My Gravatar, which is my face.

Hi, I'm Aaron.

I'm an Irish 🇮🇪 software developer living in Ottawa, Canada 🇨🇦.

I work as a Production Engineer at Shopify 🛒.

I have Twitter. Twitter 🐦 is bad.

I am the admin of a Mastodon 🦣 instance which is an off-shoot of the intentional digital community 🏘️. You could always follow me at [email protected], if you'd like.

I contribute sporadically to software on GitHub, upload photos to Flickr and reject recruiter spam on LinkedIn.

I've hosted a technical blog at this domain, on-and-off, since 2004. It seemed to be the thing to do, but I've recently found I don't enjoy it and it makes me feel guilty.

I think that back then blogging felt like a cool thing to do while we built out the user-created web, but honestly the world has gone a different way and 90% of what I've written has no value to anyone but me any longer. Technology and politics seem to age faster than anything else.

I've decided that I do like keeping a journal, where I sometimes talk about technical things. That's not the same thing, at all. I am unashamedly personal there, and primarily am writing for me.

You can find it on Gemini(proxy) ♊ and Gopher(proxy) 🦫 or read the latest post (like a "/now" page) via Finger 👈 or even on the web 🕸️.

A few things I've written on my blog that I still think are interesting: