I consider myself more of a software nerd than a hardware nerd. I am an unrepentent Lisper; The first language I reach for is Common Lisp, but I use (GNU Guile) Scheme, Emacs Lisp, and Clojure when the situation calls for them. I especially like Text Processing and Data Manipulation. For databases I prefer PostgreSQL.
I maintain a couple of websites other than this one. Here are the main ones:
- Yewscion - My Tech Blog.
- Prose and Prosody - My Fiction Site.
- Tumbling Owl - My Game Site.
- Todt and Toddy - My Music Site.
As for this site, it is meant to be a hub of sorts for everything I publish, along with a repository of any content that doesn't fit on other sites (my homepage).
I am, and always have been, an avid gamer.
I've recently moved more towards tabletop gaming, especially boardgames. I am active on BoardGameGeek. I've published relatively little of my own gaming content, though I still have some stuff in the works.
As for video gaming, I prefer DRM-free releases and FLOSS projects when possible. I also prefer strategy / simulation games to the more twitchy ones, and much prefer a keyboard to a controller.
I am a Harper, a Composer, and an Irish Traditional Musician.
I love instrumental music the best, and have a large personal collection of MIDI and MOD files. Music I listen to in a wave format is usually stored in FLAC files. That said, I like all music, from Rap to Rock to Country to Metal.
My own music is usually published in MIDI form at first, usually using GNU Lilypond. Then I will teach myself to play it on one instrument or another and make a recording of it after I'm happy with the MIDI composition. Unless otherwise stated, all of my work is published under CC-BY-SA 4.0.
I enjoy reading and writing, but more as a hobby that anything else.
I have many ongoing series on my Fiction Site, on which I publish little serial releases irregularly. The stories within I hope to use as the backdrop for my music or games eventualy, though its my hope that they will stand on their own as well.
One day I may publish some of my work in a hard copy. If I do, it will be referenced here.