i have a bachelor's degree in Women's Studies (think ‘gender studies’), but my interests include (amongst other things):
Roughly the last two millenia of Eurasian history (with particular interest in the British Isles, Germany, the subcontinent, and China), and the 20th century CE globally.
Languages and linguistics
i did a number of linguistics units at university, speak/write some Spanish and German, have been learning Hebrew vocabulary and script, and have been trying to learn to read Devanagari script (which i find _gorgeous_).
Philosophy, metaphysics and spirituality
i'm particularly interested in the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of science. In terms of the former, i'm a mathematical relativist, in the sense described by Andrej Bauer in his post "Am I a constructive mathematician?"
More generally, i'm interested in process thought.
Metaphysically, i'm fundamentally agnostic, not in the sense of asserting that the existence of the divine is inherently unknowable, but in the sense that its existence is not currently known (though might be in the future). Within that context, my basic beliefs are closest to a process-thought panentheism:
and (though i'm not actually Hindu), the philosophy of Vishishtadvaita:
More generally, Terry Pratchett's representation of witchcraft on the Disc resonates with me:
Non-commercial music radio
i'm a member of local community radio station 3PBS:
i really enjoy following / watching / listening to the sport of cricket, regardless of who's playing. i definitely prefer the red-ball game, both international and domestic, but can certainly enjoy the white-ball games. T20 is not really my thing, but i do think it is a form of cricket, and is good for cricket overall.
Software documentation and programming
i'm fairly fluent in Perl and Emacs Lisp, but have some basic familiarity with a number of other languages, including C and Haskell, and am actively following the development of Zig. i also enjoy writing LaTeX and mdoc(7) markup.
i've ported and maintain mdoc(7) ports of the documentation for several pages in the s6 ecosystem:
i'm the maintainer of a collection of ICT guides for FOSS *n*x-ish systems, most of which i've authored:
In recent times, i've been contributing to the Gentoo Linux wiki:
My Gentoo wiki user page includes a number of links to resources for using s6/66:
In the past, i've made a number of contributions to the documentation for Void Linux:
i'm the primary author of several Emacs packages, including:
More recently, i've been creating POSIX shell scripts:
In particular, Linux and OpenBSD.
i run Gentoo on my personal laptop, and OpenBSD on my private server. As i spend much of my time in Emacs - for example, i use mu4e as my MUA, and ERC as my IRC client - it will come as no surprise that i use the excellent elpher gemini/gopher client, for which i've submitted a couple of patches.
Mainly category theory and categorial/algebraic logic. i find topos theory and non-classical logics fascinating.
Mostly Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup (though nowadays mainly the bcrawl variant), HyperRogue, Shattered Pixel Dungeon and Infra Arcana.