Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:31:19 -0800

I make software.
AGPL3+ whenever I can get away with it.

Software is my art and craft,
it is entangled with my identity,
and I would call it my passion
if it weren’t also my day job.

I love my craft; I loathe my industry.

37, cis/het, married, liberal, atheist, dad. he/him. southern california, usa.


extra words

entries prefixed “blog” are messy stream-of-consciousness over-sharing that probably isn’t interesting or relevant to anybody. anything that’s good and/or useful, i intend to work up into its own non-“blog” article.

entries prefixed “(wip)” are notes, hypotheses, unfinished ideas, rough drafts, etc. i mean really rough: i’ll often return to some notes for revision to find that the sentiment they convey is completely at odds with what i was trying to say in the first place. i might not even believe the things i was exploring in writing at that time. some might even contain unfinished sentences that just

the rest are “articles,” i suppose, but it’s not like anything here has more than a modicum of revision and polish.

2018.03.09 my magnum opus stalled out
    .01.23 gendered
       .10 (wip) reject false progress
2017.12.13 (wip) why i like the kobo e-book reader
    .11.27 blog: on second thought, i don’t quit (yet)
       .21 just don’t call me “straight”
       .19 what’s in a face
           what’s in a name
       .06 blog: i quit
       .05 blog: presence / Natalie / empathy
       .01 blog: subversive use of failure
    .10.30 blog: overdue
       .23 blog: it’s ok to lift when you’re fat
       .19 blog: failure silver lining
       .16 blog: fire me
    .07.22 blog: following
       .10 blog: blissful apathy
           blog: happiness cause-effect / therapy 2
    .06.20 blog: first therapy
2016.05.04 no home but ~
2015.08.21 (wip) the author’s worldview matters
       .11 (wip) “unfriendly” artificial intelligences

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