Never Use Futura
by Douglas Thomas
Reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org or Kognise#6356 on Discord
I work at Hack Club. Right now, I’m busy [activity loading...]
I spend a significant portion of my time writing code and creating with technology, and run a community of really awesome programmers which you should totally join. I love building things, and as a result have a huge amount of side projects that I don’t really know what to do with. You can see an abridged list of stuff I’ve done if you’re interested.
I use TypeScript, Rust, and Next.js on a daily basis and love them. I daily drive NixOS with KDE Plasma, you can check out my dotfiles. I design everything for myself, and sometimes for others, using Figma.
Last summer I rode across the country with a bunch of other cool programmers on a literal freaking superdome train, and that was pretty cool.
9-year-old me making friends with a cool robot I made:
I think aviation is pretty cool. Soloed recently!
I’m currently learning to fly the good ol’ Cessna 172 (N and P) for my Private Pilot License. I also enjoy playing flight simulators; I use Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR as well as FlightGear, and occasionally pilot or control on VATSIM. When I have the chance, I love flying as a passenger.
Here are some neat pictures I took while out flying:
When I’m not programming, flying, or slacking off, I’m probably doing something music-related. I’ve been playing classical, jazz, and contemporary music on cello for almost 11 years. I compose music for acoustic instruments and create electronic bleep bloop sounds in a variety of styles using Ableton, REAPER, Pd, and Max.
The large portion of my time awake is spent listening to music. In fact, I'm probably listening to some music right now! My taste is very multifaceted, but I primarily listen to upbeat songs. I also play Beat Saber badly.
Here are my favorite albums of all time, in no particular order:
I enjoy engulfing myself in books and watching movies. Many of my favorite films are anime-style, including almost everything by Studio Ghibli as well as CoMix Wave Films; my favorite Ghibli movie is probably Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Live-action movies that stuck out to me as really great are Lady Bird, Dr. Strangelove, and Memento. I’m also a die-hard fan of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy.
Some of my top book recommendations:
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by Eliezer Yudkowsky
by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
by Fabien Sanglard
by Glyn Moody
by Neal Stephenson
Feel free to shoot me an email or message for whatever reason!
You may get a kick out of reading some brand guidelines.
These are the main things I’m currently spending most of my time on:
A privacy-friendly service for file sharing, computer backups, and more. Currently a private alpha, ideally launching publicly in mid-2022.
The friendliest tight-knit community of makers on the Internet, based on Discord and with currently around 900 members.
And here’s a semi-complete and unordered list of the more minor things I’ve worked on over the course of my life, with links for ones that are more easily consumable:
^ Here’s me with a beautiful jelly bean man! Byeeeeeeeeeee.