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software hacker who loves diving into code and creating way too many side projects. day job is writing open source software, mainly for cloud infrastructure projects.
on a personal level, i love music, listening to and making. some of my absolute favs: grateful dead, frank zappa, phish. i also do a fair bit of online gaming.
i'm exploring mastodon as my social media journey continues. i really dig the social and technological implications of mastodon and want to join the community =)

whenever i'm posting on an issue tracker for some open source software maintained by volunteers i feel really like. i dunno. i don't like to put lots of pleasantries because i never see that. but i keep wanting to say "thank you so much for your help!" etc. but i don't ever see anyone else write like that. maybe it's a macho culture thing? like if someone's taking their time to fix some bug just to help me i really wanna thank them. but maybe it's inappropriate? why don't people do it more often

found this groovy collection of fan made guitar tablature for Phish. only credit i can find is reddit user everyone_is_human (wherever you are, thanks for doing this!)

my life currently:

trying to find a specific commit in the kubernetes source using tig

RIP John Lewis, you inspired me more than you can know.

i think something must have changed in my life recently. i am now using `git bisect` for the second time in as many months...

2020 truly is a strange year XD

"#SUSE to acquire #Rancher Labs a leader in #Kubernetes management, and will become world's largest independent organization exclusively dedicated to powering digital transformation with #opensource and cloud native solutions"

congrats to the github crew on releasing a new front-end look and feel.

that said, it makes me unhappy 😢

Free accessibility tips from my wife, a professional UX designer who does a lot of accessibility work:

1. Keep your image descriptions short, simple, and descriptive. Try to limit it to a single tweet-length.

2. Don’t do both alt-text AND a visible image description. This will result in screenreaders reading your caption twice.

3. Use camel case in your hashtags.

hot take: digestive biscuits are just graham crackers for adults

@ManyAngled i feel like this directed graph of /ninety nine bottles of beer on the wall/ is right up your alley XD

a little experiment i am hacking on, blog post to come soon but might as well share for now =)

saw this on Warren Ellis' blog (which i highly recommend), someone is archiving all the of Peel Sessions that were broadcast on the BBC. if you enjoy music, here is a great list of free live recordings to enjoy. happy friday all =)

i just learned about the death of Florian Schneider and want to flail wildly into the void for a moment.

Kraftwerk has inspired me for nearly my entire life, Computer Welt was almost the soundtrack of my youth.

RIP Florian, thank you for sharing the enigma ❤️

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