Hello! I’m Alan and this is my homepage. I’ve been writing here for longer than I’d care to admit, and still treat the web like it’s those early days before we invented the word blog. If you don’t speak website, I’m also on the Mastodon, Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn and Stack Overflow machines.
I’m a working programmer and formerly semi-successful “entrepreneur by circumstances“. I make complicated things easier to understand, and help the men and women who make the digital world go understand the piles of code flowing downhill towards them.
I live in Portland, OR, take picture of cats, and try to leave things better than I found them. Despite the target rich enviornment, that last part is harder than you’d think.