Dusty Cloud Brainstorms: Don't mind the mess

My name is Chris Lemmer-Webber. Welcome to my humble home. I'm not very good at hospitality, but help yourself to whatever's in the pantry. Would you like a cup of honeybush tea? There was some green tea in there too but I don't know where I put it.

A lot of my work is funded by generous donors these days. If you find my work interesting, maybe join the FOSS & Crafts Studios Patreon thing (which covers my work under its umbrella... or you could also donate to my Liberapay, if you prefer). Your support is appreciated!

Additionally, I co-host (with my spouse Morgan!) a podcast about user freedom and crafting called FOSS and Crafts, if you are into that kind of thing.

I keep a blog (well kind of), and much more frequently I microblog (on the birdsite too, if you must). Occasionally I also do some artwork. I am most happy in life when I am being creative.

Aside from writing, I do a fair amount of coding, even outside of work. I like Lisps a lot, especially Guile and Racket. I've done a lot of Python, but less so lately. I am an avid supporter of both Free Software and Free Culture; most of the work I do involves user freedom in some way, particularly in conjunction with network freedom issues.

I guess if you're here you might be interested in knowing a bit about me. I'm a native of Milwaukee but these days I reside in Easthampton, MA (a lovely little town). I am co-editor of the ActivityPub federated social networking standard, and I co-founded GNU MediaGoblin. Previously I worked as as a software engineer at Creative Commons. I used to do a bunch of other things, but I have decided having a long list on the front page of my site was rather silly. I am married to Morgan Lemmer-Webber, who has been the most wonderful and loving partner I could ever imagine. I still don't know how she manages to put up with me.

I used to go by "Christopher Allan Webber" but I found appending part of my spouse's name resulted in less naming conflicts, which were common even in FOSS. Then later, I went by "Christopher Lemmer Webber". However, since coming out as trans-femme nonbinary I go by "Chris Lemmer-Webber" now. If you are wondering about temporary lexical variables (pronouns) in the English language, please use nonbinary or feminine pronouns. Thanks!

Socially, I'm a bit odd. I don't like large parties or loud organizations of people I don't know. I do, however, enjoy dialogue, and if you think you'd enjoy meeting up for a cup of coffee or tea, and you're in the Western Massachusetts area, contact me.

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