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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 =)

The Thumble is done!

github.com/cinnamon-bun/thumbl

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.

(github.com/cinnamon-bun/waffle)

in the matrix, we see a shot of neo's passport which says that it expires on 11 september 2001. it also says neo is a resident of 'capital city', suggesting the matrix and the simpsons take place in the same universe

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."

baldurbjarnason.com/2021/the-o

a friend and colleague has been on a 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.

softwarefactory-project.io/pra

i feel like there needs to be a gathering named "Hack the Gibson", i would attend XD

Howdy Mastodon!

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.

#introduction #introductions

"On a personal level, Freaking Out is a process whereby an individual casts off outmoded and restricting standards of thinking, dress, and social etiquette in order to express creatively his relationship to his immediate environment and the social structure as a whole."

Frank Zappa

Just so that we all agree: eating two cans of Ben & Jerry's ice cream is a perfectly reasonable reaction to a long and stressful day, right?

Such is the life of a hobby project...
Almost 5 years to the day: a 0.1.0 release 😁

github.com/ruivieira/crystal-g

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).

more info
okd.io/blog/2021/03/16/save-th

#TIL The Art of Digital Design by David Winkel and Franklin Prosser. If you read and follow the book to the end, you'll have a PDP-8 computer. #retrocomputing #electronics

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.

gitlab.com/elmiko/camelot

I'm really surprised no one in the late 20th century made a DOS distribution called ZarDOS, with Sean Connery's Zed as the logo.

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