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I was recently asked about what Atom packages I use, and I thought it’d be good to document it. These are the most used of the 38 Community Packages I’ve installed.

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Like the fantastic Borderlands series, created by Terri Windling, where neither magic nor technology work as advertised and are unpredictable when combined, so is it with Cancerland. Worlds run parallel to our own, casting long shadows that cross with ours. We may not be affected by them directly, but we all know someone who has. I received my first postcard from Cancerland several years ago, with a short but direct message:

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My 4th great-grandmother, Frances Croft (1796-1884) was a bit of a mystery. Prior to her marriage to Amos Appleyard (1793-1869), all I’d found was record of her baptism, to parents Michael and Mary Croft, but I was determined to break through that genealogical brick wall.

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I belong to a few handfuls of mailing list, message forum, and Facebook group dedicated to Genealogy. Every so often, someone discovers that a picture, story, or details from their ancestor has been copied and added to a stranger’s family tree and is very upset. Often, their reaction is to make their research private, so no one can see it.

It’s an understandable feeling; genealogy is a very personal effort. You’re spelunking into your own history. It’s natural to feel protective of it, but that instinct may deprive others of their history.

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I do a lot of different things – husbanding, software engineering, writing, model-building, genealogy, drawing, tinkering, etc – and I wasn’t happy with how previous iterations of this website presented those diverse interests. Of all the themes I looked at, the academic theme for Hugo seems like a good fit. So this is it, or the start of it anyway. As always, the work is never finished, but I think it’s a start.

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Selected Publications

The further apart we are, the closer I feel. The Goliath will be nearing its maximum velocity, and you’ll give the order to reverse the engines and begin the twenty-day deceleration, riding plasma fumes towards the Mars colony. After a six-day layover to rest, refuel and exchange cargo, you will come home.
Goldfish Grimm’s Spicy Fiction Sushi, 2012.

Recent Publications

The further apart we are, the closer I feel. The Goliath will be nearing its maximum velocity, and you’ll give the order to reverse the engines and begin the twenty-day deceleration, riding plasma fumes towards the Mars colony. After a six-day layover to rest, refuel and exchange cargo, you will come home.
Goldfish Grimm’s Spicy Fiction Sushi, 2012.

Crossed Genres, 2012.

The beginning of the end started on 22 July, 1899. I stood outside my laboratory atop Pikes Peak, near Colorado Springs. The frequent electrical storms the area was known for made this an ideal location to carry out my research. Forks of lightning danced across the sky and thunder crashed in the distance as a storm front approached. The system moved swifter than I expected and soon small drops of rain pelted my face. Inside, my devoted assistant Czito prepared the equipment. Previous experiments proved the existence of stationary waves and now it was time to test my theory that energy could be transmitted wirelessly. Tonight, the world would be changed forever.
Mad Scientist’s Journal, 2012.

Projects

GEDScope

A project for aiding genealogists by providing research hints, tips and tools by employing pattern matching, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in the analysis of genealogical data contained in a GEDCOM file.

Ebook Store

A storefront to sell and manage ebook sales and subscriptions.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Making OSM Snappy

Wed, Jul 12, 2017, OSM-Mid-Release#3 Sophia Antipolis

Generic VNF Configuration and Orchestration

Mon, Feb 6, 2017, Config Management Camp 2017

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