I row. I curl. I make software.
Find me elsewhere
My primary Other Website is Google+. Encircle me there and you will never be short on inane links.
I also have several other website-type-things. Check out my Identipelago to find out where you can find what I've been up to, real-time, in painful detail.
Visit my Flickr profile to view photos that I take of things, like rowing, landscapes, and other things. Eventually I'll put a view of some photos here.
Before I graduated and started at Riverside, I rowed at RIT. On my athlete information page RIT says I'm 6′ tall. I contend that I am only 5′ 11.5″. I row port, or left. Or right, because I face backwards in the boat. This is why we only ever call it port.
I used to be the co-Directory of Technology for the RIT Society of Software Engineers, along with Chris Hossenlopp and (at a different time) Daniel Joseph. That entailed managing the SSE web server and its many services, including our infamous website, mailing lists, and our Mercurial and Subversion repositories.
I occasionally do cool projects outside of work just for fun. Back in the day, I also did some neat work for software engineering classes and SSE.
- I developed a simple Mercurial management system to make it easy for students to set up a remote Mercurial repository and allow selected RIT students to push changes. This is an open-source system, which you are free to use and distribute under the GPL.
- I worked for the RIT Open Printing Lab and developed a plug-in for the Moin Moin wiki system to transform collections of wiki pages into a book. It transformed page text into LaTeX markup, and turned that into a PDF. It hasn't been publicly released yet, unfortunately.
- I've worked on several "Rapid Development Weekends" with the Society of Software Engineers, where we develop an entire application (or enough of one that we feel good) in a single crazy coffee- and Mountain Dew–fueled weekend. These projects are why I ended up deploying the SSE Subversion repository system.
Every once in a while you can catch me doing some long-form writing, rather than just silly posts or dumb links.
- Don't forget to _____! Collected advice on what "other things" you need to do to ensure your project's success.
- DMA explained: If you've ever read about "DMA" and wondered, "What exactly is that?" I have an explanation.
- SQL injection explained: So what is SQL injection? Again, I have an explanation.
Friends who do neat things
I occasionally have a life outside of rowing and Google.
- Kevin Kuchta
- …is always up to something. Now he helps you make expense reports not suck with Expensify.
- Chris Cowdery-Corvan
- …is so ambitious it kind of scares me. And people love Chris Cowdery-Corvan! How much better does it get?
- George Adams
- George (W.) Adams (IV) is very tall and can slam out code like nobody's business. He works for a company whose name I dare not speak.
- Tom Rudick
- …lived in my apartment. He knows a lot about Internets and "Web 2.0" and all that nonsense. Now he works on Bing.
- Nick Quaranto
- …and I disagree on many things, including the best DVCS (Git vs. Mercurial), and preferred high-level programming language (Ruby vs. Python), but he's very smart, and he's got a lot to say. He works across the river at ThoughtBot.
- Alberto Pareja-Lecaros
- Facebook says that Alberto enjoys "being Hispanic". He's quite good at it, too.
Cooler people named Paul Fisher
- Follow the Fish
- This Paul Fisher has figured out how to get paid to travel around the world and take videos of his escapades. I'm a little jealous.
- Paul C. Fisher
- This one invented the Fisher Space Pen, so you didn't have to be right-side up when you were writing. Or, you know, you could be in space. Technically, though, he only was cooler than me, because now he's dead.
- I've been killed!
- Which is a shame, really.
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