i'm a computer person
i write code and do stuff on the internet
i grew up in the upper peninsula of michigan, received a bachelor's in computer science from northern michigan university, and now work professionally as a software developer in traverse city, michigan.
i like building software and community through code and sysadmin tools. my current day job involves writing c# for desktop applications. my primary hobby project is tilde.team, a non-commercial public access unix system focused on teaching, learning, and building community.
some fun facts about me:
- i'm left handed
- i love to travel and have lived in ecuador and switzerland
- i tend to avoid uppercase letters if i can help it
what i've been up to
- living in traverse city, mi
- working at hagerty as a senior software developer
- spending too much time on irc
- running stuff for the tildeverse
- playing pinball
- running pinball tournaments
updated jan 19, 2024
besides tilde.team, i'm also involved in several other projects, including:
- the tildeverse
- the original tilde, reborn
- volunteer staffer at libera.chat, the irc network for open-source and peer-directed projects.
- some random projects on my tildegit account
- also githubbut i don't publish everything there
- this site. you can find the source code here.
- i post stuff occasionally on my blog
- i run tcpinball.org, which includes two weekly tournaments
the best way to get in touch with me is irc (if i'm not around, i'll see
it soon™). i'm
ben on libera.chat
i'm also on xmpp as firstname.lastname@example.org.
if you don't have an xmpp account, you can register one on my server. it runs on a thinkpad in my living room!
i have too many email addresses (eg
*@bhh.sh), but i
mainly use email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
i'm on mastodon and bluesky.
if you're curious, here's my resume.