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"...Today's programmers still work in a world where changing tabs to spaces leaves them, basically, fucked."I'm a research software engineer at Mozilla, where I work on implementing the Rust programming language.
-- Scott Rosenberg
I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a master's degree in computer science in 2004, and I graduated from Wellesley College with a bachelor's degree in computer science (minoring in mathematics) in 2001. From 2007-2011 I was working on a Ph.D in computer science at Portland State University, until I was pushed out of the department for protesting sexual harassment.
"Please don't leave us here alone in this silicon hell."
I'm currently living in San José, California. I enjoy cycling, playing board games, writing, and reading.
"Normal is a weapon of mass destruction. It's just as deadly, and just like those weapons, it'll never be found."
-- Thea Hillman
I'm a man with a transsexual body, and occasionally I write about that, usually more in an armchair-social-theorist way than a personal way. Here's what I wrote in 2007 to announce my coming-out. My views have evolved since then; I'd summarize them now by pointing out that cissexual people get to self-report their gender without having to "prove" it by exhibiting their anatomy or genetic makeup, and averring that the same right ought to be extended to everyone.
"Progress doesn't come from early risers -- progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things." -- Robert Heinlein
If you want to hire me, you could always read my résumé (PDF).
"But if you wish at once to do nothing and to be respectable nowadays, the best pretext is to be at work on some profound study."-- Leslie Stephen
"A Certified Framework for Compiling and Executing Garbage-Collected Languages", Andrew McCreight, Tim Chevalier, and Andrew Tolmach. ICFP '10
Currently, I put most of my time into the Rust project.
Software I've written and am willing to show in public lives on my community.haskell.org home page. I've also contributed a little bit of code to GHC and even less code to darcs. All of this is rather old.
"She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- W. Somerset Maugham
"I'm willing to show good taste, if I can, in somebody else's living room, but our reading life is too short for a writer to be in any way polite. Since his words enter into another's brain in silence and intimacy, he should be as honest and explicit as we are with ourselves." -- John Updike
Things I want to read that don't have entries in All Consuming. (You probably also don't care.)Last modified: June 5, 2012