I Get Libre
I build upon Open-Source software to create rich Web applications. The Free Software philosophy is central to my personal and professional life. GNU/Linux, the LAMP stack, git, and Free Culture works help me to Get Things Done.
I Know Modular
I believe the best solutions are comprised of simple elements. As a general guideline, I adhere to the Unix Philosophy. I assemble modular components into useful, user-focused applications.
I'm The Graphic Type
I love crisp and fresh typography. I create vector and raster art using GIMP and Inkscape, but I cut my teeth on the Adobe Creative Suite. Clean CSS and SVG graphics are hallmarks of my work.
I'm Into Interfaces
I'm a software junkie and have a broad range of experience with all kinds of interfaces. The convergence of Web, Mobile, and Desktop keeps pushing the UI envelope, making the study of User Experience all the more important.
I Grok Security
I understand privacy, security, and anonymity and I regularly facilitate workshops in Connecticut around those topics. I am an affiliate of the Yale Information Society Project and facilitate reading groups, cryptoparties, and conference presentations for Yale Law School.
I Can Hack
The Hacker Dictionary's description of "playful cleverness" does a good job of capturing my approach to technology. I'm proud of the hacker ethic and legacy, and I love to take things apart and re-assemble them.
I've always in the middle of some kind of hardware, craft, or home improvement project. I'm on the Board of Directors for MakeHaven, a non-profit makerspace in New Haven.
I'm an avid brewer of beer, cider, and (occasionally) wine. I've organized and facilitated a number of craft brewing events, and I'm a certified bartender and Cicerone CBS.
I'm very active in my shoreline community, Morris Cove. Most people know me as the friendly neighborhood geek. I plan meetings and events in Greater New Haven and facilitate free technology workshops.
Since buying our first house in 2013, my wife and I have tried to make it an urban homestead. We tend a dozen garden beds using vermicompost and rain barrels. In 2015, we began beekeeping with a top bar hive.