Can you make good music using just Linux and Free Software apps? I want to believe it’s possible.
The Price of Freedom — A Review of the Librem 15 v3
Edit: Thanks so much for your feedback! An earlier version of this article missed a few key points — check out the FAQ on the bottom of the review. Purism is a wild startup located in South San Francisco. Their mission? Providing a superior hardware experience for people who love privacy and software freedom. Purism is building […]
Turning the page: Goodbye, Peoria!
Soon, I will embark on the first ever major cross-country move of my life.
Less than Zero, More than One
Oh no, this is one of those kinds of Medium articles. You started from the position of being a bunch of cells to being a living, breathing person, born into a family that has a history of its own problems and tragedies, and raised to follow whatever beliefs your parents and family instilled upon you. […]
Meeting Free Software Federated Folk in Meatspace
We spend so much time in online communities – what’s it like to actually meet somebody there in person?
Planting a Seed: Diaspora’s Story (Part 1)
The picture above is one that I’m most proud of. I was lucky enough to participate in a photoshoot, which ended up in a BusinessWeek article. (All credit for the photo goes to BusinessWeek) Things I learned from being Diaspora’s Community Manager. Diaspora* means something very important to me. It’s the first job that gave […]
Suggestions for leading a happier life.
I have had a few very significant experiences lately that made me reconsider the way I approach living my life. As such, I have come up with a list of adjustments that I believe will help me to be a happier person. Maybe it will help you too. Do not hold onto petty grudges. Those […]
Swipe Left, Swipe Right
It was within this moment that I realized I wasn’t happy for reasons that didn’t exactly involve me. the purgatory of online dating. Stark naked with a reeling brain, I aimlessly peered into a glowing square in my hand. Two pictures of people lined up side-by-side. My heart was hurting, and I hated myself. I stared […]
How to tell The Blue Man NO!
Credit: AP/Mohammed Abu Zaid Also, that sombrero you’re wearing isn’t real. You’ve experiencing it again, aren’t you? All the time, and more frequently, you have been experiencing full-blown hallucinations. They start out innocently enough; the realistic sound going on in your head may sound like a commercial you heard earlier on the radio. Some of the […]
“The Human Cannonball” by Brent Moore on Flickr Oh, you. Look at the situation you’ve put yourself in. You went through the trouble of opening this up; you expected a story. So far, there isn’t one. I suppose we could make a contract of sorts. You continue to read, and I’ll continue to say things. […]