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 User Experience is central to my work, and I believe the best corners of the Web are the ones that are embracing KISS and de facto standards like Bootstrap.
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 have the privilege of leading Cryptoparties for them, as well as helping with more academic events.
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 love to take things apart and put them back together. It's a great way to learn.
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.