I've only had a very small amount of formal education in computer
programming, but over the years I've been teaching myself more, using
the wonderful knowledge pool provided by free and open source
software. And some books.
I'm primarily interested in Lisp (mainly of the Emacs variety) and
As of 2010, I'm a Debian Developer, maintaining the xword and
Here are some of the projects I'm involved in:
- F-Droid: This is a project to provide repositories of exclusively
free software for Android. I contribute via my gitorious.org
branch, suggesting metadata updates to import more applications to
the main repository. (F-Droid is also an AGPL server for hosting
your own repository, and a free client for accessing such
- xword: I maintain the Debian package for xword, the
GNU/Linux crossword puzzle program written by Bill McCloskey. You can do
crossword puzzles in the format distributed by the New York Times and others
- Maemo: I do a lot of tinkering with free software on mobile
devices, include the Nokia N900. I maintain the nethack game
package for Maemo.
- Replicant: I help with testing and bug reporting for the Replicant
project, which takes Google's Android and removes the proprietary
software to create a fully free mobile OS.
- delicious-el : I wrote an Emacs client for the del.icio.us social
bookmark server. Features include posting, searching posts (by tag
and regexp), offline/batched posting, tab completion for tags,
offline storage of posts (good for backing up your account), w3m
export, and HTML feed fetching.
- PlannerMode: An Emacs planning mode. I'm the current maintainer. Keep track
of your to-do lists, appointments and notes inside Emacs. It includes nifty
features like the ability to publish your planner pages to HTML and create
wiki-style hyperlinks in Emacs buffers for fluid organization.
Many smaller hacks and ideas will just be posted on the Journal.