07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and soon 22 What a city, and what an insane way to spend almost two weeks of your life. I'm so fantastically lucky to be a part of Black Rock City, a temporary community built and operated by 70,000+ lunatics. There are some truly amazing human beings out there in the dust.
I see so much of the world through a programmer's lens. Alter this, combine that, expand this, reroute that, etc. We live in an era of overwhelming information abundance, so the hardest part of programming is choosing what to learn and work on next.
You can go to the store and buy a gyroscopically stabilized, four engine aircraft that will hover at hundreds of feet and hold a position down to the inch in moderate wind. Incredible quality cameras, live video feeds, and miles of range... the list goes on. I marvel at these things and can't believe how far they've come in the last ten years. Literal HIGH tech.
I'm turning an amateur collection plagued by obsessive completism into a historic preservation group! This is a project I've been working on for the last decade, and one that I'll still be working on another decade down the line. I'm amassing artifacts that tell the story of the progression of military food production technology. Along the way, I've gotten to try hundreds of examples of modern and not-so-modern army food from all over the world!
Right now we're in an era where the tech is leaps and bounds smaller than where it started, but likely nowhere near as small as it's going to get. Cyberpunk styling abounds, with complex wearable sensors, laser scanners, and homemade software and prototyping all over the place. The real Metaverse is manifesting - join me there!
Over the last 25 years, I've run dozens of websites. I've cranked out sites for political action, TV Reviews, Satire, Blogging, Organizations, and plenty more over the years. WordPress is my get-it-done platform of choice, and every few sites I like to experiment with something new. Right now my something-different site is using Jeckyll, some yaml, and a collection of spreadsheets to generate a blazingly fast static site.