Personal info

  • Based in the Chicago area.
  • Born on March 15th, 1988.
  • Sensitive, introverted, intuitive. I’m shy and might come across as reserved and stand-offish at first, but I open up when I get more comfortable with people. I have a tendency to become withdrawn and distant when I’m overwhelmed.
  • Aspiring system administrator and programmer.
  • Mental health advocate.
  • People have often asked me whether I’m autistic.
  • Favorite things are: free/libre software, diversity, free culture, open access/free knowledge, automation, programming, video-games, roleplaying games, language, and coffee.
  • Academia and science appreciator
  • I dislike monocultures, non-consensual power structures, and closed-mindedness.
  • He/him/his, they/them/their, e/em/eir
  • I’m genderfluid. More specifically, I’m a demi-gendered man, which means I identify as mostly masculine but have some feminine markers.
  • I have schizoaffective disorder and OCD. I was diagnosed in September of 2007 and have been in treatment and taking medication since 2006. I also recently realized I have cPTSD.

Computing Repertoire

Category Software
OSes Vauxite (immutable Fedora-based Xfce desktop), Fedora Server (home lab), Fedora CoreOS (VPS)
Editors Neovim, VSCode
Browsers Firefox, Lagrange (Gemini GUI), Amfora (Gemini CLI)

I’m very interested in how other people do their computing. I enjoy seeing workstation setups, dotfiles, what software and tools others use as daily drivers, etc. You know how like some people ask for pet pics to cheer them up when they are feeling down? Well, I ask for computing setup screenshots and dotfiles repositories.

Interests

Below is an outline of things I’m interested in and would like to learn more about:

  • Go, Python, Rust
  • Computer networking
  • Unix/Linux system administration
  • Bash, Zsh, shell scripting
  • Immutable operating systems and containerized workflows
  • Operating systems (theory, design, implementation)
  • Programming languages (theory, design)
  • Public philosophy and public reasoning
  • Digital rights
  • Open research and open access
  • Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Language and linguistics
  • Mythology and folklore
  • Hacker culture
  • Hacker ethic
  • Pirate party: something I really admire but which is unlikely to gain a foothold in corporate capitalist America.
  • High fantasy / medieval fantasy and science fiction
  • Role-playing games: Only video games for now, but One of These Days™ I will get into table-top gaming. I have really bad social anxiety and am not situated in any regular friend group, so it’s going to take some time. I’ve heard there are places online where I can join beginner-friendly gaming groups. When I see people sharing or discussing their OCs (original characters), I feel a combination of inspiration and envy/FOMO.