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Welcome to my home on the internet! Everything here is free under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license unless marked otherwise.

This site contains various pieces of writing across my various interests, and spanning several years. You can fork this site on github if you wish.

Reality distortion field

Sometimes I’m accused of having a “reality distortion field”, which warps the universe in such a way that it makes my life better. Today’s arrival at the airport was an amazing example of that in action.

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Tanya and Danjite are awesome

I’m in Auckland after KiwiFoo, which was pretty darn awesome, and well worth a hectic travel schedule to attend. And while I have a lot of good things to say about my contributions at the conference, I instead want publicly say a few words of thanks to two people who have consistently made made my life better, and whom I deeply appreciate.

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Why diversity in tech is so hard to achieve

This was originally made as a response to a Facebook post discussing diversity issues in tech.

Anna: I am a feminist who has attended and spoken at your events. I’m not familiar with the experiences which you’ve had in the past; I’ve not been involved with them, and so I am in no position to comment. I have absolutely no desire to ruin your reputation or spread rumours.

However I am perfectly happy to comment on things that I’ve personally observed, and to call you out when I feel that you’re being actively harmful to diversity, especially diversity in open source.

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Exobrain setup is now even easier!

Exobrain is my collection of digital minions which help me run my life. They know my goals, my location, my to-do list, and help me best plan what I’m doing, both personally and professionally. Best of all, none of my data is revealed to third parties, because I control all my agents, and all the code is open source.

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