To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god. --Jorge Luis Borges
Hello, I am:
- a PhD (Theology),
- dedicated to the Free software movement with the GNU GPL.
- former member of the Santa Fe Complex (currently defunct), before then I was firstname.lastname@example.org and sysadmin for a University.
- former urban nomad who lived 15 years on the street and knows the problems there and how to fix them.
- maker of the operating system to gamify the operations and governance of hackerspaces and cleanse the old money system.
- Zen Coder and stand on the shoulders of the venerable Donald_Knuth to form ComputerScience v5,
- Starter for the next version of the best role-playing game.
- Occupy activist struggling to make a world that lives up to its own written principles (aka suicidal iconoclast).
I am not:
- Randall Monroe, Rob Malda, or John Perry Barlow,
- a friend of systemd,
- a perpetrator of software theft.
My definition of a hacker is one who can take things apart, and then put it back together -- in a way that improves form and/or function or is at least as good as the original. (That doesn't mean that they will. <G>) That means programmers, mechanics, tinkerers...
DM, Coder, Manager (Network & Telecom), PhD, non-religious spiritualist, activist. I'll lead your hackerspace without ever telling you what to do -- no salary required: only some committed individuals and a decent space. You can check <http://linkedin.com/in/majanssen> for some credentials (and contact info). Simple residency or couch? Good enough.
Mark Janssen is a PLU (Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA) graduate in Computer Engineering, became Director of Networking and Telecommunications for the University, then dropped out of the standard economic model to self-fund research in Artificial Intelligence where he formed a basis for self-generating, self-organizing systems of information. Presently he’s waiting for anyone else who wants to make a better world that won’t deteriorate from apathy, debt and consumerism, disease, and environmental collapse. Hundreds of messages have gone out to various luminaries and leaders to this effect, but nothing has returned. Take in more at linkedin if you can handle it.
To find me, contact dreamingforward(at)gmail(dot)com, twitter: @Xer0Dynamite, or
....follow the One True Path.