Q: Shut up about yourself, do you have anything interesting to show me?
A: Yes! Take a look at the projects page.
Note: this section is specifically aimed towards those of you who will think about accusing me of not having real content, and will make a remark about retiring to Aruba tomorrow with a bevy of supermodels.
Passions of mine
Along with a bunch of coding projects that I work on, I also do a lot of system administration work. I selfhost virtually every major online service I use, and I'm also interested in the userops movement as a way to empower less technically-inclined people to do the same. In a similar vein, I'm extremely interested in federated networks and spend a large portion of my free time contributing to pump.io in particular.
This is probably obvious by now, but I'm a vocal supporter of digital freedom. I'm strongly opposed to things like SOPA, DRM, and Restricted Boot. I'm also a proud GNU, *nix, and freedom-respecting software heretic.
Finally, I very much enjoy dance, photography (I prefer traditional black and white film), and poetry.
Stuff I want to learn
Like I said, I love code. So here's an incomplete, unorganized list of technologies that I want to learn:
- Plan 9-style C
- Vala and associated technologies (GObject, mostly)
- Common Lisp
...and also some technologies that I'm vaguely interested in learning:
- x86 assembler
- PHP - basically only so I can contribute to existing projects using it. Otherwise I'm completely uninterested.
...and also some technologies that I've learned to varying degrees but want to learn more of:
- POSIX sh
- node.js - in particular, I would like to get better at the streams API.
- Java, mostly for Android development
To run my selfhosted stuff, I run a server called steevie. steevie is supposed to be a traditional UNIX server (in addition to his duties as a server server), which isn't really relevant anymore - now that you can run Xorg on a laptop without swapping - but still fun. He has a longish history of installations, but he currently runs Debian Jessie.