Dusty Cloud Brainstorms: Don't mind the mess

My name is Christopher 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 my Patreon thing (or 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 was also previously co-host of Libre Lounge.)

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. In particular, I am not this Christopher Allen nor am I this Chris Webber, though they are nice people and you may have met them at conferences.

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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