My name is Fayçal Mitidji a.k.a d3vr, I am a freelance programmer and web developer with 10+ years of experience and I’m currently based in Algeria.

You can find me on Twitter and Github or reach out via email at [email protected].

In this website, I’ll be writing about and sharing whatever I find interesting in the moment (mostly technology-related).

My interests include but are not limited to:

  • Programming
  • Automation
  • Linux and FOSS
  • Hip Hop
  • 3D & Gamedev
  • Music production
  • Space exploration

Check out my Now page to see what I’m up to these days.


I’ve decided to launch a blog for a couple of reasons:

  1. This website will serve as a reference for future me when I end up having to solve the same problems again.
  2. It’s a way of giving back and learning through teaching. I’ve learned most of what I know from the internet through people sharing what they had learned, their problem solving approaches and different perspectives. It would only make sense that I do the same.
  3. I’m an alumnus of Open Minds Club and I am a firm believer in its motto: Ce qui ne se partage pas se perd (Which roughly translates to: What’s not shared will be lost).


What’s f3.al supposed to mean?

It’s an abbreviation of my name: Fayçal (/fejsal/).

The inspiration for this came from the common practice of abbreviating long names in software engineering (e.g: i18n, l10n 1).

How is this website built?

I’m using the Hugo static site generator with the Terminal theme and Giscus for comments, deployed on Cloudflare Pages.


The information in this blog is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.
This blog does not represent the thoughts, intentions, plans or strategies of my employer and/or collaborators. It is solely my opinion.

Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog post, but I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever (e.g: abusive, profane, rude) – so keep it polite and civil, please.

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