Meta Redux is the personal blog of Bozhidar Batsov. It (somewhat) complements and (mostly) succeeds my older blog “(think)” at

About Me

I’m Bozhidar1 and I love computers in general and programming in particular2. My fanatic devotion to Emacs is known world-wide. I spend a lot of my (free) time on GitHub, contributing to various open-source Ruby, Clojure and Emacs Lisp projects.

The above paragraph is actually what I typically use as my bio for conference talks. I love speaking at conferences and I’m really bad at it!3

About Meta Redux

This site is my attempt to share some of the things that are on my mind with all of you, and in the mean time improve my (non-programming) writing and communication skills.

I guess I’ll mostly be writing on programming-related topics, but who knows… Knowing me there’s a high chance I won’t actually write anything at all!

Emacs Redux

I run a separate blog focused on Emacs, that you might want to check out as well - Emacs Redux.


As you might imagine maintaining many open-source projects is a challenging and time-consuming undertaking (from time to time it’s also quite frustrating). While I certainly didn’t get involved with open-source for money (who in their right mind would?), some funding is definitely rewarding, motivating and just useful.

Please, consider supporting my open-source work at one of the following patronage services:

Note that some of my projects also have an Open Collective, which you might consider supporting instead of me directly:



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I write all of the articles in Emacs and publish them to GitHub pages. These days I’m a macOS user most of the time. When I’m at home I do all my writing on my beloved Leopold FC660C4. When I’m on the road I do (or don’t do) my writing on a Apple Magic Keyboard or the built-in MacBook keyboard5.

The source code of the site is freely available at GitHub.

  1. Божидар in Bulgarian. I know, I know - that’s both pretty hard to read and to pronounce. My friends call me Bug and so can you. 

  2. Especially Lisps! And Unix-like operating systems! And Emacs! And video games! 

  3. But at least I’m honest with myself. 

  4. Also known as the “best keyboard ever”. Seriously! 

  5. Also known as the “worst keyboard ever”. No shit!