The idea behind this website is to publish short pieces about observations I made writing code or working as a software engineer over the years. Things that made me go “hm, that’s interesting”. Not the revolutionary, visionary, or at least amazeballs things. I keep those for paid work and the patent office. Just the things that are slightly more interesting than mundane. I try to stay below 300 words per post.
I am now old enough that I don’t have to do actual things anymore. At my age I am allowed to ramble on the Internet. No qualifications are needed for this job. The evidence for this is all over the Internet. Much younger people do it. I think I’m good to go.
In the distant past, I actually did things. Wikipedia credits me with screwing around with Sony and with creating FCEUX, the defibrillation effort to save the popular yet dying FCE emulator. These things happened in 2005 and 2006 respectively. That was still about eight years after I had my first website about programming. I’ve had quite a few of those over the years. One is still up but not updated anymore.
In the more recent past, I’ve worked on binary code analysis tools used by signal intelligence agencies around the world and I’ve worked on a software vulnerability disclosure program that was radically changed during the fallout of the Snowden leaks. I am still doing more of the same, just more defensively right now.
In my free time I am the guy who sits in the corner and doesn’t talk to anybody at tech meetups in San Francisco. Occasionally I go on weekend hackaways with my talented girlfriend to speed-launch small websites like salar.ly and karmawho.re.