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My story so far

The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom… Read more

Bronystate 3.0 Postmortem

I'd grumbled since late 2012 that we needed to drop Wordpress in favor of something much simpler that everyone on staff could understand, but the massive stress such a project would entail was too much for me to do alone again. I had maintained that I would not undertake designing a Bronystate 3.0 unless I were paid for the job… Read more

The Talos Time Capsules

Nearly everything on this planet, from the surface of the earth to the composition of the atmosphere itself, has been shaped by life. It's a process that takes millions of years. But we humans, with our technology, with our understanding and manipulation of systems, have changed everything in just a few centuries. I think that's also part of what makes us human. We reshape the world in our image. It's how we create ourselves.

And how we destroy ourselves. Read more