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I'm Ryan Rix, computer infrastructure wonk, public infrastructure wonk-wannabe, engineer at Uber, community engineer and breaker of hardware living in the gray bay area.

I build decentralized infrastructure in my free time. I build stupid Emacs libraries and applications. I take public transit. I computer :(. Some may say that I open source, too. I buy stupid domains and use them for bad jokes. My dirty secret is that all of my other jokes are based on old Liam Lynch videos.

In past lives, I've been a storer of stories hackerspace board member, javascript nerd and 3D printer botmaster. I am still some of these things.

I post various post types: long-form articles, photos, Check-ins, music I like, things I've read, Twitter-style notes, replies to posts and tweets, things I like, and things I've reposted or retweeted. I'm going to be adding more and more post types as I integrate them in to Arcology, my self-sufficient media platform.

Some random thoughts on improving self-hosting of software at home.

Getting my Apartment setup to the point where I love it

So @NatlParkService is narrating my trip from Portland to Seattle

A guy from Portland gave me his yo-yo

Spent the evening on #Amtrak talking to a really interesting guy from Japan

Keyboard Layout Exploration

Catastrophic Data Loss and Me

Sad to see @StorehouseHQ will be shutting down on July 15, 2016.

Nervewire, a image deck

TIL Twitter blocks bots on

New signal identity

This whole Moxie/Signal thing...

=matrix-client.el= 1.0.0 released!

Today I bought a new bag

Back on Signal (née E2E is a Ghetto)

Updated my gpg key's expiration date today

TIL that =surfraw= was written by Julian Assange

Introducing Arcology

Staffing some SRE positions at $DAYJOB

"Actually it's GNU+Windows"

The Importance of Meditation Spaces

Selling a bunch of hobby toys

The Importance of Having a Tribe and a Third Place

Another homebrew website club meeting (@ Mozilla San Francisco in San Francisco, CA)

Meetup Cancelled: Coffee.el

Rethinking how I store and process Quantified Self data

Bits of the dope-ass set that @Terminal11 played at F8 (via @NicolaSegall)

Just pushed =matrix-client.el= 0.3.0

Lostpass: Pixel-perfect lastpass phishing

Starting to curate a Twitter list of people decentralizing things.

Wow @trklou's CCC talk is powerful. Watch it.

Has the @EFF or anyone thought about making a minimal TAILS or Raspbian image just for GPG key setup?

Fixed a weird interaction issue i was having in #Emacspeak

I pushed my #IndieWeb notes generator (the thing creating these posts)

The TTY Demystified should be required reading

Today I successfully used GPG to communicate securely with another human being.

RIP Ian Murdock 😿

Publishing Short-notes using org-mode

Ryan Rix is a computer infrastructure fanboy who dabbles in decentralized systems. Reach him on twitter as @rrrrrrrix, via email to or on Facebook or on Matrix as