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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 =)

Six-word horror stories 

politics, sarcasm 


i am just reading about Collapse OS, an operating system designed for after the apocalypse.

i like the idea, but i also kinda wonder about becoming the tech shaman of a post apocalyptic tribe of thunderdome worshipping loonies.

i don't know, the jury is still out on that career move XD

this morning I finished a long writeup of the #cyberdeck construction process across four different prototypes, starting over a year ago to the mark IV build I completed last week and

software prediction:

monolithic applications will come back into style, but they will be known as "megaservices".

coreboot is an open source firmware alternative which aims to replace your standard BIOS or UEFI. The overall philosophy of coreboot is: Do as much as needed, then jump straight payload. But wait.. what actually is your firmware good for? And what is a payload? Let”s do a short recap before we jump straight into coreboot.

rest in peace Robert Hunter

"If I knew the way, I would take you home"

Hey if y’all know any tech company hiring programmers in Pittsburgh, DM me.

Computer Science PhD from LSU 2015
Specialized in Computer Vision and Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence.

I know Java, C#, C/C++, Python.

A new edition of the book Modern C is now available under a CC license at

job avaiable 

need some live poetry in your life?

here is a Kate Tempest performance that a friend shared with me

technology, privacy rights 

"y'all" is a power word. Deliberately gender inclusive to those who know better. Slightly folksy and charming to those who don't.

@elmiko Now my goal is if we can build an even better cooperative mmorpg... but also on top of FOSS :)

open source software development is essentially the greatest cooperative mmorpg ever created

i've been thinking a lot recently about the idea of virtual conferences. i know this isn't a new idea, but i'm wondering how popular it might be to host a virtual conference where all the content is created as videos beforehand, those videos are then released as part of a schedule during the conference with time for some form of q&a with the presenter after each one.

anybody got good links to virtual conference stuff?

how might i gauge interest in a virtual conf peertube instance?

boosts welcome

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