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Money and Open Source

tl;dr - The current situation isn’t optimal


We need to figure out better ways to fund open source software. This is a problem I’ve thought a lot about over the last few years, and what follows is a long exploration.

A lot of developers do well in a traditional corporate environment. The incentives are clear: work hard, make…


On Patriarchy and Homophobia

Or, “RTFM, NOOB.”


Disclaimer: What follows is my own opinion, and not necessarily the opinion of anyone else. I’m not a thoroughly educated student of feminist studies or queer issues, but I try to think these things through, and I have read a few books and had some really great friends who’ve taught me a lot.


Money and Open Source

tl;dr - The current situation isn’t optimal


We need to figure out better ways to fund open source software. This is a problem I’ve thought a lot about over the last few years, and what follows is a long exploration.

A lot of developers do well in a traditional corporate environment. The incentives are clear: work hard, make…

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Human tales of software hippies


This one time at Node Conf…


rockbot: “I’ll be right back, save my rock spot”

maxogden: “Sure, I’ll save rockbot’s rockspot”

rockbot: “Uh oh…”

izs: “If we made a graph of all the rocks she sat on, it could be a box plot”

rwaldron: “We could all bring food and it’d be a potlach”


Perfect Over Easy Egg

By popular demand


You will need:

  1. Coconut oil.
  2. Pan with a tight cover. The specific sort of pan doesn’t matter, but I use one that’s about 9" across to do 2 eggs, and it’s easier if it’s easy for you to pick up.
  3. Silicone spatula. Yes, silicone. Not plastic or metal. It’s important. It should be…

On the Inspiring Power of Procrastination

Or, “How I Get So Much Done: Avoiding Doing Everything”


In 2 and a half days (really, 2 days, I’m being overly…