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just posted a blog about a tool i've been working on for generating arbitrary output from schemas

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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 =)

updates from #MaunaKea

Kupuna means "elder" in Hawaiian, and it was kupuna who put their bodies on the line first, who first faced arrest yesterday in blocking construction on Mauna Kea

Donate to the bail fundraiser here:

Thou shalt not use thy computer to run Windows, for verily it is a heap of manure and a blight upon this world.

And the Lord J.R. "Bob" Dobbs sayeth: "I tell thee that all thy systems are accursed and evil, but this Windows one truly is ugly beyond compare".


I call it "Design by Hydra." It's when you get a committee of people together that have no clue what they're talking about, and then you try to keep up with their bad design decisions over the years, removing one bad idea only to have two more spring up in it's place.

The beautiful nature of technology you create is that someone will always find a use for it that you could never have imagined.

Glad you asked!
1. Pages load twice as fast
2. Laptop battery lasts longer
3. My privacy isn't invaded by 50 different douchebro Silicon Valley companies
4. Your fucking site doesn't slow down my computer to a crawl and I can actually read your fucking articles

Javascript, NPM 

Just found an electric organ console tab just lying broken on the road. It uncannily describes what I think of the person reading this.

tired: humanity finally discovers interstellar travel and is inducted into the galactic federation
wired: humanity finally discovers interstellar travel and is inducted into the galactic inter-library loan system

Is reverse Satanic panic a thing?

Like, I’m deeply concerned that today’s youth won’t get into death metal and witchcraft?

if you are curious about the "next gen" in systems, check out these articles by a colleague on fedora silverblue. it's a distribution that uses flatpak, containers, and ostree to achieve immutability for the root filesystem.

i've run it a few times, i'm still not totally proficient with flatpak management but i do like how resilient the base system becomes.

An attempt at writing my shortest poem in Copperplate

While i can see many of the imperfections in my writing I'm still not sure how I could train do to improve it. Suggestions always welcomed.

#poem #poetry #english #calligraphy #handwriting #copperplate.

bought some dried cardamom seeds at the market over the weekend. i am now officially addicted to putting them in my tea. basically, one or two seed pods (depending on strength), one teaspoon of darjeeling tea, steep for 4-5 minutes, heaven....

/me sips

i feel like when you name a dog "meatball" you are setting yourself up for a certain type of experience.

2 day weekend is not long enough, we need to push harder for a 3 day weekend!

the biggest blocker for me on this front is whether we declare friday or monday part of the weekend.

like, if it's friday, then cool we have 2 days to party hard then recover on sunday. which feels kinda like what we have now.

but, if we take monday, then we still have 2 days to party hard but then monday will feel much less stressful because we'll still be recovering but without the worry of half-assing it at work ;)

i was just typing out a file name and accidentally type `.oy` for the extension, and now i want a yiddish themed python clone.

happy friday =)

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