My name is Andrés Cárdenas, I'm a 🇨🇴Colombian Autodidact interested in Free software, privacy, Football, Rock music, Philosophy, Classic novels and documenting life online.

I’m not an active social media user, so I built this website as my personal space on the Internet. Here I post thoughts, photos, playlists and Tinta en las Cintas. You'll also find pages with read books, loved movies and music that's inspired me.

I consider myself a minimalist as that’s the lifestyle I embraced by default growing up in a remote town in Colombia, there was never room for excess in any aspect of life and I kept it that way over the years. I’ve worked in mines, retail, warehouses, call centers, online publications and building websites.

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The Wall This is The Wall, it's always being updated and it's here to highlight some of the people that have influenced me or whose works I admire:
Bob Dylan
Lou Reed
Spacemen 3
Nick Cave
Neil Young
My Bloody Valentine
Bruce Springsteen
Jimi Hendrix
Luis Alberto Spinetta
Syd Barrett
Mark Hollis
Joni Mitchell
Tom Waits
The Beatles
Chet Baker
Michael Gira
Gabriel García Márquez
Franz Kafka
Ernest Hemingway
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Albert Camus
Jean-Paul Sartre
Frank Herbert
Raymond Carver
John Cale
Sterling Morrison
Maureen Tucker
Leonard Cohen
Brian Eno
Frank Zappa
Tim Buckley
Sixto Rodriguez
Patti Smith
Charles Mingus
Nick Drake
Jim Jarmusch
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Orson Welles
Alfred Hitchcock
Marcus Aurelius
Federico García Lorca
Mark Twain
Jerry Seinfeld
Zinedine Zidane
Marcelo Bielsa
Carolina Sanín
Dave Chappelle
Policarpa Salavarrieta
Tools I use

I'm a privacy, self-hosting and free software enthusiast. When using software or online services, unless unpractical, I always go with the open source and privacy-respecting option.


  • Dell Inspiron 5558
  • iPhone SE
  • JBL GO 2


  • Firefox (with Privacy Redirect)
  • Standard Notes
  • TickTick
  • Tutanota
  • VS Code
  • OpenVPN
  • Bitwarden
  • yarr!
  • Plex
  • Jekyll
  • Listenbrainz
  • Services



  • Plexamp (music player)
  • Health app (activity tracker)
  • KyBook 3 (ebook reader)
  • WhatsApp (family chat)
  • Microsoft Teams (for work)
About this website

I designed this website using Jekyll and other open source tools, the black and white design is inspired by colorblindness.


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