (server) & Arch Linux (desktop)
- Text Editor: Kate
- Word Processing: Open Office Writer
- Typesetting and PDF generation: LaTeX, pdfTeX.
- Perl, CPAN and the module OpenOffice::OODoc
- GNU C Compiler
- Subversion version control system
The font used is ”Latin Modern“ from the GUST e-foundry.
These are also being used here:
- The HTML pages are generated with UText/1
- The Web server software was written by me in C (download: u-tx Http Server)
For the prose
Copyright © 2009-2012 Francesc Hervada-Sala. All rights reserved.
This website is copyright covered and may not be reproduced in part or whole, or placed in a retrieval system without permission of the author.
For the software
Universaltext Interpreter is free software under the Perl license.
u-tx Http Server is free software under the GNU General Public License.
The following icons are used with these meanings at the present Web site:
- links to an external Web site. Designed by Matthias Müller-Prove
- on the sidebar links to a part in the same Web page
- on the sidebar links to another Web page in this site
- links to a compressed .zip file
- links to a document in .pdf format
- prints the current page
- leads to the contact page