Taavi Väänänen

Taavi's avatar image of him sitting on a chair and holding a blåhaj stuffed shark toy while smiling

Hi! I'm Taavi (he/him) and you have found my personal website. I can be found doing infrastructure and software things on various places around the internet.

At Wikimedia I'm a sysadmin and have had commit ("+2") access to MediaWiki core since 2021. In August 2022 I was awarded the Wikimedia Tech Contributor of the Year award. Most recently I did a bunch of SRE work on the Wikimedia Cloud Services platform.

I'm also involved in the Debian project, and I maintain the Debian packages for MediaWiki and other software. I became a full member of the project (Debian Developer) in May 2024. In addition I've worked on jQuery's infrastructure.

Most of my miscellaneous personal projects are hosted on my personal git server, on sourcehut, or on GitHub for some older projects.

I like trains.


My latest blog posts are:

See also the full blog archive, including RSS feeds.

Talk to me

taavi on libera.chat
taavi on OFTC
taavi on hackint

If you use PGP, my key is 3465 469C B19D 61E5 E2EA 8AFB EF24 2F70 9F91 2FBE, which is available from taavi.wtf/pubkey.asc and common keyservers such as keys.openpgp.org, keyserver.ubuntu.com and keyring.debian.org. (Ok, the last one is maybe not so common.)



This website is built using Hugo. It features a custom build of the Iosevka font. The source code is hosted on sourcehut, and the built site is deployed on infrastructure powered by Debian, Apache HTTPd and HAProxy. A Tor hidden service is also available, because why not.

It uses zero JavaScript and just a couple of kilobytes of CSS styles. Most of the page size currently comes to the custom font, which takes about 25kb to fully load, even with most unnecessary characters removed.



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