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 =)
The Thumble is done!
A DIY midi controller made from microcontroller, keyboard switches, & laser cut plywood. open hardware, GPL firmware.
I added build photos and a Lessons Learned section at the end. This is surprisingly different to play than my previous instrument, the Waffletone - dancing thumbs instead of stationary fingers make a big difference. Next time I'll use flatter stiffer keys and spread them out a bit more.
I wrote: Printing to an ESC/POS Receipt Printer from Linux - https://famicoman.com/2021/06/07/2021-06-07-printing-to-an-esc-pos-receipt-printer-from-linux/
Your important reminder of the day:
"The purpose of the web software industry is to extract value out of Open-Source Software (OSS). [...] Most people in the industry don’t realise that the web dev economy is primarily extractive."
a friend and colleague has been on a #haskell journey for several years now. recently he's had a chance to put some of that experience into his work at $JOB. he wrote a really nice article summarizing some of the practical use cases they've encountered.
Engineer working for Axiom.co. Previously I worked on Ubuntu Phone and doing multimedia/TV, almost all consumer electronics.
An Open Source advocate and Ubuntu member. Was a co-founder for Inkscape and now serve on its board.
I think that one mistake I made with my Twitter account was making it all technical, expect this to have more politics and other stuff.
Such is the life of a hobby project...
Almost 5 years to the day: a 0.1.0 release 😁
RMS / FSF
Red Hat's response to RMS being reinstated on the FSF Board.
if you are looking for something tech related to watch this saturday, the OKD community is hosting a free installation and testing workshop. OKD is the community edition of OpenShift, built on top of Fedora CoreOS. i will have a very small part to play in the day, but it should be fun for all (for a value of fun that includes an interest in distributed systems XD).
something that has fascinated me recently is the notion of software development as a lens into absurdist art. i'm still condensing my thoughts, but i've created my first project in my new absurdism phase XD
i present, Camelot, a pure Yaml document server.
Every $1 of Bitcoin value responsible for $0.49 in health and climate damages in US - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214629619302701
open source roustabout and world music lover
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