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Welcome to little worksona website. It is a very precarious mix of "professional" and genuine but will inevitably swing one way or the other. My more genuine side is on the fediverse but I don't think potential employers will be much impressed with my ramblings >:3333

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


Creative Writing

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


Some essays I wrote for Marat Grinberg's fantastic Red Sci-Fi (rus/lit 362) course at Reed College.


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. I'm really interested in the natural and spiritual branches of philosophy, right now I'm working on diving into the Christian and Islamic esoteric traditions that derive from Platonism and intertwine in Alchemy. I really love languages and have a passing familiarity with multiple Indo-European ones, but the only ones I'm any good at aside from English are Latin and Russian. I also enjoy martial arts, horror, science fiction, fantasy, resilient computing, pharmacology, historical reenactment, as well as self-reliance, prepping, and homesteading.

I'm optimistic that I'll live well into my 100s and visit other star systems.


I'm back in university so I spend most of my time on homework or making slow progress on my programming projects. I'm currently hacking on what may well become my magnum opus, a Common Lisp program that attempts to abstract over hierarchical file systems to provide a unified tagging ontology and rich full-text search of all the data on your computer. Essentially, I want to bring the tag-based object store of a hypothetical Lisp OS to Unix derivatives.

My main goal in life is to finish a respectable fraction of the projects I start. One such project is the all-important endeavor to both help make Earth a better place to live, and not the only place to live.


You can contact my via Email or Matrix as ymir on this site's domain. If you want to encrypt your email, you can use my PGP key. I'm still fiddling with my Matrix server so it'll probably be a little while before I can reliably receive your messages. 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. Once I become a more disciplined writer I'll probably put up some essays, notes, short stories, and other things that may be of interest to others. A few of my programming projects are public on Github and Sourcehut but will eventually be moved to some kind of local infrastructure on either the git or the fossil subdomain. I'm dissatisfied with the state of self-hostable Git forges so I may end up writing on of my own.


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: 2023-06-23 Fri 02:27

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