Francesco Turco

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My name is Francesco Turco and this is my personal website.

I'm a 33-year-old Italian free software enthusiast using Gentoo as my favorite GNU/Linux distribution.

Francesco Turco

Software setup

Current list of installed software:

Current list of installed Emacs packages:


List of people I like:

  • Greta Thunberg (climate change activist)

List of things I like:

  • Free software
  • Free file formats
  • Bitcoin
  • Veganism
  • Universal basic income
  • Atheism
  • Metric system


List of people I dislike:

  • Donald Trump (president of the United States of America)
  • Vladimir Putin (president of Russia)
  • Matteo Salvini (Italian right-wing politician)
  • Jair Bolsonaro (president of Brazil)
  • Kim Jong-un (president of North Korea)

List of organizations I dislike:

  • National Rifle Association
  • Republican Party (American right-wing political party)
  • Lega Nord (Italian right-wing political party)

List of things I dislike:

  • Proprietary software
  • Proprietary file formats
  • DRM (Digital Restrictions Management)
  • Digital watermarking
  • Fossil fuels (coal, petroleum and natural gas)
  • Consumerism
  • Animal agriculture
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Animal testing
  • Religion
  • Pseudoscience
  • Tobacco
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gambling
  • Deforestation
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Luxury goods (cruise ships, private jets, etc.)
  • Spamming
  • Cryptojacking
  • Auto-Play
  • Bottled water
  • Tax havens
  • Tattoos
  • Racism
  • Planned obsolescence
  • Plastic packaging
  • Artificial turf
  • Websites with JavaScript code
  • Commuting


  • Don't collect useless things (coins, stamps, etc.)
  • Don't watch TV
  • Don't listen to radio
  • Use ad blocking software
  • Drink tap water only
  • Don't buy drinks in disposable containers (plastic or glass bottles, steel cans, etc.)
  • Don't buy alcoholic drinks (wine, beer, etc.)
  • Use a stainless steel water bottle
  • Don't smoke
  • Don't gamble
  • Don't eat out (restaurants, bars, etc.)
  • Don't use a clothes dryer
  • Use a clothesline in summer and a drying rack in winter
  • Turn old clothes into cleaning rags
  • Brush your teeth every day
  • Don't buy lottery tickets
  • Avoid proprietary software
  • Use free software only
  • Don't use incandescent or fluorescent light bulbs
  • Use LED light bulbs only
  • Don't drive a car
  • Ride a bike, walk or take public transportation
  • Turn off lights that aren't being used
  • Sell stuff you don't use
  • Buy generic drugs instead of brand name drugs
  • Don't go shopping while you're hungry
  • Use a surge protector for your valuable electronics
  • Don't buy a dishwasher
  • Wash dishes by hand
  • Use both sides of paper
  • Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins
  • Use cloth handkerchiefs instead of paper handkerchiefs
  • Use stainless steel cutlery instead of disposable cutlery
  • Bring your own reusable shopping bags
  • Use a bidet for reducing your toilet paper usage
  • Don't eat animal products (meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, honey, etc.)
  • Adopt a vegan diet (vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, fruits, etc.)
  • Don't eat junk food
  • Avoid recreational drugs (cannabis, heroin, cocaine, etc.)
  • Use a safety razor instead of disposable razors
  • Use solid soap instead of liquid soap
  • Don't buy phones with non-replaceable batteries
  • Don't use air conditioning in summer
  • Use fans in summer
  • Get up every morning at the same time
  • Go to sleep every night at the same time
  • Don't listen to distracting music when trying to focus
  • Keep receipts of expensive purchases for warranty
  • Bring your e-mail inbox to zero every day
  • Use hyphens instead of spaces in file names
  • Use lowercase letters instead of uppercase letters in file names
  • Enable two-factor authentication wherever possible
  • Take notes when reading books or articles
  • Backup your data every day
  • Exercise every day
  • Don't fly


  • I don't believe in the existence of gods
  • I don't believe in the existence of free will

Free resources





Proprietary resources


List of my public online profiles:


I'm currently focused on the following activities:

  • Reading The Power of Less by Leo Babauta
  • Reorganizing my personal documents
  • Processing my backlog of web bookmarks


I accept Bitcoin donations.

Please use the following address: bc1q4jze3z3wpv4uf3zxjhn8y82ux6jz2mqvsrusdc.

Thank you!

Source code

Source code for this website is available here.


All content on this website is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

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