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I'm excited to share that I'll be presenting at the ActivityPub Conference ( this October!

I'll be presenting my paper on moderating #decentralized #socialnetworks and how the #fediverse has isolated bad actors like #gab. It's fascinating how small, self-hosted, self-governed social networks have worked together to address problems that have haunted centralized platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

More details coming soon.


I built a Big Ass Desk™ yesterday using an old door and some PVC pipe.

I want to love enterprise networking gear, but the never-ending onslaught of arcane licensing nonsense makes me want to scream into the abyss. I JUST WANT TO FIDDLE WITH SOME USED HARDWARE, NOT SELL YOU MY SOUL TO GET AN OUTDATED AP WORKING.

The worst part about being the sole developer on a project is that when there are bugs, you've got nobody to blame but yourself.

To rectify this unfortunate circumstance, I've switched to blaming "Past Ryan".

Hello world!

For those of you that don't know me, I'm a Computer Scientist and full-time student in the US. I have strong opinions on obscure technology topics, and I hope to share them with ya'll whenever I can find the time!


This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!