I posted this to the Fediverse today and wanted to archive it here as well. I’ve been mulling over these thoughts for awhile and I think finally managed to massage them into a mostly coherent stream of thought. So I present it here without edit nor embellishment, enjoy. I’m often reminded of - and both scared and empowered by - the fact that culture, history, and politics are not stagnant.
About Lucy Vin
Lucy Vin is a non-binary anarchist, linux engineer, and photographer.
She is a systems engineer with an eight-year background in linux administration and development. She lives in New York City where she works on projects including digital research, communication, community skill-building, and art.
Recruiters can contact her here. Recruiter emails without the following information will be ignored:
- The specific company you are recruiting for
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- The employer's trans healthcare policy
Quick Tech Note: Sidekiq Livenes Probe
Recently, working on a migration project where a portion of the stack was built in ruby, I needed to determine a small and dependency-less way of implementing a liveness probe/health check for sidekiq. After coming across a number of posts detailing a gem I could include as a dependency, I decided to take a stab at creating something a bit simpler. For a number of reasons, I don’t love introducing new dependencies to a stack, especially when it comes to production-grade code.
Warped World (an SCP Roleplaying game) Preview
I’ve spent the past month or three working on a pet project I’d been mulling over for years. I have to admit, I am a huge fan of the SCP-wiki and all of its various tales, anomalies, and groups of interest. As a piece of collaborative emergent fiction, it’s absolutely amazing to me. I particularly find myself enamored by the numerous canons woven together, from cyberpunk dystopia, to cultic nightmare apocalypse.
I once got a message in my inbox that read, “one day in a safer better world, let’s go on a really awesome bike ride together.” I think about it a lot. The person who sent it isn’t someone I’m distinctly close with - at least, not beyond the limits that a social media platform imposes - but that doesn’t matter. What would it be like to go on a bike ride in a safer better world?