Heyo, I'm AJ Jordan, sometimes known as Alex. I'm 20, live in Washington, and write code, often with my buddy Jackson. Love that guy.
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
cp, etc. - instead of a graphical file manager).
Along with the 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 believe in sticking to my values and I choose my digital products carefully with a lens towards whether they respect my fundamental rights to privacy, security, and software freedom.
Finally, I very much enjoy dance, poetry, and photography - I prefer traditional black and white film.
Stuff I'm good at
Like I said, I love code (though I have, as I suspect many others do too, a complicated relationship with it). So in that vein, here's some types of code that I'm good at writing:
- POSIX sh
- Java, mostly for Android development
and some types of code that I sort of know but am not super good at:
- Debian packaging
- Common Lisp
and some types of code that I don't at all know how to write but would love to learn... someday:
- Plan 9-style C
- x86 assembly
- Vala (and associated technologies)
If I had unlimited time I would also be at the very least vaguely interested in learning Limbo, Crystal, Scheme and PHP (the last mostly to contribute to existing projects), but sadly I definitely do not have unlimited time. C'est la vie.
...and also some technologies that I've learned to varying degrees but want to learn more of:
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 Stretch.