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Okay, fine, actual #introduction . I've been on the Internet or social media by the handle Albatross since 1977.
In 1983 I created the world's first #MMORPG company, GamBit MultiSystems, and our franchisees went on to start some big-name game companies.
In 1991 I helped co-write the Internet Gopher protocol, RFC 1436.
I've been in infosec since 1996 and I'm heartily tired of keyboards.
I've written books and plays and shoot pictures. I have 3 terrific adult kids.

My co-founder at @spritelyinst (he's Executive Director, I'm CTO) now has an account on the fediverse: @frandallfarmer

Randy also:

- Co-invented JSON with Doug Crockford and Chip Morningstar
- Co-founded the world's *first* major massively multiplayer game / virtual world: Lucasfilms Habitat on the Commodore-freaking-64! (Also the place where the technical term "avatar" came from (borrowed from Sanskrit by Chip, I think)) Watch this wild video
- Co-runs the open source revival of the original Habitat:
- Co-founded Electric Communities. Electric Communities Habitat is where the E programming language came from from which much of Spritely is based. Watch this hilarious but mind-bending video from p2p virtual worlds... in 1997!!!
- The compression pass to my expansion pass of communication in the Spritely Networked Communities Institute. Any time things have gotten wordy, you can bet it's from me; any time they're terse and concise, you can bet it's from Randy. Usually we try to combine our skills.

Welcome Randy!

I think I've changed my mind; UTC leap seconds should *not* be abolished.

Very impressive voice control system for Linux that someone emailed me about the other day:

It's modal and maps syllables onto commands in a way which allows for very efficient computer use without having to use a keyboard. It lets you be a power user even if you have accessibility needs, which is a really important and underserved niche in accessibility imo.

A friend at the local hackerspace surprised me a while back with this custom-embroidered harriet #harelang

I compared the landing pages of Mastodon, Pleroma and Misskey because I was curious how each characterized itself. "Mastodon isn’t a single website like Twitter or Facebook, it's a network of thousands of servers operated by different organizations and individuals that provide a seamless social media experience."
→ Mastodon is a network "Misskey is a decentralized microblogging platform born on Earth. Since it exists within the Fediverse (a universe where various social media platforms are organized), it is mutually linked with other social media platforms."
→ Misskey is part of a network "Free and open communication for everyone. Pleroma is social networking software compatible with other Fediverse software such as Mastodon, Misskey, Pixelfed and many others. "
→ Pleroma is part of a network

We've published A Scheme Primer!

This primer serves as a quick skim tutorial to get started fast, or as a more in-depth read... ending with the finale of a 30 line example of a Scheme interpreter written in Scheme!

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