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Last updated: 2019-05-19 (May 19th, 2019 C.E./AD)

This site will not be version controlled most likely. If you see something here you like, make your own backups as I have other curated data I care about than I share publicly on the web and have been paid by others to help make their world class web presence (even if they may have shady employment histories, as tends to happen with those in the Fortune 5) with decades of sites running my code with similarly high uptimes to point to in numerous instances. I have been handsomely compensated as a Senior System Administrator for realtime audio and streaming website providers older than Google and Facebook and the latter have been clients of previous employers to make use of my expertise on occasion.

I began formal instruction in programming in the early 1980s and less formally before that. Which is to say: I have been programming longer than Windows or the Macintosh have existed. I never stopped, by the time I was a teenager cohorts and I were interloping into high speed military networks and trading アニメ and warez and MODs and building faster xfers and hidden filesystems and overlays. We never got dumber, but some of us got bored. If  you are a newcomer that is OK but while respect is a good default to have rather than something which should be earned, in the interest of being polite: patience remains a virtue for a reason, and mine is not infinite even if I sometimes wish it were. I make mistakes, I have regrets, I do my best to not repeat past mistakes, but "it's a practice, not a perfect." ー 師父 Dr. John DeAnzo II DTCM, DMQ.

Which is a polite way of saying: a lot of well funded organizations seem to have demonstrated that they are willing and want to pay me for my time, but they probably have been lowballing me and without an agent or many others who have demonstrated that they are looking out for my best interests, I have found myself continually:

devalued, disrespected, undermined, occasionally even cryptographically middle manned (I am not even joking, I wish) and struggling just to subsist. While I am a survivor, I don't want a victim parable to be my prevailing narrative, so I plod onwards like a dirge in a death march if need be, but assistance has perpetually been appreciated and I repay my debts when I can, even if it may be days, months, years, or longer until I do.

The upshot: I can't be bought it seems? I may have staunch unpopular well informed opinions at times, but despite being an Eeyore existentialist occasionally, I strive to dig myself up out of the metaphorical sludge and progress onwards even if there is nothing in it for me but the love.

I may no longer be available for hire, but I was and presumably will be and am always open to the idea of better arrangements and collaborations. I have been working for The MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment) since the Fall of 2017. However, I am struggling with a lot of things that don't make me a great employee right now for anyone such as nomadic homelessness due to having insufficient income for my locale, but I still require additional sources of income to maintain a lifestyle with basics like shelter and food and such, since the USA is locked in a military industrial complex, and my past attempts at ex patriating were unsuccessful so I am making the most of a bad situation and more income helps. I may be able to sub contract via the MADE. Legal counsel for companies that shall remain nameless have done so for example and their attorneys have referred to my CLI skills as "magic" and though I contend they are based in a profound understanding of science, who also can truthfully claim to have some amount of formal training in esoteric schools of magic and more, they pay my employers a lot for my time and seem to get something out of it beyond merely helping them demonstrate examples of prior art against spurious litigation claims sometimes? I admit I don't understand that realm very well.

I am not a lawyer, and I would like to keep it that way. I am a struggling artist, but I would be OK with less struggling and more art.

That said, below was a snapshot of some past work related stuff, my soundcloud profile at www.soundcloud.com/artkiver is probably more relevant for some of my artistic collaborations and pursuits. It's also more up to date than anything below this point on this website:

Consistently well paid stable gainful employment with stronger intellectual and technical challenges and ideally not contending with insane commutes and being on call 24x7 anymore. Currently in San Francisco, but open to relocating depending on where and for what opportunities. Previously worked for Sou Sou since December 2016, but that was only seasonal and part time and I was and still am (even in August 2018 -ed) having a bit of difficulty making ends meet.

Some more recent clients and employers: Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.,  KrakenWhipVeganBurg & KinkBNB, code word, DNA Lounge, Sauce LabsiXsystemsPodOMatic, Applied Operations (occasional subcontractor and advisor) NCC Group (previously iSEC Partners) Kink.com (possibly NSFW), GraniterockSan Luis Obispo County Office of EducationAeris CommunicationsCarleton CollegeMonterey Resources Group (at most, but not all places doing: network, system, and security administration go-to-IT-guy-sometimes-even-for-other-IT/infosec folk)

Some other places I may be found (or used to be found?) on the internet and elsewhere

noisebridge (co-founder)

undeadly (intermittent editor)

Places where I have contributed as a volunteer, IT consultant and in the last two TeaJay/Tea Master: Rainforest Action Network, Kiva, The Ruckus Society, Tea Oasis, Om Shan Tea

Creative projects and groups with which I have collaborated: Interpretive Arson (2πr Maker Faire iteration embedded computer overhaul),  Ardent Heavy Industries (Syzygryd network equipment selection, configuration) Kinetic Steamworks (Wilhelmina), Flaming Lotus Girls (Gee-Gnome), Helped restore the oldest known version of Unix at the time by getting an old printout of PDP11/20 assembly into machine readable format again https://code.google.com/p/unix-jun72/  (work presented at Usenix and inspired other old Unix gray beards to drop even older versions of Unix since then, w00t: http://static.usenix.org/events/usenix09/tech/full_papers/toomey/toomey.pdf)

DJing: Maker Faire Anti surveillance fashion show, sporadic fund raisers, special events & past-The Box (resident DJ) past-guest past-guest past-radio(1992-1995 guest during the WWWA Techno Jams show) co-organizer

SILC/IRC/ICB,etc: グレェ or grェ or grey or grey- (there have been other variants too, I do not share my legal name with many unless you're putting me on your payroll, and even then prefer when you write checks to names which are not that, I have not yet had problems cashing them)

github: artkiver [I have maintained private DVCS systems and had meals with the author of hg on more than one occasion (a fellow vegan) most of my code on github, if it is there, was not checked in by me)

This site is mostly a placeholder. I usually prefer to code at layers far below levels which are displayed in a browser, HTTP and the WWW have felt like massive steps backwards in adept and speedy programming practices as they intrinsically create a stateless NUMA, but being a system and network administrator by trade I still get to do things with technology that vex me less far more often within nanosecond range latency realms of coding.

Still, there are some modest examples of UTF-8 boundary pushing shell scripts on the files subpage on this site. Meanwhile, if you want to see something in a browser, this is me playing around with CODEF, which is a javascript framework I caught wind of when some old demo scene style cracktros were ported to it rather seamlessly, this was sort of in the style of cutting edge realtime programming in the 1980s, now the web is catching up decades later thanks to enormous amounts of processing power, there are saner languages and systems with which to do things like this, but this is a simpler effect which should run in a wide variety of browsers at least:

An experiment with the CODEF javascript framework.


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