Francesco Turco

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

Some informations about me:

  • I'm a 33-year-old Italian guy living near Milan
  • I'm a free software user, and I avoid proprietary software as far as possible; my favorite GNU/Linux distribution is Gentoo
  • I enjoy reading articles and books about many interesting topics, such as environmental issues, personal productivity, minimalism, etc.
  • I became vegan in 2013; I was already 27 years old at that time, and I wish having learned about veganism at a much younger age
  • I like Bitcoin and I use it to save most of my surplus money
  • I don't have a driver's license and I'm unwilling to get in a car as a passenger, too; I almost always get around by either walking or cycling; taking public transportation is also a viable option for me, but I rarely need to do that anymore
  • I'm an atheist and I believe the world would be a better place without religions

Francesco Turco

Software setup

Current list of installed software:

Current list of installed Emacs packages:

Screenshot of neofetch running on my machine:

screenshot of neofetch running on my machine


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)
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (president of Turkey)
  • Xi Jinping (president of China)

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
  • Soccer
  • Professional wrestling



List of my public online profiles:


I'm currently focused on the following activities:

  • Reading The Linux Command Line by William Shotts

2020 no buy challenge

I want to spend less money during the course of 2020 and beyond, for multiple reasons:

  • I have a very low income, and no ideas yet how to increase it
  • I want to reduce my environmental impact
  • I don't want to support companies or individuals with unethical business practices

This is my provisional list of forbidden items:

  • Caffeine
  • Coffee
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Documentaries
  • Software
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Porn
  • Gym memberships

This is my provisional list of allowed items:

  • Flu vaccine
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Phone refills
  • Blood tests
  • Renewals of my personal domain name
  • Subscription to my e-mail service provider
  • Replacement parts for my desktop computer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste

Rules for downloading proprietary content

It's acceptable for users to download proprietary content as long as the following principles are satisfied:

  • Authenticity: users should be able to download any content from official websites only; users should not be forced to download any content from unofficial third-party websites
  • Anonymity: users should be able to download any content anonymously; users should not be forced to give any personal details
  • Gratuitousness: users should be able to download any content for free; users should not be forced to pay any amount of money
  • Freedom: users should be able to download any content with free software only; users should not be forced to run any proprietary software


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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You can contact me by sending an e-mail to