Poems, rants, and peculiar things.

Thoughts on a New Software Commons

An attempt to envision a sustainable software commons and a proposal for a new classification of software beyond the definitions of 'open source' or 'free' software.

Software is Political

I recently attended the inaugural FOSSY conference where I gave a talk in the XMPP track. These were my closing remarks about XMPP, and FLOSS software in general.

Concord and Spring Road Linear Parks

A review of the Spring Road and Concord Road Linear Parks on the Mountain-to-River and Concord Road trails.

Places to Go

An open letter to social infrastructure.

Smyrna Parks: Rose Garden and Jonquil

Bike into any neighborhood, or down any previously unnoticed side-street in Smyrna, GA and chances are that you will stumble upon a park. This is a review of Jonquil and Rose Garden parks.


Description and build blog for my Honda CB1100.


A poem originally written to be alternative lyrics to Simon and Garfunkel's "America".

Cooperative Technology

An initial attempt at defining “Cooperative Technology”.

Mellium Architecture

An overview of the architecture of the Mellium project for new contributors.

XMPP Addresses

Diagrams, documentation, and code for splitting and validating XMPP addresses (JIDs).