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Welcome to my corner of the internet!

If you're interested in hiring a junior sysadmin and/or programmer with Unix experience and a passion for improving the world, check out my CV.


Personal Pages

  • Ideas in Computing – One part manifesto, one part uninformed ramblings, and one part dev journal.
  • Web Directory – back in the {good,bad} old days, this was partially the point of the web.

Creative Writing

A fairy tale and a short story I wrote for my creative writing class in high school.

Personal Software Documentation


Hi, I'm a human from Earth. I grew up in six different countries in Africa, Asia, and North America, but I current reside in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. My interests include philosophy, European mystic traditions, psychedelics and psychonautics, space exploration, resilient computing, dead languages, historical reenactment, martial arts, horror fiction, научная фантастика (roughly scientific fantasy), as well as self-reliance, prepping, and homesteading. I spend most of my free time reading and listening to books, programming computers, and wandering in the woods.


I'm currently interning at Masten Space Systems writing software to help make their commercial lunar lander program a success. I'm also an undergraduate at Reed College working on a major in computer science and a minor in Russian, though I'm probably going to transfer to a new school next semester. My main goals in life are to both help make Earth a better place to live, and not the only place to live.


You can send me an email at ymir at this site's domain (PGP key). I also have accounts with most messaging providers not controlled by Facebook; send me an email if you want to know my username on one of them.


This site serves as a public reference point for my identity on the Web and a place where I can put things that might be of interest to others including my notes, essays, creative writing attempts, and cool stuff I've found. Occasionally I finish programming projects well enough to publish them online; these are mirrored between my Github and my Sourcehut.


This site is hosted using Sourcehut's pages service to avoid the considerable downtime that afflicts my home server. It's all static XHTML 1.0 with a minimum of CSS, generated from org-mode files using a Makefile and GNU Emacs in batch mode.

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Last Modified: 2022-07-11 Mon 22:30

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