Welcome to my small corner of the internet. Or home page. Permanently under construction, like myself.
My name is Ioan (read Yi-wan) Bizău (read Bee-zau), aka Ionuț (read Yoh-noots).
I've been a programmer most of my life, working professionally since I was 17 years old. My latest interests in this field are around Bitcoin, the Lightning network and self-hosted apps. I recently released Lightning Shell and usocial - two apps on the Umbrel app store.
As much as I loved programming growing up, I realized that technology is just a means to an end. The goal is to build tools that help us live a better life in the physical world and help us build better communities. Technology for the sake of it is wasted effort.
I started CASA art retreat — a contemporary art space and rural retreat in Romania, in an old farm house I bought and restored.
I collect art. Mostly works by contemporary Romanian painters, but not exclusively so. I do however try to only buy art from living artists that I know personally.
I speak 6 languages (more or less) and I love writing.
I love playing and programming music.
"Where are you from?" is a question that always confuses me.
I like to take things slowly. Not "visiting" a country, but rather moving there for a while. I prefer to travel by train and bicycle but I also love driving and riding motorbikes. I love visiting islands and I used to enjoy flying pre-2020.
I love maps.
To say hello, drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To keep in touch with me, add your email at buttondown.email/ibz.
Also, feel free to follow me on Instagram.
If you want to support my open source work, send me a tip on tipybit.
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