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I used to be a lot weirder. I'm a middle-aged geek, father to two boys, and I bang out code at . I live near Boston now, but I grew up in central Mississippi.

I know the conlangs and . I write hobby code in and .

I play a bunch of instruments, but none well enough to perform. I've been playing around with a DAW.

I started the instance, trying to be a part of the small-scale Internet.

I try to be as kind as I can.

Fediverse question for anyone not on m.s:

Do you feel like at least one of you instance moderators knows who you are, individually?


Feel free to also reply with what instance you're on.

crazed idea of the day: what if but on a deployment?

Zoom acquired Keybase today.

Keybase helped me to identify a trend in the software industry: using a pretty UI to cover up the disruption of an open ecosystem with a closed, centralized replacement. Keybase seemed cool on the face of it - making encryption easier is a laudible goal, and PGP certainly could use the improvement. But, thanks to Keybase, now I ask different questions upfront.

Beware the Keybase formula:

1. Integrates with an existing, open ecosystem
2. May have open-source clients, but server is closed source and does not federate
3. Pretty UI and good marketing
4. VC funded

You, a coward: Python doesn't have a switch statement

Me, a modern-day Galileo:

RT from twitter 

Wears a mask, check. Gloves, check. Follows social distancing guidelines, check.

The leadership we need in these trying times.

"A person is smart, people are dumb panicky animals and you know it" - some fictional character telling us what we want to hear.

I hate this narrative because it's not actually borne out by reality but the people around me always seem to be in love with it.

No one ever wants to tilt at the same windmills as I do.

I really need to talk with someone in 's school system about accessibility. There are way too many links to Google Docs and MS Office files, and I doubt they receive any pushback at all.

My island's name is MaLiliPona and it cheers me every time I see it.

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esoteric, heretical 

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esoteric, heretical 

Interestingly positive: "Why did god create atheists?" 

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